First of all, welcome to newcomers to the blog where I journal my fiber experiences and also my love of learning new things, sharing with others things I find helpful in "feathering your nest" and also my progress on stitching and knitting, junking, repurposing things for around the home, and some of my favorite things.
I also appreciate and love all your dear comments! Recently and mostly through the year I have been inundated with so much spam through the blog that I've had to weed through, that I had to add a feature that may slow down your commenting but I hope not. I really didn't have a choice. It's one I myself don't like to do on other blogs but it's the putting in the code to make sure you are human.
I clearly had to do this from some of the vulgar and insane links and spam mail from folks who I guess don't have much of a life but to do this. After a link to pole dancing I decided that was it, I had to moderate more strictly.
I've also had some obnoxious "anonymous" comments to moderate. Right now I have not put on the settings to not accept any anonymous comments but it may be in coming as I know of some folks who basically stalk me on the internet and it's how he gets his thrills..............
But on to more positive things, as this is a happy place, and let's keep it that way!
I'm BAAAAAAAAAAACK! Home sweet home. For security reasons, I could not put specifics of my location or things but now I'm back to the regular daily grind.
Abbie and Mr. Darcy gave me a VERY
warm hot welcome and last night I slept 12 hours so I definitely needed the rest.
I went to Washington, DC to a work conference and after conference and on the last day, I had a plane delay I went to Looped Yarnwork shop, a very hot spot in the DC area for knitters. I had the most fun sitting around with other knitters, mostly younger than myself, hipsters, and lovers of yarn, to knit with a group. I showed them my project of the blue scarf I designed and knitted through hours of conferencing and it was just a very happy experience.
Because I love my man so much and he is one, hot gentleman, I picked out 3 skeins of dark gray yarn to make a Seed Stitch Cambridge Scarf by designer Stephanie Japel. This pattern is included in the Knit Lab Craftsy class I took in December (and still go back for reference). The yarn is 100% Peruvian wool, not thick at all, and the color is reminescent of a business grey.
I'm an English knitter, so it's going slower than other projects I've made. Definitely ready to get to the basket stitch section! One item I can't live without is a row counter!!!
The luscious, gray Peruvian wool is making a nice man's dress scarf. The first seed stitch section almost done. Next a basket stitch section in all kinds and number. This is not a TV stitching project but counting the purls and knits are definitely soothing.
the Seed stitch closer up
the texture up even closer. (the white hair is not Abbie's but in the wool!) :)
I had to "tink" (that is the word for frogging knits, it's the work knit spelled backwards) alot starting this scarf. I want it perfect for Mr. Darcy for the Fall/winter so I'm going slower. I have had to restart twice now.
I learned today on a lesson on Utube about placing a thin thread through the 1st section to make a "lifeline" in case of messing up and not having to start ALL over which was the best tip yet.
I also brought a little Spring with me back even though the air was frigid on my trip there. This is so cheerful.
A felted, zippered bag with a large side hook for the arm.
I love all the colors on the bag.
Pinks and the blues
Great storage for needles and a project on the go with some beautiful color therapy as well. It is lined with cotton.
Well I best get back to unpacking------ my most favorite thing to do----NOT!
Today's purl of wisdom~~~
"~~~~~a cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
As an introvert, I have learned to avoid isolating myself but to include daily in my life, people who I love and those who love me. It's strengthening, healthy, and protective.