Friday, September 3, 2010
Goings on for September 3, 2010
Would you like a cup of tea? It's my favorite, Lemon Zinger. At the moment it's my ''comfort food" since I'm feeling less than stellar. Something nasty has decided to settle in my chest and while I'm not find of illness at any time, I'm less so when the sun is shinning.
I'm keeping myself busy though, I've a few things that I've been working on. As I said I picked up my knitting again. I'm keeping it simple with the blocks for the swaps that I participate in. The blue and white check is a summer block (checkered tablecloth) and the other is an animal print.
I've also been working on my spinning a bit. Here is a lovely Blue Faced Leichester wool I got from Ms. Babs. I love the colorway, it's called Daylilly and it describes the color to a 'T'. I'm using my first lace weight bobbin that I picked up at Three Wishes, I'm pretty excited about finally being able to spin super fine, it's taking some practice though.
And finally, my stitch markers that I've been working on. I send them out with the blocks I knit for my swaps. One set went to England, another to Australia. The photo was taken on my new favorite knitting book Vogue Knitting Stitchonairy 3 which covers color work. It's where I got the patterns for the two blocks above.
While I was out running errands I picked up a book that had been on hold at the Library. Storm Front by Jim Bucher. It's the first in the Dresden Files series. I fell in love with the TV series which only lasted one season, lets see if the book has more to offer.
Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com