Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Start of the Tour

... is hard when you don't plan.

Spent 2 hours & 3 minutes plying almost 4 oz of red merino / silk.  The bobbins did not come out evenly, so in the morning I will be unwinding bobbin 2 and then plying the balance.

But now, bedtime.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Rest Day

Lots of long days (staying up too late) and early mornings (trying to be at work on time) plus a walk up Mt Rubidoux this morning have taken their toll and I am taking it easy.  A nice nap, checking the Ravelry boards, staring at the cockatiels, this is all I have energy for.  I need to go to the store & laundromat but can't be bothered to put pants on.

Doing lots of thinking about what I should spin for the Tour de Fleece but have not made any decisions yet; just today I thought it would be fun to spin a lot of white wool to set aside for natural dyeing.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

City Mouse

Today was a "spin in" day at David's house in Lake Balboa. It is almost a 2 hour drive but well worth it.  I got to see old friends, meet new folks, and make a bucketload of progress on my Color Affection shawl.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Pole Position

So, I got up at 2:30 am, paid the rent & the electric bill, played some WoW, walked the dog, made lunch, worked all day, checked email, played some WoW, walked the dog, now it is 11 pm and I am  still wide awake. Question 1, when did I become a semi responsible adult? Observation 2, this is not actually a good sign.

In other news, I bought red nail polish and I love it!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

That's Wierd...

Here I am, just sitting, being happy.

It's  very disconcerting.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Camp Loopy

I cast on yesterday for my Camp Loopy project 1 - "Storm Warning" by Liz Corke.  It is going well, although I also discovered the show "Mad Men" yesterday and did rather more watching than knitting.  But there have been no major mistakes or need to rip back and start over.

The yarn is a blue faced leicester blend.  It is one of my favorite breeds but a bit scratchier than the merinos & mink I have been working with lately.  I still love it beyond all reason.