Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tour de Fleece update

The Tour de Fleece 2008 is complete. My goal to finish spinning, plying, and washing this roving purchased at OFFF 2007 has been obtained. The colors are stunning and the final yarn is in stash awaiting the perfect project.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Feeling crabby

Half a monkey

Dead Monkey

Sometimes love doesn't last....

Big Socks

Finally, a photo of the huge socks I knit for DH who gets cold feet when he goes scuba diving during the winter in Puget Sound. Yarn - STR Heavyweight, one of the Raven colorways.

Blooming washcloths

Look what's growing in my garden:

Head on:

Pattern: Knitted Lacy Round Dishcloth (ravelry link)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tour de Fleece and Shout Out

There's a new button over in the sidebar, yep, I signed up for the Tour de Fleece. This is my first year entering the race, and I am off to a late start. However I feel confident in my ability to earn The Maillot Jaune (Yellow Jersey). My goal is to ply the red/gold wool silk I purchased at OFFF last year, and was just re-inspired to spin up at BSG. This is an attainable goal if I set the proper amount of time aside. Priorities!

I'd like to make a shout out to my friend Kerry, who when properly motivated by promises of chocolate, STR, and cashmere, has finished her koigu sweater over the 4th of July weekend. Doesn't it look great? Well done, Kerry!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Tag, you're it!

Annie, who was kind enough to leave a little yarn and fiber for me at Black Sheep, tagged me.

The rules: Are posted at the beginning. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer. Play nice, children.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was counting down the days to the birth of my first child, and working for a large disk manufacturing company in Minnesota.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today- not in any particular order?
Play with my kids, do some gardening, start the laundry, go flower shopping and knit!

3. Snacks I enjoy.
chocolate chip cookies, raspberries

4. Places I’ve lived-
Gambrills, MD; Berlin, Germany; Odenton, MD; Columbia, MD; Eagan, MN; Minneapolis, MN; Hopkinton, MA; Bellevue, WA; Woodinville, WA

5. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
It would be my civic duty to open the west coast's best yarn and fiber haven.

6. What are some jobs you’ve had:
project manager, product manager, who wants to talk about work anyway?

People I'm going to Tag are:
Anyone else who has not posted this meme yet!