Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"New Post"

What's that? I actually have SEVERAL posts I could write today so instead, I'm going to write one LONG one and load it up with pictures.

I first have to say that being on Ravelry is SOOOO fun. I used to spend lots of time getting swallowed up into a homeschooling board, but now I find myself losing track of time on Ravelry. If you aren't a member yet, you should DEFINITELY get on the waiting list!

This first picture is of the beloved Wollmeise yarn which a lot of knitters literally almost FIGHT over. Try getting some of this at The Loopy Ewe and it is worse than Black Friday at Walmart! I traded some American yarn for these with a wonderful person in Germany. It so happens that Wollmeise is very plentiful in Germany. My package consisted of the two LARGE skeins of Wollmeise, some German chocolate that will KNOCK your socks off, and a little candy heart.

I've been keeping a secret.....I've decided to try my hand at spinning with a drop spindle. I bought this inexpensive spindle to start with. It is a top whorl Louet. Isn't it cute with the little sheep heads? (sorry for the blur)

I bought some VERY pretty roving called Brick House from this Etsy dealer. I can't wait to get started spinning.

And, finally, a work in progress. This is Hedera by Cookie A. I've been wanting to knit these for some time now and I had just the push I needed as I'm a member of a group on Ravelry called Sock Knitters Anonymous. Some are knitting Cookie A. designs so I decided to go along with the crowd. These look purplish on my monitor but they are really black with reddish/burgandy tint. The yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock in Raven-Lenore. I LOVE the look of this yarn!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

You Make My Day....

I've read about this on a few blogs and thought I'd like to share the love.

The idea behind this is "Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on."

My list consists of: Zoomom,Beth, KathyJo, Carolyn,Rosemary, JenniferTiennie, GailV, Ree, and Lolly. This list is not exhaustive by any means!