Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Yup, You guessed it!

Yup, you all guess it right, I'm getting married! :) Here's my engagement ring. It's the temporary setting right now, but the permanent stone. The permanent one should be here in 2-4 weeks. It's going to be gorgeous! :)

I want to thank each and every one of you for your well wishes. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

We've decided to get married in April, 2009, so I have plenty of time to save up time and most importantly working overtime to pay for this wedding. I'm happy, the most happy I've been in a long, long time. It makes me thankful for what I've gone through in my life, so I know just WHO is quality, and who is deserving of my heart. :)

I've started a new blog, just for wedding stuff, so you don't have to be bored with it here. :) This will be all for knitting! :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fiber Progress

I finished plying the spinning I showed you a couple of weeks ago. I'm really happy with the way this has turned out. Very Pacific Northwest colors!

I've also been knitting on my "Sharks" socks. Knitting with Claudia Handpainted on US1s. I'm not sure I'm loving how the coloring is turning out on this sock, but I love the way the yarn feels on my feet! :)

Since I have some big projects on the needles, I needed a little quick knit. I got some handspun out of the stash, and knit this hat!

It's deliciously warm, because it's knit at a tight gauge.

Oh, yeah... Something else has happened too... :)

Friday, February 01, 2008

Here comes the sun...

In Seattle, the sun rarely comes out in January and February. I've been unpacking today, and when I saw the sun, I knew I had to grab my camera and get some good shots of what I've been working on.

First up though, is a purchase I made at The Loopy Ewe. More Eat Your Veggies Claudia Handpainted Yarn! No, I'm not going to make socks for me to match my Mom. One of my blog readers and real life friends saw them, and really seemed to love them. So, because she means so much to Bernie and myself, I'm going to knit her some socks. There's just one problem. I don't know her shoe size! :) So, Bonnie of Weaving Spirit, zip me an email or leave a comment and let me know!

The colors are most accurate in this picture:

I also got a shots of my Matchless. I've been spinning!! (It's been MONTHS!)

This is what I've been spinning, some Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino. I don't know where the band that tells me the colorway, so if anyone knows, give me a holler!

Drawing onto the bobbin:

Gratuitous bobbin shot:

Woolee winder. Love this thing--it makes spinning so easier!

Matchless wheel:

I love this light. Such yummy spinning pr0n pictures. :)