Sunday, April 04, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
I have been busy with these things lately. Snow days do help with getting some of these projects done. I got a new Extra Fine Gauge Sock Loom from DaLooms and the first pix is of it inside the Knifty Knitter's smallest loom. Yep, that is really tiny.
Second and third pix are of a pair of booties that I hand knit with wool yarn and felted. The pattern I found was from craftzine website. Be nice if I could figure out how to put links in here. You just make a long strip in squares of color six colors long and then two squares off the side of the last square. Like a big L shape. Then a bit of folding and sewing and presto You have a slipper shape. Toss it in the washer for a while till it is the size you want. I actually put them back in the other day and got them a bit smaller than the pix shows as they were quite large enough to fit a size 9 or larger at that size and I am an 8 or so. Since they have a lot of stretch and give I wanted them a bit smaller. Had to really watch them tho. I really love them! They are sooooo cute and nice and snuggly warm. I do wear them with a pair of cotton socks as I am not sure that my easily irritated feet would tolerate the wool. Better to be safe and it is warmer that way. Old Farm house floors without finished basement under them are COLD. In the kitchen I keep my case of pop on the floor in the winter and it keeps my pop chilled to the temp I like. Cold but not frozen. So something on the feet is Necessary!
Haven't updated this blog for quite a while. Snowed in again today. Lots of SNOW! Well, not as much as the East coast got but our accumulation is as much at around 55 inches of snow. It's not been melting either this year. So when these huge piles start melting it is gonna be a MESS. I do not look forward to that either! Especially to coming home to the dog as a mud ball from head to toe, and having to drag him into the tub and scrub him off so the house and us do not end up looking the same. Yep the snow is almost to the top of those 4 foot fences! This is not the shoveled stuff either. Whoppo just loves to go diving into the drifts. Right after this photo he fell into the drift a bit behind him. There is a crust on the lower level of the drifts where it rained and froze the snow underneath so it is easier for him to walk on top of the drifts.
The other picture was driving to work a couple weeks ago. Hmmm, real fun huh??? Not! white knuckles all the way. A good year to spend the winter at home if you ask me. Nobody else seems to like that idea tho. Everyone still wants their dogs groomed. I look at roads like those and want to say cut em yourself and I'll fix em in the spring for you. hmmm, that doesn't seem to go over.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tour de France
Here's the new Baby for this year.. A Filly Keeping with our weather theme for names Rod declared her "Tornado". She has a medicine hat and may keep most of the color on that. She is also sporting a shield on her chest! Born yesterday 7/28/09. Heheh I use this blog as a record to remember facts sometimes. That looks like her sister Lighting over on the right side of the picture. Mom's name is Cheyenne and the parents are registered on the Spanish Mustang Registry. Dad is pure white with one blue eye.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Tour de Fleece update
I did get the dye powders I got from Dori transferred to jars. At least some of each one. She sent an over abundance of each color. 15 colors! Now my porch and almost every thing on it is colored with tiny-to-large splotches of colors, mostly the turquise and one of the pinks. Interesting. At least the porch was in need of painting anyway so not a big issue. It does not come through well in pictures so no pix.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Tour De Fleece
Tour de Fleece
Friday, July 03, 2009
Le Tour de Fleece
Rules are to set yourself a challenge that has to do with spinning. Can be almost anything this year to be completed between July 4th and July 26th. Mostly working along the times that the Tour De France race is running.
I have chosen as my project to locate and spin up some linen rovings that I have had for some time. I think they are around here somewhere so as soon as I find them and get the other project off the spinning wheel I will begin on my challenge. I can begin tomorrow by finding the rovings. I have never spun linen before so this will be a new thing also.