New House


We're officially in our new house. The unpacking is...going. I'm back at work, so things are slightly hectic. I've accepted at least 12 hours of work to be done over the weekend, so that should be interesting. If I do four hours a day, things will be okay (I hope).

I've actually been spinning and knitting some, although I'm not sure where our camera is right now, so I can't show you any pictures. Here's the last thing I spun for the Tour de Fleece before my world came crumbling down and moving kicked into overdrive.


It's destined to be mittens. I do quite like it.

So far, on the needles, I have:

1) Clapotis -- I just spun the last of the yarn needed for it!!!
2) Luna Moth Shawl
3) Baby Blanket
4) Mittens
5) Entrelac Scarf for Rhapsody
6) Socks
7) Elodie's scarf

So much for my one-project-at-a-time rule.

Tomorrow, Terra and I are going to see some sheepies and buy some fleeces. I'm so SO excited! It'll be a well-needed break. As for today, my daughter and my husband are in the (hopefully) capable hands of my baby brother who is taking them up in an airplane! How this kid got his commercial license, I don't know, because he can hardly drive a car. However, I've been told he's good at flying, and he even has a job doing it for a living, so I guess I can't be too worried (I'll just eat my nails to the quick until they get back on the ground).

I had a minor freakout last night as I pictured my life without them. It was so horrible that I actually had to go lay down in Elodie's room with her and sob quietly into her hair. I don't know what it is about being a mother that completely changes your emotions, but I swear, it's like my worrisome side has kicking into overdrive. I have a huge fear of flying, and so I think I must have projected that onto them. I don't want to think about what would happen if I was suddenly all by myself.

On that depressing note, I'm going to go spin a bit and watch TLC! We have the high channels for a whole month for free! I'm super excited.


Tour: Week One

It's been a crazy week. Between work and packing and spinning and knitting, I've barely had time to do anything.

Tour de Fleece started off with a spin-in. Terra came over for a spinning day, as mentioned in my previous post. Everything was set for a great time!



Here is what came off the bobbins in week one:
sock yarn.

Baby camel and silk

Sorry about the blurry picture. This is the plied baby camel and silk.

100% Merino

BFL/Silk and yet another skien of the Maple:

Kitty managed to get a hold of my BFL bobbin last night:

I also spun enough N-plied Maple to finish my second Red Dwarf sock:


The flower thief stole the flower:


What else have I been doing?

A blanket for friends whose baby is due in September. I like this blanket almost more than I like the Hemlock Ring. I just picked a doily pattern off Ravelry that I rather enjoyed (I picked Egeblad - Ravelry link) and started knitting it to a larger gauge. It's turning out beautifully.

Also totally adoring the Luna Moth Shawl (Ravelry link). I'm knitting it with some silk that I spun a LONG time ago. You can tell that it was one of my earlier spins since it's not all that even. I think after I give the shawl a firm blocking, it'll settle down nicely and the texture will work quite well.

I've also become kind of a freak for stitch markers of late. I am, however, rather poor since buying a house, so I've been making my own:

I picked the beads up at Michaels for only a few bucks each package. I've made about 100 stitch markers so far, and I can see myself sitting with a surplus.


They're really quite addictive.

Anyway, it's nearly 2:00 a.m., and I still have 30 minutes to do of a file that I'm working on. I guess I'd better stop procrastinating and actually work so I can go to sleep at some point tonight. Until next time!


Spin and spin and spin and spin...

Terra came over yesterday for a spin date. It was so much fun! I'll post pictures later tonight after my work day is done. I technically shouldn't be posting this right now, since I'm "working," but hell, I'm posting anyway.

I finished a lot of stuff, including my camel/silk. I got 300 yards of laceweight from about two ounces of fibre, one ply camel, one ply silk. Super happy with that! I also managed to skein some sock yarn that's been on the spindle forever. And I decided to use my spindle for my next bout of sock yarn. I do love spindling.

Between spinning, watching a movie (very strange movie) and eating A LOT of junk food, there was lots of laughter and stories and girl talk.

FYI: Tour de Fleece is up and going! Are you in it this year?


Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Happy belated Canada Day!

I had a lovely day, out and about with Terra. We went to M1 and knit a bit. Then I taught her to spin. I think she's going to be an amazing spinner! Very nice first yarn, although the center pull ball for plying didn't work so well. It took three of us to ply (blush). Annie had to hold the ball, I held the middle, and Terra spun the spindle.

Speaking of Annie, she's the latest addition to my blogroll. She's an amazing dyer, and an all-around great person. If you like hand-dyed fibre, drop her a line. Totally cool person. Love her to bits.

Robbie and I had our first wedding anniversary on the 30th. We had a great time, watched Wall-E and drank a bottle of wine (Thanks mom!). Elodie hung out at grandma and grandpa's house so we could get some alone time.

Finally, have you read the Harlot's Canada Day blog post? Check it out if you haven't.

The second Red Dwarf sock is half done. I'm so glad I'm starting on my Christmas knitting early this year.