Saturday, October 29, 2011


Many moons ago, I had some 50/50 merino/bamboo that I spun into a heavy laceweight singles.  It was a pretty steel blueish grey color with some yellow, and I was planning a shawl.

Well, I never got around to the shawl, and I have cowls on the brain, so I decided to ply the two laceweight singles together to possibly get a light worsted weight!  It's soaking in the sink right now, and I don't know how I'm going to wait until it's dry :)

I just finished two hats for the twins, made from Madelinetosh DK in a harvest gold and an autumn leaf rust color.  My sister seems to like them, so I'm happy.

I also finished a baby cardigan for my friend who has a baby due tomorrow!  It's a green cardigan Spud and Chloe sweater yarn (wool/cotton blend) in the baby sophisticate pattern.  I have to say that I am disappointed in the Spud and Chloe yarn.  I may have just chosen a bad color, but the green is pretty dull, no depth at all.  Maybe that's a result of the cotton element.  I could also have gone for about 20 more yards in the skein; I don't like these 200 yarders.

My sister really wants some baby socks, so I may try to whip up a pair or two over the weekend. 

I finished reading Howards End this morning.  Even if you've seen the movie, it's worth reading the book.  DP told me that he read somewhere that the book is full of despicable characters, and he's right...but it was still a good read.  He's probably going to read it next.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Where do the days go?

Just a few days later, and things have been crazy.  Emergency dental surgery for DP, errands, visiting the pumpkin patch with my three nieces...somehow the time just zooms.

Now that fall is truly here, I'm planning out my gifts.  After coming back from MO, I have a "new to me" loom (one I gave my MIL years ago that she no longer can use), so I may try the old placemat/table runner/hand towel thing again.  Maybe a scarf or three :)  I have to buy heddle blocks for it though, since she lost them somewhere along the way.

I'm trying another baby sweater (the last one was given up in despair over splitty yarn), and my sister is lacking in hats for my baby nieces.  Hats for babies are relatively quick, so I hope to get them done this weekend, or in the next few days.

I'm really feeling down right now; I'm not sure if it's the weather or age or what, but every day is worse than the last.  I'm doing a lot of work, and getting back into devotionals too, but I'm not sure what's up.

Monday, October 17, 2011


The holiday season is almost over - thank goodness!  Even with the days off, I just didn't get any time to relax this year.  I'm looking forward to Thursday & Friday though, and I'm really hoping to get some good crafting time in.

I finally got the yarn I bought from someone's destash - I think I'll use it to make that baby sweater.  I also got a skein of chunky yarn that I'm hoping to use for a cowl for my brother.  He seems to enjoy them, so who am I to stop making them for him?

DP's and my 11th anniversary is coming up as well.  I just can't believe it.