Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Workin' it Out

I was sick all weekend. Not sick in the way most people would think this time of year when they hear the word "sick." Many times over the last five days I have wished that I had just gotten the flu. I think I would have rather been bed ridden, vomiting, and unable to eat than what I had. I had a sore throat. I had a throat that was so sore it was bleeding. I couldn't stand the thought of swallowing. And, NO, I did not have strep throat. It started on Friday night with that feeling in your throat when you KNOW something is coming your way. By late morning Saturday, I knew I was going to be laying on my couch in sweats for the rest of the weekend. It was terrible. I'm still not at 100%, but I'm getting close.

Saturday morning I went to a "craft day" hosted by a woman who works in my office. She, as well as most of her friends, are quilters. Last craft day (over the summer) hanging out with the quilters and being the only knitter, I bought a quilt kit and started sewing my first quilt. Shortly after piecing my quilt, my machine died. Having not bought a new machine or getting the old one fixed, I brought my quilt along to use someone's machine. I got all the quilting done, all I have left to do now is the binding. But that won't get sewn on until I find someone's machine to borrow. But currently the quilt looks like this:

My friend Jennie (knitter, pictured right) came with me on Saturday and worked on her Malabrigo sweater. Since it's been a while since I have designed and knit a sweater I told her I was going to do so. And I actually did it. Because I was couch ridden (hehe) I spent the whole afternoon Sunday working out a design and casting on for a new sweater. I'm pretty excited about this one. When I am finished writing up the pattern Jennie is going to test knit it for me.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

That's What I'm Talking About...

Oh yeah, you can't beat that.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Cameras. They are useful. They take nice pictures of yarn and fiber and projects and friends and good times. Oh, wouldn't it be nice to be able to take all of those nice pictures? I think it would. But cameras need charged batteries. Without a charged battery a camera is about as useful as a lead paperweight. To have a charged battery, one must have a battery charger. What does one do when they lose said battery charger? Besides freak out, people....there's a lot one can do. One can, like me, run to every electronics store within a ten miles radius (for me, that's a whole hell of a lot of electronics stores) and search high and low for the very mysterious camera battery charger. All these stores carry tons of cameras, why do they not carry the "matching" battery chargers? Sure they have generic chargers for each brand; Nikon, Sony, Olympus, etc. So I bought one, the one supposedly made for my camera. And it didn't work. Nope, let that thing charge for two hours (was only supposed to take one)....and nothing. It did nothing. First of all, I bought the thing for $45. It should work for that amount of money. So, I had to take it back. Reluctantly I just went to Olympus' website and bought one on there. I was trying to avoid this because I'm leaving for a cruise to the Bahamas on Friday morning and NEED the charger asap so I can take pretty pictures of gorgeous water, fruity drinks, etc. I ended up paying more than $60 for this charger. I had to have express shipping of course, which upped the price an ungodly amount. Can you believe that? They should offer at least one free replacement of the charger....that's just my opinion, I'm sure Olympus disagrees as they do not actually do that. If that charger doesn't come in the mail by Wednesday, Olympus will have a MAJOR problem on their hands....ME.

Pics of recent fiber related projects to come soon.....or else!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


It's not about's about it being February 4th.

What happened to January?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday, Monday

It was a tough weekend for me. I managed to get some knitting down on Clappy, but I have no pictures for you. I am convinced some one who shall not be named stole the part of my camera battery charger that the battery slides into. But no matter what, he that shall not be named will not admit to it.

I spun this weekend. I am exciting about this. I had started to spin this roving from Hello Yarn back in the summer (I think) but never got very far. I picked it up yesterday and spun the rest of it. I am thinking I am going to ply it with this fiber from Poppy Flower Fibers. I am going to spend the evening getting started on the second roving. I predrafted it last night. I think it will work out great. Whether or not I will actually ply it together will depend on the feeling I get when they are both spun up and sitting next to each other.

Knit night is tonight and I'm thinking about taking my wheel, as long as it's not precipitating. So, I should make some progress.