Saturday, March 27, 2010

I Have....

....a yard again! Yippee! This morning DH, DSs#2 & #3 and I raked all of the leaves in the backyard and my flower beds. Thank goodness - I can see green on the ground again. It was getting a little depressing looking at all those brown leaves.

There's no knitting news to report other than I've been in a little slump recently. I'm off-pace for the 10 shawls in 2010. I think Ravelympics did me in. To help me recover and perhaps inspire me again, there have been a couple of yarn-related purchases and trades, just as a form of therapy, mind you!

This is a Wollmeise 100% Kunderbundt "Therapy Bag" containing the "We're Different" colors of Petersilie(parsley), Merlot, Birkenrinde (birch tree), Versuchskaninchen blue (Agatha maybe?), and Baba Jaga, (deep reds, black and fuschia)....feeling a little better, thanks...wouldn't you?

100% Kunderbundt-a little therapy!

This is Dream in Color "Starry" from a TLE update. I want to make WendyKnit's Miss Woodhouse shawl with it.

DIC Starry - Dusky Aurora
Surely these will get me a-knitting again....and soon, I hope!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March Came In....

.....and I did not....and I'd been so good about posting each week, too! But we've been having fun around here, so all is good! Here's a little recap.

I finished three items for the Ravelympics, but TWO of them were froggings. The other was a simple big needle shawl, which did not qualify for the 10 Shawls in 2010 because I read yards and saw meters.....stupid Customary units.
One Skein Shawl
It's pretty & warm & a little glitzy though, so that's ok. I almost finished the Circular Vest. It's being bound off now, but I'll probably have to go back and add a few more rounds. Who can ever really tell with cotton? I really hope I still like it when I'm done.....please....let me like it!

New yarn pr*n:
Yarn Booty
The vertical yarn is Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga! and Bugga! All of the horizontal yarn is all WD Wollmeise. It's all very pretty, but lately I've come to realize that I may never be able to purchase a "first run" skein of Wollmeise again. Getting up at 3:00 a.m. doesn't work very well when you have to stay alert all day teaching 9-10 y.os and for the life of me, I can't hit TLE WM updates. No 3:00 a.m. updates also means there's no chance to buy lace weight. Are there no WDs in lace weight? Certainly there must be a few somewhere.....why not make WD lace weight bags too? Just a thought....(fyi - I just learned that there were Lace Bags in today's update! Who knew?!?)

And finally - family stuff. As I write this, I am trying to upload two videos to Flickr, both of my boys in their high school's production of Peter Pan (dress rehearsal video-please excuse the boinginess of the first one!). DS#2 plays Mr. Darling. His video is posted first. DS#3 plays Captain Hook. His will be posted second. They are our babies-our twins - and both seniors. As we waited to go into the auditorium last night, I have to admit that my heart was very full....full of happiness for them, love and pride for their accomplishments, and a little twinge of whatever it is you feel at transition points like this. **sigh** I hope you'll enjoy the excerpts - we certainly do!

DS#2 - Mr.Darling

DS#3 - Captain Hook