Saturday, February 28, 2009

Updates

Blog posts are getting kind of thin around these parts lately, eh?

I'll see what I can do about that.

Last night I made this double point needle case for my friend Cindy.

Cindy's been cleaning house the past couple of months. At Last Saturday Knitting in January, she gave me some fabrics she was clearing out. I told her I'd give some of it back to her in a needle case. While I was taking pictures just now the camera battery told me it needed charging, so this is the only view I have to show.

In knitting news, I made Owen a Jayne hat, but haven't yet gotten him to pose for a photo. One of his school friends wants one, too, so I think I'll make another out of the left-over yarn. If you don't know what a Jayne hat is, a quick google search with the terms Jayne and Firefly will enlighten you.

I've also been making projects for the next Knitcircus, so those aren't available for public viewing yet. But speaking of Knitcircus... Jaala has set up a Cafe Press shop for Knitcircus stuff. I'm particularly interested in the messenger bag.

I've also been reconnecting with old friends on Facebook. I've found a few folks who were truly lost to me and I'm well pleased to chat with them again.

I also got roped into making a quilt for the 8th grade American history class at Owen's school. Did I already post a picture of that? Anyway, here's what it looked like, sideways, before it was fully complete:

There were four quilts assembled by volunteer parents, one for each of the sections. They raffled the quilts to the students and families at the presentation night on Thursday. Thankfully, we did not win, because I really don't need one more thing that just hangs around in storage forever.

I dusted off my wheel and started spinning again this past week. At first I was very frustrated, trying to spin a merino/silk blend I bought in NH last summer. I took a couple nights off and came back to it yesterday, and it was fine. When the battery is recharged, I'll get a picture of the singles. This will be a long-term spinning project: very fine singles, spun worsted. I think I have about 6 ounces of the top.

That's the news.

6 comments:

peaknits said...

What a fabulous idea for the quilt! That is so sweet that your son is coming home with hat orders!

Terby said...

The Jayne hats crack me up, and I know my husband would wear one, but I would have to buy the yarn to make it, and somehow, I can't bring myself to do it.

It's bizarre who you find on facebook, isn't it?

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I can't believe Owen would wear that. Nice job on the quilt.

Caffeine Girl said...

As a teacher, I am awed that you made a quilt for your school. People like you make it work!

Cindy G said...

I love the needle case, thank you again! More pictures will be coming soon to a blog near you.

MollyBeees said...

It was great to see you Sat! I have GOT to see the Jayne hat. It's been on my list for a while now! The needle holder you made Cindy is awesome.

O.M.G. My verification word is 'astackl' as in "Every Monday morning I feel like I've been astackled."