Saturday, December 29, 2007

Thank goodness!

I'm so happy to be through with gift knitting! Now onto my regularly scheduled crafting...

I had ripped out the CoH shawl, since I didn't like the way I had tried to shape it. I charted out my plan, and I'm going to start it over on JRRT's birthday, January 3. Maybe I can get it done before another year goes past.

I finished a baby surprise jacket for my sister's (yet unborn) daughter. I used Duet sock yarn in the St. Valentine colorway that I got from The Loopy Ewe. TLE is one of the best places I've bought anything from, hands down. I think I'll also make an Emli bonnet out of the leftover yarn, and of course a pair of matching sockies.

Right now, I'm spinning some Targhee that I got from Susan's Spinning Bunny. I really love down wools, because of their spongy, springy hand. The colors of the roving are browns, creams and reddish browns...such beautiful colors. I'm not sure what I'll make out of it; I'm going to spin it up about sport weight and see how many yards I get. Then I'll see what patterns I have to go with it. Exciting!

Well, back to my wheel...

Sunday, December 9, 2007


I wish that I was better at blogging. I just get so busy reading that I forget to write!

I'm working like mad on Christmas presents, and I have all but one finished. I've made 3 Wisps and I'm finishing the 4th. I also have two hats and 6 ornaments done. For a person who usually finishes a pair of socks in 2 months, that's a pretty good percentage :)

I decided to Etsy several presents, figuring that if I can't make them, at least the recipients are getting handmade stuff. I got some beer soap for my brothers, a sweet coffee mug for my friend Deb (I might add a spider-special if I have extra time), and a beautiful clutch for my Mom. I also got some fun bath/body care stuff for my little sister, whose birthday is the 20th. Where else can I buy things and feel good about it?

I have to start taking pictures of things that I'm making before I give them away!

I also need to get back into the lace groove. With all these Wisps under my belt, I should just jump into one of lace projects I have in the wings and stop fiddling around.

Well, back to Wisping...