Monday, December 31, 2007

Let me sum up.

Whew. It's been such a long time since I last posted, so let me sum up. I do have an actual finished object(s) to share:

fetching lori

Pattern: Fetching by by Cheryl Niamath
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, color 300008
Mods: worked regular bind off instead of picot

These mitts were a Christmas gift for Lori, and doesn't she look just fetching in them? Hurricane Knitters, you will be glad to know that, true to my obsessive-compulsive nature, I had to rip out the first finished mitt and restart them so that the hand opening was bound off more tightly.

Speaking of Christmas, Santa was very good to me this year. I got some new pieces of my favorite cookware, some fabulous new cookbooks, and lots of other beautiful things that are too numerous to list here. We were able to spend time with both sides of our family and had a wonderful, if not exhausting, day all around. I am so lucky!

Why else am I lucky? There's this:

That was wrapped around this(!):

she is so bored of hearing me go on and on about this thing

Isn't she just lovely? Thankfully, since I've never spun before, the wheel included a video on how to set up your wheel, and how to start spinning. Note the confused look on my face as I give the wheel a whirl and watch the video:

Oh dear. I think I am going to need some more practice!

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Happy birthday to me.

After driving everyone around me crazy by talking about it for weeks, I went ahead and bought myself a birthday gift. Eeek! No word yet on when it will arrive, but hopefully I'll be spinning by Christmas (or at least trying to). :)