Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Note Cards for sale!

I have put together a set of 4 notecards. They are pictures I took of beautiful blue handspun on the shores of Lake Superior. They are definately suitable for framing. The actual pictures are 4x6 and the cards are just over 5x7. They are blank, allowing you to write your own sentiments! Each is signed on the back by me, and the cost is $10 per set of 4 (one of each design), and that includes shipping in the United States (email me for international shipping rates). These would definately make a good holiday gift!

Please email me if you wish to order, jandj95@lighthouse.net. I can accept cash funded paypal, money orders, or checks. Wholesale inquiries welcome.

What I've been up to...

I went to the quilt show one weekend and last weekend the fiber fest in West Branch, MI. I didn't buy alot, but it was nice to get out of town for a day. Yesterday work was busy, as it is everyday. I just love that the days at work fly by and we get so much done!
I'm starting to think ahead to this weekend actually, and what I want to get done. I have so many projects and so little time! And Christmas is coming, hard to believe, but it's not that far away anymore!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

30 day shred

Ok, I have been challenged. I ordered Jillian Michael's 30 day shred tonight after work. It's 30 days, 30 minutes a day, and we'll see how it goes. It looks intense, and I like Jillian Michael, so I will give it a go. It's not a big commitment afterall!

Monday, September 14, 2009

In the window

So tonight there must have been some action outside the bay window.Shadow didn't want her picture taken, but she was too lazy to move. She spent all day with me yesterday, I didn't feel well and she must have known it, she napped with me and when I came out to sit on the couch she got out of bed and followed me. If you knew Shadow, you would realize this was a huge effort. :-)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday, beautiful Friday

I am ready for the weekend! I have knitting to do and I have spinning to do and I plan on spinning on the deck for a bit Saturday. Jim has golf and I have all day to myself to just sit and relax and knit. He'll be having plenty of fun himself. Still trying to spin up the 3 pounds of CVM I bought years ago. It's alot of wool. It's so pretty, soothing, soft. I want to get it used up so that when I go to here: http://www.lambandwoolfestival.com/index.html I can get some more wool and it will actually fit in the space I have. Although wool is rather easy to squeeze into smaller spots.

Let us not forget today's date and those who died in the terrorist attacks.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Our Anniversary!

14 years ago today Jim and I were married. Yesterday I was surprised when he brought flowers to me at work, they are very pretty. For some reason I am not able to upload the pics, but maybe later.
It's very foggy this morning, but at least it's Wednesday!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Knitting with cotton

I am currently trying to finish up a tank I started a couple months ago. It's knit with cotton and I find that my hands hurt after knitting on it for any length of time. Probably because the cotton doesn't have the "give" that wool does. I have made great progress, it is knit in the round until you reach the v-neck. I did add 1" of length to the body after reading the comments on Ravelry about the pattern. I had ordered 1 extra ball of yarn so adding the length was not a problem.
So now I shall put it up for the night and spin while I watch Nascar.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Lindy's Prayer Shawl

I made this shawl for a co-worker's daughter. Here are the pics:

And here is the recipe:

Finished size, approx. 24" x 64". I did not measure my gauge, you want a fabric that drapes well.

(3) skeins Lion Brand Homespun

(1) circular needle, size 11 (I use circs because they are easier on my wrists, you can use straights if you like)

CO 63 sts.

Row 1: *K3, P3, rpt from * to end.

Repeat row 1 until you are almost out of yarn, bind off. Weave in ends. Very simple, I found knitting this to be very relaxing.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


I made progress on the shawl last night I am knitting out of Lion Brand Homespun. It's very nice. I should make alot of progress on it tonight, I plan on getting caught up on laundry and knitting is great for when I'm doing that. The shawl will eventually use 3 skeins, I am not doing fringe on this one because the intended recipient has a great dane and I just think the fringe would not last. This weekend maybe I can get the socks finished? And maybe the quilt for the wall of the guest room? We'll see!