Friday, January 29, 2010


I've been knitting like crazy lately. I'm trying to finish a few things by the end of Jan. (yes I know that's only a few days away) I'm procrastinating for a bit to update ya'll here.  and Yes it's all my "homework" for the HPHC group over at ravelry. I've turned in some of my homework already and I'm working on a sweater vest that I'm testing for a fellow raveler. I won't share a photo of it until it's ok for me to do so. that will probably be when it's finished. But I'm also working on a Child Surprise Jacket for the bead. sweater I think she will like it when it's finished. It's just getting there before the 31st to get points. lets cross our fingers! 
My Dh has been bugging me about his sweater that is one of my OWL's this "term", as I haven't started it yet he's feeling unloved. but I did start my other OWL. it's 4 pairs of fingerless mits. here's the start of the first pair fingerless mitts they're going to be for some friends who've been wanting them. the OWLs aren't due until the end of march but I need to have 33% done by the end of Feb. so my plan is to work on my OWLs the first 2 weeks of Feb. I hope to finish 2 pairs of the fingerless mitts and a good portion of the sweater. Then after that I'll do my Feb homework. It's a good plan I've just got to stick to it. Well I have knitting to finish so I must go. if you've stopped by and read please leave me a message of love!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Potter Puppet Pals in "The Mysterious Ticking Noise"

The girls just love watching this "song" now that we have hi speed internet it's soooo much easier to watch things that make us laugh.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Spinning Yarn on a Drop Spindle - Tutorial

I found this video and I want to keep it where I can find it. Plus if you've ever thought about spinning yarn on a drop spindle you may want to watch it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dying with Wiltons.

I'm trying this delayed posting option since I have some time to type right now. we'll see how it works....
Last week, I was approved to test a sweater vest. I'm super excited. Luckily I'd just recently "found" some undyed wool yarn. (when I say found I mean I updated my stash on ravelry) I decided to dye 5 skeins for the sweater vest I'm testing,black dye and I had a pot of spiderman black so I thought it was worth a try.
So while I was getting the pot and the dye ready I let the yarn take a bath with a few glurgs of vinegar. taking a bath I mixed a good scoop of the black dye in the water and vinegar. I dipped the yarn in the water and it didn't look like it was going to be dark enough. I was going for black of course, it will match my button up shirts really well. So I pulled it out and mixed in some more of the wcd. then I let the yarn soak and simmer in the pot for about a half an hour. After I turned the heat off I let it set for another half an hour so it was cooler to touch. after pouring out the water and rinsing it the yarn looked wonderful.straight from the pot almost a dark grey smoke color. As it started drying it started to get lighter and lighter. now it's a greyish purpley color. which I like but won't match my shirts. It looks really cool I think. I'm knitting with it now, and when I'm done if I decide I need to have it be black I'll just try dying it again.5 skeins but to tell you the truth I'm loving how it's knitting up.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A month?

Has it really been a month since I last posted? I'm really slacking aren't I? well I've been busy doing a lot of knitting, crochet and other things. Today at MOPs, we had a lady speak about becoming a couponer. what's that you say? it's someone who clips coupons and gets deals and groceries for super cheap. I've always been a person who uses coupons but I never really worked at it.. anyways I'm super excited to get started trying it. Though it's a little overwhelming to start out. i'm game if I can start saving big bucks at the grocery store. I'm going to start subscribing to a few couponer's blogs to get used to the whole thing. I have a small list so if you'd like to share anything you've found with me feel free to leave a comment!

Ok on to the fiber arts.. the last finished object a pair of felted mittens.felted mittensthey're for my DH to use while he shovels snow. of course it stopped snowing and has been raining for like a week since I finished them. I've got a few things that I'm working on but they're not finished and I've not taken a photo of them so you'll have to wait until they're finished.
I'm going to try and be more of a poster on this blog, this year. lets face it. I've been here for about 5 years now... I'd hate to just let it die. Well I've got to feed my kids and I've got a date with the Wii here shortly!