Sunday, August 27, 2006

GWTF never ends

I feel like I've been knitting the GWTF tank for ages. When technically it's only been 2 weeks. I finally got to the armholes, and I know that the end is near. Or so I hope. I'm a bit concerned that I will not have enough yarn to finish, but at this point I'm trying to remain optimistic. My progress photos are blurry and not the greatest. I had hoped to take it to the park for some outdoor knitting/photographing, but it is rainy and yucky outside.


My weekly blog stalking assignment: feet. While mine are ok,
Danny's footprints from when he was born are much more interesting. They measure just under 2 1/2 inches.

And again, blurry because I can't take outdoor shots....Sizzle!

Now, I'm going to get back to the tank that never ends.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Just another Sunday

Sorry for the delay in posting the macro pics...the little guy has been sick and mommy duties came first. He's still feverish, but we're taking chidren's tylenol every 4 hours.

#1 was Operation, the Shrek edition:

#2 was the edge of my bathroom mirror:

#3 was a fun buddha type glass that we got at our fav. Japanese place. The hole is where the straw goes.

Over the past couple of weeks, I have gotten a few packages. First from Ana, who tried to help me out with a mail problem I've been having. Most of my squishy packages come opened. So Ana sent me a package, in a plain envelope, and inside was this envelope (click to see what she sent):

Next, I got some Vegemite and some gummy koalas (already eaten, yum!) from Kate. And a box appeared on my doorstep yesterday from Lesley, who sent a sweet "thank you for hosting" package. Not pictured from her package is the very yummy chocolate.

Pics of Sizzle were awful, so you'll have to wait for those. But here are pics of some superfine alpaca that I spun up. I had singles left over on one bobbin, so I just put those into a small hank.

And here is my craptastic picture of my progress on the Go with the Flow tank.

And lastly, this weekend's blogstalking activity...Will it float? Click to find out the answer!
A golf ball:

A toy from a Kinder Egg:

One of the little guy's many, many superhero action figures:

Sunday, August 13, 2006

More spinning and a FO

The wonderful Valerie loaned me her Ashford Joy on Saturday. I brought it home, and immediately went to work on 2 oz. of Corriedale Cross Wool that I had. It spun up nicely, got plied (SOOOOO much easier to ply on a wheel than on a spindle!), got washed up and skeined. My finished product (click for close up):

My next adventure in wheel spinning was some 2 oz. of merino wool. This is 1 oz. of it:

It's already been plied and is awaiting a washing. The red is something that the little guy picked out. I told him to pick two colors and I would make a hat for him from it. Oh yes. I made another trip to the Yarn Tree today. I bought 4 oz of merino (2 oz of red, 2 of blue), 4 oz of baby camel, 4 oz of alpaca, and 2 oz. of some handpainted kid mohair/wool.

I'm not the only one who likes the wheel...the little guy got to pedal on it, minus the fiber.

I finished Sizzle on Friday. The pic is awful, and I apologize. Hubby has either been at work or sleeping and I can't take pics of myself.

I started the Go With The Flow tank on Friday, shortly after finishing Sizzle. It's a bit slow going, but I think once I get past the lace pattern, it'll go a bit faster.

And last, this week's blogstalking assignment. We were to take close ups of things in our house. You'll get the full pics later this week.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Cooking, knitting, spinning, oh my!

For this week's blogstalking activity, there was cooking. Chicken cutlets. You start with thin boneless chicken breasts...

Dip in egg...

Dredge thru Italian seasoned bread crumbs with extra Italian seasoning and some garlic powder...

Fry in frying pan with some vegetable oil...

And voila! Chicken cutlets.

Rpm socks finished shortly after the last blog entry...

A finished knee high in the infamous orange sock yarn that Laura sent me. Pattern is Karen's Red Socks:

This is the Ashland Bay that Tamara gave for closer up view.

Stash Enhancement:
I went to the Point's 40% off sale today. I bought a hank of Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester 2/8 (click for close up):

And 10 balls of GGH Mystik, to do the Go with the flow tank that Laura finished and Valerie is currently working on.

Other fun stuff:
Tamara and I went to the beach for some knitting and some rays yesterday. I cast on for Sizzle. No pics, because it's just a few rows of seed stitch at the moment. Pics when there's more to look at. I did take a pic of Tamara testing the water....

And because someone asked in the last entry to see the tattoo created by my friend...note the little one's initials, and the heart for a wing. Sorry for the blurriness of the pic....tis difficult to take a pic of your own ankle....