Thursday, March 27, 2008

Finally finished a 2nd pair for myself!

Quick snapshots of my very happy feet this AM.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Why isn't a teleporter avaliable when you need one!

I practically ran to a local camera store on my lunch break just to fondle the camera I'm desperately waiting for today. I had very little time to eat lunch too. It was a ribbon like rice noodle with grilled chicken on a bed of salad veggies covered with peanut sauce... good eh? I'll definitely eat there again.

So, just to keep myself somewhat busy, I purchased this book. It should help with the wanting of the camera feeling I'm having just about every 10 minutes!

I think Lyle my strangle me if I mention the camera one more time. :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

My new toy: Nikon D40

I decided in a slightly rash moment to purchase this camera. I had been looking for one to purchase for our trip to Yellowstone in June and was going between this one and another.

It's on its way from I was amazed just how quickly they had the box packed and shipped. We're talking very speedy.. like 6 hours total! The price was right and there is a 50.00 coupon that will be emailed for my next purchase. I'll probably use it on the zoom lens I also want to buy.

My new baby.... the Nikon D40 . I'm also going to purchase this lens 55-200mm Nikon vibration reduction and maybe this one too. Definitely the first one for our trip and the other for my own basic use.

Yellowstone planning is under way. We haven't decided on if we're going to stop at Mountain Colors on the way there or the way back. I voted for the way there.. It's like 7 hours from Seattle. If we get there on a Thursday we can watch them dying, however if we do not arrive until Friday then we can only buy yarn from their shop. Either way I'm happy to be going.

I know we'll be doing at least 1 horse back tour and one maybe two motor tours. We'll be in the part for 8 days so we'll have plenty of time to futz around. There is even a wildlife photographers guided tour that I'm very keen on attending.

On the knitting front, I've got just the heel to kitchener on my SOTR chickabiddy socks. I also finished Lyles Crown Mt hat too. Pictures to follow later.


Saturday, March 08, 2008

I knit up a hat from my own handspun yarn!

I've got a cold and this project kept me going at work on Friday. I began is Thursday night and finished it Saturday mid day.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

It's been a while..

I could try to post about all the things I've done or made in the past few months since I last posted but I think I'll refrain from doing so.

In the most recent past I attended the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat and took a class with Margret Radcliff, bought yarn, fiber and a new drop spindle from the vendors & knitted a bit. I've also bought a new car.. and plan on actually following through with the process to get myself a license.

Currently on the needles are: Pictures uploaded to Ravelry

Wool Peddlers shawl from Folk shawls - Using Bouton d'Oro Ksar in a lovely Ivory. Since I wont have enough of that yarn I will be doing the patterned portion in Queensland Kathmandu Aran and DK in a lovely tan/ivory tweed and a light blue tweed. I'll be double stranding them as the main yarn is bulky and these two together should come close to the same guage.

Socks made from Blue Moon Fiber Arts medium SOTR in Chickabiddy. I just have to finish the after-thought heels on both.

A top down raglan in Louet Gems Pearl, mostly green but the yoke was knit with the same yarn but dyed to give it a stained glass effect w/out having to actually use that many different yarns.

2 hats are also nearly done. They're basically just at the point where I need to do the crown decreases.

Anyhow... photos to be uploaded later.