Monday, January 28, 2008

I've Been Bitten........

I have certainly been bitten by the spinning bug. I've been wanting to learn and decided no time like the present. I went to Weaving Works in the U-district and bought a drop spindle and some roving. I love it.......

I have finished the Tilted Duster from the Fall 2007 issue of IK. My first FO of 2008....whoo hoo!

I have started Cookie A's Pomatomus socks using Pagewood Farm hand dyed sock yarn in Mariner's colorway. I have had this in my stash since the Stitch & Pitch last June. It works great with this pattern.

I have also started Little Gems Mitts from the Holiday 2007 issue of IK. I want to learn Fair Isle so I thought that this pattern was a simple one to learn from. I am using Elann Sock It To Me 4ply in Claret and Rose Wine colorways.

I have been on vacation since the 18th and now it is time to return to the working world. Tomorrow is the day......unfortunately. My next vacation won't be until May, when I'm planning on going to Mississippi to see my granddaughter Chloe for her 3rd birthday. There is a wonderful yarn store in Jackson, the name has slipped my mind. There is only one store listed in the phone book in Jackson so it is easy to find. It is located on Old Canton Road. I found it on my last visit to the south.

Hi ho, hi's back to work I go!

Until next time, Keep on Clickin'

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Boy, Where does the time go?

I can't believe this month is almost over and I haven't even posted yet this year. I finished knitting and blocking the Tilted Duster. I bought 2 cool buttons for the front at Shibori Dragon in Lakewood. Some of us from my SnB group went on a Yarn Crawl to Tacoma. Lamb's Ear, Shibori Dragon and Yorkshire Yarns. They are all great shops and each has something different to offer.

Last week at our Stitch & Bitch we had a very special guest. Ms. B from Knitters Uncensored Podcast. How exciting is that. It was great to meet her in person. We all had a fun time and took group photos with her.

I am now knitting the Olive Branch Yoga Hoodie, in Cascade 220 Heathers. I love this yarn. It knits up wonderful. Can't wait to complete it.

On the TV: Project Runway & Make me a Supermodel.

Until next time, Keep Clickin