Friday, May 28, 2010

My week wrapped up

I've been spinning more than I have been knitting lately. I am hoping to spin about 200 yards ( I am really happy I bought that extra 2 oz it might be a different color but it can be for the trim) for a hand spun shawl pattern I found.

Tuesday as some of you may or may not know the new Julia Quinn book was released!! I didn't start reading it til late Wednesday and Finished it last night. Ten things I love about you picks up where What happens in London left off with Sebastian Grey who is in line to inherit an earldom and Annabel Winslow who needs to marry. Think you know how the story goes? sometimes you would be surprised what happens with the turn of a page! As always Julia Quinn creates hero's and heroine's who not only can a) take your breath away. b) make you laugh (sometimes cry) . c) make you fall in love. That is 3 things I love about this and books like it ( in case you were counting ;) . I will admit That not even I could have figure out that Sebastian Grey was really well.......... you know...... don't you?

I am still working on the second draft of my second book, I know I know the first one isn't even out yet and I am already on to the next one! Anyway whenever I get stuck I knit depending on how long I get stuck depends on my knitting . I have 2 Types

1. very easy (mindless) to the point that I could watch t.v hold a conversation and may be even do some research. This would be a toy, fingerless mitts, or a hat ( I will neither confirm or deny the existence of hat being cast on during V) but the rest are ONT

2. Difficult (okay not really) but enough so that I cant focus on anyone or anything else for awhile. This would include socks, shawls and maybe a sweater ( no I haven't cast on a sweater.............yet but I have thought about it ......a few times )

Now these might not be every one's cup of tea but they work for me and many of the things I have mentioned (minus the sweater) are still wips

But I wanted more of a challenge lately so I went ahead and bought a crochet pattern and I am going to learn to crochet . I have crochet books what's the difference you ask? why not just learn from them ? I don't know really, the pattern had been sitting in my Rav queue for a little over a year. So like when I learned to knit I got everything and took a leap. So far I only have ring :/

But by the end of 2010 I will have learned to crochet ....... I hope

And finally there you see it I do in fact embroider...... only when I am seriously bored. And in case you were wondering its pre- stamped butterfly quilt block one of a set , I've been working on that for a year. I do not have the patience to sit and work on this that long ......makes you wonder how I ever suck with knitting doesn't it?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wollmeise for the First time !

After not spinning in *forever* okay maybe like a week but then again 5 minuets is forever in my time. I have decided to spin this 20z of 50%silk and 50% alpaca with my new spindle.

I am also working another drop for the toy society. My next project will be an angelbear .

Lastly I have started to knit with Wollmeise this is the first time I have ever knit with it and I love it! Its very soft and knits up beautifully the skein I'm using was Christmas gift from my friend Ruth :)

Don't you just love the cupcake bag too? I got it from Piddleloop's shop

Also stay tuned for special prizes that I have in store for everyone

Til next time!

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Monday, May 10, 2010

My Book and what else I've been up too

First off I have to say how happy I am to see my book is being release! you can find it here
I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it :).

I finally got to read this all the threw and I have to admit its must if you only have a drop spindle, while I'm still working on plying and getting more yardage it did help me learn more about spinning (meaning that I wasn't totally screwing it up )

And I got my second Loopy Ewe sock club shipment and I liked it the yarn is much prettier in person and I can always use more project bags :)

Last time I said I was going to do a drop for the toy Society and I finally did! I really hope this little guy found a great home!