Wednesday, April 30, 2008

One of those days...

Today's kind of day is my favourite kind of day. A quiet boring day at work. A short staff meeting. I got cake & chocolate (Denman Island chocolate). Came home and no one felt like cooking so it was dinner out. I got yarn in the mail. Any day that you get yarn in the mail, chocolate, AND cake is a good day.

Thankful for:
1. A boss who thinks meetings should start with pastries from Thomas Haas.
2. Good coffee done in a french press to go with said pastries.
3. Yarn in the mail.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

DING! 40!

A momentous occassion! Thymeformom, the Nelf Druid, hit 40! I got my mount! I think I'll call her Spot, the spotted Frost Sabretooth.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Westcoast Colours

There's something so appealing about fibre and sunshine. I love the colours! This is the Superwash Merino/Tencel I got from Fibre Fest. I felt like spinning on Saturday and it was too nice a day to spin grey (Ping - yes, that's still a WIP).

Thankful for:
1. The local Art Knapps.
2. Sunny Saturdays.
3. Lots of fibre fun to chose from.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Yay! It's Thursday!

It seems that I have been remiss in updating projects and stash enhancements on Ravelry as well. According to my Ravelry stash, I have 19 different yarns. heh! It just seems like a lot of work to put photos on Flickr. As well, unless you have a paid account with Flickr, you are limited in how many photos you can store.

The last Monkey sock is half done. Just one more repeat & on to the heels. I changed all the purls to knit to make it an easier take-along project. Did I mention it was the Trekking Pro Natura that I'm using? I love this stuff!

Can't wait until my yarn order arrives from Webs so I can start the Spirgyra. I ordered more Trekking. :) Some of the yarn is for the WoW Knitalong - a project to be knitted only when playing WoW. Another great thing about can do a search on just about anything and you will find other knitters AND there will be a forum set up to discuss your obsessions. Athough, I'm not sure I want to measure how much time I've spent playing computer games by how much knitting I get done! lol!

Thankful for:
1. Tulips are up and looking very spring-like.
2. Twisted By Choice - I really missed you all the last month.
3. Boring days at work - once in a while, it's good to have a quiet boring day.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Shhh! Don't tell!

I haven't finished twisting the fringes and the thread ends are still hanging out and it hasn't been washed yet. I don't care. I wore my scarf anyway today. It was so cold this morning.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Snow? Really?

When I heard that we were expecting snow on the weekend, I was doubtful. It didn't snow on the weekend but it did on Friday. BIG FAT FLUFFY FLAKES OF SNOW! Luckily, it didn't stick. There was nothing on the ground on Saturday.

Jean's Finishing class on Saturday was everything I thought it should be and more! It was fun and tiring at the same time. My brain was so full! Good thing I brought a thermos of coffee with me. I even had enough to share. :)

Now I have no excuse not to seam up my grey cardigan. That's a project for next weekend.

The rest of the weekend was spent gardening in the sunny areas (coz the shady areas were so very cold!)...and playing WoW on the Ravelry guild while knitting my Monkey socks. I was hoping the Trekking I ordered would arrive last Friday so I could start on the Spirogyra gloves for the knitalong.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Warning! Lots of WHINING

/start of WHINE

What can I say? I haven't fallen off the face of the earth (although, falling through space would be relatively peaceful in comparison) it just has been very busy...and stressful lately. I had hoped things would settled down at work with this new position but new things kept popping up. That very reason was what kept me from taking this position years ago. It seemed like the right thing to do this time but I'm having doubts. When work interferres with RL, I'm not happy. Usually, it's busy in the Spring season and I'm hit & miss with fibre functions but this year has been the absolute worse.

/end of WHINE

On to fibre stuff...

I am so looking forward to Jean Wong's workshop tomorrow. All my swatches are finished, labeled and ready to go. There is very little that compares with a full day workshop with other crazy knitters who are equally obsessed with fibre as oneself.

The monkey sock is still plodding along. SOMEONE played with my row counter and I lost my place. It took 4 rows before I noticed and ripped out the offending rows. It looked messy and since I was still so close to the beginning, I ripped it back to the ribbing. I'm knitting these socks in the green Trekking I got from Fibre Fest. It's a wool/bamboo blend and it feels really nice. Knits up nicely too.

I ordered some more of the wool/bamboo Trekking in different colours. One of the colourway reminds me of Murloc scales so I'm going to use it for the WoW knitalong. :)

Finally finished the scarf on the loom. Reason #423 why you shouldn't warp with only silk makes really ugly fringes. Now, I just have to weave in the 6 zillion ends and it's done.