Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Fiber: Spinning again

Sometime ago I realized that I wasn't spinning.  I wanted to, I planned to, I even had exact things I wanted to get done, but it wasn't happening.

I had too much knitting, reading, cooking, cleaning, schooling, and sleeping to do. 

I finally finished all my knitting for other people, and so I brought out the spinning again.

This is silk I recently mentioned here on the blog.  It's been in progress for years and I am finally almost done with it.  The amount on the white winder is what had been on the spindle.  It was too full to keep working with so I wound it off.  The purple that is next to the spindle is all that I have left of the hankies.  As soon as that is done I will join it to the blue on the winder and wind it all into one big ball and ply it.

I also recently started the final skein of grey superwash wool.  I've already done two of them and the third has been sitting patiently waiting for months.  This will take a little while, but then I will be done and able to figure out what I'm going to knit with it all.

It feels good to be back in the thick of spinning again.  I am also reading a bunch and trying to finish the homeschool year.  Of course, this means I'm now not knitting much, but that will be back soon I'm sure, as I have a baby shower in a week and a half and some small barter projects to figure out.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baby Outfit

 Not only did I finish the outfit for my niece before she outgrew it, but I also mailed to them so they received it also before she outgrew it.

It's a shirt/sweater, a diaper cover, and a flower headband. 

The back of the diaper cover has a cute flower on it too!

Those of you who know her can see a picture of her in the outfit on her mom's facebook page.  Those of you who don't will just have to image a really cute baby who fits these pretty well right now!

Friday, May 04, 2012

Happy Star Wars Day

reposted from last year:

Happy Star Wars day to you all! May the Fourth be with you always! :)

I'm not quite sure how we will celebrate (aside from Little Tomato wearing his star wars shirt - he thinks it's really cool that it has a darth vader helmet on the front - and back!)

There will probably be game playing (lego starwars and lego clonewars) and perhaps some movie watching, and I'm almost positive we'll be playing my kids favorite you-tube song. Although I don't think the festivities will continue into food (I'm just not big on decorated cupcakes - I do like puns though, anyone got anything normal I can make that can pun its way into star wars territory?) we'll try to have a day without any fear, anger, or hate and with ewoks lots of singing and you can sing along.

Let us know how you celebrate this fun day!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

On to other things

I finally mailed off a present for my newest niece today.  Pictures will follow once it has been received!  ...but now I am doing other crafty things I've neglected for too long (sewing and spinning anyone?)

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Ten on Tuesday: Things on my board

Ten things on my bulletin board

1. Halloween Pictures
2. Christmas Picture we sent out
3. A signed Fablehaven bookmark
4. Movie ticket stubs
5. Stubs from our trip to 6 Flags last year
6. A Peacock feather that was a gift from 'Curly'
7. Postcard that says "Emily is Madd"
8. Some thank you notes from last summers baby showers
9. A fortune cookie fortune that says 'Your home is a pleasant place from which you draw happiness'
10. Pink Martini ticket stub

As you can tell, my board is more of a memory board than a working bulletin board.