Monday, August 16, 2010

Can't put the Drop Spindle down!

Working at the farmer's market you get to meet a lot of interesting people, and this past Saturday I me a woman who spins yarn! She and her husband make drop spindles and roving, along with teaching. So, I met her through another seller at the market and next thing you know I'm buying a beginner kit and staring to spin. I never realized that it could be so fun! I hate to put it down and I've already gone through one 2 oz bag of roving and I'm on my second.



I jumped the gun a bit and didn't dye the roving before I started to spin, but I have six jars of dye coming in the mail and I'll be ready to due my next batch of roving before spinning. I'm looking forward to bright super colorful yarn!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Putting my Zuma to the test

I was at a LYS on Friday and I couldn't resist the new Namaste bags on display! I snatched up the Zuma right away. It's so soft and luxurious feeling, and the perfect "Lime" green which is more of a granny apple green. And, I'll admit after having a seriously crappy day the day before, it was a bit of mood therapy.



So, all weekend it sat at home waiting for it debut, and today I had a lot of runnging around to do. First off to the Dr's office, where I of course had to wait, so I took out my sock and worked on it. Then to the post office to mail off yarn to swap, and of course my package fit in my bag with room to spare. Then to the pharmacy, where I waited over two hours (thanks to insurance BS), and once again I work on my sock.



Threw out that whole day, everything fit! From all of my personal items (wallet, keys, phone), to my small package of yarn, and of course my on going sock. The front accordian pocket is a huge highlight to the bag! All of my small knitting notions stayed perfectly organized and easy to get to. So far, I would highly suggest this bag to anyone! It is a must have!

I think I might need some more of these bags...hmmmm, maybe some accessories too  ;o)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Scored vintage mohair at church sale!

So, I got my butt up early this morning so I could be at the church sale when it opened, was looking all over and they really didn't have much in the way of crafts. There was one table that had a bunch of crochet thread, ribbon and a lot of cross stitch patterns. I didn't see any thing exciting.

I went about looking at clothes, books, house wares, and found a few things, but as I was thinking about leaving I decided to take one last look around the crafts table and in a box shoved under the table I pulled out an old Higbee's bag with 10 skeins of Vintage Spinnerin Frostlon Petite in cotton candy pink!



I couldn't believe it! It a mohair orlon blend and it's super soft. I had a bag I had been putting all of my items in and the church was "by donation", so you're supposed to offer what you feel it's worth, so I paid $10 for my bag of goodies!

Monday, July 12, 2010

I think I'm a Ravelry addict...

I have to say it's been two month since we got internet and I can't stay off Ravelry.com. I search for patterns and put my two cents in all over they place, and I swear the Knit Picks Lovers group keeps tempting me to spend money I don't have.

Then there are people who keep talking about Doctor Who, and of course I am completely out of the loop and I had to ask 'Dr. "Who"?', so now I too want to make a Doctor Who scarf, which I might only have half the yarn needed, and I need yarn like I need a hole in the head. But, as soon as I have a few extra bucks and Joann's has Vanna's Choice on sale, I will be all over it!

I now have posted 59 projects and I have 32 waiting in my queue. And, then the question comes down to: Do I really need to make a Fish Hat -YES! Yes, I do.

So, Hello my name is Jenna, and I am a Ravelry/Knitting/Crafting addict!