Sunday, July 31, 2005

I have been busy doing yard work, so haven't had time to update my blog. I frogged Jesse's socks, they just weren't working. Restarted them 3 times and gave up, will work on them again later. I did knit myself a pair out of the yarn I got from Wonderland Dyeworks. It is the Peacock colorway and I used a simple lace pattern. They turned out nice. I then knit my oldest DD, Sandy, a pair out of some Cascade Sassy Stripe yarn in purples. They are simple stockinette stitch, which is what she wanted.

I am working on trying to design myself a spindle carrier, so that I can take my spindles with me when I go on trips. I like going to Las Cruces when Bob goes over to get supplies for the yard and house.

Right now we are working on making one area to the south of the house into a small park, with benches, a pond and either a dry creek bed or a actual stream that goes from the upper pond to a lower one then the water would be pumped back to the upper pond.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

I haven't updated my blog in a long time, because I haven't been doing anything with my crafts. I did make stuff for the family for Christmas. Then I started a pair of mittens for Bob and socks for Jesse, but they got set aside when I kept making mistakes. I just picked up the mittens the other day and got the hand part done, just have the thumbs left to do. Now to pick up the socks and get them going again.

I want to work on spinning up the fiber for my shawl, so that I can get it knitted before winter. It is some I got in a trade with Alice of Wonderland Dye Works. It is one pound of Cormo in the Spring colorway. I am planning on using a pattern that I found on the internet for it. I have 2 ounces spun, so it will take me awhile to get it all spun. I will update the amount spun as I get it done.