Tuesday, April 28, 2009

hopes and wishes

So I read the newest Debbie Macomber blossom street book...it's called 20 wishes I love all of the books in this series and I don't want to go into the story incase you haven't read it but in the book the ladies decide to make a list with 20 wishes no matter how silly they seem they put down things they wish to do, I have decided to make a list for myself and my daughter is jumping on the wagon as well and wants to do a list too. I recently went to Victoria BC for a conference and visited a lovely little yarn shop and once again I was hit with the feeling of jealousy for that shop owner, I feel the same way when I go to my favorite yarn shop in Smithers BC so the first item on my wish list is to one day own a yarn shop of my own. I can't even begin to explain the feeling I get when I am standing in a store surrounded by fibres of all types and colors and the books and baskets and needles and all the other items that go hand and hand with knitting and spinning but I think it may be how a child feels as they walk through the gates in Disneyland. Sheer joy lol.

Monday, April 20, 2009

1st ever baby sweater

So I decided to brave another sweater the first sweater I ever made was the red sweater from H*&L lol it was for my daughter when she was about 6 or 7 we had no pattern I just found this yarn and had to make a sweater so my friend oh ya no problem and jotted down a bunch of stitches etc on a scrap piece of paper I seriously thought she was nuts....well after starting...ripping out....re starting.....ripping out etc and much much swearing I finally got the sweater done my daughter loved it of course it took me so long to make it she could only wear it for a short time but we still have it. I started a baby sweater (with a pattern) and am happy to announce that last night while at the pool watching my daughter swim I finished the front yay so now I have a front and a back woo hoo. Must finish my sock orders before I start the sleeves though or I may never get them down....well maybe I will just make 1 sleeve....lol
Must go finish getting ready for work......ttyl.....hopw you have agreat day

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A new day...a new blog

So I have decided that since most of my awake time is spent either working or knitting I would start an all new blog and this one is going to be all about my love for fibres all kinds and all colors. I love to spin on my beloved Ashford Joy double treddle it makes me happy :) I also love to knit, I am not the fastest knitter and in the knitting world I am still somewhat of a beginner I have been knitting for about 6 years now and spinning for 5. When I first started knitting I wanted desperatly to learn how to make socks so I went to a local fibre arts meeting here in my home town and I walked in and saw a great deal of very talented ladies doing something rather neat looking with this wheely looking thing which I very quickly learned was a spinning wheel....well socks smocks I just HAD to learn how to spin...so one of the ladies let me borrow one of her first wheels and got me some extra fibres and started teaching me and let me tell you I am now hooked I love love love spinning the soothing whir of the wheel going around and around it is like meditating to me...all thoughts are gone from my head other than the feel of the fibres gliding through my fingers. Oh and a year later I did finally learn to knit socks lol, they continue to be my favorite thing to knit and just last month went in a local craft fair with my baby/toddler socks they are so cute. I will post some pics of them as soon as I figure out how :) Well I think thats all for now I am super excited to be blogging again......ttyl