Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Do you have some spare change?

Dear fellow knitters. 

Please read this :http://www.fiberfarm.com/2011/01/a-friend-in-need

If you have a few dollars to spare, let's help this guy out.


Friday, January 21, 2011

My other favorite

Originally uploaded by Mountain Purl
Couldn't show the skull boots without showing these. By the way, the person I guessed has seen these also. When I was modeling a shawl I knit. At Stitches. At the student banquet. And of course commented on them.  Over the microphone.

The red shawl didn't quite go with the boots. But I couldn't leave the boots in the room now could I? I think this was Stitches East. Am I right Kris?

So I entered a contest

Originally uploaded by Mountain Purl
I was reading some of my favorite blogs the other day and I came across this posting over at Romi's Studio:


And there was a contest to identify someone's shoes that she had taken a picture of at TNNA. As soon as I saw the shoes I was pretty sure I knew who they belonged to. And no, I wasn't at TNNA. I was here in Colorado, probably knitting or working for the judge. Who by the way, has been known to wear cowboy boots under her robe.

Anyway, the reason I think I know whose shoes those are is, well....we have a couple of things in common. For one, well we both can be a bit of a Diva, although mine doesn't come out too often, and well, if I am right, the rest of you can make your own judgments on his Divaness. And two, well, we both have a "little Bit" of a shoe problem. Let's just say, one of my favorite places to shop is the Nordstrom's Shoe Department. And that I am lusting over some Christian Louboutin's. Love the red soles. Oh yeah.

So I thought I would share a picture of my favorite cowboy boots. And I have shown them to the person I guessed in the contest. At Stitches South, or was it Stitches West, or maybe Stitches East? Now do you know who I guessed?

I wonder if I am right?

Time to knit!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

You know, I have been knitting....

Really I have.  I have two pairs of socks in the current rotation, a shawl, and a stranded knitting project.  Which is a sweater.  Make that a coat.  Make that a swing coat.  On size 2.75mm needles.  Did I say the biggest needle currently being knitted on is a 3.25mm for any project?  Yeah, the fingers do get tired, and the hands get cramped.

And I have been spinning.  Mostly because of a big box that is staring at me in the front hallway.  And the contents that are mocking me.  Two fleeces.  Processed and made into beautiful pin drafted roving by Morro Fleece Works.  Did I mention that there is more than enough for me to have wool for two sweaters?  One fleece is for my oldest son.  It is a Jacob fleece, and he loves Jacob sheep.  So that sweater will be for him.  The other fleece is a beautiful brown CVM.  That's for me.  But I want to practice more before I start on these fleece.  So spin a bit a day until I have the nerve to dive into the box.  Hmm....

Reading, I have been reading also.  Adding to this year's list are the following:
2.  Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
3.  Fool's Puzzle by Earlene Fowler
4.  Irish Chain by Earlene Fowler
5.  Fiber and Brimstone by Laura Childs
I have more books to get to upstairs.  Now if I could only, knit, spin, listen to podcasts, watch my DVR'd TV shows and read at the same time I'd be doing okay.

Time to knit.....