Monday, October 10, 2005

tiramisu

So much has happened recently, I just don’t know were to start. I have yarn showing up on my doorstep almost every day. That’s good. Two more packages to go and that will be all. Well unless of course I go ahead and buy some superwash wool for the upcoming dye day. One package I won from eBay is wrong. What a pain. Right yarn wrong colors. Very wrong colors. Now I have to go through the hassle of shipping it back and waiting another 2 weeks for it to make the trip back.

The sweater that started all the crazy yarn buying is almost done. Along with 2 others I just started. It’s nice to be productive.

I bought Fishermen’s Sweaters by Alice Starmore. They are my favorite types of sweaters to knit. Cabled aran and gansey sweaters knit in the round seamlessly. While the photography is stunning nowhere can I actually see the sweaters very well. In one photo the model is wrapped in a woven blanket with only the neck ribbing of the sweater showing. Hello, how am I supposed to know if I want to make that one? Ok minnie rant is over and I have 2 picked out that I’m dieing to knit. Too bad they are both for large children. Since I don’t know any large children I will just have to wait until the babies I’m knitting for get bigger. There is one sweater I must make for me but it’s not knit in the round. Bummer. However I think I can change that. Oh and she tells how to make steeks that are finished without using a sewing machine. WooHoo! Fair Isle here I come!

In that note I also picked up Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified. I have a whole bunch of Romney Pollipay X wool spun up that I think will knit right to gauge. I will have to swatch before said upcoming dye day on the 22nd. I spun it all to knit a gansey (see above) but I think it came out too hairy. While doing the gauge swatch I should throw in some k and p designs and a cable too be sure.

I’m spinning bombex silk right now and pretty thinly too. I have been working on the same 2 oz for 3 weeks now. I have 3 days worth left and with today being a holiday (there are some advantages to my crapy job) I may just be able to get 2 days worth of spinning in. I’ve already finished one, lets just see if I knit or spin during the evening news tonight.

Now stuff that is getting in the way of my projects, Himself has a job offer. Right now things are very up in the air. We should know by the end of the week if we will be moving. In preparation I spent yesterday painting the bedroom walls. It’s amazing how many scuffs we have put on them in 3 years. If we move or stay they look so much better now.

And since said move will take us to the Big City, good by soap room. I have been making soap like crazy to use up all my supplies and to have a good amount of inventory, sine I still hope to be selling. Hopefully, I will have enough soap to last me a year or two. Lotions I can make in an apartment so I should be set. To top off a day of hard work the last two batches of soap were for fun. I made So much has happened recently, I just don’t know were to start. I have yarn showing up on my doorstep almost every day. That’s good. Two more packages to go and that will be all. Well unless of course I go ahead and buy some superwash wool for the upcoming dye day. One package I won from eBay is wrong. What a pain. Right yarn wrong colors. Very wrong colors. Now I have to go through the hassle of shipping it back and waiting another 2 weeks for it to make the trip back.

The sweater that started all the crazy yarn buying is almost done. Along with 2 others I just started. It’s nice to be productive.

I bought Fishermen’s Sweaters by Alice Starmore. They are my favorite types of sweaters to knit. Cabled aran and gansey sweaters knit in the round seamlessly. While the photography is stunning nowhere can I actually see the sweaters very well. In one photo the model is wrapped in a woven blanket with only the neck ribbing of the sweater showing. Hello, how am I supposed to know if I want to make that one? Ok minnie rant is over and I have 2 picked out that I’m dieing to knit. Too bad they are both for large children. Since I don’t know any large children I will just have to wait until the babies I’m knitting for get bigger. There is one sweater I must make for me but it’s not knit in the round. Bummer. However I think I can change that. Oh and she tells how to make steeks that are finished without using a sewing machine. WooHoo! Fair Isle here I come!

In that note I also picked up Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified. I have a whole bunch of Romney Pollipay X wool spun up that I think will knit right to gauge. I will have to swatch before said upcoming dye day on the 22nd. I spun it all to knit a gansey (see above) but I think it came out too hairy. While doing the gauge swatch I should throw in some k and p designs and a cable too be sure.

I’m spinning bombex silk right now and pretty thinly too. I have been working on the same 2 oz for 3 weeks now. I have 3 days worth left and with today being a holiday (there are some advantages to my crapy job) I may just be able to get 2 days worth of spinning in. I’ve already finished one, lets just see if I knit or spin during the evening news tonight.

Now stuff that is getting in the way of my projects, Himself has a job offer. Right now things are very up in the air. We should know by the end of the week if we will be moving. In preparation I spent yesterday painting the bedroom walls. It’s amazing how many scuffs we have put on them in 3 years. If we move or stay they look so much better now.
And since said move will take us to the Big City, good by soap room. I have been making soap like crazy to use up all my supplies and to have a good amount of inventory, sine I still hope to be selling. Hopefully, I will have enough soap to last me a year or two. Lotions I can make in an apartment so I should be set. To top off a day of hard work the last two batches of soap were for fun. I made tiramisu soap. That’s right a bottom layer of kona coffee and vanilla chestnut scented soap with a white frothy layer on top. It smells wonderful! Wish I could eat it. soap. That’s right a bottom layer of kona coffee and vanilla chestnut scented soap with a white frothy layer on top. It smells wonderful! Wish I could eat it.

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