Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Things are crazy and life is busy, but that is definitely a good thing! Bill's 35th Birthday was yesterday and we all celebrated at his Mom's house. Mom came along and she had an absolute ball playing with Bill's little nephews. It was so much fun! We had a great week end at the lake and hope this week end is as good. The best thing is there is absolutely no cell phone reception! And I can't bring the puter cause there is no way to plug it up. Not to mention there is so much water and sun, one can not help but to just relax and let the weeks cares float away! Last week Mom was out of town, so it was very hard to just stop and take a breather. I am very glad she is back:) Oh, and my Granny's 86th Birthday was last week as well, so Bill and I took her to Red Robin for dinner. I know, it's not fancy, but she does like the burgers:) The staff came out and sang her a birthday song and brought her a big ol' Birthday Sundae! woman came up to make sure she didn't have a heart I didn't bother to tell her that Granny loves going on the roller coasters with us! She had a blast the last time we took her on the 'Tower of Terror' at Disney World. And that was just a few years ago:)

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:)

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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:)