Sunday, March 26, 2006

spring has sprung



they're not breeding yet, but they soon will be.

i made my first of six or seven little bunnies: alpaca yarn stuffed with dark wool roving and little white felted tail, from the heartstring pattern (www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/bunny.shtm). they are intended to be gifts for easter.

Friday, March 24, 2006

some new stuff

i have a few items that i may or may not have shown off yet.

Here for you to view is the embossed leaf socks from IK-- a recent issue (winter? 2005/6). I made them using koigu and wooly nylon on US 2 needles. they have a beautiful toe, fit me well and are being sent to montana (one of my dearest friends was wed in november and moved to helena, mt. i am making her a quilt as a wedding gift, but decided to bribe her with socks for more patience. not that she is bugging me, i'm just feeling guilty because my hands would rather knit that sew some times....). i do think the socks are rather beautiful.



like my bloomers? hehe! and yes that is part of my yarn stash in the closet. and some baskets full of projects that i wish i had more time to work on.



here are some new pop-up mittens (tom nick-named them "galovmitts") to take the place of my old beloved grey and black ones. i am thoroughly enjoying the new colors. yarn: manos..., US 6, Pop Up Paw pattern. loverly!



and finally, part I of my birthday make-up party... and Saint Patrick's Day to boot:

Saturday, March 11, 2006

More charming fiber creating creatures



So, as you might well imagine, last year, Mom got up and personal with a bunch of llamas, goats, sheep and alpacas. I really don't know about the bunnies. I thought we visited the bunny tent, but we don't have any photos ... Doesn't the llama look laid back?
Our spinning class has two more weeks to go. It's definetly worth it. Take care you guys, spring is coming!

A little humor goes a long way...




See above pictures of charming pen-eating sheep at Estes Park wool market last year, taken by Mom.

So Mom and I are too tired from one late spinning class every week to also get together with all of you who are healthy enough to get together with anybody, and having been following the yahoo.groups police-state nonsense(involving a group name that shall go nameless), we decided to dig out our thesaurus (Mom's in book form, mine online) and come up with some alternative group names that would offend no one. Here goes:

Fidget n' Fuss, Loop n' Lament, Needle n' Whine, Fiddle n' Fuss, Click n' Carp, Snivel n' Sticks, Twiddle n' Moan, Berate n' Create, Fashion n' Passion, Craft n' Groan, Click n' Grouse, and Yack n' Tat.

Drop the n' and we could be The Clever Carpers, The Nimble Wailers, or The Nimble Hell Cats.

If we wanted to put a more positive spin on it, we could be The Contented Clickers or The Serene Stitchers.

Some of the above might make excellent names for rock groups too....

Friday, March 10, 2006

Before & After Felting





Here's the before (on the tree), and the after (on the rock) of the "Lucy Bag" that I have been toiling over for so long. It still turned out bigger than I thought (see the picture on me), but it's great for bringing lots of stuff around. I will definitely use this pattern again, and see what else can be done with the different sizes and shapes!





Sunday, March 05, 2006

dyeing to party...or partying to dye?

hey! super excited about tomorrow. hope everyone else is!