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.