Thursday, March 29, 2007

So I did a happy dance...

All of them, y'all.

And we're moved into our lovely home, complete with original German Goth styling circa '73.

I've even been sewing. I just finished burda 7907 - I'll post photos as soon as I can find my nude bras.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Curly Wurly

Or 'ribbon scarf' as they have it in Handknit Holidays. The color is actually a deep red with the red lurex accent, the same colors as in the pattern. Because I'm that inventive.

Mine is 75% the original's length and works better as a ruffly, romantic cravat kinda thing than a regular scarf. It'll be great for those open necked winter coats. Of course, it's in the 60's now. As they say, winter comes every year. (Reminds me, I need to do our taxes!)

I've now got almost 2 balls of the Classis Elite 'Lush' yarn and quite a bit of Rowan's 'Lurex'. So maybe a hat? Would it be too darned much? Maybe all together with a pirate jacket? Huh?

Friday, March 02, 2007

Slow posting...

I made a goal when I started this blog to get something up at least once a week. Moving cross country dealt a blow to that goal last fall. Now we're moving again. We just closed on a lovely house in Boulder, which we will stay in forever (maybe at least 10 years). But it means moving one more time and renovating the house (and still selling the albatross in MA).....

We should be all moved in by end of March, so hopefully I can sew regularly again then.

Meanwhile, here's a picture of me on a Segway or "robot scooter" as Connor calls them:

Really - I was laughing the whole time, despite my face in the photo. They are so darned cool, I'd give up buying fabric and yarn for a year to buy one.

We went to a robot exhibition in London, where they had some great stuff. I do miss being near a real city (sorry Denver). But it is home.

Lookit - yarn cakes!

Guess what I got for myself! My yarn stash has now reached the point where hand winding the skeins is actually time consuming.

Here's an action shot of the yarn winder:

I got both the yarn winder and the swift at Joann's, where both are discounted and the shipping is free, so it was a great deal. The swift is Laci's brand and both are easy to use and as good as any in a LYS. And it leaves me more moolah for yarn, from the LYS.