Thursday, May 24, 2007


Always have a Mason Dixon washrag on the needles. Notice that I've wound up the sugar n cream on my ball winder. It's so much nicer to make it a center ball pull to keep in my bag while I'm on the train!
My second pair of socks. This one is my first one of the "series". It's the Koigu yarn that my friend Susan gave me.
My Dragon Scarf - Ohhhhh! Three "spikes" done. Isn't it cute!
Saturday I'm heading to Alaska for vacation so there will be no posts for a bit. I'll be back in a week hopefully with new progress to show. See you then.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Over the weekend, my husband and I volunteered for an organization called Neediest Kids. They had their annual Gala on Sunday and their Golf Tournament on Monday. We've been working with them for a couple of years and really enjoy it. During the Gala we hold a silent auction where people bid on items such as the below wine fridge filled with glorious wine from all over donated by different people. My husband and I bid on it and we WON! We were very excited to bring home our new wine fridge and take a look at all the different wines we have to share with our friends.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

Before and After......

Yippie, they are finally completed. The bags that my friend Mandy and I started are finished. The Lion Brand yarn felted beautifully! Enjoy.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Yesterdays News

Yesterday I made this on the train ride to work and back. All that is left is to sew it up and felt! This is the small clutch that is in the one skein book. I'm using the yarn that they call for which is Lambs Pride Bulky. Problem is that I've used that before to make the bowls and I wasn't very happy with how the yarn felted. It's 85% Wool and 15% Mohair. Wonder why they would recommend this yarn in the book?

Amazon also came by and brought me this new book. I've only read the first chapter so far but I'm pretty excited to get through it. I'll let you know how it is.
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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sheep and Wool goodies!

Well... of course, I didn't drive 60 miles one way to come back empty handed. Here are the goodies that I picked up. I surely could have bought more things but I kept it light. Keeping in mind things already in the works and not going to crazy.

Okay. This is some beautiful yarn from Morehouse Farm. It's a wonderful shade of fun green. Although the picture is not really showing that.
Heee hee.... I've already wound it up with my ball winder. I'm going to use this green yarn to make this. I don't know who I will be giving this cute project to but I'm working on it with my friend Lexa. We will knit it together. She's a new knitter so we'll get through the pattern step by step.
Okay.. so this hat minus the tassle is really cute even though the picture really doesn't represent it well. I bought it in a kit from a company based out of Ontario called Shelridge Farm. The yarn is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to start knitting with it.

Here is another kit that I picked up. The picture isn't the colors that I got for the sweater actually, the colors that come with the kit are much nicer. You'll see them below.
I did buy one other item but I can't post it here because it's a gift for my Mom (hopefully). Sometimes, I just don't know what I'm getting myself into but you know what... I'm going to give it a try.

Birthday Presents!

First off... I got the wool winder which I must say I've been using like crazy. I love making my yarn look like mini birthday cakes. Thanks Mom.

She also got me these beautiful needles. Aren't they nice. Can't wait to use them.

Look at this beautiful candle - it's hazlenut coffee sented! It sure does make my living room smell good. My sister Linda got this one and it came with some smaller ones that I can put all around the house.Ohhhh, look at this.... My friend Susan got me these DPNs for making socks. They're Lantern Moon. Sweet!

My brother Robert and fiancee Michelle got me a gift card to Joanne's - Oh boy... what ever will I get from them!

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Today I went to my very first Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival! It is a cold day here in Virginia and Maryland. This even was 60 miles from my house. I got up extra early to get there before the big crowds. I overheard some ladies chatting about how crowded it had been the day before so I'm glad that I went today. So I got there right at 9:00 when they opened and was able to make it through the vendors quickly before it got too crowded. I left around 12:30 to head home. When I was walking out, people will still just arriving. There were lots of people spinning yarn which I really enjoyed watching. I also saw a woman spinning rabbit! She actually had the live rabbit on her lap and was spinning the yarn. When she needed more she just "plucked" it right from the rabbit that was on her lap and continued spinning. It was amazing. More on the goodies that I picked up later.

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