Monday, October 19, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Claudette & her door prize
Dianne & Claudette
Linda & Rae, the Thinking Knitter (and co-organizer of this event).
Natasha of Unplanned Peacock Studio with her charity knit donation.
Pat Lawrence with her rabbit. Pat is the "Barley Stitch Pattern" sock designer.
It was a great day! My door prize included a set of Lantern Moon DPNs' from Stoney Mountain Fibers of Charlottesville and some beautiful roving with a spindle donated by Knitnana. Thank you both so much!
Monday, September 21, 2009
For my fellow Haggis Heads (compliments of Knit Pro):
Lastly, but never least, Jim. After I loaded Linda's Country Fair spinning video, Blogspot wouldn't allow me to post any pictures. This is Linda's husband, Jim, in front of the Spirit of New London, a old fashioned river bateau. This gentleman moves big wooden boats down rivers, constructs "spinning sheds" so that his wife can have a place of her own to store all of her goodies and makes beautiful spinning wheels.
Would you agree he's fiber husband of the year???
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
This is the start (the body and beginning of the head) of my second Sock Monkey. Fellow fiber fanatic, Linda, gave me a Backstitches gift certificate for my birthday. I went to the store and was delighted to find this shade of Cascade 220 Superwash in, what I call, "Red Heel Brown." I bought the last three remaining skeins and I'm happy monkey knitter. :)
Linda also gave me this adorable book.
My neighbor, Muriyea, and I are knitting Interweave's Cabled Raglan Baby Sweater together. This is my first Interweave pattern and I barely got through the neckline before I went running to Yarn Theory/Jan for help translating the pattern. LOL
Here's Linda again. She keeps on feeding the sock mojo! :)
And then there's Dianne. Dianne feeds my Imelda Marcos-like love of knitting bags. In addition to a Nana Sadie Rose Posey and sundry bag (that matches my big Mera), Dianne gave me this beautiful Jessalu bag too.
Marianne. A box arrived in the mail and I dove into it and found these beautiful dishcloths. I really don't want to share them (Mohamed completely commandeered the mitered one you sent last year), so I don't feel badly for being greedy.
Sock Summit souvenirs from Dianne. I've been ogling ceramic buttons for a while now and even entertaining the idea of a pottery class to make them myself. Dianne picked up these beauties at the Button Emporium in Portland, as well as at the Sock Summit marketplace.
More sock goodness from Linda.
I grinned like the village idiot when these came walking through the door of my office. Dianne struck again.
Sock Summit's "Apogee" from Dianne. This was dyed by the incredibly talented Angie McNamara of Serendipitous Ewe.
Bluebirds and Alpaca Sox. :) These arrived in Marianne's box along with a beautiful set of cloisonne butterfly earrings that I couldn't photograph well, scrumptious roving in striking colors, chocolate and handmade soap.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
And kitty-approved too.
The yarn balls & knitting needles are made from rice krispies and colored fondant. They're edible (and the size of tennis balls).
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Shortly after and secondly, the well water pump died. Imagine having company at your house (be they family or not) and the toilets won't flush because there is no (I repeat NO) running water for 36 hours. In a word, it sucked (or more specifically, didn't).
Third, I made a terrible discovery in the mirror. I was scratching my face and I felt something prickly. Have you ever touched a cactus and caught a little spine under your skin? That's what it felt like. Not painful, just there and disconcerting. I made my way to the mirror to pull out the prickle and OH SHIT! it was a mustache hair. I stood there thinking, "No way! I'm too young!" and visions, like the one below, came to mind.
Yesterday afternoon, my son and I went to have our annual eye checkups. Everything was going along fine until the doctor "clucked," shook his head and made a "Hrumph" sound. "Well, Mrs. Soltani, you're going to need bifocals probably next year. For now, get yourself some reading glasses." I thought to myself, "No f***ing way! I'm too young!" This morning, I went to see my family physician and lovely man that he is, he took excellent care of me. As I was waiting for my brand new prescription of P-R-O-Z-A-C to be filled, I tried on some reading glasses and learned that the damned opthamolgist was right.
I really don't mind aging - - I genuinely don't. What I object to - - STRENUOUSLY - - are the side effects, such as reading glasses, a mustache hair on my upper lip, mood swings of apocalyptic proportions and other indignities. Now that I'm older, I like to think of myself as wiser, more experienced, kinder, more patient (except for today) and a several other nice things. What I'm not coping so well with is going from this...
Friday, July 10, 2009
time this summer.
Playing chess......no way.
And who's recording the insanity?!?! My sister! LOLOLOL Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Birki's Dijon (New in Box) = $35.00Birki's Calais (New in Box) = $24.00
Using KnitMap.com, I found a "new" yarn store that wasn't far from Denise's home, Crazy for Ewe of Leonardtown, Maryland. The owner was incredibly nice, the store was stocked with amazing fiber and names I've only read about, e.g. E. Lavold, Louisa Harding and others, and there was a sale - - - 40% off of....