Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
It has the coloring of the water at Alexander Springs we visited while the family was here.
I used the suffolk/alpaca blend I spun and dyed. It is so soft and drapey.
I will warp another idea today.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
In the morning I pulled out the dresser that was here and organized a cutting/ironing center that will double as the wool prep area..........it is nice to have this area to work at! I caught Nyki redhanded at the attempted murder of my styrofoam head! She wasn't the least bit penitent! I spun up 2 skeins of the superwash/nylon I blended on the drumcarder-I am pleased with the results and will now dye up the skeins.........I am thinking chocolate covered cherries kind of colors....
Back in the sewing room , I serged up a pair of capris for myself. This fabric is a light-weight kettle cloth that is at least 40 years old.........I am enjoying the challenge of stash busting! I finally got to the finishing work for the two pair of socks with the striped yarn from KnitPicks (Felici in Putty and Meridian). And when I began the third pair of socks I had a 'what if ?' thought. They need their own post to see what I did!
Friday, April 24, 2009
The cave was a hub of activity today-I made a list of things to finish up in there and I thoroughly enjoyed myself in the process. Bill is finishing up on the electrical and came to visit occasionally to update me, but mostly it was quiet and creative! I hit up the pile of fabrics and sewed up a tablerunner. It was so much more comfortable to be able to stand at the table and not hunch over! I planned, cut, ironed and laid out all my pieces to my heart's content!
I finished up the last stitch on the tie just in time to hit the dinner preparation hour-what a nice day.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Did laundry and cleaning and in between I filled up the time with my usual fibery pursuits:
it is so much airier with the warp being thin.........I just love the way weaving surprises me with each new project! I am listening to Weavezine podcasts while I putter through the day, catching up on old ones and learning so much!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The guys found this cutie-a puffer fish--he has spines all over the top of his back-beware!I did a bit of this and a lot of book reading.
The guys tossed a football and then we went to lunch at a beach cafe. What a great time.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I did a little of this on the beach but mostly watched the antics of all the 'children'. Never a dull moment....Jared even rescued a 14 yr old girl from the water-she had gashed her thigh open (6-7") from a spill on her surf board-he scooped her up and carried her to her parents and while they applied pressure to the wound and waited for the EMT's, we packed up their stuff... Caleb got a nasty cut at the base of his toe while using his skimmer board-minor in comparison to the young woman's but it is giving him some mobility problems. Never a dull moment!
We celebrated David's birthday when we got back fromt he beach! He turns 7 on Sunday but we wouldn't all be together then so.............
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Yesterday, most of the crew went for a boat tour. Jared caught some incredible 'gator sightings shots! Is this guy smiling at you?!
So, I thought I would try to convert this common dishcloth pattern to a machine knit one! And it worked! Now usually this is knit in...
I might be seeing red, but not in anger! Quite the contrary-I have enough left over yarn to make a matching headband......... because th...
The classic sweater for Will is now completed! I hand knit all the ribbing and then seamed it up between naps yesterday. This on...
I managed to cut two more quilts out from the bottom of the Christmas prints scrap bins; one fo an adult and one for a child. (I migh...