January 11, 2010 1 comment

Dad is being moved to Progressive care unit a step down from icu

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January 10, 2010 5 comments

Dad is in cardiac care unit for blood clot in lungs. Good thoughts appreciated.

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6 days until move

December 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Urgh. This weekend we are moving everything from the kitchen, except mugs and pots and pans and will be running on paper plates. My parents are coming up for the weekend to help repair a huge hole in the plaster in the bathroom (that I caused by pulling the shower rod off of the wall… oops) and clean and just keep me from going insane. Yay parents!

Xmas knitting is in full swing and my mom’s rogue is on the hood and I’m working my way along.  The other projects are top secret, so they will have to wait until after the holiday.

Today I’m home from work this morning because the old apartment complex is painting our front door and I need to make sure miss Haley doesn’t flee the safety of our walk-in closet to go explore Princeton Junction. She has experience outside yes, but the fact that I can’t get a collar on her (she loses control of bodily functions and I don’t want to repeat the experience my sister had) and she isn’t micro-chipped is the major concern.

Cannot wait to move so I can start unpacking and get my life back in order. I hate moving.

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The only thing worse than unpacking is?

November 22, 2009 9 comments

Packing.

boxes

boxes

But the good thing in this? I’ve figured out how I want my yarn organized in the new apartment. I would like to get a cheap dresser with 5 drawers and keep one type of yarn in each drawer.

But inbetween packing and cleaning and painting and everything else:

 

This:

Monte's Autumn Garden

Monte's Autumn Garden

is quickly turning into:

Monte’s Autumn Garden

Monte’s Autumn Garden from Pigeon Roof Studios

This is the first part of 4 oz of falkland from Pigeon Roof Studios, my first ever club shipment, colorway is Monte’s Autumn Garden. I will definitely renew this subscription! So far the falkland has been a dream to spin – this is my first time spinning it too!

 

Finished up is some shetland also from Pigeon Roof Studios in the Ghost Orchid colorway.  I need to measure yardage and WPI.  Anyone have any project ideas for this?  I’ve never knit with shetland and have no idea what kind of project it would be suited for. (argh preposition at the end of a sentence but I’m tired!)

Ghost Orchid shetland

Ghost Orchid shetland from PRS

Progress is also being made on my mom’s sweater – I’m working my way up the chart on the front part of the sweater, the back is done, so hopefully over the long weekend I can get the hood started/finished/something.

 

Guess it’s time to pack some more boxes.

 

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Since JessaLu decided to be a PITA..

November 8, 2009 9 comments

here is that update post 😀

Still missing FO shots but that’s because I found several holes in the first sock of a pair that I was halfway done with the second sock…and I just ripped it all out. I was not in love with the yarn (DiC Smooshy) so I will re-knit the socks again at a later date in yarn that I love.

On with the spinning:

 

These singles:

ashland bay merino singles

Were plied together on my wheel that was just switched to double drive:

schacht ladybug in double drive

schacht ladybug in double drive

The twist has been set, I think I got… almost 800 yards (from 8oz of fiber), but still have more to ply on one bobbin – so that’ll be done later on today.

 

While at Jessica’s yesterday, we switched my wheel from scotch tension to double drive, and I got to play with her drum carder. Here is what I started with:

4 oz Superwash Merino in "Love Struck" + 2 oz angelina

4 oz Superwash Merino in "Love Struck" + 2 oz angelina

Turned into these:

First batts ever - PINK, now with SHINY!

First batts ever - PINK, now with SHINY!

Cannot wait to spin these up!

 

Also in the mail was the next shipment from pigeon roof studios:

Blithe Spirit from Pigeon Roof Studios

Blithe Spirit from Pigeon Roof Studios

On the needles currently, my mom’s Rogue sweater:

 

Mom's Rogue

Mom's Rogue

I’m almost done chart A, my goal is to finish this by the end of November – so wish me luck 🙂

 

I think that’s enough for now… more later 🙂

Wow.

November 4, 2009 3 comments

It’s been forever. sorry readers.

Here’s what I’ve been up to:

  1. Garden State Sheep Breeders Festival: attended and booth worked for our Jessica
  2. Rhinebeck sweater: finished
  3. Rhinebeck: attended
  4. Flu of some variety: survived
  5. Stitches east: attended
  6. WEBS virgin: NO MORE
  7. Drive from hell back to NJ after Stitches EAST & Webs: Survived!
  8. Mom’s xmas sweater: started
  9. several test knits: attempted, one finished
  10. Designers met: 1 (Designer of my rhinebeck sweater works at webs! And she took my photo!)
  11. New apartment lease: signed
  12. New apartment being painted: started!
  13. Cat health issues: somewhat solved – she is okay 🙂

So clearly, I have been busy. These microblogging sites such as plurk and twitter are really sucking the blogging mojo away from me! I will try to get a post in tomorrow too – with some photos this time 🙂

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Tour de Fleece wrap up!

August 2, 2009 4 comments

Hello! Since I’ve finally managed to get all of my chores done, I figured I had no more excuses to not do this TdF wrap up entry!

This was my first tour, and I joined two teams on Ravelry: Plurk and LSG but managed to not really post anything on ravelry of merit – I’ve been kinda quiet internet wise lately, plurk and twitter are taking up most of my internet time. Anyway, on with the photos!

tour de fleece wrap up

tour de fleece wrap up

1. lisa souza lime n violet 50/50 merino/bombyx, 2. lisa souza lime n violet 50/50 merino/bombyx, 3. lisa souza lime n violet 50/50 merino/bombyx, 4. lisa souza lime n violet 50/50 merino/bombyx, 5. lisa souza lime n violet 50/50 merino/bombyx, 6. lisa souza lime n violet 50/50 merino/bombyx, 7. lisa souza lime n violet 50/50 merino/bombyx, 8. lisa souza lime n violet 50/50 merino/bombyx, 9. frecklefacefibers merino/superwash merino in Dixie, 10. frecklefacefibers merino/superwash merino in Dixie, 11. haley is a great helper, 12. frecklefacefibers merino/superwash merino in Dixie, 13. cjkopec juy SAL in Navarro, 14. cjkopec juy SAL in Navarro, 15. cjkopec juy SAL in Navarro, 16. cjkopec juy SAL in Navarro, 17. cjkopec juy SAL in Navarro, 18. Zarzuela’s fibers merino/tencel in Spring Awakening, 19. Zarzuela’s fibers merino/tencel in Spring Awakening, 20. Zarzuela’s fibers merino/tencel in Spring Awakening, 21. Zarzuela’s fibers merino/tencel in Spring Awakening, 22. Zarzuela’s fibers merino/tencel in Spring Awakening, 23. Zarzuela’s fibers merino/tencel in Spring Awakening, 24. Zarzuela’s fibers merino/tencel in Spring Awakening, 25. Zarzuela’s fibers merino/tencel in Spring Awakening, 26. Zarzuela’s fibers merino/tencel in Spring Awakening, 27. Zarzuela’s fibers merino/tencel in Spring Awakening, 28. Zarzuela’s fibers merino/tencel in Spring Awakening, 29. Zarzuela’s fibers merino/tencel in Spring Awakening

So all in all? 19 ounces! 4 from lisa souza, 6 from cj kopec, 6 from zarzuela’s fibers, and 3 of 9 ounces from freckle face fibers!

Pfew. Can’t wait until next year.

On other fronts? We’ve temporarily suspended the house hunt, focusing on saving some more money.  I recently joined weight watchers and hope to see some real success on this.

This coming weekend I will be attending my first W.O.O.L. gathering and I could not be any more excited! Now to figure out what fiber to take with me 🙂

Recently off of the wheel:

lisa souza superfine superwash merino in wild things

lisa souza superfine superwash merino in wild things

Next up?

sereknity superwash merino in pink lemonade

sereknity superwash merino in "pink lemonade"

Knitting is still going on, I think I’ll work on my swallowtail shawl a little this afternoon if I ever make it to the grocery store during the huge line of thunderstorms that are battering NJ today. Earlier we were under a torndao warning. I got a little anxious about it and had to go sit in the bathroom with haley. Hah. What a wuss I am 🙂

More hopefully tomorrow.

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