Sunday, July 23, 2006

A little of this, a little of that

First up, the blog stalking photos for the week. Inside your freezer. Despite the COOK part of cooknknit, I haven't done much cooking. Thus, there's not much in the freezer.


Because there's not much to eat in my fridge, and I did feel bad about the lack of cooking going on in my house, I made dinner last night. Dumplings from scratch. Not one left over. :)


Onto the knitting. Last Sunday, I went to visit with an old friend. We met at the park so the kids could run thru the sprinklers. Of course, knitting had to come too. The sock is rpm, and it was finished shortly after the trip to the park. Click for the finished sock.


Unfortunately, I was afraid that the security at Giants Stadium wouldn't allow me in with metal needles, so I left the second sock at home on Wed., in favor for bamboo dpns and started Baudelaire. The first sock was finished yesterday, during a McDonald's play date with Bean. Click for the finished sock.


Who did I see at Giants Stadium? Why, Bon Jovi of course! I'm a big fan. Pics of Bon Jovi himself on the big screen and of my man Richie Sambora.



Stuff in the mail. I did a trade with Trek and received a wonderful sock bag in return. Ever since I got it, I've used it every day.


I also did another trade on the Knittyboard, and I received a spindle and some roving.


You may remember, that I had purchased a spindle before. I didn't do so well with it, so I traded it away. Since then, I have made friends with Valerie and tried her wheels, and Bean has taken up spinning on a spindle and I felt the need to try again. My first attempt at spinning the roving that came with the spindle....I spun the singles and then plied, and then washed it to set the twist. I'm quite proud of my first attempt (click for a closer view).


Bean knew I got the spindle, so she brought me some stuff to spin, and shared some of her silk hankies.

And because I was so thrilled with my new spindle, I decided to get another one, top whorl and try that out, and some more fiber. Aren't the colors fantastic?



Now I'm off to go play with my new spindles.

15 comments:

trek said...

Yay sock bags!

Enjoy.

Megan said...

That roving is yummy...

Bezzie said...

Is spindling in the air? I just ordered some roving to start back up at it too--despite my first craptacular attempts. Your mini-hank looks great...so even!

Zonda said...

Great job on your socks! Love them! Nice roving there too! Nice spinning, can't wait to see the colored one done.
:)

Jennifer said...

I want some of those dumplings!

Great job with the spinning!

I've seen Bon Jovi in concert too! It's been several years, but it was a fantastic concert.

Laura said...

Dumplings!

(I'm drooling over the dumplings more than the yarn. That says something about my state of mind!)

Kate said...

great socks, great dumplings and bon jovi! what a fantastic week.

have fun playing with your spindles...

Nancy said...

What can I say, I think we're opposites. Short of my swift coming,, I had one of the worst weeks,,,,, but made me happy to see your socks, spindle, newly spindled yarn skein,, and of course Bon Jovi pic and those dumplings!

Brittany said...

Your handspun looks so great! :)

mf said...

Happy spindling! Now when are you getting a wheel?? Great RPM too!
hmm whats inside that freezer?

mf said...

just figured out click on the pic,...opps I have that same colorway

Gina said...

More toys! Those dumplings look so delicious. I just ate breakfast, and they caused my stomach to grumble in anticipation. By the way, my Knitty bumpersticker is on my refrigerator as well.

Heather said...

Yummy looking dumplings! My kids are dumpling freaks. Such pretty fibers and spindles, too.

I have loved Jon since I was a teenager. Second time I saw him I was 1 week overdue with my son. How is that for loyalty? Or is that stupidity? Not too sure.

Terby said...

Feel free to come over any time and cook dumplings for me. Omaha steaks would be yummy too.

I really want to try a spindle out, but that will have to wait for a while. You are a speedy knitter. I have produced a lot of nothing lately.

alliesw said...

LOve the socks (both!) I do the same thing, trading projects around because of concerns about security when I travel--I think I get a lot more done that way--I love variety!