Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A wonderful christmas

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

I am sick, have been for a while but I guess it wasn't allowed to catch up w3ith me until boxing day. Now I feel like I have done ten rounds with Tyson.

I started a FLAK for Ron, to be honest I'm not loving it, so thought I would look for a Gansey to knit for him. Now, for quite a while I have been avoiding my yahoo groups, mainly because that is how I get sucked into KAL'S. While bored a few days ago I ventured into the EZasPi group, to discover they are starting a Gansey workshop in January. PERFECTO!!!

The group is EZasPi

Friday, December 22, 2006

Making a list

Checking it twice.

Get kids to school..... check
Return library books...... check
Go to Gemini fibres...... check
Spend too much money..... check, check
get nails done..... check
Do christmas grocery shopping..... check
sleep.... check
Weave, knit anything to advance the gift lists....... check, check, triple freaking check
Take pain killers
Take pain killers
Take pain killers
Listen to the pain in hand


Pain in hands has indeed returned, I now have to accept the fact that I have to take a good long break from the obsessive nature I take on with my hobbies.

Gee I am so glad I didn't spend too much money at Gemini Fibres today!


But seriously who can pass up on fleece artist fibres.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Busy spinning

I have spent the past three days spinning up 8oz of Merino/silk, to about 528 yards of yummy yarn. This yarn is destined to become two scarves, I wanted to make three, so will still have to get more fibre.
Right now I only have this one picture of two bobbins of singles, but rest assured it is all spun and plied now. I am going to the guild hall tonight to make the warp for weaving.

Here is the socks that I made to send to Britain for my sister and her family.
I admit to cheating and actually buying one pair from the guild shop. My hands just couldn't take knitting another pair of socks.
the blue bag has the purchased socks in it, so therefore are not actually seen here.
From left to right, Fair isle socks for Charlotte, Ribbon bow socks for Molly and golfing socks for Chez! I hope they all fit just fine, I have had enough of knitting socks for a while.

Since I am back into spinning for now I would love to get spinning some cotton, since I have never spun cotton i don't know where to begin, I have to get checking some books out at the guild while there tonight.
I have a few bags of cotton, one really nice bag, and some little bags of bits and bobs.

Working sucks. My new work never seems to be able to sort out my hours, they are beginning to wear on my nerves.

Where are all the Wii systems!!!!!!!!!

Christmas is beginning to wear on my nerves.

Baby alive, don't even get me started on that! One store wants $100 for one where as everybody else wants $50-$60. Thieving pigs. My nerves are at snapping point.

Katherine is likely to get surgery on her eye in the summer next year, it may well just put a spanner in the works for my holiday to Britain, This wouldn't bother me so much if I hadn't missed out on my vacation this year..... I need to travel.

I discovered a long time ago that I like to travel, I haven't traveled any further than Niagara falls in more than three years, I am going crazy. My nerves are about 1/16th of an inch away from popping and snarling crazily around the entire family, which break for vacation in 4 days. All of them! Every single body around this house for two weeks.

Work may well turn into a blessing during my time of need.

Monday, December 11, 2006

With two weeks to go

I am sadly behind in all the knitting I had planned for gifts.

I have decided to gift myself this year, the gift of taking it easy, my hand now no longer hurts, and it feels good to say that, so instead of rushing right back in and ending right where I was two months ago, I have decided not to worry about gifts, those that need to be posted will just have to be late, those that are for people here will just have to wait. If anyone ever wants handmade crap from me again, they will have to wait.

I don't want surgery!!!!

I am however busy making a pioneer costume for Eliz, she visits a pioneer school on wednesday (is there something wrong with how that is spelled? Spell check is highlighting it) she is really into all this stuff, I think in most part because of my involvement with the Burr House, spinning and weaving and of course the knitting.
They get to eat a proper lunch, mason jars and home made bread, LOL, I am making her some bread in a neat little kit I found at a store.
Photo's will follow, I just don't have any right now.

It has been so long since I have posted pictures that I will have to do a big photo post, I have lots of FO's to show, so soon hopefully.