Thursday, November 30, 2006


I finished my DG scrapbook last night! It only took me a year and a half after graduating to complete it. It's fairly simple, but something I will enjoy in years to come. Hooray for finishing a project!

Since the scrapbook is complete, I can now focus on knitting Andy a hat for Christmas. It's going to be out of a fabulous Alpaca Silk from Classic Elite. 4 rows down, lots more to go...

Monday, November 27, 2006

An Early Christmas

I had the fortune to spend Thanksgiving at my parents house this weekend. It was nice to be home, but I don't know if it is worth driving 9 hours (one-way) to see them for 3 days. I'm definitely flying home for Christmas.

Because I had my car with me this trip, my parents decided to give me a few of my larger Christmas gifts to take back to Madison with me. Particularly one large gift:


They bought a used/refurbished wheel off of e-Bay for me. It's a Louet S10, an appears to be over 20 years old. Mom and I tested it out on Saturday and found that it is missing a small piece where the flyer rests on the cross beam. Without it, there is too much friction/tension and it doesn't spin well. Hopefully, I can get ahold of the piece soon and start spinning on my new wheel!

And along with the gift of a spinning wheel came the gift of wool. A whole box of wool.

Mom has won many door prizes over her years in her weaver's guild, combined with some extra roving that she has purchased, and she decided to give most of it to me to spin. Hooray for having lots of stuff to spin!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Darn Sock!

I finished my Jaywalkers last Friday and took them for their first test run on Saturday. They are fabulous. I have never had a pair of socks that are so comfortable (it's the Merino).

I got home Saturday afternoon, took off my shoes and saw this:

Now I have to mend the hole that my big feet put in my beautiful sock. I've been too dissapointed to mend the hole, or even to write this blog about it. The sock is still sitting in my craft basket, waiting to be darned. I'll get there someday.

Now that the Jaywalkers are off the needles, I've been doing a lot of spinning for lack of a better project. My next project will be to make a hat for Andy as a Christmas gift. I am going out to buy the yarn this afternoon with my friend Jane, and will probably spend the next week swatching patterns.

And speaking of shopping with my new knitting friend, my housemate's girlfriend is hosting a knitting night tomorrow night at her apartment. I'm glad to have knitter friends, because I feel like I have been a solitary knitter since moving to Madison. Hooray for knitting circles!