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

One Last

December 30th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Time for one last post this year.  Well, technically not the very last opportunity, but I wouldn’t bank on me posting tomorrow.  I’ve been on vacation this week and well, pretty busy.  I alternated between knitting:

I finished Caroline!  Finally.  A year later (details here).  I’m embarrassed that it took so very long to finish.  It’s an excellent design and I can’t wait to wear it.

When I wasn’t knitting,  I was writing code.  The iOS version of KnitCounter is just about done.  I’ve been using it to finish Caroline actually.

This is a slightly outdated screenshot from the simulator.  Somehow I lost the one I took on my phone.  Oh well.    I’ve got a beta tester playing with it and when her feedback is in, I’ll submit it to the app store.  Exciting!

Since Caroline is now done, I needed to start a new project.  Last week I got the evil email from Webs that their year end sale was underway.  I couldn’t help myself and went scanning the sale items.  I picked up some Noro Shirakaba and made my way through the patterns in Ravelry to find something to knit out of it.  I settled on a Comfy Cardi.  I have the back done.

It is awfully sedate for Noro.  Loving it too.  It is a cotton/silk/wool blend and it is excellent to work with.  I’ve made a good bit of progress on one of the cardi fronts and if I buckle down can get it done today.  (Spent the morning futzing with the app again. )

There hasn’t been much spinning around these parts.  Can’t remember the last time I touched the wheel, but it was more than likely when I finished up the Cupcake Fiber batts.  I enjoyed the spinning of the batts into singles…

But the plied yarn?  Doesn’t speak so much to me.  It’s been sitting on the bobbin now for over a month.  I really do need to wind it off at least.

I need to get back to the wheels.  So many hobbies, so little time.

Finally, wanted to share the sweet note I got from Alexander yesterday:

Gotta love those monkeys of mine.

Happy New Year!

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dorre // Dec 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    aww those are some excellent monkeys you have 🙂 Love that fiber its pretty gorgeous plied up … Happy new year!!

  • 2 --Deb // Dec 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    What a great payback for all these years of mothering!

  • 3 Joan // Dec 30, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Awwwwww.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  • 4 Leann // Dec 30, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    YAY! I can’t believe you finally finished it. Now if only I would get it up in the shop and on Rav. 🙂

  • 5 Lisa // Dec 31, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Happy New Year Risa!

  • 6 Kris // Jan 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Aww, what a sweet note. Those darn boys.

    I think the yarn might make a cute hat for one of your cupcakes.

  • 7 Donna // Jan 5, 2012 at 12:23 am

    O my gosh that was the cutest note ever! What a little sweetheart.