Monday, July 31, 2006

What's Been Going On

Well, so far all that has happened of late is that Tohru, my kitty was rubbing up against a chair where my knitting was. She got scared and took off down the hallway. Bet you can't guess what was stuck to her fur? I all most had a heartattach. As I am now on clue two, row 75, 70 when Tohru got it stuck on her. Luckily nothing bad happen, it stayed on the needles and I did not lose any of my hard work.

Working on row four of my Pin Wheel, and tomorrow I have to go and get a tentus shot. Silly me, on Saturday, I turned to get out of my bedroom really quick, bumped into the door, fell back and put a size eight aluminum knitting needle into my leg three inches. Then my mother asked when was the last time I had a tentus shot, so guess where I am going tomorrow, seems that eighteen years since the last one is too long. But other than that, I am okay, and even went shopping the same day.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Here It Is

Know I haven't posted in a while, kind of been busy. But here it is a picture of my Mystery Stole. It is both part one and some of part two. I know I am kind of behind, but I really had a hard time starting, and had to frog a lot, really a lot.

But now all is well, and I am doing much better. Only thing is I am kind of scare for when it come time to start the other way, but heck I have four more clues to get through before then. I am doing it on size 3, strait needles. For some reason it seems ever so much more easier.

The only other thing is that I have discovered silk, and am now a silk spinning junkie, heaven help me. I really, really like it. Right now I am spinning what was sent to me in a sample. More of the same should be coming on Wed. I am so excited.

And the Pin Wheel sweater is coming along really well as well. The only thing on hold right now is my Icarus Shawl. But I plan to get back to it really soon.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What Is Going On Right Now

I know it has been some time since I posted. What has been happening of late is that I have been spinning, and loving it. I just got past row 34, on my Mystery Stole, which I thought was cursed, as that was the place I would always have to frog everything back to the beginning with.
I have put the Icarus Shawl on hold, and started another project. It is called a Pinwheel Sweater. I t like a giant circle with arms. When I get more of it done I will post a picture of it.

Other than that, not much is going on.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Well, there she is, my first ever spinning wheel. It is a Babe made out of PVC pipe. I am so excited, as I am going to learn how to spin on it tomorrow. I mean I know how to drop spinndle, and just got two really nice new ones from Oregon. (Will put pictures up of them later, as today is my Babe's day.)

I have some Lilac Angora, and some bat roving to choose from to spin on it for the first time, but am not sure which I will do, as I think the Angora needs to be card. Can you tell I am still new to all of this?

I have had it for at least three days, but did not have the time to put it together as I was studying for a huge test so I can teach school. But now that is over with I can get on to more important things in life, like knitting my Mystery Stole, my Icarus Shawl, and spinning.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Mad At Myself

Was working on my Mystery Stole, and I admit it is late at night, and I made a mistake. But in order to fix it I had to take out a row, which for some reason caused a second mistake, which I tried to fix...

Well... everytime I tried to fix it, it just got worst, then I got mad...

Ribbit, Ribbit, I could hear them calling my name. So I plan to start over in the morning as it is 1:16 in the am here in good old Bakersfield, Ca.

But then tomorrow is another day, and clue three is coming out...

I just guess I am getting frustrated, as everyone else seems to be doing so great. But I guess I just have to realize that people make mistakes, and just start over again.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Time to Show It Off

Well, here it is, my first ball of hand spun yarn. I think it is kind of mutant in the way it looks, and it keeps begging me to felt it in a purse or something.

Yet I am very pround of it, and may still knit it into a pair of Voodoo Wrist Warmers.

Other than that, my knitting and spinning has slowed down a little as I have to study for a huge CSet test on Saturday. Well, I really am not slowing down as I knit betwen questions, but don't tell anyone.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

My Babe Spinning Wheel came today, and I am really excited, it is sitting on the bed at the moment, which is ticking off Tohru, as she likes to sleep all over it. She likes to sleep on her back and spreads out a great deal. She weighs almost 15 pounds. Kind of small for a Ragdoll Cat, but I lover her anyway.There she is in all her regal beauty. She also likes to fix the bed her way, lol.

Well, here is my first picture of my Mystery Stole. I am on about row 23, and have had no bad mistakes (knock on wood) yet. So I am kind of happy with it.

I should post it up at the Flicker site, but it is kind of fuzzy, maybe I will wait till I get a really good one of it.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

I Live To Frog

It seems of late, all I do is frog my lace projects. I have restarted my Icarus Shawl at least ten times, and my Mystery Stole at least eight times...sigh, I am beginning to think that I will never be able to knit lace...(sniff, sniff)

Well, all I can do is start over again, and hope for the best.

But on the bright spinning is doing ever so much better, almost got my one wool all spun and ready to start on the red wool.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Since I haven't put any pictures up lately, I thought I would do this one of Sadie. She doesn't mind the collar, but she has never forgiven me for the hat.

Well, things are going good as of now, the Mystery Stole is really turning out, even though I am still on the first part. I am hoping to get it done and start the second clue, then play catch up on the second half.

Also I have ordered a really nice hand made spindle from Spindlewood Company, It should be here next week, and it is made out of purple wood, so it should be nice. I will try and get some pictures up here soon, of both the stole and the spindle.

Monday, July 10, 2006

All Is Well

The Mystery Shawl is going ever so much better now. I will try and get some picture of it up as soon as I get the first clue done. I think what is helping me the most is the fact I have eight stitch markers. One at the two stitch mark on the ends, then two in the middle, and two inbetween those. Thus I have a total of eight of them. Every fifteen, fifteen, seventeen, one, fifteen, fifteen, seventeen, and it seems to help me out a great deal.

Maybe I should try that with my Icarus? Don't worry, I have yet to give up on that one.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Life Sucks At The Moment

Well, I have started my Mystery Stole, and frogged it several times. It is beginning to seem that lace just hates me to pieces. But I refuse to stop. I plan to start up once again, right after I get my housework done, and eat lunch. We are having pizza, yay!

As for my spining...I am on my third spindle of yarn. Getting ready to soak it and hang it out to dry. So I am very pleased with that.

Also I ordered my first spinning wheel, it is a Babe. Can't wait for it to get here.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

It Begins

Well, I have discovered I really like spinning. I even went out and bought a second spindle. My first ball of yarn has been wound, and it looks...sort of pretty. I will get a picture of it up soon. I plan to use it to knit a Booda bag. As it is felted and no one will see how my yarn is both small and large.

I am still working on the Icarus Shawl, and the Mystery Stole starts tomorrow. I really can not wait for it. The first clue will go up at 10:00 am their time, which means I won't get it till seven here. Which is okay, I plan to look it over and start it when I get back from the beauty shop, where I am getting my naturaly red hair done.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Went to Spinning Class

Well, I went to my spinning class today, and bought eight ozs of red jewel, and eight ozs of blue jewel. They are both kind of pretty. One I am going to make a stole out of the other, I have no idea. But I guess this means I have been bitten by the spinning bug...

Only thing is, boy am I tired. I can see why people use a wheel. I learned how to hand spin. My back and shoulders are hurting. But they say that if you sit it is easier. I will just have to wait and see I guess.

Spinnng Picture

Well, here it is, my new Drop Spinndle and roving. It is called Taffy Twist, and I am hoping to have it spun in time to knit a pair of Voodoo Handwarmers out of it.

Like I have the time, as I am still working on the Icarus Shawl, and I will be starting the Mystery Stole on Friday.

But lucky for me, there is only two more weeks of work, teaching summer school. Then I will be home to do whatever I want. Right after I take care of Lee. Like getting him to school, and watching him swim. But hey, I can knit and spin while he is in the pool? So things are looking up for my knitting time. Like I said, my first lesson is tomorrow, so I best get off and get some sleep.