Friday, October 26, 2012

FAF 10/26/12

Hello! Welcome to this week's Fiber Arts Friday post. If you'd like to see more fibery stuff when you're done here you should jump on over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder and check out the folks that participate in this fun blog circus each Friday.

This week's knitting has been pretty sporadic but I have managed to make great progress on my first toe-up sweet tomato heel sock...
I had knit a 3rd wedge for the heel and decided that it was too much so tinked back to what you see in this photo...2 wedges. Now I'll knit half a wedge and start the leg.  I'm like it so far.

I also checked into my flickr account for the first time in awhile and found a cute pic of LittleDog with our Granddaughter, Jasmine from some time last year. You can see it in the post previous to this one. I was having difficulty figuring out how to post a pic from flickr to my Blogger account so it ended up being all alone on the blog instead of a part of this post. Learn something new every day.

I'm looking forward to a little road trip with The Saint tomorrow. It's too late to see the pretty leaves but it will still be nice to get out of the city for a few hours.  Have a great weekend.

LittleDog isn't thrilled about our road trip since he won't be going along...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pass the peanuts and CrackerJack

The Tigers are going to the World Series! and we couldn't be happier.  What a great ALCS.

Baseball is a great sport to knit to. You only have to look up every once in a while to see what's going on.

I've got the foot done on a toe-up sock I started last weekend. I'm really liking the color of the yarn and it is super soft. Cascade Heritage sock yarn.
The Saint and I have gotten hooked on a few PBS shows the last few weeks. Doc Martin, Call the Midwife and Upstairs/Downstairs. How did we not see these shows the first time they were on? I think I'm going to have to get a Hulu account soon. LOL  What are your favorite shows these days?

I'm off to the salt mines in a few minutes, hoping it's not a super-long, super-ridiculous day. With a bit of luck I'll make it to the 7:00pm jewelry party I've been invited to.

Have a great weekend...I'll be spinning at the Mi Alpaca Breeders Assoc Festival on Saturday for a bit.

Be sure to check out all the fiber peeps that post to the blog circus on Wisdom Begins in Wonder.

LittleDog says "may your days end with belly rubs...

Friday, October 12, 2012

FAF 10 12 12

Phew, we've made it to another Fiber Arts Friday. It's been a crazy week for me as I've been trying to get acclimated in my new (yes, I have moved office again at work) workspace. Along with the new space came painters 2 days this week and lots of chaos. Tomorrow we'll be able to push everything back against the walls and have some breathing room in there. I've not been knitting much this week since my neck and shoulder are killing me from the difference in the desk height. Finally got to see the massage therapist today and she said my shoulder felt like solid rock. Guess I'll be seeing her again soon, LOL

I did take a class to learn Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel last Saturday. Now that I have one of my Lizard socks...

done I can do a toe-up cast-on for a new sock and try out that heel for realz. Looks super nice and is super fast...no heel flap, no gusset. If you'd like to see how it works, here's a video linky. We made tiny heels in class and I finished the wee sock when I got home.
For those of you who missed LittleDog last week here's a couple pics for you.

Have a great week and don't forget to check out the other creative peeps participating in Fiber Arts Friday over at Andrea's blog...Wisdom Begins In Wonder.

Friday, October 5, 2012

FAF 10 05 12

Welcome to my blog. Thank you for stopping by to check it out. Please 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.

I don't remember if I every mentioned that I finished spinning the 4 oz of pink fiber I got from Winding Wool Creek Fiber so here's a photo...
the fiber hanging down in to the right is what I'll be plying with that pink bobbin full.

I got some cute stuff this week, one of which was this bag made by my friend Susan who has a great Etsy shop.
I'm so happy that the sparkly showed up in this photo. This bag is just big enough for all my little tools... crochet hooks, scissors, pencils and stitch markers.

The postal carrier delivered my new calendar...
you can get one here for only $15, proceeds go to the Pug Rescue Network.

Tomorrow I'll be taking a class at A Grand Skein, learning how to do the Sweet Tomato Heel...I'm so excited since it's been years since I took a class.

I'm trying real hard not to buy more supplies but this is tempting me right now...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/111140297/sugar-skull-merinobamboo-spinning-fiber
check out Emily's Etsy shop. She's got some beautiful fiber there. Go check it out.

Have a great weekend!