Thursday, June 28, 2007

Post 61, Another Day

Here I am again! Life's been very interesting lately and I find myself with some free time on my hands, alot of free time. I just finished up a piece for the coral reef project and can't wait to go the luncheon at the Jane Adams Hull House here in Chicago, more pictures of the creature I made later, I can't find my camera cord. Anyhoo, I finished spinning my first decent and somewhat consitent looking yarn, right now it's drying in the bathroom after a little soaking. The total yardage right now remains a mystery, but when it's dry I'll take a look at it and hopefully have enough for socks? My own hand spun knitted socks, cool. The garden is doing well, I have enough dill and parsely for the whole neighborhood and as of today, harvested 4 cherry tomatoes! Real edible veggies from my own city garden, I'm very excited. Tonight I crack open a box and need to get started on some belated finishing, right now it's a secret on who it's for, but it's the next step in my knitting evolution I think. Now that I have so much time (due to a fiscally mismanaged former company) I can try to finish my grandmothers belated birthday gift, and I don't know, maybe work on my Knitting Masters program that I paid for many MANY years ago and never got to, bad knitter! So I'm off to do a few errands, I want to pick up a new knitting book I'm fascinated with and some cooking supplies, how come I don't have a proper lemon juicer? I made my first and not too bad cherry pie, which my neighbors helped me gobble up. Not bad I must say, I think tomorrow I will make a blueberry pie and maybe some blueberry cordial too, liquor is always good. Oh the mint I have! What mojito's I could make! Obviously I am hungry now. Toodles!

Monday, June 25, 2007


I haven't blogged in awhile, well that's putting it mild I guess. I haven't had much to talk about and landlord has been away on business alot so that means no free wifi. I'm stuck in a knitting rut, been working on the other half of a pair of CookieA sock and have onesockitis, which mean I've been in no hurry to finish the second. The Habu purse kit I've been working on for the grandmother's birthday is slow and tedious, the yarn does not like to be rushed and knitted fast, ugh. I haven't picked up the fair isle cardigan, my goal was to finish that before the UK trip, but since the airfare prices are so damn high, I'm not sure when that trip will happen. On the other hand I have been doing some finishing here and there, have a couple of pieces I need to get done this week for a local knitwear author, and am doing some pieces for the Coral Reef project, but that's crochet and doesn't count, right? Last month I did make a visit to the Fold and have found that spinning is easier with different kinds of roving, so thanks to a little Rambouillet I'm off again. That's it for now.