Monday, September 28, 2009

Wooly Wear

I seem to knit in fits and starts. I think I am like a lot of knitters - I get so excited about starting a new project, picking out the wool, casting on..And then somewhere the desire to knit leaves me and I have a load of unfinished projects waiting for my attention. With the cooler weather, I have again been inspired to knit. I finished a pair of socks for myself the other day! I love them. They are the Saguaro Socks (on Ravelry) and I knit them up with a wool from Diamond called Fancy Free. It is a merino alpaca nylon blend. So wonderfully soft and squishy!

I am finishing up a pair of felted boot slippers for Lil'G (Snugs from Pick Up Sticks). They are taking me forever! But I am on the second lining (pink alpaca) and all that is left after knitting that up is sewing them together and felting them! I have never felted anything before - on purpose that is! - so this is a bit of an adventure. Hopefully a happy one.
And I couldn't resist a 25% off sale at my LYS. Two skeins of Mirasol Hacho - destined to be another pair of socks for me.

I am going to try knitting two at a time on two circular needles. Seems simple enough...Famous last words.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall Is In the Air

Today it is very windy - great gusts are pulling leaves off the trees, sending them scurrying about. The sun is shining and it is a gorgeous day. But I can feel the chill of fall creeping closer every morning.
The renos are going well. We still don't have a roof, but the floor was glued down yesterday. Walls are going up on Monday. Yay! I climbed up on the roof the other day to check out the view. I am terrified of heights so this was a huge deal for me....

Last weekend we took Lil'G to the Fall Fair. She loves the animals and of course the giant pumpkins. Who wouldn't?

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, September 18, 2009


My very first post!
My house is currently being torn apart - it is a bit of a horror show. We are adding a second story to our teeny tiny house which is equally exciting and terrifying. This morning the roof was down to the rafters...

I shipped Lil'G off to the Grandparent's house for the night so I can get some work done.

I have been trying to find the time amidst the chaos to design some new bags. What I have done is discover needle felting. Amazing and really quite simple to figure out. I am addicted!
That is the plan for today. I think I will put on my headphones and listen to some drum and bass and drown out the pounding that accompanies destruction!