Thursday, June 24, 2010

Yarn Ball Winder & Yarn Swift

Received my Yarn Ball Winder from KnitPicks today -- it is great - I used it with a very reasonably priced Yarn Swift that I got off eBay  ( eBay #280488065848) and in no time, I 
had a wonderful, neat, pull out ball of yarn.
I had a lot of fun using the "stick" (Nostepinde) to wind yarn balls, but my wrists began to ache -- so the Ball Winder is a very welcome addition.
(Click on photo to enlarge)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Beautiful Sky .... Severe Weather

Although there are tornado watch/warnings -- have had the strong wind and heavy rain -- the sky was beautiful.  Hope your monitor will show the gorgeous orange/pink colored clouds.  They were so very beautiful. Here's a couple pictures -- enjoy.

Friday, June 18, 2010

New Plum Scarf Begun....

The gray lace crochet scarf (see previous post) was fun to do .... so since I had some lovely Plum colored yarn from Knit Picks, decided to begin another scarf.  Depending on your monitor, the plum color is fairly true and I love it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Two 2010 Graduates

This June, 2010, we have two grandsons graduating.
Luke is graduated high school and Drew graduated 8th grade.  
Congratulations Luke and Drew -- we are very proud of you and 
all our grandsons.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

June 4, 2010 -- Progress

Scarf finished on Saturday, June 12, 2010
84 inches in length

Last night I worked some more on the Lace Scarf -- it is now 38 inches long and just about ready to begin work on the second half. Need to attach to "top" neck area and work the other half in the opposite direction. A very light weight, airy, scarf.

June 9, 2010
I have managed to add about 12 inches since this photo was taken. I hope to have time in the next few days to get this scarf finished. It is turning out very nice -- will be hard to "gift" this one -- may just have to keep it 
for myself LOL.  But, I did received a lovely yarn order from Knit Picks 
so will be able to start another as soon as I want. Forest green, plum or a gorgeous variegated purple.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Another Beginning ....

June 2, 2010

           ... Another new project - I began this last night --- about 5 inches of the projected 84 inches --- the 3 terrific         hooks are the different size hooks used on this lacy scarf. It feels very delicate in the sock weight yarn...

Today I also received my first yarn order from KnitPicks -- I am very pleased with the color, quality and price of the yarn.  Shipping was prompt and I know I will order from them again. This lovely yarn is 'gently' variegated. It is a fingering weight Merino wool with nylon. This will be made into a light weight, yet warm, lace shawl.