I just finished Pgurl's scarf last night, it is going out in the mail today.
I knit the top portion that is green and fades into purple.
Monday, June 30, 2008
My newest hand spun. I spun up the rest of the fiber I purchased originally. I added some other colors to it, along with some flowers and sparkles. I am sending it to my Mom along with my first two skeins. She is going to make a scarf with it.
Friday, June 27, 2008
I became one of the moderators of the traveling scarf group in Ravelry about a month ago.
We started group #11 and we are doing our scarves in both knit and crochet.
I thought I would start to post the traveling scarves pictures on my blog as they came through to me. I have sent out mine and the first one that came to me. I thought I would wait until the scarves started getting bigger to post pic's of them on my blog. I am interested in what they are going to look like.
Here is the description of the group from Ravelry.
TRAVELING SCARVES GROUP
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this type of “swap,” you will start a scarf at 3-4 inches and mail it on. When you receive a scarf in progress, you add 3-4 inches of your own stash and your own stitch to the scarf, then forward it on to the next person on the list.
You will always be sending the scarves to the same person (the person “downstream” from you) and you will always receive from the same person (the person “upstream” from you). The order of the list remains the same all the way through. After your scarf has been through the rest of the list, it will get to the person upstream from you. Then the person upstream from you will send your original scarf back to you, where it stays.
How long will it take to get my scarf back? • In a group consisting of 12 participants, it will take approximately 5-6 months for each scarf to make the entire trip.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I had some left over yarn on one of my bobbins. I plied it with some yarn I had left over from a bag I made. When I was at the yarn shop they had mentioned you could do that. It is very interesting. I don't know what I will make with it yet. I am sure I will think of something.
I just got my ladybug. I love spinning. It is so much fun. It is very relaxing. I think because the possibilities are endless as far as what kind of fiber you want to create. My eyes are open to a whole new world of things I can make. I am thinking I want to try making lots of interesting yarns I have seen out on the Internet.
I brought my ladybug into a LYS last Sunday to see if what I was spinning was correct. I ended up staying from 1-5pm and learning how to ply the yarn together. Arleen at Fiber works showed me how to make my strands thinner and how to ply. She is planning on teaching a class on making yarns with add ons. I am very interested on making yarn with sparkles and extras spun and plied into it.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
After much thought on the matter I decided I wanted to learn how to spin yarn. I already am certified to teach the other kind of spinning (at the gym). I have been working too many hours to pick up another job doing that. Mainly because I have to work late at night a few nights a week. I never know when I would be able to schedule a class. So I haven't really looked into it.
Anyway, back to this kind of spinning. When we first moved here to Ohio, I found out this is the place to learn to spin. It seems there is a spinning guild. Also, a lady that owns a fiber shop in town offered to teach me to spin. I had been thinking I would decide this fall which kind of wheel I wanted. I had tried out this wheel and been checking out several others. When the owner of a local yarn shop decided she was going out of business. I stopped by her last day the shop was open, at 7pm. I was just going to see if she was still open and there were 20 people there. Everyone was knitting and chatting and having wine. I asked about the lady bug and she gave me a big discount on the shop's used wheel.
Spinning makes me happy.
Really, yarn is what makes me happy.
Our Anniversary was last night. When I came home Jeremiah had a beautiful jewelry box for me he had picked out. He is always so secretive about where he gets things. Inside I found a pretty rose charm for a necklace or my charm bracelet in black hills gold. He also picked out this great card. I loved it all. I was planning this surprise evening for him along with a card, chocolate and some Astronomy magazines. He had a bad headache so we only did part of the evening and cut it short so he could go home and rest.
We went to http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17
First we went to a program in a dome theater room about our nights sky. Where they talked about what stars were going to be out tonight. Then we went to the observatory and looked at Saturn through a big telescope. I saw the rings around it. It was amazing. It was just dusk so we could have stayed to see more but J's headache was getting bad. I had planned to go to a laser light show afterwards that was set to Metal music (his favorite kind of music). But we skipped that for now. It was and interesting place.
Friday, June 13, 2008
I just finished knitting this bag this week. It is a pattern first saw some ladies making at the LYS in Augusta, GA. I love the pattern. It is very easy to make and this is the second one I have made.
Here is the book and all the items in it. I did purchase the Noro yarn to make the bag with. I wanted a few pratice runs on the pattern before I used the Noro Iro. I noticed someone else in Ravelry made this bag in this colorway and I liked it. I am thinking about felting it since it is wool. I wanted a photo before and after .
Tonight Jeremiah took me to see a field with fireflys. I don't believe I have ever seen fireflys before. I think maybe we saw one (singular) one time on our balcony in Georgia. I wasn't really convinced it was a true firefly since I had never seen them before.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I got this exchange yesterday in the mail from Tracy. She lives in canada and we did a pink swap in swap-bots. She sent loads of stickers and a journal. She even sent me a wind chime.
If you want to see her blog here it is.
she is also here in flicker
Thanks Tracy for the pink swap.
When we were driving home tonight from the drug store and video store we saw Mr. Crain was back. I have only seen him two other times before. I have been wanting his picture. Jeremiah hurried down to the pond to get me a picture. We finally got it! I love him he is such a nifty looking bird.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
We were in search of a yarn shop on Cherry street called the Ball and Skein, whitch we never found. Darn! We did however come across this strawberry painted at a cross walk on the ground. They have these all along the streets in downtown Troy.
Jeremiah went the back way home and brought me to a Strawberry farm where we purchased 4 baskets of freshly picked berries. We also got a strawberry swirl angel food cake. Yum!
A friend of mine emailed me this recipe it sounds delicious for the summer
I thought I would post it
Eggplant Feta Casserole
1 large eggplant, peeled and cut int 1/2 inch slices
1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup fresh parsley,
minced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
3 large eggs, beaten
1 large onion, finely chopped (I used red)
1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon dry oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground sage
1 pinch cayenne
Heat oven to 300°F Spray oil a casserole dish (I used a low oval one). Spray oil a large frying pan and heat over high heat. Place eggplant slices in a single layer (you may have to do 2 batches). Cook for 3-5 minutes each side until browned. Place in prepared casserole dish evenly across the bottom (some may overlap). Pour stewed tomatoes over eggplant in an even layer, then feta, parsley and cilantro (in that order). In a small bowl, combine eggs, onion, salt, pepper, allspice, oregano, sage and cayenne. Pour evenly over items in casserole dish.Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake for another 10-20 minutes until firm. Serve hot or cold.
Here is an update on our garden it is getting bigger already. I picked up some stakes for the tomato plants in the background. I have not put them up yet I was waiting until they get large enough.
I have tried to grow gardens in other states we have lived and not had much luck. My family in California always has such great gardens. I guess the weather has something to do with it.
After the rain (and I mean alot of rain) some strange mushrooms have been coming up in the garden area.
They are there in the morning and die in the heat of the day.
I happend to catch one in a early morning picture.
I just thought they were interesting.