Sabrina's Big Sister

Sabrina’s Big Sister

Gypsy on Sabrina

Gypsy on Sabrina

Trying to spin a worsted weight single on a new wheel, Ms. Sabrina, . . . it’s not easy! This wheel has a true toe heel action, and boy oh boy it’a kicking my butt!! 🙂

Gypsy on Sabrina

The Spin Goes On!

Sabrina's Big Sister

Sabrina’s Big Sister

But, I feel like I’ve been having a week of them! I sat down this morning to post here, and didn’t have my photos together. So, off I went to solve that, and I did get some, but now 9 hours later I am on another computer. So I tried to take photos with my phone. . . they suck.

So, in words this is how it is. . . Year End was last week at CMWA, and that meant working last Saturday. S’ok, it’s expected, went to the house to show a co-worker the progress (she will live only 15 minutes from me, and she knits, yeah) and I set off the alarm. So, everyone that is set up to get notifications that there’s a problem gets a message. . . Gah! But, I got it.

So, then this week, we worked like crazy people, I knit and spun nothing. But we went back to the house, this weekend (as we always do) and the boys mowed and mowed, and I got bored and bribed my daughter to come save me. Which, she did. We went and bought veggies to go into the Japanese noodles my friend from work got for me at the Japanese store in Lexington. The meal was delicious.

I sat down and finished spinning Wizard Island, and now I am trying to decide wether or not to n-ply or not. . . here is my crappy phone picture, because of the crappy lighting in this house at this time of day:

Wizard Island - FCK Variegated BFL

Oh, and in the meantime, I am packing up everything is site, since we are having an open house next weekend, trying still to sell this house!

The builder’s have begun the rebuild, even before the insurance check has arrived. Which makes us very happy! But the pictures are depressing, so I will only show one, and like I’ve said before they are all in my Flickr account which you can get to from the sidebar below. So, yesterday our bedroom and bathroom (MBR) looked like this:

Re-building the master suite

Yeah, it’s very depressing, considering the day before the robbery we were within 3 weeks of being done. (((SIGH)))

So, in other events to catch you up on. . . I’ve been knitting this curtain, and it’s finally looking like something:

Looking pretty!

And I’ve been spinning, sporadically but, I finally have three ounces spun up:

Wizard Island, BFL Variegated

I think I’m going to N-Ply this. . . to make these!

We had issues during Valentines week that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. We had robbers come into the house we are building and steal all of the electrical wiring out of the house. That was Sunday evening, the 12th. Lots of damage to the celing in our bedroom but the wires were cut so that a junction could be made and we could move on, a month delay. The evening of the 13th they came back and got all of the plumbing, and left us with smashed outlets and scratched hardwood floors and now we are looking at a 3 month delay, not to mention two deductibles with the insurance company. I was simply devastated. But, we picked ourselves up and we are moving on, we got a security system and feel like we have done all we can do to prevent it from happening again.  Our builder’s are sticking with us and will see it finished. Thank The Good Lord.

So, not a lot of fiber was spun or knitting to report on, since it has taken a lot of time getting our heads on straight again. But, I am still working on Wizard Island, and in the meantime, I got Wayfarer too:

Wayfarer - FCK SW Merino, Bamboo, Nylon

I made a little progress on the curtain, but now I am in “tink” mode, so no use showing that! So, I will leave you with this beautimous bouquet of flowers that our builders sent to me on Friday. They are really nice, nice men, and felt bad for me. . .

from Sandlin Home Improvement

That rose was a pink/orange with red highlights. I have never seen such a beautiful arrangement!

Well, the saga of the Deco Cardigan continues. I wrote a couple of people on Ravelry that had Madelinetosh Alpaca Sport in the Baltic color, and asked if they would consider selling me a skein. One person, just plain didn’t answer, the other, “justrunknit” was kind enough to offer any leftovers she may have from her Larch Cardigan she is making now. She even offered to consider making it short sleeved, which is really unreal to me! So, the sweater will wait until I have an answer one way or another.

The House:

Muck City . . . aka The House

As you can see, there was lots of work done this week, the porch was poured, siding was put up, we have kitchen countertops:

The counter tops are in!

there are plugs in the walls, sinks put in, oh joy! We may actually move in this year!! More photos on my Flickr pages – you can get there from the sidebar to the right –

My big five-oh birthday came and went without much ado, I did receive these from my sister:

Flowers for my birthday

Aren’t they beautiful? They were left on the step upside down, so, I am amazed at how well they came back to life!

And I have this leftover croc and tidal singles to do: I will be N-Plying those to see what they look like that way.

But, only after I get the curtain going that I am working on for the master bathroom. More on that next week!

As you know, I was knitting a Christmas Stocking for my daughter’s boyfriend, Josh. They’ve been dating over 3 years, and seemed to be very much in love. It seems it was all too much for the boy to live up to, and he broke up with Caryn this past Thursday evening. He couldn’t see settling down with someone, when he hadn’t even been out with other girls, and that is what he wants to do. My daughter is devastated and we are trying to help her pick up the pieces and let her know that she is not the one to blame in this situation. Why do those with testosterone feel the need to spread it to as many females as they can? Can’t call him a man, as he is so obviously a spoiled little boy. Ok. Rant over.

I’v been spinning up Wizard Island, and loving every minute of it. This is a shot of the bobbin so far:

Wizard on Kirsten

I love that shot, I was sure the purple was showing up blue, so I had taken about 25 pictures, but this one is true, without a flash. I don’t know the wpi on this, but I am using the 0.9 pulley with the bobbin size of 2.1, I really need to learn how to put that into terms we can all understand. . . a lesson for next week!

I am also dragging Deco around to finish it up . . . I have a sleeve and a half to go, and fronts, with only 1 and a quarter skeins of yarn. Yeah. It’s going to be too close for comfort.

Deco Sleeve Almost Done

Have a good week, if you have a moment send a good vibe out for my daughter. Thanks.