Thursday, May 29, 2008

Two more LONG days!!

I am really looking forward to having next week off!! No set plans yet as to what we're going to do. So far, we've changed our minds 4 times. I would be perfectly happy staying home vegging in the backyard and knitting or spinning.

The silk I'm currently spinning is going fast. I'm using one of the lace bobbins with the very narrow core and it's still filling up fast. I've almost filled one bobbin. No idea what this will be yet. This will probably end up in a basket with all the other single skeins of silk & whatnots.

Thankful for:
1. Vancouver is a great city to live.
2. Feeling very blessed.
3. All the things that goes well but you don't want to say out loud because you're superstitious and don't want to jinx things.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

What did you do this weekend?

Me and a friend thought we would just hang out at the bottom of the Sunken Temple.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Silk: The Spice of Life

Dyed silk always looks like something the cat threw up. Silk is absolute magic! You take your silk and "pop" it and it turns into a shiny cloud of softness. I can't remember when I dyed this but it was done with the starter Procion H from Maiwa.

It's not like I don't have other spinning projects on the go or I'm out of things to do...I decided to start spinning this silk today. Just because it's Saturday and it's sunny, I guess. Reasons enough to do whatever you feel like.

Silk is my favourite fibre to spin...not that I would give up all my other fibres but silk is the best. :D

Thankful for:
1. Cool breeze coming in the house.
2. Laundry is done and folded.
3. Going out for dinner so no cooking.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

It's not raining!

I just didn't think of it but this long weekend would have been perfect for blocking my grey cardie. Someday, it will be done.

Finished the Monkey Socks and the heels match! The temp yesterday was 24 degC. Today is looking a bit cooler but still not sock weather. But I'm ready.

Next OTN will be another pair of Elfine Socks. Not only is it a great pattern but I love the book reference.

The Spirogyra are well on the way. The right hand is done except for the thumbs and I'm up ~1/3 on the left hand. I spend too much time on WoW.

It's going to be a strange day today. My son's grad is this evening so from 4pm onwards, I'll be a basket case. As hard as it is, you gotta let go sometime.

Thankful for:
1. Beautiful weather and shady backyards.
2. A fantastic kid for a son.
3. Fibre distractions.

Friday, May 16, 2008


This morning, at work, we are getting ready for a MAJOR PRESS CONFERENCE. It's a big deal. Those of you who knows me IRL and have read the daily newspaper probably know what I'm talking about.

Exciting stuff but I'm more excited that I just put in my order for another 4 shaft for my Minerva loom. I am SO excited I can hardly type!!! I've been planning my next project & now wondering if I should wait. No, I think I would like to get something on my loom. It looks lonely when it's empty.

I'm also excited because it's Friday before a long weekend and it's sunny. And I'm also excited because I found a nice guild of players on WoW. I had been thinking of transferring my toon over to Draenor so I could play with the other Ravelry people when I met up with Drop Bears but I rather stay here. They're a fun group with a good semi-serious/casual attitude. It's amazing how serious some people take this game.

Thankful for:
1. Friday before a long weekend
2. Knitters and fibre freinds online and IRL
3. Magnolia tree is blooming

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Testing, testing

Not the best picture in the world but I wanted to try uploading pictures from my cell phone camera. At only 2 megapix, it's not terrible. The blurriness could be contributed by me having too many cups of coffee tonight.

At the very last minute today, I asked if I can have Friday off. Usually, the Boss is not big on last minute requests but he was in a good mood. I have the day off tomorrow. It's supposed to be nice so the plan will be to sit outside & spin. If it's not nice, sit inside & spin.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bah! Monkey!

As much as I was hoping that WoW and knitting would somehow mesh together, it's probably not a good thing. Monkey socks are done but the second heel is shorter than the first. It bothered me so it will be frogged. Bah! That's what happens when you knit heels while playing on the computer.

I started the Spirogyra with one of the Trekking yarn but decided it would be better as socks. I'm using the yarn we (Twisted by Choice) used as mop-up yarn when we did the sock yarn dyeing. I've done three repeats of the pattern and but haven't decided if I'm going to keep going for the long version. I like to think that I'm a pretty fast knitter but it's kinda scary how much knitting I got done this weekend while playing WoW. It's those long flights.