Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Socks, and Spinning, and Sheep!

I have 8 pairs of socks completed for the CIC kids. I would 'like' to send
them an even dozen, but don't know if I can get that many done in time.
They are having a drive for socks in Feb, and I'll need to have them mailed
out in about another week or so.

Anyway, that is what I've been doing with my time. They range from
about an 8 yr old down to probably a 3 yr old in size. The larger ones will
fit on my feet, but are snug. The red pair, gold and purple pair,
purple and black pair, and the smallest pair are all made from my own home
spun yarn. :) They are all knit toe up.

I have some yarn on the wheels now, and this is what it looks like.
On my Lendrum Wheel:
On my 'purdy' wheel:

This is the roving I'm using for these yarns. They were both acid dyed by me.

I'm in the mood to dye more roving, but don't think I'll have time for
a few days as this week is heading into being really crazy. And next week
is stamping week. ARGHHHHHHHHH!!!

This morning as soon as I was out of the shower I ran to town and
had brekkie with Joyce and Lainey and then we just knitted and gabbed.
Tomorrow I have to work at the daycare in the afternoon, and then on
Thursday morning I have to decorate the church for the 55+
Valentine Banquet....and Thurs night is quilting club. (I've just
been invited to join the quilt club here in town and am a little nervous about
going for the first time, but I'm sure I'll have a great time.) Friday a.m. is
ladies bible study, and then Fri. night is the Valentine Banquet. So
that's what the rest of my week looks like.

I saw some of these cute little sheep stitch markers on the web and fell in
love with them so I ordered them.....and then I thought to myself....
" Self,
why don't you make them for yourself??" And here's what I
ended up with.

I haven't put any sealer on them yet, but they are baked and I'm really not sure if I need to seal them or not. I used fimo to make them. I just love them, and want to make more of them. :) They were so much fun to make. There's so many things I want to do, and so little time! I don't know when the ones I ordered will be here, but it will be fun to compare them with the ones I made.