Wow! Valentine's Day already!! I had wanted to make heart-shaped sugar cookies, but didn't have time to let the dough refrigerate, so I made these instead. No one around here seems to mind that they aren't in the shape of hearts!!
I tried to felt K's Lucy bag over the weekend and it came out 'ok', but I still think I want to try a bit longer next weekend in the other machine. The feel of it is a little thin, and I like a little thicker fabric. But after over an hour in the wash machine, I decided to call it quits!! Not sure if it is the washing machine or the well water that is causing it not to work well.
I'm still knitting away on the Ballband bag. I find that my eyes are too tired after being at the computer all day to focus on knitting at night. I just got a new prescription from the eye doctor and am hoping after my new glasses come in that they will help.
Did you notice the neat container that my teal yarn is in in the above picture? I ordered several of these yarn cake holders a few weeks ago. They are really very simple.. just a round plastic container with a small grommet at the top. But it works great for keeping the yarn in while you knit. I think this would be especially nice if one had a curious cat!! I will enjoy using it while I knit in the car, because my yarn always ends up on the ground.
I did end up going down to the spinners guild on Saturday, but I didn't bring my wheel. I visited with a few of the gals and asked a few questions, but am really thinking that I just need more time spinning! I did buy some alpaca roving from one of the gals there who raises alpacas. I think I'll try to do a few other rovings before I tackle this. It is so soft and fine, but I hear a little tricky to spin.
Well, the weatherman is predicting more snow today. Personally, I think we should be snow-exempt for the rest of the year!!! (And all of next year for that matter!) Of course, Steve and Sumo have a different opinion. Steve thinks we are having a GREAT winter and LOVES all of the snow. Crazy guy!! And Sumo loves it as well, although I think he is happy to be a house dog for the most part. I guess I'm glad somebody enjoys it!
Until Next Time....