Monday, March 29, 2010
Quite suitable, I believe, for the dramatic B&W photo challenge over at IHeartFaces.
Even though I dislike the shadows caused by the flash and wish the Washington Monument was not crooked, I think this is (apart from pictures of family members) one of the best pictures I ever took.
Thanks, Visty, for the inspiration!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Working the ass on the trails, snowflurries my company, again.
Coffee with friends in the morning.
Gathering stuff for the class, beginner knitting tomorrow morning.
Watching winter wrestle with spring. The day that started with snowfall ended with warm sun.
I am eying my trees, I have all that I wanted now, the Jonagold being my favorite, because it is my favorite apple! None are planted yet, and I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Nine rosy ounces have been spun, plied and washed. I still adore this yarn and wish the color would work for me.
I remembered that I had already made a piece of clothing from a previously spun sample and searched the archives.
A sweater for Irmchen in 2008.
The actual yarn color is somewhere in the middle between the sweater and the finished skein. I'm working on the color thing, got me Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and have yet to get started with it, I'm thinking next week when the kids are back in school.
While I am stalking the mail man, I pretend to track my package of blues across the country as it makes its way from Virginia. Since Pat mailed it on Wednesday I have been wondering where it is. Maybe it is spending the Sunday in Arkansas? Or Tennessee?
My goal is to have my roses all spun up by the time the two pounds of blue fluff arrive, so I don't need to feel guilty, when I dive into the blue right away. Another rosy nine ounces of finished yarn are soaking in hot soapy water right now (I use Eucalan in case you wonder), but there is still some more raw fluff waiting at the wheel.
I also have to confess, that I started a new project. Spring did it!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Here are some of the results.
Can you see the little curls and locks peaking out? Gotta love it!
As I've mentioned before, I still have my fiber sources on the East Coast, and as this last big order is all spun up, my favorite remains this pound of loveliness:
I adore the yarn with all the lovely variations, but I don't feel the color would work for me. Since the knitting will be a lot of work, - not to mention the spinning - the color HAS to be right.
I had no choice, people!
- - - - I ordered two more pounds of my blue!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Dear Mr. Piraro,
you totally made my day!
Now I can truly tell, that knitters are being recognized in this country as an important part of our society!
I really appreciate this, and wish you the best for your future, possibly a serious relationship with a passionate knitter, who will knit you some cozy socks or an even cozier sweater!
P.S. Would you happen to know by any chance, where that class is being held?
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Fine tuning will follow tomorrow.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Lewis: Mom, Dad (note how he adresses me first, but wisely adds his father!), you know, I was wondering, since the stuff in batteries is so poisonous and acidic, how can it give you energy?
Wyatt answers in a very complicated, detailed and knowledgeable way, because he is educated, smart and knows just about everything. Even though I know how smart he is I am amazed and impressed and listen in awe, barely understanding the half of it.
Then me: ... (thoughtful) ... if it was for me, we would still live in the Stoneage. But we would be warm, real warm!