Sunday, February 20, 2011

Technical Difficulties

I'm even further behind now.... my faithful computer decided to poop out on me this past week. It had to go spend a few days at the computer Dr., thankfully I got it back on Friday. So I'm up & running again. As far as we can tell it had a corrupt system file or something, so they had to re-install the whole thing from scratch. At least I didn't lose all of my photos & other info.  I'll be playing catch-up this week so bear with me if you haven't heard from me. :)

But I'll be watching the Daytona 500 today, the computer will have to wait until later. he he

I'll leave you with this sweet photo.... Jazzy didn't want her daddy to go out of town to work last week. Silly girl.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day. Mine was good even though I had to go to work. :)
My wonderful hubby gave me a dozen beautiful purple roses.

I also got my Valentine's Fancy Kitty Swap package today!  Here are all the wonderful goodies that Monica sent me.
 A lovely batt of Merino & Romney, a handmade Valentine card, handmade chocolates (YUM) & other candy, and one of Monica's beautiful Diz. She even made me a special Diz in purple, sweet!  Thank you so much Monica!!! I love everything!

I wanted to show everyone the gorgeous tote bag that I got from Beth at Blue Mountain Handcrafts a while back too. This is a great padded tote bag! And I love the mixed purple fabrics on the pockets. It's reversable but who would want to hide the pretty pockets?

Nothing new on the knitting or weaving front... but I did get some more yarn spun. This is my Vacation SAL package from BMH. Mine was New Zealand. I had the merino/silk with the Violet solid. I started with 6oz., 3oz of each color. I ended up with 310 yards of sport/dk weight yarn.

Next up for the wheel is this lovely fiber that I got from Robin, that I plan on plying with the solid red alpaca that I dyed.

And I got some new markers made. Giraffes, aren't they cutie pies?

Have a great week everyone!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Not much...

Not much going on around here. Just working, trying to pay bills, catching up on custom orders, a little spinning & weaving when I can fit it in.

We have heard from our Marine, he's doing good. A little homesick, but otherwise fine. Hopefully he will have internet set up soon in his living quarters.

Here is the little bit of spinning I finally finished. This is the 5 oz corriedale I got a while back from Blue Mountain Handcrafts. I ended up with 250 yards of n-ply, DK weight.

And I've finished my second woven scarf. I used Plymouth Suri Merino for the warp & my Seashell beaded handspun for the weft. I pushed most of the beads to one side. I also only used about half or less than that of the beaded yarn, so I have plenty left to do another scarf.

After looking at this last photo in daylight, I suppose I should have steamed the scarf before taking the photo. Oh well. I'll get that done eventually. :)