Friday, April 27, 2007


Looks like there are to be rain showers this weekend, so we are nixing the trip:( Hopefully we can head out that direction in the next few weeks before the temperature gets too hot and all the little buggies start working thier way out of Will probably take Miss Piper to the creek for a good long romp tomorrow:) She just loves the creek!

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Just wanted to include this: There are three Newfoundland dogs in a Southern California shelter in need of new homes! They are young dogs and would make FABULOUS additions to anyones home! Please follow this link: Newfs Needing Homes. Maybe one of you can provide a loving home for one of these wonderful dogs! They are very family and people oriented animals. Miss Piper was an older rescue (2yrs) when I got her and she is the absolute joy and light of my life! If I could, I would drive out there and pick all three of these beauties up, but Miss Piper tends to be a bit on the jealous side:( My Punkin' Puppy (Piper's Nick-Name) just would not go for it at all.

Dress Fitting

OK, I bought 'The Dress' several months ago. A perfectly pretty little number from Davids Bridal (click link to see it!). Well, guess what! I've lost 2 dress sizes since then and am working on a 3rd. I talked to the seamstress there about doing the changes and she said that if I lost any more weight that the dress probably could not be altered any more. So after leaving the store, I got to thinking, maybe I should just get a few sizes down. I called them up and while they did not have any in stock, the store in Florence KY did! So I am going back today to get the dress and will be mailing it to them. They will be mailing me back the new dress. I think weddings are just crazy...grrr In the mean time, I bought a pretty little Ralph Lauren halter dress as a back up just in case nothing works out like planned.

I will be away once again this week end doing the same as last week end! Camping at the Gorge!! Yipppie!! I love to camp. Not very hip on all the preparations, or coming home, but I love being out there! This is a shot of my foot in the different stages of hiking. Top: starting out, Middle: getting dirty & Bottom: cleaning up. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

More Gorge Pics..

And here we are in the Daniel Boone National Forest located in Eastern KY. This is one of the first signs you see before you drive through NADA Tunnel which is an immense tunnel that was dynomited through a cliff. My pic just did not turn out for the Nada Tunnel, so will try again this week end:)

Here is my Bill all smiles on the trip. He loves camping, I love camping, it's just a darn good thing!

Yes, we do have a way to shower. It consists of a large plastic water container rigged in the tree. And since we don't have a screen set up, well, we shower in our Thus the hanging mismatched pair on a branch flapping in the breeze!

The project I worked on this week end, a shale pattern sock I am knitting out of the hand-dyed yarn sent to me by Kat!
The shale stitch I am using is a multiple of 15 stitches; Round/row 1: Knit all. round/row 2: Knit all. Round/row 3: Purl all. Round/row 4: (K2tog, K2tog, M1, K1, M1, K1, M1, K1, M1, K2tog, K2tog) repeat from (- to -) to end. Think I might have to try a feather and fan pattern for socks next! Repeating those 4 rounds/rows until the heel:)

Aw, and here is Miss Piper the Newfoundland wading in the stream and having a long cool drink after we hiked up the mountain side. She and I have so much fun while the guys are gone from the camp We knit, nap, hill-walk and shower:) What more could a couple of gals want for?

Monday, April 23, 2007

Home at last!

Honestly, we wish we were still out there in the wild woods of Red River Gorge. We had so much fun, got so darn dirty, and had just a good 'ol time! Here is a pic of Miss Piper and I until I have time to sort through all the rest.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

They're going to take me away....


To the Red River Gorge!

This week end we are leaving today and coming back Monday for some camping and rappelling. Will not have internet until monday evening, but keep commenting on the Contest. I will change the comment settings so that I am not moderating comments until then:) Keeping my fingers crossed that I don't get any spam on there:) Have a Great week end! Will Post pics on my return! Until then keep on truckin' for the 'Funny Farm'!! Hee-Hee-Haw-Haw-Ho-Ho-Hum-Hum.....

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Knit Night

Last night was Knit Night:) I missed last weeks meeting at Los Tres because I was working on one of the town houses. Ugh. Anyhow, this week we met at MagPies yarn shop in Lexington, KY. Dang, I just love that place. All natural fibers! I came home with a lovely blueish-green flax yarn by Louet, #4 double points and a fab basket with a peachy silk lining! Afterward, a smaller group of us walked over to Ramsey's Diner for a bite to eat and more chit chat. I am just so lucky to have found a wonderful group of Fiber Artists locally. They are all just absolutely fabulous!

I finished spinning my Happy Hippy Soy Silk rovings I bought at Stones Throw last month. Once I got home, I najaho plied one of the singles:) I really like how it turned out. The colors are bright and vibrant. I think this will have to be turned into silky 'Baby Janes' to be sold in Mom's shop, Tickled Pink.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


OK, I am having my own little contest starting now and closing on May 7th.
I was sent some very stunning Spun Recycled Sari Silk and I don't know what to knit it into. The yardage is 150 meters (160yards) and about 6 wpi making this a bulky yarn. This is where you come in! I am asking you the reader (like I have that many to send me a pattern for the yarn. I will pick my favorite pattern out of all submissions and the person who sent me the winning pattern will receive a hank of homespun yarn (spun by me) and a set of 5 handmade copper stitch markers.

The rules are:

1. The pattern must be a FREE pattern with a picture located on the internet.

2. Links to patterns must be posted to the comment section of this post no later than May 7th. Make sure no one else has posted a link to that particular pattern in the comment section before you post your pick. If you are the second person to post that pattern link, your entry will be voided.

3. The pattern must not exceed using 160 yards(150 meters) of the Sari-Silk. This of course does not exempt using the Sari-Silk as an accent yarn or another accent yarn:)

I guess that is about it. I think with only 3 rules everything should be pretty self explanatory:) Plus, it should be pretty quick and simply for anyone who is interested to make a quick submission.

OH, BTW Kat who sent me this fabulously pretty yarn already picked out Unbiased at

Finished Projects....Plus an Idea!

Here are a few of my finished projects that I have been working on in my spare time:

A navaho plied 100 % alpaca fingering weight yarn.

Soy silk still being spun. I have one single already spun, but have not decided whether to navaho ply it or ply them together.

This is a better pic of the spun recycled sari silk that Kat sent me. And I have come up with a plan of what to do with it! I am going to let you the reader decided. Send me your thoughts and the idea I like the most will get a prize in the form of handspun yarn and hand crafted stitch markers. There is about 150 meters (160yards) and about 6 wpi making this a bulky yarn. Submitted ideas must be free patterns and not use over 160 yards:) Any takers? Either leave a comment or send me an email to Lunabud74 at peoplepc dot com.

Knitters Treat Exchange Received!

OH MY! I pulled in the drive today and there it was! A rather large box, all the way from the UK! All the way from Kat in the UK! Hidden in all of the white pop-corn peanuts was a yarn that I have been itching to try for quite some time now, but had never come across in the LYS's, recycled sari silk yarn. And wow is it georgeous! Kat also included some absolutely fabulous wool that she dyed herself using kool-aid into some lovely peach and pink tones. I am going to have to think up a fun project that I can use both of these in. My poor over worked feet are definitely thanking Kat profusely for the pampering products. I have had so much fun flipping through the 'Simply Knitting' magazine and the little pattern book. Perhaps I should pick a pattern out of the felting patterns for the kool-aid wool.. Hmm, but what to choose? What to choose! There were also two (now one:) very fresh scented candles that Kat made herself! I have been burning one this evening in hopes of falling asleep on time as it is such a fabulously relaxing scent! Tomorrow I will be using the bath gel and having a long hot soak with the second candle. To top it all of she had 4 little baggies of beads scattered through out the packing peanuts. Talk about a fun FUN box! Thank you so very much for all the goodies Kat! I love them!!!

'In the Garden' Amy

I received an adorable exchange box from Amy for the 'In the Garden' stitch marker exchange! Unfortunately, I think I left the garden gloves in my truck because I used them today. Needless to say, they did not make it into the photo:) But are getting tons of use! Dang Amy you are just too good! Thank you very much for the exchange! Oooh and I can't wait to try out the recipe! Again, thank you!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Finished Project!

I have so been wanting to post a new entry for the longest time, but unfortunately, I have been so busy with work that I just have not been able to make the time. Luck would have it that I am manning Mom's shop 'Tickled Pink' which has a 'little bit of this and that for here and there' for the next few days. Needless to say, my days will be getting a little longer, but on the flip side, I have time to post on my blog:) Yippie!!!

Here is my latest finished project! Sorry about the picture quality, I am using my camera phone and not the canon. The Reverse Bloom Flower Wash cloth from Melanie Falick's book Weekend Knitting. I used plain old Peaches and Cream cotton instead of the Chenille it called for and I really liked how it turned out! This cute little cloth is going to be given to Bill's Sister with a basket full of other goodies either this evening or the next. She just had a little baby boy a few hours ago! Talk about exciting. I can barely wait to meet the little fellow and am so anxious to hear what his name is!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Busy little worker Bee!!!

I have been very, very busy this week. Two town houses are empty which means two painting jobs, tons of wall patching, lumbing work, clean up, etc, etc, etc. And lets not forget to leave out that mowing season has arrived too! I have had time in the evenings to do some spinning and just this week I figured out how to navajo (sp?) ply yarn from spun singles! At first I was not sure that I liked the results, but it is quickly growing on me! Will post pics as soon as I have a chance.

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:)