Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas was today and tomorrow

Like many families, we have to divy up Christmas. Today was our family Christmas. Our 3 sons, our wonderful daughters-in-law and 8 of our grandkids. The oldest one cant get away from work in Columbus untill this afternoon. Tomorrow we will go to all three kids homes and see what they all got for Christmas. Lots of fun and eating. We got lots of family pictures today. We celabrated our 50th wedding anniv. this summer and the kids got pictures reprinted and enlarged from that. Also we have 2 graduating seniors this year and so got senior pictures. Howard go a metal detector. That should be a lot of fun. I hope I have a few minutes( Wish hours) to spin. Must quit this and go get some time in.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Stahman's Barbara Shawl

Stahman's Barbara Shawl
Originally uploaded by Ouricmoff

This is handspun merino and tensel.

Finally was able to add a picture to my Ravelry page. This is the first Stahman shawl. Hope to have another soon. Need to get the yarn made. Hard to do with so many Christmas things to do.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

This is hard to keep up.

I have hard enough time keeping up my house work because I want to be spinning or knitting or checking on lists on the computer, but now I need to write this blog also. Wooo! I will have to be more organized. I don't think after all these years that is going to happen. Oh well first things first. I have been spinning away on the merino/silk stuff from "The Fold". I have a pound and have about 75% of it spun. Need it all plyed and ready to knit the Mariais shawl from the Stahman's book before we leave for FL in January.
All the Christmas presents are wrapped and under the Christmas tree. We are really ahead in that this year. All the kids and Grandkids except one will be here Christmas eve day for brunch and gift opening. 3 sons with wives and a total of 9 grandkids. Oldest grandson, Neil has to work till that night in Columbus, so we will take his gifts down on Christmas day.
Back to spinning now.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Jet Lag

Back from Las Vegas and fighting jetlag. Stayed up to late in the Casino and now I am paying for it by really being jetlaged. Was able to knit quite a bit on the Falling Leaves shawl on the plane. The movie was a Disney Christmas one and not to interesting. Found a lady on SpinTec who lives real close to us in Lakeland. It will be wonderful to have another spinner near by. I think she is just learning to spin but that is fine with me as I seem to be a teacher by nature.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Next to Las Vegas

Sunday we leave for Las Vegas. Convention time for Howard and I get to go along. Of course my knitting will go and perhaps some spindles for some spinning time. I should work on some things for Christmas presents. The beaded bag has those quad 0 needles that I think are weapons but they say knitting needles are knitting needles. Who am I to argue? Don't think I will chance taking that though. To bad I don't have more fiber dyed. Course I could dye the yarn. Think smart Lady......

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Back in Ohio

Well, we are back in Ohio. I was able to work on the cashmere lace scarf on the trip. Didn't have to frog many rows. The last 2 rows out of the 5 have knit three's in them and I invariably mess them up. Then I don't come out right at the end and have to un-knit.
We have a small dog (puppy 17mo.) Traveling with him is an experience. I insisted he ride in the back this trip so I could knit. I think this is the way of the future trips. He must learn...The fact that he is half Yorky and half Jack Russell makes my being Alpha a trial. It is always a fight. I WILL win.

Friday, November 16, 2007

The First One

This is the first entry on my new blog. This blog will be mostly about Spinning, but Knitting and Weaving will have space in here also. I am so glad to see spell check on this form as I don't always trust my own spelling and would not like to be embarrassed by what I write. I sure wouldn't have spelled that right.
I am in central Florida at this time. I have a Majacraft Little Gem down here with me. Also the Ashford 8 shaft table loom and several knitting projects. More information on what's on the needles later.