My lack of blogging has been due to an unusually busy week here at psycho central. In addition to all of the usual afterschool happenings, work, football we also were present to see Ruby sing the National Anthem at a volleyball game. She did great and we were so proud. Next on the agenda:
I present to you our royalty…..
It was fun to watch and we were all surprised as she didn’t find out she was nominated until Monday and the game and presentation was Friday. We still keep it real here at Freeloader Farm, though. We told her that her sparkly tiara would look great while she did her vacuuming and dusting chores for the weekend. Even royalty has to pitch in!
Things are progressing here on the knitting front:
This is the Weekend Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple.
I’m in a hurry to finish this up (as you can see by the size of the yarn its a quick knit) because Ruby and I are travelling to California for more photography and photoshop with Patti. I’m looking forward to this trip–I need a break and it will be great to have some one on one time with Ruby before she leaves us for college. I’ve got a photography project in mind so I’m excited to jump in and get creative. And then there’s knitting at night with Patti and catching up….
This is a Christmas Present made of homespun Blue Face Leicester. I am still amazed how soft it is to spin and knit. This little project was perfect for handspun because it took exactly 4 oz of fiber spun up at worsted weight. I got Shannon Okey’s book, Spin to Knit and I was a little surprised by the lack of small projects she included. And the projects that were for small amounts were so butt ugly that there is no way I’d waste my hard spun yarn on any of them! She does have good instructions on a bunch of spinning techniques though. If any of you want to know what this object is email me and I’ll tell you. I just can’t blog about it because my dang nosey family reads my blog….
Its time to face the music–grocery shopping and making apple cider with Ed and Carole (the parental units)…