Keeping Me in Stitches

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Here I go again...

I don't know why I'm taking three weeks to make posts around here. There's been stuff going on, but I just haven't sat down to blog about it.

First a couple of FOs.
The Blue Tulip sweater
Blue Tulip

And the Turquoise Monkey socks
Tuquoise Monkeys

Two weekends ago, my parents came down to visit and help me build a retaining wall/flower bed in my backyard. Here it is in all its completed glory.
The whole wall

And then an artsy shot from the far left end.
The Wall

I'll get more pictures next spring once I get some plants in it. It'll really help to beautify the backyard and I might spend a little more time out there.

In knitting, I've completed the front of a Nottingham sweater by Jacquelyn Landry. No real spinning lately.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

What's up?!

Sorry for being so absent lately. I just haven't had the urge to blog. It might have something to do with the fact that it's been about 86 million degrees out lately and heat always slows me down. Or the fact that 4+ years of sleep deficit is finally catching up with me and I've been sleeping 10-12 hours on my days off.

Knitting has been slow. I'm still slogging along on the pair of socks I'm making for a Chrismas present. The Rivendell socks are due to be ripped and restarted....again....but I just haven't gotten to them. I did finish the Tulip sweater (did I mention that before?), but haven't started another one. What I really want to do is start a sweater since my huge order of Dream in Color finally arrived. But having a huge pile of wool on my lap in this heat has put me off starting on that project.

Spinning is another matter. The llama yarn that I'm sure I mentioned before is completely done. Twist is set and everything. Just have to measure the yardage. I also finished spinning and plying the BMFA merino/silk in Sea. Twist will be set tonight on that one. Last night, I spun on some Vesper merino/tencel in Jolly Roger. I'm pretty sure I can finish those singles off tonight as well, and maybe ply them tomorrow. So while I haven't been knitting, I've been spinning like crazy.

Tonight I'm headed over to a barbeque to celebrate a co-worker getting her BSN. She's been a tech at my hospital for a few years now, and she's awesome to work with. If you don't hear back from me, I've probably melted in the heat. If I don't melt tonight, then I surely will tomorrow afternoon when I head out to mow the lawn. I know it's supposed to be 99 tomorrow, but I can't let my lawn go until Wednesday. Phoebe is already refusing to wade through the jungle as it is.

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