Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ravelry Update!!

No, I'm not on the site yet, wishful thinking.

Just 3729 people ahead of me, and I can't wait.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

The find of the year!!

Ok, so I was up on craigslist looking for a loom (for those who don't know CL, go to and poke around. You'll have to pick your city though, or it'll come up as San Francisco) and I found this wonderful woman selling off her fiber collection because she's moving. Yeah, I know, strange, but she's got a HUGE collection, and so I can see why she didn't want it around when showing her house. So, here's the haul, because of course I like to help people out and this was the best way I could find. 8.5 Pounds of a black coltswold fleece, washed and carded into this big ole batt. An Award winning fleece too, blue ribbon. $25 for the whole thing. Than 2 ounces of beautiful white bunny Angora, so silky soft it's amazing. $1. Yes, that's 1 dollar for 2 ounces. Next up is a big ball, 15 oz, of a merino and what I'm assuming Colonial in black and beautiful reds, blues, greens, and some goldish yellows. $4 for that. 3 oz green and 8 oz white merino, $4 (those were for a friend). Silk soft grey suri alpaca 7 oz, $1.50. Last, but not least, somewhere between 2 and 3 pounds of beautiful red-fawn aplaca, washed but uncarded. $3.

I'm in fiber heaven. I want to spin up all the black and knit shawls out of it. No idea what to do with the bunny fiber, except cuddle it. The beautiful grey aplaca is going to be spun lace weight and made into a shawl. I'm thinking shawls outa the fawn aplaca too, but not sure yet.

Are we sensing a theme in the project planning there? I'm sure that there will be some of the yarns made outa this stuff for sale in the shop as soon as I can spin it.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Had to go and look, and here's where I stand in line. Woohoo!! Maybe some day I'll actually get on there. I feel for those at the end of line.

  • You are #14514 on the list.
  • 4853 people are ahead of you in line.
  • 12757 people are behind you in line.
  • 34% of the list has been invited so far

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Contest questions SP11

1. What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without? My Knitpicks options needles
2. If you're heading on vacation, do you take knitting with you? If
so, how much and what type of project? Heck yeah. Whatever I'm working on, or some lace yarn, cause I'm sure to think of something to make by what I see.
3. Where have you travelled to that you'd consider your favorite spot? San Francisco (but lived there for 1.5 years) The bay area in general. More wine country than anything
4. What is your favorite knitting book at the moment? Do you own it? Barbra Walkers books. and no, I have none of them. I like the 2nd the best. *hint hint* :)
5. Do you listen to podcasts? Which is your favorite(s)? Not really

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The last month in general

Ok, so I haven't been blogging much lately. There's reasons for this. I mentioned that at the beginning of last month I had the weekend from hell. I wound up having to go to court a few times to get that weekend settled, but it's all taken care of now.

My mom was planning on adopting 4 little girls from TX into her family. They were Shelly (7), Susan (5), Mary (3), and Rose-Marie (9 weeks). On the day they were to be flying up to meet their new mommy for the first time, the got on a plane, and thought they were starting a new life. Instead their chartered flight went down, and they got to rejoin their birth families. It was a hard blow for my whole family, and so I haven't been up to writing very much lately.

I'm sure you all heard of the bridge collapse here in the Twin Cities. That kinda shook me up, because we had been stuck in traffic on it not 15 minutes before it went down. Scary.

On another note, I have good news health wise. I finally have the diagnosis I've been trying to get for the last 4 years. I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points. All it took was a doctor to actually listen to my history and look at the tests that said everything was normal and decide it wasn't just in my head.

More good news, I have my website up and running. I feel so happy. There's not a great amount of stock up right now, but give me a few more days and there will be. I've got yarns drying right now.

Happy Weekdays!

Monday, August 06, 2007

SP 11 questions

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Love silk and alpaca and wool and cotton. Acrylic is ok, but not up there. I like using new fibers and yarns, like soy and bamboo

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? whatever is handy. Except the Options, they are in their case and there they will stay

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? A long time ago (to me anyway) over 10 years now, and advanced

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? nope, but if you ask I can tell you things I covet

5. What's your favorite scent? my baby boy when he's fresh from the bath. Nothing really heavy. Clean natural scents

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Chocolate, the darker the better

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? Spin, dye, tat, crochet, weave, cook, sew

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Anything but rap and gospel. And yes

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? Greens and blues. No pinks unless a dusky rose, and please, no yellows or oranges.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? Hubby and son, no critters

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes, yes, yes, HELL NO!

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Lace anything

13. What are you knitting right now? Lace shawl and a bunch of other things

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? yes

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? circular, and metal

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? nope, and nope

17. How old is your oldest UFO? 26, but I love him and he'll never be done. :) (hubby)

18. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween

19. Is there anything that you collect? Stuffed critters, rubber ducks, yarn, craft stuff, and odd friends

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? No subscriptions and I'd love to get my grubby paws on the Barbra Walker books.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Can't think of any

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? nope, and I wear a size 7.5 US shoe in womens. I can always measure the feet if needed

23. When is your birthday? 10/6/19??

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID?