Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tolt Mitts ~

When I started these Tolt Mitts on two circular needles, I was a bit worried that they wouldn't work out the way my socks have worked.  The cast on and the ribbing were a bit awkward with such few stitches. Once past that, the color work went really well.
I can't wait to get to the thumb!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Plying time ~

I had such a great spinning day yesterday that I am able to ply this lovely fiber today.
What started out as lovely cream fiber of merino, alpaca, kid mohair and silk...
turned into super yummy frothy yarn that is oh-so-soft!  My best spinning yet!!! Hurrah!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Spinning time ~

I had not been spinning since the paradise weekend in Fort Worden. I have missed the wonderful and peaceful feeling that spinning gives me, so I decided that I was going to pamper myself with lots of spinning on the day after Christmas.
I started spinning the Taylored Fibers greens from Fort Worden....
Then I moved to spinning the Taylored Fibers blend with the kid mohair that I started spinning last year....
I was spinning the Taylored Fibers merino/alpaca/angora blend.....
I even spun some of the Taylored Fibers corriedale blend that I started spinning last year....a super way to celebrate spinning again!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Knitting ~

I did a lot of knitting for Christmas gifts this year, and love all the finished objects.  Here are some highlights:
Chirality cowl for college daughter..
Boston Strong hat for high school cross country and track runner...
Walking Rib cowl for college daughter
Plus each of my daughters received hand knit socks, but I don't have any finished pictures here...but I will post them here soon!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday Boot Camp ~

Yes, we are still working out at 6:00 am, outside in December.  The city hall/library plaza where we work out was all decorated from the previous night's gala event, so we turned on all the lights that we could for our 6:00 am workout.
We couldn't find the light switches on the tractor, but still found it to be a great back drop to our holiday picture!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

New Local Yarn Shop ~

While in Michigan, I missed the grand opening of our newest local yarn shop...but my friends were there and said it was an amazing place. I couldn't wait to visit, and checked it out my first weekend back here ~ what a GREAT shop!   Tolt Yarn and Wool is delightful in every way.
Lots of yarn, lots of samples, lots of light to check out the yarn and samples, and close to a great restaurant to celebrate a great birthday!
Plus a great pattern and great yarn to celebrate the grand opening!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas baking ~

We didn't do much Christmas baking this season, so we had such fun when friend Hena came over to help with our first cookie baking session of the season!
I think we ate most of them by the next day ~ Super yummy!