Friday, September 28, 2012

FAF 9/28/12

Welcome back! If this is the first time you've visited this blog, thank you for stopping by. Don't forget to leave a comment so I'll know you visited. When you're done here if you're interested in seeing more fibery blogs check out Wisdom Begins In Wonder. Andrea has a blog circus of fibery peeps for you to see and enjoy.

It's been a busy work week but I have managed to knit on  my lunch break 2 days this week. I haven't been able to do that in so long I forgot how much I enjoy it, and how much better it makes my entire day.

The latest sock is progressing nicely, ready to start the heel right now. Looks like this...
and the blankie has grown a bit. The rounds are so many stitches now that I'm not even going to count them. About a week ago I was up to 350 sts on a round and since there are increases ever other round it's considerably more than that now.
In case you don't see my FB posts I spent the weekend breaking in my new Birks...
they're super comfy and got LittleDog approval too.

Have a great week!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fore!

Hello fiber peeps! I've been busy with something but not sure what. This week I did play 9 holes of golf with some co-workers...first time in over 10 years. About every 4th swing I saw a bit of what I used to be able to do. I'll be suffering with aches and pains for a few days though. I really should get more exercise ;)
You can see lots more fibery stuffs by visiting the crowd over at Wisdom Begins In Wonder. Tell Andrea hey for me!

There was a nice birthday celebration and I got this fun card...
Last couple of nights I've been knitting on this cute little project for a co-workers little girl. I found a couple skeins of yarn in my stash that worked out just right. Here's what I've got so far...
and I cast on for the next pair of socks...
Art Prize 2012 started this week so I believe I'll get out and see some art this weekend.  What will you be doing? LittleDog even went out to see some art last year...
he told me to tell you he says hey! and don't be thinking you'll see him in a pink tu-tu any time soon.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Her bag was packed...

and she was ready to go.
I sold my Ashford Traditional. Now I can order a jumbo flyer for my LadyBug. By selling my jumbo flyer and asking my family for a gift card to Paradise Fibers for my birthday, which they so nicely got, I have enough $$ to order the jumbo flyer today! Didn't have a use for the Traditional anymore so was able to make another spinner super happy by selling it to her.

This week's staycation line-up...I finished these socks last night...

Did some spinning with the drop spindle that my friend Emily gave me...the fiber is 100% Corriedale
and made pretty good progress on the Serenity Blanket. I'm well into the second ball of yarn.
Up next on the sock needles will be this Opal yarn from Rain Forest collection #2.
The Saint's stitches came out today so he's happy to be wearing his Crocs and socks now (he definitely doesn't care about fashion). On Wednesday we smoked a few salmon...
and of course LittleDog has to get his two cents worth in...
"I want equal time with that knitting, Lady!"

Thank you for stopping in to see what's up here. If you'd like to see what my fibery friends are up to lately hop on over to Wisdom Begin In Wonder and check out the blog circus for Fiber Arts Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday before vacation...

and I'm holding my breath. Can't wait to have the week off. Not sure I'll get much done with Franken Foot around the house but won't have to answer the alarm every morning for a week and that will be nice. Speaking of Franken Foot, he's progressing well...not as good as if he followed the Drs instruction and stayed off his feet but better than nothin. Some of the stitches came out today and more will come out next week. He's got a serious case of cabin fever but as of this date has not given in to my suggestion of learning to crochet...I'll have to work on him next week while I'm home :)

I've been doing a bit of knitting and thinking about spinning.  Here's this weeks knitting progress...

Serenity Blanket-top pic is most true to color
yes, it's another swatch - I think I got the row gauge pretty close this time

When I went to AGS to knit with friends on Tuesday I came away with some pretty awesome stuff.  Emily gave me a bottom-whorl spindle and Michelle gave me a braid of Yarn Hollow fiber that she wants me to spin for her. It was quite amusing to me since I had on a purple shirt that night too...
Well, I have to get back to tagging favorites over on Ravelry...I can't believe I had over 500 favorites and of course, they all needed tags. Now I can search through my favorite hats, sweaters, socks without having to go through all the other stuff that's in there. I'm sure I didn't need to tag all of them in on night but it just goes with my overly-organized tendencies. :)

Jump on over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder and see what some other creative peeps are up to.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Smooches from LittleDog and grand-dog Early!