Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Just Knittin' 'n Spinnin'!

I've been knitting and spinning the past week. The above is a pair of socks I just finished,
and below is some spinning on my wheel. My right thumb is giving me fits again, so that's slowing me down considerably. :( Getting old ain't for wimps, that's for sure!

We had a big snowstorm last weekend and here's a couple pictures from that. We still have snow, but it's been melting off today. I guess it was just a friendly reminder that winter is right around the corner for us.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

10 Reasons to Buy Lots of Yarn!

10 Reasons to Buy Lots of Yarn

1. It insulates the cupboard where it is kept.
2. It keeps the economy moving. It is my patriotic duty to support wool
farmers, textile mills, and yarn shops.
3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
4. I'm participating in a contest - the one who dies with the most yarn
5. It keeps without refrigeration, you don't have to cook it to enjoy
it, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose or walk it.
6. Because I'm worth it.
7. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously unprotected spaces in
the house, like the ironing board, the laundry basket, the dining room
8. It's not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves,
ratifies the soul, and makes me feel good.
9. Because it is on sale. Because that is such a beautiful colour... I've never seen it
before... I must have it.
10. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your
shopping expeditions.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I've been so busy!

I've been so busy, and feel bad that I haven't posted in ages. Last night was stamp class, and here's the cards that we made. One of the cards is laying down because I scanned them all together, but you'll get the idea. :) Jodi has been doing the craft for me lately (thanks Jodi!) and I sure appreciate that. We did a scrapbook page last night, but I didn't make one because I was helping the other table.

I've been doing a lot of spinning on my spinning wheel, and have made quite a bit of yarn. Here is a picture of my wheel.

And here is a picture of some of the yarn that I have spun:

I have made 3 pairs of socks from my own handspun yarn. I LOVE spinning! And I LOVE knitting my own yarn! And I love wearing hand knit socks. :) Sounds like a win, win situation!!

Donna was here in Sept. for 3 weeks. We had a great time while she was here, and I sure miss her!
Here is a picture of us when we went out to lunch with my 2 sisters one day.
From left to right is me, my sister Lillian, my sister Darlene, and Donna.

And here is a picture of Terry, myself, Dale, Kathy and Donna when we went to Medora, ND for the musical. What a fun trip that was!