Friday, December 22, 2006


Wishes to you and yours for the peace and joy of this holiday season.

My weekend is going to be a bit crazy. My final day at work was today so now I'm gainfully unemployed. Tomorrow DH and I will be baking and cleaning because friends will be over Sunday for a holiday dinner. So I have 3-4 cookies, 1 bread, 1 rolls, a trifle and dinner to get ready.

Knitting and spinning resume on Monday.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

First Photos

Well, I have my first photos done of work in progress.

So TW The Holly and the Ivy:

And the socks:
And my Fair Isle sweater from Meg Swanson's Sweater's from Camp:
I'll try to pin out the sweater for a better photo for the next one. The colors are a bit pale - the background color is almost a navy blue.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Changes in Motives

I've decided to use this blog to encourage (force) me to complete some UFO's that I have filling a room in my house. So there will be some knitting and cross stitch and hardanger. Spinning will be just the fibers I have followed by either projects with those yarns or sale of the yarns.

The first thing I have to do is start photographing where I am with each project and listing them here. I usually work according to mood. I guess this will make me be less moody.

I think I'll be in rotation but between how many projects, I don't know yet. Input from others is appreciated.

Fair Isle sweater - I'm starting the 2nd pattern repeat but still have problems counting - or reading, not sure which.
Afghan for DDIL lots of cables and more on this one later.
Socks - finish DDIL's pair - only 1 1/2 to 2" left on last sock.
Lace poncho - I've lost track as to what row I'm on and will have to sit and figure that one out.
Scarf from one hank of yarn. Don't know how long this will be - but probably not very.

Cross stitch/Hardanger
TW The Holly and the Ivy - my stitching project this month.
VS Heirloom Christmas
TSL Queen of Roses
TSL Purple Perfection
self designed cs of one granddaughter from photo taked by DD.
Kustom Kraft Fire and Ice

That's all I can think of now - but I know there are others. Photos to come but there are old ones at my webshots album, user groach10.