Thursday, March 31, 2011

Her name shall be PETUNIA!

In case I haven't mentioned this before, or if I have and you just don't want to backtrack my blog (gods knows I don't), let me fill you in:

I started spinning last year and now that I've gotten decent enough on a drop spindle to produce mostly even single, I want a spinning wheel so I can spin up more then maybe half an ounce at a time (did I mentioned that I always manage to make lace weight singles so a wheel would be awesome?). And then I decided that the next most logical step after a spinning wheel is a Sheep. One of those miniature ones. Like a patio cow. Small enough to be kept in the back yard 'cause it's the size of a dog, yet large enough that it gives me a decent amount of fiber. I.Want.A.Sheep.

I yet again told the husband today that I want a sheep. And that one or way another I will get one. He's part of the national guard and I said: "Watch, you'll be send over-seas for one of those little 6 month tours like your Dad did and when you come back there will be a tiny sheep in the backyard. And her name shall be Petunia!"

So there you have it. I shall buy a miniature sheep and her name shall be Petunia and she shall live in my backyard and I will be a happy spinner. =D

Got a KnittyNoddy from my Mom not too long ago. I hadn't used it yet because I didn't have anything to ply laying around, but then I remembered my wonderful Silk and went ahead got to it. And boy, how did I ever live without one of those? The happy Silk now has it's twist set and is laying with it's brother and sister in my stash. Never to be used for anything. Cause I can't remember where I got the roving, how much I got, what exactly the blend is, or even when I got it. So I don't think I'll be able to get more of it. Plus it's Silk! it deserves to be put into a shadow box with a large label reading "I did that!" I'm still amazed that I managed to produce nice, even yarn without destroying the roving completely.

On the top whirl right now is a lovely "aqua" colored Corriedale from KnitPicks. I say "aqua" because to me it looks more like dark teal. And on the bottom whirl is the roving my Mom bought from an etsy shop. I can't remember what it's called or even what fiber content it is. But it's wonderful. Hopefully I'll have enough spun up by this weekend to show off to you guys.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to read up on potential Petunia candidates.

Friday, March 25, 2011

It's around here somewhere....

Scissors, Missing.
Knitting pattern, Missing.
Food for Frog, Missing.
Cat, Missing.

That should probably be my hint that I need to clean my room up. Even if the tripping and hopping about that my family does when they enter is highly amusing to watch. I s'pose I shouldn't make too much fun of their efforts to not step on my things, but it's hard not to.

I seem to have out knitted myself a little too. Not in the "whoa that is so cool!" sense but the "meh, I can't be bothered" sense. I'm tired of the projects I have laying around, but I don't feel like starting something new. Although I've signed myself up for another Swap, so I'll be starting something new soon because of it. This time it's a Sock Survival Kit Swap. Basically we'll be sending our partner little things that would help them survive knitting a difficult sock pattern. Like chocolate, or tea to calm the nerves, maybe even something that would compliment the pattern or finished sock, etc. It should be fun.

Katie's baby boys isn't born yet, which is a good thing 'cause his blanket isn't finished yet. xD I'm horrible about knitting for babies I've realized. One would think that a measly blanket could be accomplished in 9 months. Yeah, not when I'm the one knitting it. Ben's blanket was given to him nearly a month after his was born, and unless I get some serious progress on it this week (I'm off work until Wednesday), then his little brothers blanket will probably share the same fate. I told Katie that Jack can't be born yet 'cause his blanket isn't done. "Oh yeah," she said. "I'll be sure to let him know he can't come out yet..." Something tells me she was being sarcastic.