Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane Knitting ~

Our dear friend Marion is visiting her family in Buffalo, at the same time that Hurricane Sandy is visiting the east coast.... bad timing for Sandy as no one wants her to visit...but.....Here is a tip I learned since the volcano in Iceland a few years back that stranded people in many airports around the globe for DAYS... always take many knitting projects when you travel, as you might be stuck in an airport for days due to a volcano...really.....water and granola bars are good to have along, too...but think of how awful to be stranded in an airport with no knitting...for days...ghastly.....
Marion, being very smart, is working on her knitting during the hurricane's visit. This lovely scarf is Lily of the Valley. She and her family are keeping safe and dry, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all those in Sandy's path. Stay safe and dry, and close with family and friends.  Hopefully you have power, but if not, grab your headlamp and needles, keep calm and knit on!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pocket Wheel Anniversary ~

October 8, 2011 is the date I first spun on my very own Pocket Wheel.  In the year that I have been spinning on this delightful wheel, I have had a lot of fun with different fibers and even improved my spinning!
Here is a picture of my plying in February.......lovely colors, yet not consistent... yet....
Here is a single in September.... waiting to get plyed soon....  I think I am improving.... plus that "thin as frog hair" fiber that is now on the wheel...that could continue to be very exciting this year!!!  Hurrah!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Perfect Vacation Cast off ~

One last post about there is a rumor going around that November begins next week....and I am still talking about my September vacation....yet, it was such a great GREAT vacation....
Cast off the lovely Annis shawl while having coffee in a cool cafe with this perfect VACATION sign...knitting and coffee and vacation with two of the best ladies on this earth....I am so blessed to know them and have them as my friends....they are more special than even the most special silk yarn from England, used to knit this beauty!   Oh, how I love love LOVE this picture!!!!!
P.S.  Someone please tell me that November does NOT start next week....really.......