Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I received my bag from KyleAnn for the ITEIV Exchange. She sent me a lovely cable and moss stitch tote in grey that is superbly lined. And talk about roomy! I think this will have to be my new knitty project tote:) Also inclosed were two skeins of Cestari a 75/25 cotton/wool blend, a CD by Andy Kimbel and something I have always wanted to read, Homer's Iliad & Odyssey! I plan to start reading the Iliad hopefully this week end. I know I have already said this, but I have always wanted to read both of these and am so very grateful my partner KyleAnn sent them to me! Thank you so very much KyleAnn. I adore every last stitch:)
I finally started the month of July's sock for the Sockamania Club (look for link to your right). I am using Cherry Tree Hill and really like how the pattern is starting out so far. If you haven't found the club yet, it is really worth a look-see especially if you like knitting socks. You are sent a pattern each month to try out:) You don't have to finish them, but you are suppose to post at least once or twice a month. Or so I have been told;)
And what is this? What is this sprouting from my little rock garden that appears to have my little stash of angora on it!?!... I wouldn't believe it if you told me, but I watched someone learn to use the drop spindle at KY Spinners a few Fridays ago and thought, well, maybe, just maybe I should try this again. I got home and dug out the spindle. After a few attempts, low and behold, I got the hang of it! I am in absolute shock of course that my stubby little fingers grasped it at last! I can now say that I have entered the realm of the travelling spinners....hahaha And of course I have to show off my first Spindle Spun & Plied attempt. Look below and you will see two different colors of alpaca plied together. Not perfect, but not bad if I must say so myself:)
Other Fun Facts..................
I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.
I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)
'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)