Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Christmas!

Hope all is well there. Without further ado, a FO! The modified Cactus Blossom as a cardigan made top down, by hand & machine, with 3/4 sleeves . . . er, make that 5/8 sleeves (they came out a bit shorter than planned but work well for at home as you can see). Photo by DS.

We went to my family's party yesterday at my younger sister's. Her baby is 10 mos. old now and adorable! We had a good time and came home in yet another storm , this time blowing snow being most of the difficulty. It's been quite a month for storms with more ice than we've had for a long time. While at the party I cut my finger slicing rolls; not serious but very annoying and will put me off spinning for a few days.

We finally got to see the HP OoTP movie! I really liked it although several sets were quite different than I imagined. I'm looking forward to seeing the special features on the DVD soon.

I had been trying to spin some Finnsheep wool but was having difficulty. I believe it was in excellent shape when I got it in 2002 (!) but seemed a bit dry or matted or something now. I wasn't sure. I decided to use it for a dyeing experiment and use up the last of my tie-dye stuff from this summer. I was careful not to let the dyepot boil (I've only tried dyeing roving once before and I felted part of it). I must have used too much dye because the pot never exhausted. Alll that leftover dye meant lots of rinsing and somewhere along the way the inevitable happened . . . I have a gorgeous blue-green soft thick rope of felt. Hmm. Methinks I'll leave the dyeing of roving to the professionals and stick to dyeing yarn (I've had good luck with that so far). I thought I had a picture of it but I can't find it.

More soon on my crafty plans for 2008 and on how I became a low stasher. Oh, and did I mention I'm on Ravelry now? Love, Cindy

1 comment:

Alene said...

Tell DS he takes a great picture.

Love the sweater. There are so many times the shorter (3/4) sleeves could be useful.

I finally got to see HP too, bought the DVD when it came out. We haven't been to see a movie in a theater in soooooo long I couldn't even begin to tell you what it was. Julie gave me two movie passes for my birthday so I'm hoping to see Sweeney Todd soon.

I'd been debating signing up for Ravelry and just hadn't done it until this morning. I am #6506 on the waiting list. At 500 per day it will be at least 2 weeks before I actually get on.

We are planning on a Christmas Day hike in the Superstition Mts with our friends Matt and Beth and their dog Kiera so hopefully I'll have some pictures to post.

Merry Christmas to you, your DH and the kids, not to mention the kitty!