Friday, March 25, 2011


           Winter has returned, and the boys have the right idea. Snuggle in for a long winter's nap.

It was a good day to soak up the ray's through the window, and spin.

The week just flew by !

Have a good weekend everyone!

Friday, March 18, 2011


First flowers of Spring!

 I found these lovely crocus blooming when I was working out in the yard today. I think it was the unseasonably warm weather that brought them out. This Sunday is officially the First day of Spring!

Happy Friday everyone, hope you all have a great weekend! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Only a few more days til St Patrick's Day. I knitted up this sparkly little shamrock pin for the
 March Mystery Challenge.

Took just a wee bit of sparkly handspun to create the Shamrock  pin.

I decided to use some of my kettle dyed merino, wool top, tussah silk, and of course some sparkly gold and kelly green angelina.

Ready for clue 3 today! So far a really fun, easy knit.
 Is it a hat? Mmmmmm...  could it be a cowl?

Hope everyone takes a little time to enjoy the day!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Winter does not seem to want to let go! Letting the cat out into the still dark, frigid, early morning air, I noticed the icy white crust on the deck boards.  Brr... Needless to say - Kitty did not last long out there, before he was pawing the door to get back in.

The knitting and spinning continues to bring a much needed shot of color and warmth into the cold, snowy days as I impatiently wait for spring to finally arrive.

 One of the groups I belong to is a Mystery Knitting group. I have really enjoyed knitting along, getting the clues each week. Since it is March, I was feeling in an Irish mood with St Patty's Day coming up soon, and decied to use some of my green handspun. I had some washed merino and bfl locks in the stash. I dyed them along with some angora, and silk noil in a variety of green shades. I also carded in some cashmere for added softness. After spinning a 2 ply fingering wt. yarn, I finally cast on. I have made some progress, and it's a interesting pattern. Could it be a cowl? Maybe a hat? Not sure yet. Will post photos later as I get a little further along.

February's mystery pattern is done, and it was this fun, chunky neck scarf.  Shades of blue and natural shetland were washed, carded and spun into a 2 ply worsted weight.
 The pattern is Shizuku by Angela Tong. The name of the scarf means drops or tear drop in Japanese. Very easy knit and flew right along. Love the "Dingleballs" around the edge. At least that's what came to my mind when I started to knit this scarf. I think I'll have to make a few more.

Cotton candy  - The Sweet Shop - March Phatfiber Box

Samples are done and at Phatfiber headquarters. I made up a few for the shop at  just in case you don't get one in your box. Also in the shop are some larger blended batts of Cotton Candy with some extra sugar sparkle.

Checkout: for more info about the fun Phatfiber box.

Well the weekend is almost upon us, and here's hoping yours is a good one!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Six day's without power! Well... real power. Morning, noon, and night the generator beast was fed to keep the basics going. You know - furnace, computer, and TV.
The bird's kept wanting to be fed and a new visitor showed up. Can you see him amongst the photo's?

Why yes it's a weasel!
Off he went on his way, and haven't seen him since the storm.

Glad it's over. Spring can not come fast enough to suit me!

Well, the sun is shining. I've been up to my work building, and have gotten some carding done.
Time to get supper going, finish a load of laundry, and settle in for a little Mystery knitting.
Looks like fun.

Hope you all get the time to enjoy the day!