Sunday, July 8, 2012

Nothing Much

Well it has been a little blah around here lately. We are both off for the summer and so we have been mostly doing work around the humble abode. Which is getting a bit stale. There is so much work left to do yet, I want to skip ahead to the pretty flowers, nice grass, beautifully painted house, and all that good stuff. But that all takes time and money. Time we've got, money not so much.
On the knitting and spinning front well I am going to make myself sit down tonight and knit myself some more dishcloths. I haven't much to report on progress, I have a pair of socks that are about to be cast off. No pics today though (next time). I haven't spun since we went to my mother's house last week. I sort of have everything needed for spinning all strung out through the house. I have to admit I have been very lackadaisical about a lot of craft related projects. I think it's because we are spending so much energy on putting up a new fence for our newest little addition to the family. Dozer is 3 months old as of yesterday. He is over 30 pounds, and around 20 inches at the shoulder.

Here he has thoroughly terrorized the blankets on the bed.

Well I will hopefully have a bit more for you next time.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer News!

Well let's see...
 I think I have some new stuff to talk about. First off, I did finally get that spinning wheel, and I LOVE IT! It is so fun to spin yarn. Here are some things that I have done.
1st Attempt
Plain white corriedale single ply

2nd Attempt
Amethyst Merino Wool

Current WIP
Moulin Rouge (Frabjous Fibers) Merino Roving

 We have been living in our house for almost 6 months now and still loving it. There is still a ton of work to be done around here, but I am so excited to see what Greg and I can do with it.

In other news School is out and so Greg and I are off for summer. We are still trying to find some part time work though to help fund any trips or large projects we would like to do.

We got a puppy! His name is Dozer (short for Bull Dozer) he currently weighs 20lbs. He is 10 weeks old. His coloring is Mantle I believe. He is such a sweetie. I am so happy we got him. Here are some pics...

This is a picture of him at about 7 weeks old.

This was taken the other day. At 10 weeks old
I will post some knitting and more spinning as well as more puppy pictures as well next time.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Well once again I have done it I have stayed away longer than I said I was going to. I swear this is getting to be such a bad habit. Oh well I am not going to make anymore promises I am just going to try and get back into it bit by bit and see what happens.
But in other news, I ordered myself I spinning wheel, I decided to get a Babe's Fiber Garden Production double treadle spinning wheel. I am so excited I am starting get a little grouchy because I ordered it on saturday and was told I would get free 3 day shipping and now I am like "Where is it!!!" But I do realize that I ordered it from a smaller business and that they have to make time to put the whole package together and everything before they can ship it so. There is that "I guess..."
I am knitting a cowl for one of the teachers I work with at my school, she chose me for classified appreciation day and she got something for each day of the week (it was so sweet) so I am using the skyp socks as inspiration for the design of the cowl. It is super simple. I am going to try to get it done this weekend so that I can block it and give it to her next week before spring break.
As for anything else there really isn't much else going on. I am planning a garden for this spring/summer and hoping like hell that I will make it work. We are also planning on getting a puppy. Should be exciting. Well see ya later.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Well I am working on some socks for a co-worker of mine. I hope she likes them as they are purple which is her favorite color. I haven't been able to figure out the brand or type of yarn it is. I know where I bought it but can't find a label and can't seem to remember off the top of my head. Right now they are very wee since I just started them and haven't knit on them at all so I will post a pic here pretty soon so you can actually see them. I got a new camera for Christmas so they will actually be visible.
In other news I am thinking of knitting my first shawl I just need to narrow down the patterns. I kept telling myself I was going to knit one last year but never did, so I am going to force myself to knit one. It will probably be more of a shawlette because I would never have cause to wear an actual full size shawl, whereas a shawlette could be used like a scarf.
Well I am off to do some more cleaning and laundry ahhhhh.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Slowing Down A Bit!

Well as you can see I haven't written for over a month now. I am happy to say that even though I hated to leave the blog for so long at least I had a good reason to.
First off, we are finally moved into our house! The kitchen is done with just a few little cosmetic things left to do. The downstairs bathroom is plumbed out enough that we can go to the bathroom and we can take baths. No working shower as of yet, we have bought the kit for the claw foot tub and we are waiting on my father-in-law to bend some tubing to make a circular shower rod. We are currently working on our washing machine and dryer. We are thinking we are going to have to buy a new washer (not good). And as far a getting a wood stove we are all set on that front we just have to put it in. (Sort of not looking forward to that) I am looking forward to nice wood heat though. The gas bill came last month ($130.00) and we hadn't even been living here the whole month. I can't complain too much though because at least we have heat and at least we can pay the bill. We have been back and forth over paint colors for the rooms in the house. So far we have painted things very neutrally and we were both getting a little bored with that, so... for the downstairs living room we are going to paint it a bright orange, the trim will all be painted out a bright white to balance, and the carpet down here is a creamy color. So the only thing that is going to look horrible are the sofa and chair set that we got from a friend they were so wonderful to give them to us for free. So I have been trying to come up with a plan to make them work by either covering them, or buying some new furniture and moving these ones elsewhere in the house.
But onto other things, we moved the cats over a few days after we had gotten settled in, and they seem to love it. They both have figured out that if you jump on the counter and then on the fridge and then on top of the cabinets that you can get up on our exposed beam running down the center of the house. So when you come into the house you may be greeted with a meow from up above.
The knitting front has been pathetic where I am concerned. I am working on a pair of toe up socks for a co-worker who was so sweet to crochet me Christmas doilies for my dining room table. They are very pretty by the way. That is all I am working on and nothing has been finished, haven't had a whole lot of time to sit and knit.
And with that I am going to say goodbye for now.