Tuesday, July 22, 2008

delayed yarn pictures

This is the yarn that I purchased at The Yarn Shop in Columbus, Ohio. Yes, it was awhile ago. Top picture is Plymouth Yarns Boku. It's a varigated yarn with long color changes, similiar to Noro, but not quite as vivid colors. I want to play with it and see. Middle is the Manos Silk blend, from manos del Uruguay. It's only 150 yds, but oh so nice. I've been pondering what to make of it, and I think it's going to be a pair of wristwarmers for me. Maybe Fetching (I haven't tried that pattern) or maybe Voodoo. Bottom is Arucania Ranco Multi, a fingering wt sock yarn. I'm getting tired of my current socks, and I'm looking forward to starting one of Cat Bordhi's patterns with this.

And also here, is a picture of Little G playing with one of the skeins of Boku. Future Knitter in training!

On the current knitting projects, the Big Grey Blob is getting bigger and blobbier (I am so afraid the shoulder decreases aren't going to work, and I'll have to rip this section out. If I do, it's going back into hibernation for awhile.) I'm 3 inches away from finishing the current pair of socks, and I won a blue ribbon at the county fair for Little J's Jaker sweater!

another contest, elsewhere

So I haven't been posting much lately. However, I have been reading other people's blogs, and I found this contest....Old Red Barn Co is giving away a quilt! It's gorgeous, but the contest ends today, so hurry!

Win a quilt at www.oldredbarnco.blogspot.com

Maybe I'll get a real post written later today..maybe, if the baby...

Monday, July 21, 2008

in the 1930's...


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Superior

Take the test!

Is this really an accomplishment?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Saw this on Melly's blog

Ain't it nifty? It's a word picture of my blog. "Little" and "yarn" seems to turn up quite often. and I see that i need to stop saying "really". oh, really?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

today's updates

Well, we were up bright and early on a rainy morning to take our entries to the Johnson County Fair. (some time this week, I'll have to take Little J to look at the animals...) At the end of all our preparations, I had the Jaker sweater, raisin cookies, and a loaf of bread from my bread machine. Little Sister had a pottery box that she made in school, and a baby dress that she sewed up yesterday. The dress was a very cute blue and blueberry print. (i wonder if there's enough of the blueberry fabric to make another one? hmm...)

Little J was in a mood this morning. (no! no! no! i don't want to ____!! no! You get the picture) but we wrangled him into the car, and out of the car at Clementine's Dry Goods, and in the car again, and out at lunch and in again, and out at the two bookstores...by then he was asleep, and was so until almost we were home. Thank goodness! At home, he had a new video to watch (Teen Titians) and has been happy to sit on the couch.

I think my brain is fried. I know there's stuff I should be doing this weekend, but I can't think of what it would be...can you help me?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

welcome to July

Life has been busy, I've been tired, and blogging has sorta slipped away from me. C'est la vie.

I've finished up Little J's Jaker sweater! All put together, and the ends woven in. Why do I always put off the finishing on my projects? It really dosen't take me very long (i learned hand-sewing as a little girl) and I have a warm fuzzy proud feeling when I'm done. I do not have any of my other projects finished up. :( I really hoped to finish up the Grey Blob sweater, and the socks, so that I could start new stuff, but I didn't get as much done at the conventions as I hoped I would.

Last weekend was InConJunction Convention, here in Indy. We had a hotel room for two nights at the convention, and it was a lot of fun. We were there on the 4th of July, and from our hotel room, we could see 5 or 6 different firework displays! ooooh...ahhh...it was so neat! The bigger kiddos could watch the fireworks, and Little G could sleep without firework booms waking her up.

Then, the weekend before that (Thursday to Sunday) was Origins Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Also fun, although walking the convention center gives me lots of excercise. One thing I really like about Origins is the family room. They have board games, scheduled events, and toys for the little kids to play with too. We spent quite a bit of time in there. Besides that, I did do one thing memorable. I signed up for a field trip to The Yarn Store. About 10 ladies went, and we invaded the shop. Much yarn! I was overwhelmed, and the yarn insisted I buy it (y'know, i need to stop listening to the yarn. It's _EVIL_). I have four 50g skeins of Plymouth Boku (it's supposedly similiar to Noro? it was a little cheaper) a skein of Malabrigo worsted weight, and a skein of Arucania sock yarn. I'll have pictures up at some point. But really, i have sufficient yarn for quite a while, I need to stop acquiring more stash!

We don't have much planned for the immediate future. I need to have my car registered, go to the library, maybe see the talk by the Iditarod champion at the librrary...

In a week (not next week, the week after) Little Sister goes to camp for a week. Dropping her off will be interesting...Big J isn't going to be able to go there, and they like to have a parental unit go to the kid's cabin with them. The problem is, the cabin that she's in is the very farthest away from the parking area. Up a hill, too. And I'll have to walk with Little J and Little G. heavy little kids. Oh well, we do what we have to.

Then in August, there's another gaming convention that Big J wants to go to - GenCon, in Indianapolis. He's not sure that he's going to be able to take time off, but we're already registered for it. So, the kiddos and I will probably be driving to it.

And that's life.