Friday, April 2, 2010

A Little Bit of Spinning Does a Heart Good

Been consistently working on spinning up some Superwash Merino for a pair of socks. This will be my first attempt and because it is my first time I'm finding that I'll have to have a pair of socks with different color heels and toes (and maybe cuffs). Still working on the singles at this time (pictures to follow) but I'm hoping to finish those today and begin some navajo plying this weekend. The last go at n-plying was shaky so I want to make sure I have PLENTY of time set aside so I don't have to stop in the middle. I seem to have a really tough time picking up where I left off with this technique.

On the movie front there has been a serious influx of activity. Wednesday night we watched Sherlock Holmes. It was entertaining but moved a little slow for my taste, although I do love watching Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law go back and forth in an English accent. I'd watch it again and am hoping the sequel turns out better since the first movie always has a lot of set up of characters.

Last night we watched a kids movie (it's a bit too shameful to name) and let's just say that it was really bad and leave it at that:)

This is Easter weekend and I hope everyone has nice weather and good times with family and friends!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stomach issues but knitting accomplished

Home all day sick with either an inflamed appendix or an ovarian cyst (no diagnosis, just pain). Although painful, is it bad that I'm happy to make serious progress on my Mixed Berry Waffle Socks? All while watching the Food Network and Top Chef as well as finishing a book and starting another...not sure I get this much accomplished on a regular work day!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Back on the blogging boat?

It's been five (that's right) five long months since I have purchased yarn... Why you ask? That's because when I did my 101 in 1001 list one of my goals was to not purchase yarn until Stitches South 2010. What was I thinking?! The last couple of months the diet was easy, I was too busy to get onto Ravelry, going through my stash was exciting and brought loads of possibilities, but I'm aching for a wooly purchase. What's a girl to do? Should I add another FAIL to my 101 in 1001 list, or should I tough it out? I only have two more LONG months....long stressful months. What to do, what to do...