Friday, September 12, 2008

Knitting, Spinning & News (lots of pics)

So much has been going on here at the Goodwin household. In Knitting news I have been doing quit a bit. I even finished a project. Can you believe it? From Roving to Shawlette. I love it and can't wait to wear it this chilly season.

"Woobie" From roving to shawlette

Roving: Yummy Yarn Corridale in "Woobie" colorway
Spun on Miss Millie. 226 yrds, 2 ply sport weight yarn.
pattern: Little Arrowhead Shawl by Pam Allen, (ravelry link) it's also in Summer 2006 Interweave knits.
Dre is my model
Here is a picture of D'Andre being my model.
pinned & drying
I also joined the Football Knitting Knit Along and cast on a February Lady Sweater. I love this sweater. It is knitting up really fast. I ripped out my wicked. It just wasn't flattering around my mid section so I am re using the Dream in Color for this sweater.
Deep Sea Lady Sweater
I have a little bit more knit then this picture shows. I will definitely finish this sweater. In fact I am already planning the next one. I am thinking of Dream in Color in "Happy Forest" but first things first. Gotta finish this one.
In other news...The family went to the Puyallup fair on Saturday. I had entered some of my spinning and Cierra's Baby Shedir in the fair. I did pretty well considering there was a lot of competition.
Honorable mention for my Spindle Spun Spunky Eclectic. Navajo Plied.
3rd place for my first wheel spun yarn. 100% Alpaca Navajo plied. And 2nd place on Cierra's baby Shedir.
Baby Shedir 2nd place
I took a picture of the Pavilion where all the lovely crafts were displayed...look at all those beautiful quilts. I wish I was that good!!!
I wish I was this good
We had so much fun! I can't wait til next years fair. I will be entering a lot help with my chances of winning more ribbons :)
In shop news I finally finished my first wholesale order for knitfitknitter. She will be taking my Punky Pouch Sets and making them into knitting kits (I think) for SAFF. If you are going to SAFF you should definitely check out her booth!
All 10 sets are different. I tried to give her a little bit of everything but you can tell what my favorite color is...oops. I am so attracted to everything blue :)
Punky's Perfect Pair wholesale order for knitfitknitter :)
And last but not least in My news I got a new job, out of the house. We need $$$ :) Living in the States is so much more expensive then living in Germany. Well I guess that it doesn't help that there are so many more yarny and fibery temptations around here :) I got a job working as an Admin Assistant in the CDC here on post. I have done this job before, in fact I have had this job on every Post we've lived on...Go with what you know is what I always say. I don't start til October so that give me plenty of knitting, spinning and sewing days. I will still be doing all of those while I work outside the home but probably not as often.
Sorry for such a long post. I hope that everybody has a great weekend!! Happy crafting.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Schools In Session...

The boys started school on Wednesday. D'Andre started 1st grade and Kizaiah started Kindergarten. 2 Down and 1 to go :) Here are pictures I took of them on their first day. They loved it and couldn't wait to go back today. The cool thing is the school is just a few houses down. It's practically in our back yard so we don't have to walk far or get stuck in morning school traffic. The bad thing is Kizaiah is only in school for 2 and 1/2 hours a day...what can they possibly learn in 2 and 1/2 hours? Oh well at least he gets out of the house for a while, right?

He really was excited to be in class but this is the only picture I could get of him without someone walking in front of my camera...sheesh.Kizaiah was ready to go to work and write his name. I guess the good thing about the boys being so close in age is that Ki learns a lot from Dre and wants to keep up with his big brother. He already knows his alphabet, how to write his name, tie his shoes and spell Cat. I think he will do fine during his 2 and 1/2 hour day at school.

Hope that everyone enjoyed their summer I know we did, but I am glad to have a little break from the boys. They can definitly be a handful. Especially when they are together :)