Thursday, January 17, 2008

Moving Day!

Well, I guess it had to happen sooner or later (or not but let's just roll with it).

I went and moved my blog! Please come visit me here. (The address the old fashioned way is:

Please update your bookmarks and feeds and all. This site will be here for a while. Mostly for y'all. Cuz I love you and all. (and because well, moving can be scary and what if I don't like it and want to come back ya know?)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dinos dinos everywhere...

I showed a good friend of mine the pictures of Darby the Dino. Somehow she has missed him in person... well. She "needed" one. I told her I'd put her on the list. Well, then she went on to explain that she needed one because her niece is mad for dinosaurs and she wanted to give it to her.

I'm a pushover. Let me tell you that now.

A chance to make another stegosaurus for another 3 yr old who'd be smitten with him? Guess what's coming up next on the needles???

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Pie for Everyone!

Need a piece of pie? At near to 300 yds (278 specifically) I probably have enough to share but I'm not. This is the kind of pie that a girl can hoard and not feel bad about!

Also, I bring you super secretive project #2:

It's a knitted tea set!

If you're on Ravelry I'm going to post more pictures of the tea set. (I think I've said it before but I'm "Nikki" there.) The girls who received it loved it! (As did Darby the Dino's new playmate!) For the record, little E did name him Darby but the ladies the LYS and I thought he really looked like a Percy.

And that's all I've been up to lately! I'm hoping to finish up a few projects before I start something new.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Black Hole

That's where I've been lately. In a black hole! I apparently get up and go to work and come home and somehow it's time to get up and go to work again. I really have NO idea what's happened to my spare/free time. It was just the first of the year, now we're a whole week (or more!) into the year.

The good news is, I can now show you super secretive project #1. The intended recipient hasn't gotten it yet but, well, he's not able to read and doesn't play online yet. And his mother did get to see the present today so it's all good. Tomorrow (barring another black hole incident) I'll be finished with super secretive #2 and can share that too since little boy's mom is also the mom to the two little girls who are getting the 2nd project.

Wanna see #1?



He's a stegosaurus. And I've had to defend him many many times. Every Single Person who's met him in person, has oohed and aahed over him and most have threatened to steal him. The good news is he was so fun to knit, I'll happily knit more (the first one is mine though so don't ask!).

Cross your fingers the black hole doesn't suck me in and I can ply "pie for everyone" this weekend and blog both it and the #2 project.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Tidying up

Well, we've made it another year. I'm taking down all of the 2007 completed items because hopefully by the end of the day I'll have a 2008 completed item!

So, mostly for myself I'm going to list the 2007 items here so I can go back and look at them should I need to.

Broadripple socks
Dad's Hat
Pat's Scarf
Lumberjack socks
Dad's 2nd Hat
Irish Hiking Scarf
Lavender DW Dishcloth
My Second Hat
Fetching Mitts
Irish Hiking Scarf camera cozy
Manos Moebius
BAWK Hot water bottle cover
2 catnip mousies
STR Fire on the Mountain Socks
Drawstring bag
MN dishcloth
VA dishcloth
Pat's Pedicure Socks
Katie's CN Hat
Katie's CN fingerless gloves
Cup Coozie
Steeler's Baby Sweater
Yellow Baby Hat
2nd Cup Coozie
Two Squares
Two washcloths for Beth
Judy's Socks
Steeler's Baby Hat and Booties
2 Teeny ToFutsies Socks
Koigu Clapotis
Baby Hat
3 Teeny Koigu Socks
2 Teeny Sweaters
Yellow/Green dishcloth
Weekend Pullover
Dad's "Uncle" hat
Blue Dishcloth
3 DW Dishcloths
Cinchy "SAFF" hat
Warm up America Square
Dad's Socks
Fingerless Mitts
Christmas Scarf
Felted Back Pack
3 korknisses
super secretive project #1- Stegosaurus
1 mitten
1 mini sock
CSM sock

Monday, December 31, 2007


I know, everyone's doing year end recaps so here's mine:

2007 wasn't all bad but it certainly wasn't all good either. Quite truthfully, I'm glad in few hours it'll be gone.  I learned to spin and how to make lucet cords (which I need to do some more of since it's so fun). I hope to keep increasing my spinning knowledge too. There's so much out there to learn, to try... 

I knit a lot. A LOT, I mean look at that list on the sidebar. Wow. I learned how to do new knitting techniques. I'd like to keep learning those too. 

On a personal level, I made some great friends and plan on keeping on meeting new people and spending time with my friends and family. I lost my uncle and have a cousin that's in pretty bad shape. I have friends who lost loved ones and with my remaining grandparents as old as they are and in the shape that they're in, I know it won't be but so much longer before I lose them. I know, it may not be this year but I certainly won't have them another... (hmm... almost told you how old I am ;)) so many years... 

But on a lighter note, my nephew was born and he's so beautiful and I can't wait to see what kind of person he becomes. 

My goals for 2008 - besides what I've already said?. Well, I do have some I'm not really planning on sharing but I'm going to cut back on my consumption of goods. Yes, this means yarn and fiber too. I'm not going all out I'm still in my fiber club and will still buy yarn and all but for at least a few months I'm going to spin what I've got and knit what's in the stash. I bought that yarn for a purpose and it wasn't to sit all closed up in a box. 

Oh, and since she's showing an interest, I thought I'd teach Pepper to spin: 

Which is good, I'll need more yarn because apparently Bartholamew has finally seen the light and is all about enjoying fine hand knits:

You'll have to look under his head and feet to that is my Noro scarf there keeping his Highness warm and providing a soft place for him to take a nap. 

Be safe, y'all. Have a good 2008 filled with joy, love, and enough fibery goodness to get you through the rough spots!

thanks for reading...

Friday, December 28, 2007

I'm likin' this spinning thing

embiggen (for those of you that don't read the same blogs I do, that means click to make bigger to enjoy the beautifulness that is this bobbin of singles)

(ok, embiggen actually means to click on the picture to make it bigger but still...)

ETA- apparently this whole "embiggen" thing isn't working anymore... but I still hope you enjoy the beautifulness that is that bobbin of singles)

edited again - thanks to Mary's help embiggen/biggerize is up and running!