Sunday, July 25, 2010

Photo a Day, Week 1

buttons for Lucy's Peaks Island HoodBlush and First Blush Sundara sock for a Daybreak Shawl
The fabric for Lucy's apron
A photo of my Grandmother with Maddyson in her Christening gown.
Peaks Island Hood
My Chef accessories
My Baker's rack

Friday, July 16, 2010

My Kit from Emma

My kit finally made it through customs and to me, yay!!!!!! Let's see it all, shall we?

The yarn and pattern and stitch markers. The yarn was hand-dyed for me by Emma in a beautiful Aqua color. It's laceweight and over 600 yards!
The stitch markers up close, and their pouch. They're runes. She included the meanings of the runes, and if you're curious, I'll list them for you later.

The hand made items: A tea cup pin cushion, a mini sock, a snitch for my Christmas tree, and a gorgeous thin scarf that can also double as a head wrap (I got a Trelawney kit, in case you were wondering!)

The goodies: German hot cocoa (YUM!) a quill pen, and sheepie candles. She also sent along purses with gummy bears for the girls but I didn't get a photo of them.

Photo a day and Knitting for Yarn

So Lucy and I have vowed to take a photo a day from now to the beginning of August, and two a day from the beginning of August to our trip, so that we'll be in the habit of photo-taking and won't forget to photograph our trip. I've decided to blog my photos on Fridays, so that I stay in the habit of blogging as well.

Wednesday, the girls played dress-up in old Halloween costumes. Here's Laura as Spidy.

Thursday, I photoed some yarn I've been spinning. This is Lorna's Laces roving in Vera.
This is my "Happy Scarf". I work on it when I'm sad, upset, or unable to focus on anything else.

I've also been knitting for yarn lately. I just started, but the basic idea is that someone sends you the yarn and pattern they've been wanting to knit, you knit it and send it back to them, and then they send you yarn as payment/a gift for helping them to knit the things in their queue. I've currently got a scarf, a pair of socks and two sweaters going. That's why my facebook status constantly says "Knitting" or some variation thereof. LOL!