Saturday, May 31, 2008

One proud Momma!

Nearly 2 in of rain in less then an hour. This is what we woke up to this morning. Wonderful knitting/dyeing weather.
This is her 2ND scarf this weekend. She was learning to cast on, see all the determination on that face. Not my best picture.
"Coral Reef"
This is what she did later in the day. I mixed per her orders and she did all the dyeing. I am very happy that she is interested in the things that have been so important to me. I know, I know it won't last forever but for now it is so wonderful.
"Rusted Blonde"
There is a story behind this one. My father loves to tell a joke, especially if I am anywhere near.
First I am a Redhead.

What is a Redhead?

A Blond that Rusted!

This color is very close to my hair color so I thought it was funny. DH thought it was a great name too. Btw we have a daughter on the Dean's Honor Role in her 2ND year of college and she is Platinum Blond.

This colorway was first developed for my Spring Fling swap partner. She works in an ER and red is her favorite color so this seemed very appropriate. It is so hard to get a good picture of Red and I apologize because this doesn't come close to showing how great this red is. My swap partner (yes I remember your name but didn't want to post without your permission...miss ya) made some very cool Monkey Socks with it.

I did get the other 2 oz of the Dyeing Arts roving spun tonight and hope to ply them tomorrow. I also added a lot of stuff to the Etsy store not much Glam mostly Good and Bad grrl. I am waiting on my next shipment of yarn, ought to be here Tuesday. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Long day ending with a little spinning, ahhhhh

Yummy huh?
The Dyeing Arts Frog Footman Dazzling Duos from The Loopy Ewe. Isn't it pretty. I love the way she dyes these 4Oz total but in 2 - 2oz roving's that compliment each cool....why didn't I think of that?

I felt like I deserved a little break since I did finish and package the next Glam order for the above mentioned Loopy Ewe. It will be going to UPS in the morning and there early next week.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

What great friends I have

It LOOKS like Del is really listening to every word Kaye is saying, truth is she is singing a little song in her head.

Our Tuesday knit day got moved to Wednesday this week. They knit some socks while I slaved away at The Loopy Ewe order that should have been out the door yesterday. Really they did help me a bunch.
As you can see Del did not get a foot put on her sock! We spent half the day turning heels, drinking coffee and/or Tea and laughing as usual.

Oh I have to tell you about the books that blog less L-B sent me. The first in the series is Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton. I am really enjoying it. A very fast read and she is amazing at describing the feeling of stepping into a knitting store. Good news is that she will be in Tulsa at the Barnes and Noble near 41st and Sheridan on June 11 signing her newest book "Dyer Consequences", my kind of title. What do you bet the Dyer bites it. LOL I am really looking forward to getting another book signed, I think I have become a collector of signed knitting books. It compliments my yarn stash very well.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What is your opinion?

Coming soon (best to check TLE)
I am thinking of naming it 'Stiletto'. What is your opinion?
This is Del's Monkey sock, I hope when I see her in the morning it will have a foot. LOL I love the way the yarn (Moondance) is knitting up, sparkle and all. She is doing a wonderful job.

I know I was a little quiet last week and I have an excuse. I felt like garbage all week long. A little stomach bug and it knocks me right off my feet. I am feeling quite a bit better.

I guess I should make something a little more clear. Our daughter that is getting married is my step-daughter, although I have been her step-mother for nearly 9 years.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Big News!!! and I think I may have created a monster.

Notice the ring!!!! Yes our middle daughter is getting married. She is so excited!!! We are very happy for her. I'm sure there will be much more to come.

Em's first dye job.
I ordered her several knitting books that should be in tomorrow. She thinks she might find something in one of them to use this yarn for. I will keep you posted.
I haven't been feeling to hot this last week and things seem to be moving very slow. I will get more on here later.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sharing the Love

This is my DD on the left and another wonderful little angel on the right. The little girl on the right just learned to knit this weekend and my dd picked up her needles after about a year break. They are both knitting with Numma Numma hand dyed yarn. They both got to go through some of my personal stash and these were their picks, they have good taste.

One day later.
I am very impressed with their progress!!
Between rows a little dueling....we did spend the weekend watching "Pirates of the Caribbean".
I also did get a little dyeing done, so those who I owe special orders too should be hearing from me soon. Also a new color, pictures to follow.

Monday, May 12, 2008

A little bit goes a long way

The Recipe For stacy
3 parts Bravery
2 parts Success
1 part Vigor

Splash of Energy

Limit yourself to one serving. This cocktail is strong!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

More HP and my pretty garden

Another HP colorway to go along with the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap.

I am aware the Helena is not the name of the Founder of the Ravenclaw House. Helena is Rowena Ravenclaws daughter otherwise known as the "Gray Lady". The book colors are Blue and Bronze, that is my 'Rowena' colorway. The movie colors are Blue and Silver so I present 'Helena'.

See my pretty garden, ok so it's just a big patch of dirt right now but in a few weeks it will be looking pretty good. Strawberries are already bearing fruit, of course they make it as far as the water faucet, Emily really loves the strawberries. lol
We spent all of last Saturday working on the garden, and I ended up with one heck of a sunburn on my shoulders, almost healed now (finally).

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

HP swap, new colors and a turkey. (what a title)

I posted telling you that I had gotten sucked into a Harry Potter swap. I have now been sorted into the Gryffindor house and am really looking forward to the beginning of the swap. Anyone wanting to join in can go to HSKS blog and take the portkey to the sign up. I have to say I think this maybe one of the most exciting swaps ever, trivia, dueling club, and house points sounds like fun huh? I also finished up dyeing up several HP colorways that I will be posting soon.

I would like to introduce you to several new colorways, see I have been busy. The first 3 colors are available at Loops . I am very proud of all of them and hope that you all enjoy them too. Of course my favorite is 'Cherry Bomb' I do love the Red.

"Cherry Bomb"

"Triple Shot"
There is a cute little story that goes with 'Black Velvet', I thought I would share. For those of you that follow Wendyknits you don't need an introduction to L-B or blogless L-B. She has got to be one of the friendliest, kindest and also one of the most inspiring people I have ever "met" (I will at some point meet her in person someday). Needless to say we chat often and I feel very blessed that she is a part of my life. Ok I am done kissing up and will tell the story. In one of our little chats she was telling me about a colorway she would love to see and she even had a name for it. L-B explained to me that a 'Black Velvet' is Guinness and Champagne. "Wouldn't that be a beautiful color, black, brown and a nice foamy cream/champagne color" she said. Absolutely!! was my response and a few weeks after our initial conversation 'Black Velvet' was born in yarn. I know I have said this before but I just love when someone has an amazing color idea and I get to help make it a reality. "April in Minnesota" and "Fiesta" are some of the others that began in someone else's imagination.
"Black Velvet"

I took this out my kitchen window, I was very surprised to look out and see this turkey hen just strutting around about 50 feet from the house. I wish there had been more of them with her but as we watched her it didn't take long to see where the rest of her flock was. They had all stayed up the hill in the trees, got to say again I love living out here.