Thursday, July 29, 2010

How Much is To Much

Here is my blank canvas,
Can you guess what is coming?

Throw down the first drawer.
How many more too come?

That's not too many,
But what more?

Drawer two.

OMG, I can't believe I have that much.
But wait, it there more?

Drawer 4
But yet wait.

Here's drawer #5
But wait I found more.

I think, that is almost all of it.
I'm sure I'll find more and I have.

Now for the fun, guess how many?
I'll send you some yarn or if you  don't knit.
How about a knitted item from one of my bags.
There is socks or maybe a shawlette.
Or I can make it just for you.

Good luck.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My New Craftroom and Some Yarn

The Room is finally finished and I have been slowly moving in. My bedroom is looking like a cyclone hit it while things are moving out of it. In the bags are my gift socks and small shawls that I've made because I don't have any place to store them. Maybe now I will.
 The desk is is going to be my cutting table. I have a small bookcase that has a TV on it but its not hooked up to anything. So I doubt that it will be turned on. The lady bug is in the room but when I spin I'm going to pull into the center of the room. My sewing machine has a table.
This is my storeage area, as you see I have lots of space to fill. With 6 drawers to fill with yarn I have 5 other drawers filled right now, these drawers are a little bigger. So hopefully I won't fill them all.
There is a dresser in the garage that I'm going to clean up and bring in to store fabric and other sewing items. Before I know it I'm going to need a bigger room.

Sock kit from Socks in the City arrived and I love the yarn it is 50/50 Merino and Sill Blend. Much to nice to go on my feet even if it is way soft. The sock bag is cute but the stitch marker is even better. I love how it matches the bag and the color of the yarn.

I haven't gotten a lot  of knitting done but I did finish the Calais Shawl. I am working on the Brandywine Shawl by Romi  I have enjoyed watching this on develop even though I have frogged I don't know how many times. I must use a lifeline. I'll post a picture later this week. Well I have to get back to work on cleaning my room. So stay cool and those sticks aclickn'. Happily knitting, Bye.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Ladybug and My Floor

Here is my Ladybug on the wheel. Each wheel has a ladybug somewhere on each wheel.  I am very happy with it. I just need more time to spin, or I need to make out so much time each day for it. I actually got to put it together, Tony allowed me to do it.

The floor is down in the craft room and am waiting on the quarter round to be put down around the room.  All I want to do is more into the room. Tony say's to go ahead and put things in but then he will never get it finished. Oh to be able to use power tools. I would have the room done but that's the way it goes. I realy like the bamboo floors, Tony wishes we had put it down in the rest of the house.   Well till later, so keep those sticks aclickn'. Happily knitting, Bye.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Queen of Hearts Woolgirl Kit

I love this kit and had to share with everyone out there in blog land. So here it is: The Queen of Hearts. Did I WOW love it. It was so well worth the wait. The kit was due out the end of June and we just got it today. But LOVE IT. Here is what was in this kit.

The yarn is from Curious Creek Fibers Wasonga fingering in Queen of Hearts.
2 patterns: Queen of Hearts cock pattern by Lori Law  of Oceanwind Knits and Oblique Scarf pattern by Christina Wilkins
A Queen of Hearts silk and Satin accessory drawstring bag from Baba Studio. This is what took so long to get the bags where ordered 6 months ago. and are handmade in the Czech Republic. But the bag is totally beautiful.
 A pair of Love scissors in black designed by Paula of Kelmscott designs. with a scissor case, by A Knit Purl Sew.
A queen of Hearts cloth covered tape measure (didn't get in the picture).
 2 Alice in Wonderland bookmarks.
A Queen of Hearts key chain
A little bag of Cinnamon hearts.
A one of a kind hand-crafted stitch marker from WeeOnes.    
So till later, keep those sticks aclickn'. Happily knitting, Bye.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Remodel and Knitting

The Craft Room is coming along, I've got the walls painted. I'm not sure about the color but it will look better I think when everything is in the room. As you can see it is yellow, Tony thinks it's a little too bright. I don;'t need my sunglasses but I don't need to turn the light on every time I walk into the room. 

Dad and Tony have started to put in the floor, they have pushed me out of the way. They won't let me use power tools not that I blame them, I seem to have trouble with none power tools. So I guess I just keep out of the way, I just wish they would move faster at it. I want to move in with all my yarn. I want to dump it on the middle of the floor just to see how much I have. Then.............maybe I will stop buying so much if I see it all at one time. Doubt it.

My Knitting: I cast on the Walk in the Woods Kerchief, from the Woolgirl Sock Club, this is a fun pattern I have run into a small snag and I'm not understanding the pattern so have put it down for now and am working on another.

I am loving this pattern and the yarn. It is called Brandywine Shawl by Rosemary Hill, the yarn is from one of my favorites, Zen Yarn Garden, Serenity 20. It is a merino, cashmere, nylon blend need I say more. I love knitting with it, I need more of this yarn, Roxanne dyes some of the most wonderful colors and I have lots of her yarn in my stash.

My travel project is a simple pair of socks done toe up I'm using Opal in their Rainforest's series Tiger I'm not working real hard on them they are just my travel socks so I'll work on them as I go from here to there and have a few minutes to work on them.

Monday I am going to buy my spinning wheel and I can't wait. The day won't get here soon enough. NW Handspun Yarns is having a sale, you get to draw a coupon for 10%, 15% or 20% off and if I get the 10% off it will pay for the tax. So I'm going to go shopping.
 So till I get my wheel and put it together and take pictures to post, enjoy the sun.
Keep those sticks aclickn'. Happily knitting, Bye.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Remodel, Sock Kits, A Little Knitting and Life

I know that I've been bad at blogging lately but I really have been busy. My new craft room is coming along slowly but I'm making headway's. On the corded wall I decided that it would be much easier just to put up sheet rock. Tony helped with that so that part went good. The rest of the room is mine to do.  I got the first coat of tape and mud done in this shot.
I spent the good part of a week just on the mud and sanding. I didn't think that I would ever get that finished but it is done and on the the painting.  I did most of the primer in one day and wished I hadn't my body was sore. But when you have a day off I try to get as much done as possible.

Here's the room with it primer all done now to start taping the walls and begin with the paint. I decided to paint the ceiling white. Tony found me white paint that went on pink and as it dried it turned white, for me I thought that was a great idea!!  Here you can see the pink before it turned. Now that the ceiling is done I'm going to let it set for a few days, at least till Wednesday and I will tape the ceiling and prep for Thursday and will paint the walls. I have chosen a semi bright yellow for the room. The room itself doesn't get a lot of light so this way it will always feel cheerful. I bought my flooring and am going to put down bamboo in a light color. I can't wait to get this all done so that I can buy my spinning wheel I have decided to get a Schacht Lady Bug Wheel.

Sock Kits I got two different ones so here goes:

This Kit was from Woolgirl's Sock Club,
The yarn is by Knitted Wit in Two Roads colorway, the colors range from light brown to a dark (almost purple) brown.
2 patterns Mosey Creek sock pattern by Nicole Hinds and Walk Through the Woods Kerchief by Sarah Wilson.
a needle gauge palette design by Images Stitchery Design.
A travel notebook and a club pen.
A handmade tree branch button from Wooden Treasures.
A palm wood stitch marker from Blue Ridge Notions.  This is a great kit.
Kit 2 is also from Woolgirl called Sandcastles and Summer Fun.
 The yarn is from the wonderful Miss Babs called Sandcastles, her Windsor sock blend .
A knitting accessory bag by Amy Thornton.
Flip flop stitch marker from Sunne of Sunneshine Stitch Markers
A set of 3 beachwear notepads, a beach towel, bikini and sun hat along with a pen with sunglasses shaped eraser.
A flip flop themed key fob by Amy Thornton.
Flip flop key chain and a magnet. Another great kit. This is why I love Woolgirl she put together the greatest kits.

My knitting has been slow I have finished the shawl for Mom.
I used yarn from one of my kit Ruby Red Slippers, from Zen Yarn Garden in her Bling yarn so it has a bit of silver running through it. I ran out of yarn and had to order more and this was a hard color to match up. All the skeins ran in different colors of red. Gena had a lighter color, mine was a darker red. I called Woolgirl, Jen, to see if see had any extra skeins to match up the yarn. It wasn't a perfect match but it was only in the last part of the shawl so it's not to noticeable.

Work we had our 1 year anniversary dinner. It went real good but was very busy. Dad loves balloons. So we had balloons. Which he had to blow up. I love cake so we had to have cake. White cake and Chocolate cake the sad part was we went through all the cake and I didn't get any but 2 pieces I wanted more

Well I think that that's enough for now. I really should do this more often so my finger don't get so sore typing and by brain goes to mush. Well you know what to do keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting something, Bye