Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ten Dream Vacations

This weeks ten is Ten Dream Vacations. I couldn't pass this one up, there are so many places I would like to go.

  1. Australia. J-b went there with People to People and he talks about it with fondness.
  2. Ireland. R says he's a little leprechaun and he does have some Irish in his background.
  3. Hawaii. ES says when he goes there for inspection of the facility there, I get to go!!
  4. Alaska. I would love to do the boat tour of the glaciers and the inland strait.
  5. A cruise through the Caribbean. I think that would be lots of fun.
  6. Take all the kids, their spouses, and the grand kids to Glacier National Park and the Bitteroot Valley for a week or so.
  7. Sister's Retreat. My sisters, mom and aunt did this in 2006. We need to do it again.
  8. Snowmobiling in West Yellowstone. C says he'll go with me.
  9. Scotland. I've always been fascinated with this country.
  10. A Weekend Getaway with my honey anywhere, anytime!
Okay, this really was harder than I thought it would be. Where do you want to go for your dream vacation?

Happy knitting and spinning.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Robin's Nest All Spun Up

The fiber I picked up in Logan, when I visited the kids in July, has been turned into these singles:

Which was then Navajo plied into this bobbin:

And has been turned into these two skeins. I don't know how many yards I've ended up with. I didn't want to count that yet. But this yarn, I think, will turn into a pair of fingerless mitts for myself and maybe a hat to go along with them. The knitting of the mitts will have to wait until all the Christmas knitting is done though and I don't know when that will be for sure.

Happy knitting and spinning.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

PIF Package

In February Vicky posted that she would like to do a PIF Challenge. I signed up and last Tuesday I received a package in the mail. It was a very fun package too!

Vicky is a very talented lady and I have really enjoyed getting to know her through the blogosphere. Her blog is one of the first ones I started reading on a regular basis just about three years ago.

There was this wonderful bag in the package which Vicky had embroidered. I love bags and can never have enough project/tote bags. This one is going to be my knit night bag from now on and it states what I like: 'knitting with handspun'.

Vicky had also included the book One Skein-30 quick projects to knit. I had looked at buying this book a couple of times, but hadn't yet decided. I love having it available now. Vicky had also included some chocolate bars. ES and C said they would take them off my hands if I decided I didn't want them. They haven't succeeded!

There is also four ounces of a wool combed top from Eagle's Find Fiber which sadly is closed at the moment. The colorway is Deep Blue Sea and it is really pretty. The Scholar is calling it's name, having been freed from it's fiber last week and is currently sitting bare.

There were two dishcloths in the package also along with a candy tube and a googly eye pen. When C saw the pen he took it and ran wanting to show his friend how fun it was. I had just been thinking it was about time to make some dishcloths, mine were looking pretty yucky.

Thank you, Vicky, for the wonderful package! It was a fun surprise and I really am going to enjoy everything you have included. I am thankful to call you a friend!

Happy knitting and spinning.