Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Toys!

On my "When I retire" list is learning to quilt.
I got this beautiful Janome sewing machine.

I hope to take lessons this summer.

Also on my list was "learn to Text"
So I got me an iphone

and lots of cool apps

even a stitch counter!!!!

I also got this great floor steamer by Haan.
The floor must be clean for Eloise!

On the knitting front I finshed a Whirligig Shrug by Stefanie Japel in 3 month size.

I'm going to start a 12 month size next.

This is my second Oden finished.

I add a crochet trim to the sleeves.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spring has Sprung

This is what February looked like!

Now we're here!
My Azaleas are over 60 years old and every year are more beautiful!

First Born is also blooming with her First Born!

Yet another sweater for the baby is almost done.
This is my second Oden Baby Cardigan by a gifted designer Lena Lundbladh who is one of the original Lesser Known Skeins. This free pattern can be found on Ravelry here. The fabric this pattern makes is great for a baby sweater because it's warm yet soft.
Her great blog is here check it out.

Almost two years ago I had an idea to start a group for fiber artists who blog.
The Lesser Known Skeins is now a group on Ravelry here
and also has a website here.

First Born started the website but was unable to keep up with it because of all the stresses of being a 5th grade math teacher, working on her Library Science degree, husband,house and now Baby on the way.
I reached out to the LKS for help and Sara was kind enough to help. She is doing a great job keeping my dream alive and I can't thank her enough!
Check out her great website here.