One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a fiber-affected single mother of twins who makes a living as a code monkey

One Crazy Fiber Lady

Mellow Monday

January 21st, 2008 · 7 Comments

Do I need to mention that I’ve been busy since the last post?¬† Nah, didn’t think so.¬† I’ve been slowly moving/editing to get photos from older posts in place.¬† I’m good up through Oct. 2006.¬† I think.¬† I also started working on the finished items gallery.¬† You’ll notice in the sidebar, a link to a single page, the gallery.¬† I took a lead from Wendy and opted for the single page containing links off to the actual FO’s.¬† I’m slowly slogging my way through the FO gallery on typepad and building those pages here.¬† You’ll see only a few as I work my way backwards.¬†¬† Time.

What else has been going on?¬† Well, Thursday I succumbed to the stomach virus that has been making its rounds through the family.¬† Alex started it.¬† It wasn’t pleasant.¬† I worked from home that day.¬† More surprising, I was able to get a great deal accomplished.¬†

Friday, the tummy was better, but I was home anyway.¬† I had a leftover vacation day from 2007 that I had arranged to pair with MLK and take an extended weekend.¬† It was no day of rest.¬† Nope.¬† I spent the day arranging and cleaning my bedroom closet, which I’d been meaning to do since I moved into this bedroom.¬† I had an amazing amount of yarn jammed in there, as well as spinning supplies and forgotten projects, and the normal closet things of clothes and shoes.¬† Lots of shoes.¬† An amazing supply of shoes when you consider the difficulty I have in buying shoes with my ridiculously sized feet.¬†¬† But I digress.¬† I spent the day organizing, rounding up needles and the like.¬† Closet is now workable and I have a better grip on what is in there.¬† I also have no business buying yarn.¬† Ever again.¬† Maybe this year will be the year of the successful yarn diet.

The rest of the weekend, today included, has been a mix of children, knitting, XBox and spinning. Oh and yes, I have a new neighbor!¬† Sunday, Kat and I helped (Alex showed up with Pop later) our new neighbor unload some of her stuff in her new abode.¬† Click on over and wish her the best in her new place!¬† I’m looking forward to the upcoming dye workshops in her super fabulous extra kitchen, not to mention a SnB buddy on the train.¬† Welcome Jessica.

Sorry, no pictures of the spinning.¬† I’ve been slowly, and regularly spinning having silently joined the SpinMoreJanuaryAlongThing.¬† I’ve been trying to get in a half hour every day at least.¬† Been pretty successful on the whole.¬† I’m making my way through the pounds of black corriedale roving that I had processed from the 2006 Rhinebeck fleece.¬† I’m working up all the singles, winding off bobbins into cakes and numbering in order¬†and then will ply them together when there is no more raw fiber.¬† I’ve lost count, but at some point, I figured out I get some 4 bobbins out of one cake of roving.¬† I’m into the second cake and have 3 more to do.¬†

Active knitting this week has been more work on the vest that I’m knitting for Alex.¬† I’m using an old Ann Norling basic pattern and some Rowan Tapestry that I got on eBay.¬† Good stuff that is!¬† I have the back done and have, after a week, finally cast on for the front.

tapestry_vest

I finally put in some more time on Kauni’s first sleeve.¬† I haven’t been schlepping her on the train (that’s Dacapo’s position right now) as trying to balance the chart holder is a pain, and well interferes with watching video on the iPod Touch (just put Live Free or Die Hard on it for this week’s commuting pleasure, along with the final disk of Black Donnelly’s).¬† That’s made Kauni home knitting for when I have most brain cells intact.¬† I’m about a 1/3 of the way through this sleeve now and honestly, I’m very glad that I got my brain in gear and decided that the pattern wasn’t too big for the sleeve.¬† I’m loving how it looks.

Kauni

Well, time to go knit a bit before bed.¬† Tomorrow is a work day and I’m tired.¬† Mom and I stayed up too late playing on the Xbox last night.¬†¬† Should I mention that Alex has been playing Call of Duty 2?¬† He’s actually pretty good when he can manage both sticks.¬† Poor guy.¬† He’s a future gamer all right!¬† These apples didn’t fall very far from this tree 🙂

Craft on!

Tags: Adult · Family · Kauni Damask · Kids

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Eva // Jan 22, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Hiya,

    why don’t you join the Stash Down 2008 group on Ravelry. No pressure, just support on working from stash as much as possible 🙂

    I still haven’t figured out how to put movies on my ipod LOL. Wish I were smart enough to do so 🙂

    Cheers Eva

  • 2 Chris // Jan 22, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Ooo, boy! You and Jessica and a dye space! That sounds very promising!

  • 3 Ina // Jan 22, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Glad you’re feeling better. I love how the silver blue Tapestry stripes subtly echo the silver blue Kauni bands.

  • 4 Lizzy B // Jan 22, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Ahh, everything looks great! I’ve been jammin’ on The Orange Box. Fun times you would probably enjoy Portal. ALthough after my Puzzle Quest recommendation, maybe I should retract that. 🙂

    Glad to see things are going well.

  • 5 Kim // Jan 22, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    A clean closet is a good thing. So I hope the weather holds and illness stays away for this Thursday’s SnB. I am brain dead today.

  • 6 Elsie // Jan 22, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    What fun to have a spinning neighbor.

  • 7 JessaLu // Jan 22, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Your Kauni is looking mighty nice! :o))