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Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
A picture-less post (for now)
No pictures today....but they'll come later. Right now I'm really busy and freaktired. (I like making up words that fit what I feel.)
Exhibit A. I finished the first sockapal000za sock, and am just past the heel on both my second sockpal sock and second RHSS sock. I'm using almost the same pattern for both (same lace and cable pattern, short row heel, but longer ankle length and a picot edge for the sockpal ones).
Exhibit B. Even though it really needs oiling and waxing and other adjustments, I've managed to spin a little on the new wheel. Well...new/old. We think it's a Sleeping Beauty wheel, manufactured by "I-forget-the-name-of-the-manufacturer" around 1975.
**Edit: Yesterday we had an Easter party at our house, and Justina, who is 5 years old, came into my room, saw the spinning wheel, and said "Emily, can you teach me how to spin string?" So I showed her how, and while she was spinning, she said "Where's the part where you can prick your finger and die?"
Exhibit C. I finished two small shawls which will soon be posted on Aqua-Star FOs. One is Mission Falls 1824 wool, and the other is random cheap stuff from the dollar store.
'Tis all for now. See ya later.
Did I just say 'tis? what the heck?
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
What can I say...
...but Beula is nice.
Ok, so you're probably wondering who Beula is. Well, she's the "alpaca lady of our dreams". We visited her for a while today. We met her alpacas (she has both Suris and Huacayas) and saw a ton of fiber and stuff. It was *so* *freakin* *awesome*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She also gave us a TON of stuff. Wanna see? Yeah, I thought so. Go check out Katie's post! Here's a hint: it includes a spinning wheel (yes, she GAVE us a spinning wheel) and some Suri fiber. Go look. Now. You won't regret. I promise. And you'll wanna TOUCH that fiber through the monitor. If I could make that any easier for you, I would, but it'll kind of be hard to reach all the way to Northern California if you live in Alabama or Rhode Island (hehe). For now, four words. It. Is. So. SOFT.
one note--katie mentioned "her" fiber stash. not right. it's mine too. hehe :)
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
I updated with some yummy yarn. (No, it's mostly not acrylic, even if that's the latest post. Actually, it's mostly merino wool.) I also have yet to put up pictures of the Fixation and Cashmerino. I'm not sure where they went. The pictures I mean, not the yarn. (That would be my worst nightmare. Losing? Cashmerino? As in, losing nine dollars? hehe)
We just got back from a trip to our vacation house in Hyampom. Anna had some fun with my laptop in the car.
I also took a crappy picture of the start of my sockpal sock. I like the blocks of primary colors at the heel. I hope my sockpal does too. :)
And some pictures out the window, which are of course also crappy.
Once we got there, there was this to look at in the backyard.
The river was, as always, nice to look at. (It's not this high in summer, obviously.)
Note that I have kindly chosen the picture which does not show all the silt and branches, etc, left by the river. Maybe this does it a bit more justice. I didn't take a picture of all the stuff on the bank, though. I forgot. Sorry.
And, call me weird, I love the colors of this tree fungus.