One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Busy Busy

November 13th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Sorry for the recent dirth of posts.¬† Life has gotten a bit busier recently for a couple of reasons.¬† We’re on a pretty tight development schedule at work (I’m actually ahead of my project plan for a change), and I started studying for the first exam on my way towards the Microsoft Certification (MCPD in ASP.Net for those that care).¬† I’m hoping to take the test next month.¬† I’ve been juggling spinning with video gaming and knitting at home… oh and the twin wrangling and other assorted household things.¬† I sort of prefer to be busy, but I could definitely use a vacation.

I finished the main body of the first teacher bag. 

Modified Booga Bag for Miss M.

Modified Booga Bag for Miss M.

As a reminder, this is a combo of Patons Merino and Lion Brand Wool.¬† I’ll be knitting the idiot-cord on the knitting machine when I have both bags finished.¬† That varigetated skein to the right (on the guidebook for the current gameplay) is what I’ll be using.¬† I’m pleased with how it came out.¬†

I started the second one on the train yesterday morning, though haven’t gotten very far as I’ve been working on Kat’s Mittens.¬† I finished the second one while waiting for the ferry this morning.

Kathryn's 2008 Mittens

Kathryn's 2008 Mittens


Actual knitting time was far less than that.  I know I cast on for the second mitt yesterday and finished it this morning.  I could have finished it on the way home last night but was busy reading about the .NET Framework.  Now to knit her a scarf or cowl.  Probably a loose cowl as she hates anything tight around her neck (turtlenecks are a big NO-NO!) and I can see my klutzy little girl tripping over a scarf ;)  Just need to take some measurements and mod a grownup cowl.  More pink yarn.  Joy.

That unfortunately is all I have for today.¬† I thank all who pulled for the eBay auction, but alas I did not win.¬† Probably not a bad thing as I’d have to part with another wheel or two.¬† For those who are curious, it was this Norm Hall wheel and assorted goodies to go with it.¬†

Taken from eBay

Taken from eBay

The final price was $2,710.69 which I just could not justify, especially with $175 of shipping above and beyond that, and not being able to judge the actual condition of it. It wasn’t meant to be. I would, however, like to get on the waiting list for one of these beauties, but I’m not getting a response from either email or phone messages!

Craft on!

Tags: Gifts · Kids

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chris // Nov 13, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Yeah, the Wyatt wheels are on my lust list, too, but I’ve been told the poor man is seriously ill.

    Kat’s mittens are adorable!

  • 2 Aubrey // Nov 13, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    I am lucky enough to own pegasus #11, mesquite, right hand flyer. Bill is seriously ill – stage 4 lung cancer. He is training an apprentice, also. Keep pestering him – he does answer eventually. The wheel is SWEET… LOL

  • 3 lynne s of oz // Nov 13, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Kids’ knits are so quick! I discovered that a kid’s hat takes me less than a couple of hours. That really surprised me.
    Golly, that wheel came with stuff that I can’t even identify! LOL

  • 4 Kim // Nov 14, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Bummer about the ebay defeat. I’ve heard about the Norm waiting list and that sadly, he’s quite ill. Cute mittens BTW. Good luck with your test. Once things settle down we’ll have lunch.

  • 5 JessaLu // Nov 14, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Too bad you didn’t win the wheel but I think you’re right, it just wasn’t meant to be. ;o)

    You doing the i-cord on the sock machine?