Thursday, April 18, 2013

A little Spinning

No knitting today...I took out my spinning after a long while. I started spinning with the help of a friend last summer. This is one of the projects I have in my spinning bag.

I purchased the falkland wool roving on etsy from Eweniquelyewe. I love her roving. The little spinning I've done has always ended up with me using her stuff or wishing I had.

The spinning is slow going since it may not always be toddler friendly.  I may rip a piece off for Ella and let her play with it next time.

So I think a "while I was away" sort of update is merited.  

This past fall the Deity saw fit to pull our little Smudgie back to herself.  He'd been sick for awhile andhis body just couldn't go on.  The house is a little emptier without him. 

I've been watching Eloise and thinking that she's matured so much in the past few months that if he'd made it to this point that they'd be more in love with each other. She seems to be flowing out of that destructive toddler eat everything time. I'm afraid that she doesn't really remember him. I wish she did; he was really great.

On the job front, I was finally transferred from 5th grade math to 5th grade reading after waiting seven years. I was so rusty, but I'm slowly improving...I hope.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Spring Break

So I'm on spring break this week.  So far everyone has been sick.  Eloise is feeling better today, so I'm planning on taking her out. 
I've been continuing work on the Pinwheel Sweater for Eloise out of tonal Berroco Ultra Alpaca.

I'm done with the one sleeve and finishing the next.  I also started work on my first colorwork project in a while.  I'm using the grid from Hestapeysa by Ístex Online Patterns and doing a top down cardigan in Vickie Howell's Sheepish.  I really like the yarn, but I really feel I'm doing a poor job on the colorwork.  I was once taught by an amazing knitting instructor to not go beyond, say, six stitches without using the second color again.  I'm going way beyond six, so I'm twisting in the back, but I'm still weirded out.

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My Favorite FOs

Baby Poncho from
Knit Baby Blankets
Berroco's Vintage

Ribbed Lace Bolero from
10 feet high
in Cotton Ease

Short & Sweet from
The Happy Hooker
in Caron Simply Soft

Wicked Bunny Baby Sweater

Griffin's Cotton
EZ Baby Surprise

Emma's Cotton Tot's
Debbie Bliss Baby Bolero

Griffin's Cotton Tots
Ripple Blanket

Sophia B.'s
EZ Baby Surprise

Yarn Harlot Sox
in Rio de la Plata
for Geek of All Trades

Grumperina Jaywalkers
in Regia
for Lupie

EZ Tomten
in Jarbo Garn

Noro Silk Garden
Top Down Crop Sweater

Green Woman Sweater
out of
Berroco Ultra Alpaca



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