Tuesday, February 28, 2006


These are the 3 things I have on the go at the moment, branching out, a backpack and my wedding shawl. I have also been spinning up the roving I got at Stitches West and am really enjoying it. Sadly they are all on hold until further notice as I have to finish and mail these...

the wedding invites, they are going out in 2 rounds which makes my life a little easier. The first round is for the actual wedding in June and given that some people need to travel I have to get them out soon, they are a little more elaborate than the party invites which don't have to be out for ages yet as the party is not till August. I had planned on the getting them done over the weekend but I have a nasty cold and spent most of the weekend sleeping. My goal is to ge them done by Saturday. Hopefully it will happen and then I will get back to my knitting life!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Just a few photos to share

Okay so it has taken me a extra week to get organised but I now have a few minutes to sit down and type. I ended up back in California last week; I went to help my sister out with her munchkins who have been under the weather for a few weeks now

Spending a week in CA inthe winter is not so tough and the cute factor is big help. It seems as though everyone is on the mend now.

Going to Stitches West was a highlight; I didn't notice the no photos sign until I was on my way out...opps. Now, these pictures are definitely not a Gallery of Ghastlies but they are a few things that I saw and liked or laughed at, I'll let you decided what was what, okay there are only 2 that I liked

I think there is such thing as to many knit things at once on any one part of the body, if you were to spread them out I think the effect would be better than layering them on top of one another

I love these kits, I wish I had bought one... I know they exist online but I am not allowed to look right now as I have enough WIP's on the go.

There was so much great stuff and although I didn’t want to spend much money I did get a few things. The roving is amazing and the white wool is destined for some kool-aid. I’m lovin the Twisted Sisters book and Spinner Handbook has some good tips.

Here is the stuff I got on my last trip to California in January, I took the pics but never got around to posting them. The back Fiber Trends pattern is the one I am using for my wedding shawl... it's a WIP and there will be pics eventually

This is mostly yarn that I got from my sister but I did buy some of it at various SF wool shops

I finally have a some other blog topics in my head, lots to do not and not enough time. Feb. has been empty the UFO box month and I am making progress. More pics later

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Insert snappy title here

Life has been busy, eat, sleep, knit with the cashgora Cate sent ( I am loving this shawl project) but there has not been much to blog about... until today. I came back to San Francisco yesterday to spend a week with my sister and the kidlets. This morning while looking up the Commuknity address we discovered that the Stitches West Show is this weekend. Do I really need to say anymore about it, STITCHES, ladies and gentlemen and I am going on Friday. I promise that I will fill you all in over the weekend and I think that I will have to leave my Visa at home since I said I was not coming here this time to shop...

Monday, February 6, 2006

I was hoping to have some pictures to post today but due to my disorganized world I don't have my camera with me and thus can't post them. They're new stash pictures from my trip to San Francisco, so just imagine lots of nice new wool on my bedroom floor instead. I also got treats in the mail today from Cate and there is a picture on her blog. She sent me 3 small skiens of wool that she spun so that I can knit a wedding shawl, I am supposed to pick the one I like best... it may be a toss up between the cashgora and the romedale. I will wait until I have tried knitting with them all before I decide for sure.

I have had a number of people offer to send hats and squares along (see previous posts) for some charity knitting projects that I have taken on - A million thanks to those who have offered and if anyone else out there has a little extra time to send something along it would be appreciated by many. Just leave me a comment or send me an email. I have told the young girl who wants to knit up the blanket for her teacher that I would help her put the squares together once we get enough. I think I have signed myself up for a large project but it is for a worthwhile cause!

I don't have top much knitting news as most of my free time has been spent doing wedding related stuff lately. I am coming along on branching out, and there are squares and hats that are in various stages of completion. P' sweater is stalled until further notice due to the million other things going on at the moment and as much as I would like to be spinning I just can't seem to find the time. I managed to get together with Tara and Jo on Sat. for some knitting and chatting time, it was great to see them.

I must be off my 1 hour of free parking is over (was 10 minutes ago) and I need to get home.

FYI - if you like Zoe Meller or are looking for some baby patterns Chapters is clearing out Double Knits for 4.99, I just thought I would share the good deal, it is not available online but there are copies in the stores.