Saturday, February 9, 2008

Just a wee laddie

Happy Birthday Grandma, we love you!

Today's my mom's birthday, Happy Birthday Mom. I wish I could be there to celebrate your day with you.

It's been awhile, and I've been dyeing, knitting and spinning. We also went to Point Reyes--Drake's Beach--and saw this amazing guy, isn't he cute?

So, I feel like I had my first non-class successful natural dyeing. This was madder and quebracho (which I can't say for the life of me) yellow, and logwood grey. I was very pleased.

I've been knitting. I finished my Tangled Yoke, it still needs buttons, but it's done with knitting and weaving in ends. I'm kind of scared to look at it on too much, for fear it doesn't look good after all that work, but I will get buttons and photos soon. I've started this sweater from yarn that I had in the stash. I'm trying to use up the stuff I have at home....I still am no good at the size thing, so I went with the smaller size this time, we'll see how that goes. It's a very fun and easy and fast sweater to knit. If I was giving all my time to it, it would be done. I'm on the second sleeve and then just the front will need to be done.

And lastly, I finished spinning the black bluefaced/'s so pretty, I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but it was a pleasure to spin, and I know it will look beautiful knit up.

That's all...hope that your day is as beautiful as it is here in California. The sun is shining and I am thankful.

1 comment:

Brooke said...

Love the dyeing! It is beautiful. You pronounce quebracho like this K-bra-cho. The que is pronounce liked the letter k. Bra is like what we women where under our shirts, most of us anyway. And cho is pronounced like Margaret Cho's last name. Hope that helps.

It's awsome that you have finished Tangled Yoke. I am hoping to get back to it after this month's two big shows. I'm looking forward to seeing you at Stitches!