July 28, 2010 § 2 Comments

Oh, hi, little blog. I seem to post a few days a week and then forget about you for a month. Don’t worry, I forget about uploading daily to Flickr as well, so it’s not just you. Anyway, I have a few fun things to share with you in the next few days.

I didn’t officially participate in Tour de Fleece 2010, but it did encourage me to finish spinning yarn for Andrea.

I had so much fun spinning this up. Traditional 3-ply yarns spun tightly like this make my heart pitter-pat. It becomes difficult when I need to improvise a fourth bobbin, but it’s always worth it. (Although, it makes me want at Schacht DT Matchless even more.) I ended up with 410 yards of fingering weight yarn. I can’t wait to see what Andrea does with it.

I’ve got a couple more things to share with you; a trip with new family, new projects, and tomorrow I’ll be making pies with my grandmother. See you then!


Super Crafty Swap!

June 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

I got my box from Katie this afternoon and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Swaps are so much fun! Thanks to Amber and Sarah for putting this together.

Click through the photo for notes on what everything is

Dr. G’s Vest

June 21, 2010 § 4 Comments

Here I am, putting the final touches on my grandpa’s vest (ravelry) on Father’s Day, only a couple holidays short of when I said it’d be done.
whip stitching down the steek

close up of the wooden buttons

It looks great on him and he seemed very pleased to receive it, insisting that it would fit no matter what. More information on the pattern, yarn, and modifications are located on my project page, linked above.

I mailed out my Super Crafty Swap package this morning before work, so I hope it finds it’s recipient very soon! I’ll be on the look out for mine. I hope it comes tomorrow because that’s my only full day with nothing scheduled (except for sewing time!) and I’ll have all day to check everything out.

happier day

June 18, 2010 § 3 Comments

I went over to Allen, Michigan’s “antique capital”, to look for a couple things to include in my Super Crafty Swap, whose deadline to mail boxes is Monday, by the way. I’m having fun putting together my box. I’ll post a photo tomorrow before I finish it off. The photo above includes a few of my finds for me. I love the patterns on old pyrex dishes, so I had to get this bowl (and a matching larger bowl). I also picked up some local granola. I really need to try making it myself though.

Just past Allen is Jonesville, which is where my first LYS is located. I got some sock yarn and buttons for a couple projects, to be debuted by Father’s day.

I hope your weekend is off to a great start!

June 2, 2010 § 3 Comments

I think today was a rather productive day. I mailed out a package, dropped some clothes off at Goodwill, and put away all of my clothes. I even played a little bit of tennis with Cameron. In the next few days, I’ll be sorting through all of my crafty stash to put together a package for my Super Crafty Swap. I hope my partner won’t be too bummed that I can mostly only offer yarn from my stash because that’s mostly what I do. I don’t have much scrapbooking paper or anything because I think I threw that away (horror!) last summer when I cleaned out all of my stuff. At least I’ve got $10 to play with. I think I need to hit my local coffee shop, Northwoods. They have a bunch of cute little stuff that might be fun to include for my partner.

Well, I’m going end my evening with a cup of tea and some knitting. And junk TV.

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