Thursday, October 21, 2010

OMG! Where have I been?

Yeah......I was thinking the exact same thing....

You wanna know where I've been? For those of you who listen to the podcast (, stop pretending you don't know what's going on. For the rest of you - WHAT? YOU DON'T LISTEN TO MY PODCAST?!! *dies*

Just kidding.

As some of you know and others of you will in a few more characters - I bought a house! That's right, me and the Fiance signed a ton of paper and handed over all our money, and now have a bright shiny new (well, actually 40+ year old) house. The only drawback? We haven't gotten it yet. There is a long and involved saga about that, but it's nothing you need to worry your pretty little head about....and, frankly, I don't want to see your brain leak out of your ears as I try to explain the fun ins and outs of mortgages and everything that can and did go wrong.  Let's just say that we're expecting keys, a roof that doesn't leak, and no one else living in it tomorrow. We're also expecting the stove to work. I know - I'm a total Asshole for wanting the thing I paid for to actually be what I paid for. I'm sure I'll have my share of money pit stories.....just not yet, ok?

And in the meantime - for those of you who listen to the podcast, want to see pictures of those things I've been talking about?

Why, what's this? It's my handspun Aeolian!

And this? Well, it's a lovely new Citron with an extra repeat (out of Zauberball)

And this? A simple cowl out of the rest of the Zauberball

Ah, and a legwarmer for my Derby friend! (both have since been finished with ends woven in, but no buttons yet)

And what the heck is this? Ok.....this is one of my lazy kates with a heavy laceweight single spun all from samples of spinning fibre provided by some "Spindies" wrapped around it. The needle there has the beginnings of a cowl. In my mind, this will be made into two cowls, one that ends about where the bright yellow begins and the other will begin there.
The standouts for me from these samples were: Yorkie Slave (not pictured, it was so nice I spun it separately) and Bee Mice Elf (the red patch in the middle). It spun like butter!

Hopefully my next post will be AFTER I get some keys!