Thursday, July 31, 2008

Busy Life

I see I haven't posted in over a month so I'll do an update on my life. First of all, I'm going to be a grandma again! Baby is not due until February and I'm not a patient person so this is going to be hard on me. As long as there are 10 toes and 10 fingers and everything is in the right place, I'll be very happy.
Next, I'm employed! I'm going through all the pre-employment stuff right now but I've been hired and start work Aug 11. This will be great!
I've been knitting - started B.Y.O.B. (Bring your own bag) from Summer 2008 and I'm on the upper band and handle area. I have enough cotton yarn to make another one too but will do basket weave instead of openwork on that one.
I've also been spending time spinning. I've done about 800 yds of a 2-ply finishing my Blue Suede Shoes from Crown Mountain Farms. It needs washing and whapping and drying then I can figure out what to knit with it.
Next is a fiber club/spinning group with fiber from AllSpunUp. She created a special color-way of merino/silk for us. Photos can be posted after Aug 4 so I'll wait until then to post any photos. I love the colors and the yarn has named itself. I've spun 1/8th of the first roving - maybe 1/2 oz. Love the way it is spinning and the shine from the silk is beautiful.
The other spinning I've done is on a spindle. It's been years since I've done much spindling but I bought a cute spindle and some beautiful fiber from Butterfly Girl on Etsy and am having fun learning again how to do this. It's a new-to-me blend with merino, bamboo and sparkly stuff. Only 3.3 oz to spin but... I should be able to make something pretty with this when it's done.

So I'll do photos next week of all the projects above and update on the other stuff. In the meantime, enjoy!

Oh, almost forgot - both my sisters have birthdays in August. One is tomorrow and one is on the 10th. So here's a photo of the 3 of us and happy birthdays to both. Ignore the doll. I think that was my Christmas present.

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