Saturday, June 23, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
5:30 arrive at new place to find old tenant still loading a uhaul in the driveway. WTF?!? The garage is packed with old tenant's crap. We ask old tenant, is there anyway we can help speed this up? He's says "no, but I can drag my feet," WT-double-F?!? Landlord arrives (what an idiot). Go inside the empty place (at least old tenant's stuff was only in garage). DID A FOUR YEAR OLD PAINT THIS PLACE?!? Some walls are only half painted, some only have the edges painted. No one even bothered to paint the ceiling, which is a different color than the somewhat painted walls. Some rooms weren't even painted. And paint was everywhere, all over the woodwork, counter tops, etc. Let me point out that old tenant was responsible for painting and carpeting because old tenant raised 15 Pitt-bulls in the garage. The place was a wreck and I believe old tenant was a meth-head, no kidding. So, when old tenant left in his uhaul, he left the garage full of stuff. So, idiot landlord and everyone else including me had to drag all this crap out of the garage. The entire two-car driveway was filled with his stuff. Idiot landlord took two days to get the stuff picked up and taken to a dump. Oh, did I mention there wasn't even a fridge? So, while we were dragging old tenant's stuff out, landlord goes to pick up a fridge. Landlord doesn't tie fridge down in truck, and fridge falls out of truck onto road while landlord is driving. Landlord wants to put this fridge in the kitchen. I don't think so. Convince landlord to take back claiming damaged product. Landlord comes back with undamaged working fridge, thank god. Once all old tenant's trash was out of the garage, we were finally able to start moving in. Around 9 or 10, we finished unloading the truck.
I don't even want to talk about why I didn't have internet for so long, so I won't, I'm going to pretend I did have it and there were no problems ;).
So, I have been able to spin for a total of maybe two hours in the last two weeks. I've been spinning this fiber for a little while now. I've been reluctant to show it until I got a little more on the bobbin. I am really loving this fiber.
This is kid mohair. This is my first experience with kid mohair. I must say, I wish I had bought more of this fiber. I acquired this beautiful roving at The Fiber Event in Greencastle, IN back in mid-April. I also got a lot of other fibers that I will be showing over the next week. Unfortunately, there hasn't been much knitting. But this yarn will become a shawl as I have joined the Spun Stitches KAL.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Unfortunately, I don't know when I will have internet service hooked up, could be Monday, could be Tuesday, but I will be back!!
Friday, June 8, 2007
I was supposed to be moving yesterday. Well, things didn't work out as planned. For the past three days, we had to rearrange everything from utility shutoffs to the truck rental and even had to change our change of addresses because we are now moving (hopefully) on Sunday. I can't even begin to explain my frustrations with this whole situation. We had people taking off work and everything....I can only hope that we actually get moved on Sunday and thank goodness those people still wanted to help!
Update for Samantha:
I frogged five pairs and finished two. I just finished sock #1 pictured above and will caston tonight for sock #2.
The yarn I used for this sock was bought on Etsy. I've tried to go back to the person's shop, but I don't think they are a member anymore. It was MCY, or MysticalCreationsYarns. I never thought it would stripe quite like this and I love it!!
Thursday, June 7, 2007
This is Dream in Color (bottom) in Cloud Jungle. Colinette Tagliatelli merino tape in Charcoal (top).
I was not too happy with the shop I bought this group of yarns from. It was called Stitch by Stitch in Highland, In. It was a large, nice space with practically nothing in it. Anyways, the Alchemy (top) Bamboo in Koi Pond was buy one get one free, so I guess it was worth it. The Trendsetter Tonalita (right) was a gift for my non-knitting friend. I will make her a pair of mitts. I specified non-knitting because the fiber content is 52 Wool/48 Acrylic. And last, but not least, is the Noro Silk Garden in color 245. I just loved the color and I am going to make myself loooong fingerless mitts in preparation for the winter (I know, I know, it's awhile before winter but what the hell, why not?)
While at Sheep's Clothing, my friend and I saw a little bead shop right next door, and of course we had to go in. As soon as I walked in the door, I spotted these. My friend and I used to have necklaces in highschool (matching of course) as a symbol of our friendship. So, I am going to make these into keychains for us.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
I am making great progress on sock #2 and should have it finished by tomorrow.
Friday, June 1, 2007
Monday, a friend of mine and I dyed some sock yarn. It was fun, I should have worn rubber gloves the whole time, but I didn't and it took a few days for my skin to turn back to a somewhat normal color, although my fingernails are another story... You can check out what we did in my etsy shop.
I finished all the crochet squares for my version of the Larger Than Life bag, but that's as far as I've gotten. That probably won't get worked on until after the move. I did break down and buy the magazine in hopes to actually use to the pattern....but pattern, schmattern!
Well, that's it for now, I am going to continue packing. We are moving on Thursday, and I cannot wait to get out of this town!!!