Saturday, November 24, 2007

Roving...

Well, this has started arriving in my mailbox in anticipation of my Christmas present. It is roving... waiting to be spun into beautiful yarn. (I guess I should say it is waiting for me to attempt to spin it into something resembling yarn... that might be closer to the truth!) I'm getting pretty excited!




I also received the yarn I ordered to start the Bubble cardigan that I want to make. I know I should wait to cast this sweater on until I've made more progress on the first sweater, but I am itching to try the k5b stitch that had me so defeated earlier!!! Maybe tomorrow during football. I haven't done any knitting these past few days. I have just totally been enjoying the time with the kids, playing games, shopping, hanging out etc... It's sad to think they all have to go back to school tomorrow!

Our neighbor has been gone the past few days, and K was taking care of the llamas and the kittens while she was gone. The kitties have gotten so big!! Here's the little calico that we picked up for her in Galena. Isn't she a cutie?





It's been very cold here lately. We got some snow a few days ago which has lasted this whole time! Sumo loves to be out in the snow, but I really have gotten to kind of dread it. Must be my age! Winter used to be my favorite season when I was a kid. Now I dream of the day I can fly south for the winter!!





I've been so enjoying hearing and reading about how several of you have been trying the recipes I've shared and been enjoying them! Some have even added them to their own family favorites! I LOVED seeing the Swedish Tea Ring on Danielle's blog! It made me smile. The Tea Ring is a staple around our house during the holiday season!


Until Next Time....

7 comments:

danielle said...

i love the color of that kathmandu yarn-- that will look so pretty in the stitch pattern of the sweater. you can do it!!! it sounds like you and i both share the trait of not being very good at accepting defeat.

the swedish tea ring is no longer. it has been divided amongst friends and the piece that i kept for myself is officially Eaten With Abandon. that recipe is such a keeper!!! thanks again for the inspiration!

rohanknitter said...

Ooh, you are getting a wheel, how fun!!
The yarn for that sweater is so pretty! Wow, you guys already have some snow. None here although it is getting colder. Sounds like you had a great long weekend with the kids! : )

Karen said...

Spinning...that is one thing I know FOR SURE I won't be taking up.
I love the look of snow and when we were kids and lived in PA and CO we had the best time playing in it...but now, having to drive in it...not so much.

monica said...

A wheel for Christmas. How fun. I would love to learn to spin, but I better not be bringing any new fiber fun into the house right now as I am running out of room to store what I already have .... or so I am told.

The Kathmandu yarn is gorgeous. I can't wait to see it knit into your cardigan.

No snow here, I love the snow. We are getting plenty of rain though.

Alice said...

Oh. My. Goodness. You are developing quite the stash of fiber! I want to come over to your house to play with your new toys.

Carrie said...

Great pet pictures, but I'm REALLY coveting your roving! Beautiful colors.

Robin said...

Love the roving!!!!! I can't wait to see the new wheel. I am so excited for you. I noticed the Spunky Eclectic but what were the others. Those colors are awesome.