Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone had a happy Easter!
I had a good time this year. I spent the day quietly. I went for a walk in the morning sunshine and then I made a lovely coffee cake for brunch to go with my orange juice and pineapple.

I spent the afternoon dying eggs and playing with color!
I never pass up the chance to play with dyes and this year I experimented with tape.

I enjoyed my play time and now I have plenty of eggs for my traditional curried eggs on toast! Yum!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Spinning for Socks

I am really enjoying my Spinning! I am currently working on 4oz of superwash merino with some nylon in it, I purchased it on Etsy from mysmallwonders's. I am trying to spin it as fine as I can. I am planing to Navajo ply it. My goal is a three ply sock yarn.Whatever I end up with I will knit into toe up socks for myself. I have small feet so I should have enough even if it is a little thicker than I am hoping for. I am going to Navajo ply to keep the colors together. I am not a fan of barber poling and I think I will end up with stripes. I am amazed by how much yardage I am getting, I have spun less than 1/4 of it so far. I am happy with my first singles! This is fun!


I got my hot little hands on four flats (that's 48 pints) of Strawberries!
Friday after work I brought them home, I cleaned the kitchen and got all my canning supplies ready.

Bright and early Saturday morning I started washing, cutting, caning, and freezing.

By the evening I had 48 jars of jam and 3 1/2 gallons of frozen strawberries, ohhh yeah!

yum........ strawberries on ice cream, strawberry jam on biscuits, waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, strawberry rhubarb pie....... it tastes like spring!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

kint,knit,knit and still no progress!

Well, long time no post!
I have been busy with my new job which I enjoy. I am teaching one of my new work friends to knit and you know it must be a great place to work if there is more than one knitter!
I have been knitting just a bit every day and I swear I'm not getting anywhere! The sleeves for the cotton pulse sweater are not growing at all and neither is the blue circular shrug. I do want to be working on my Germany socks but I need to finish the other things first. I have not touched my birch because I am saving it as a reward for when I finish something. I just might have too many things on the needles!
I always have a lot of things I want to cast on but I have officially gone over the edge now with my afghan obsession. I am dieing to make this or this for my sofa but since a mere sweater is kicking my bum at the moment it is not going to happen any time soon.
to make up for the lack of pictures in this post check out one of me and my twin when we were six or seven, here.