Friday, August 5, 2011

I'm a Busy Bee

Isn't this a great photo?  Not because I took it but because there are some awesome images in the clouds.  If you look closely you may see a hand making a backward C or do you see a person with their hair on fire and their hands in the air? Perhaps you'll notice the Statue of Liberty...Cloud pics are so much fun.  Can you see anything else that I haven't noticed yet?

Another crazy busy week has passed and here I am with a new toe-up sock on the needles, this is Scout's Swag in the colorway of Kill Bill.  I already knit a pair of socks with this yarn that didn't fit so I frogged them.  The yarn sat for a couple years as punishment and now will be reincarnated in a size that I hope will fit.  They're pretty slow going though on size "0" needles.
Check out the beautiful fiber that Rena brought me from Loopy Yarns in Chicago, it's from Cloudlover,
I did manage to make a little progress spinning the purple (really it is purple!  dang camera) fiber from Yarn Hollow.
Since I don't have an abundance of news this week I thought I'd show you a few pics from our trip to Chickasaw Farm back in the spring.  Enjoy!
I'm surprised at how dreary these photos look now.  They were taken in early spring, before anything had turned green yet.  The little lamb in the first picture was born that morning.  The bags of fleece in the  bottom pic were what we had to choose from when we got there.  This is where I got the 7 lb Corriedale fleece that I'm still working on scouring, LOL  The Little Gem belonged to one of the very nice ladies that came out to spin that day.  Thanks to Evelyn for letting me spin on that adorable little wheel.

Thank you for coming by and spending some time.  I hope you'll also visit the other creative folks that participate in Fiber Arts Friday over at Wisdom Begins in Wonder.  Have a great weekend!


Dawn said...

Your purple (and yes it is purple on my monitor) yarn is gorgeous! I'm going to have to get my hands on some Yarn Hollow fiber.

I can't wait to see the reincarnation of your socks. I'm sure the yarn had plenty of time to think about its wrong doings and will now behave just like you want it to. :)

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Dutch Hollow Acres said...

Ooo nice pick on the roving! The purple is coming alone nicely.

I don't think I'd ever have the patience to knit on size 0 needles.

Kathryn Ray said...

Size 0 needles?!? The smallest I've used so far is 2 which is pretty dang small.

I love the photo with the bags and bags of fleece. So much opportunity. :-)

WonderWhyGal said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new heading photo. If your dogs are like mine, they probably wanted to have lots of fun with that fiber.

The spinning and fibers are gorgeous. Getting fiber gifts is always a bonus. Yes, those Spring photos do seem dreary but remember when the temps were cooler? ahhh, I miss cool temps.

Melissa Plank said...

Pretty pictures all around, love them all and your projects are bright and cheerful.

Vivian said...

I love your purple yarn, makes me want to touch it!

I have Rascal picture on my entry today, thanks for the inspiration! Love the new puppy picture in your header.

Spinster Beth said...

I see a giant head, looking left, with the eyes at the upper right quadrant and the mouth, with fangs, in the middle.

I love the way that yarn is striping! And I love the purple singles. I love that color.

Nichole said...

Love your week end catch up posts... coming off a super crazy busy stressful week myself, I can understand!

Bubblesknits said...

That roving looks beautiful! It's going to make even prettier yarn. : ) Love your new blog header, btw!