Monday, March 28, 2011

I really was!

Honest, I really was getting caught up on all of my blog reading.... then the hubby decided to share the flu with me. I was just about over that & it decided to turn around & bite me in the butt, it turned into a sinus infection. UGH. Let me just say that I'm tired of feeling bad.  I almost felt human today so that's a little better.

Here is what I've done while sick, besides sleep too much & spend too much time in bed laying around, & attempting to go to work & get a few things done there, ha ha.

I finished up some handspun yarn on my Vespera. This is the first yarn I've done from fleece to finished yarn. I have almost a pound of this green fiber so I have plenty more to get through. :)

And here is what I'm doing with that green yarn.... I'm making a Flower afghan with scraps of handspun, my green yarn & it will be bordered with cream I think. The pattern is the Flower Patch Afghan by Mary Jane Protus, from the Afghans for All Seasons book. This will take me a while to finish. I'm just doing a square every now & then when I get some small amounts of handspun to use up for the flowers.

That's about it. I hope everyone is doing well. :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Princess & The Pea

The Princess and The Pea - That was one of my favorite stories when I was little. When I saw this the other night it's the first thing I thought of.... there she was, my Princess & the Pea. LOL

Kevin piled the pillows up to see if she would get up there... well of course she will! :)  Princess Jasmine's fascination with the pillows continues....

And I'm doing a little knitting. This isn't my handspun, it's a friend's. My buddy is a crocheter, she's tried knitting & just can't seem to fall in love with it. I don't understand this at all. LOL. But I did take pity on her, I didn't want to see her commit unspeakable crimes with a pair of knitting needles. She really wanted something knitted with her beautiful handspun, so I'm trying a Knotted Openwork Shawl. There is an error in the pattern, row 4 should have a "pass 3rd st on RH needle over the first 2 sts" after the K3. But other than that it's a super easy pattern. And it should go quickly using size 15 needles. The pattern called for size 17, but the largest I have is a 15, so 15 it is.

There are also a few things you might want to check out this month!

Don't forget this month FIX is giving away awesome prize boxes! If you purchase anything from any participating shop you can enter that purchase in the drawing.

You can find FIX on Ravelry or check out the FIX Blog.

Also, three of us have teamed up for an awesome giveaway! It's the 3 Evil Enablers Giveaway.

Ron from Fancy Kitty is giving away the Grand Prize, a Little Tom drum carder!  Beth from Blue Mountain Handcrafts is giving away 2 lbs. cormo & 4 oz. bamboo. And I'm giving away a Sheep Orifice Hook, Sheep WPI tool & Sheep stitch markers.

Hurry & get your entry in, you know you don't want to miss the chance to win that drum carder!! Or the yummy fiber & tools. :)

Starts: March 1st
Ends: April 1st
Winners announced: April 2nd
One prize per person per drawing

International winners will be responsible for the shipping charges of their prizes*


~ you must be a member of the Blue Mountain Handcrafts Ravelry group

~ all entry orders must be placed between 3/1 and 4/1 (orders with combined shipping count as 1 entry)

~ 3 entries - for any new video posted (or link to the video) of you using a Fancy kitty carder or picker (1 video per person)
~ 3 entries - place an order with Blue Mountain Handcrafts
~ 3 entries - place an order with Yarndemon Designs
~ 1 entry - post a pic of an item previously purchased from one of the 3 above shops and tell us why you love that shop (one post per shop per person)