A chick who goes on and on about knitting, designing knitting, crazy musings, shoes, family, and other stuff that pops into my too full head.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

A Harried Potter Reading

Well I finished the book. I picked it up yesterday at 8am, and finished it at 10pm.

I have to say that I loved it, and I did not cry. I thought I might. That's all I'm going to say about the book...I am not a spoiler!!

I wish I were at the Dome watching the Twins at "Stitch n Pitch" but I didn't pick up my tickets...I must have thought they would magically appear or something. Oh well. 3 Kittens and The Yarn Garage booked a bus and a big group all went together. I hope we are winning, and I am sure that all the knitters are having a blast!

My camera is on the fritz...children have a way of using something and somehow as if by magic, things go wrong with it. Of course, by no fault of the child, right?

I started spinning again!! I sent the fleece that I had sitting around for several years off to be washed, carded, and made into roving, and it came back beautiful!! I plied the yarn that I had been spinning over two years ago, and now I have four clean bobbins to start with the Isabelle wool. Isabelle is the little black lamb/sheep that the fleece came off of, it was her first shearing! I am a Beginner spinner with a capital "B"...not sure what I am doing is going to get me the results in a finished yarn or not...I am just winging it, and enjoying the process. I would like to make a cabled sweater for myself out of it if all goes well.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Let me see...What am I supposed to be doing? Knit??? What is that???

Well, it is too hot (I can't believe I am saying this) to knit.

It is too hot to cook, clean, exercise, have a weiner dog sit in your lap...

It is too hot to do anything. Thom is re-glazing and painting the windows, and the AC can't be on since the windows are out, and all we have are screens. HOT!

Before it got too hot, I did finish the "Supergirl Capelet" that I started on the riverboat cruise. It is blocking right now, and I believe the pattern is ready to go once it gets a photo. I also believe that I will be teaching a class on the capelet, using self striping yarn (NORO of course.)

There is no good refreshing beverages in the house either. Harumph!

I am very excited (even though it is too hot to be excited) about the upcoming release of the seventh Harry Potter book...ahhhh magic would be a great thing in this heat. I am refusing to read anything Harry Potter related because I do NOT want the book to be ruined like the last one was for me. A People Magazine gave away the ending!!! I want to get the book as soon as it comes out, but I will not stand in line at midnight. I must read it as quick as possible. I think I want to end it quick, like ripping off a bandaid. My friend Jane thinks it should be savored like good chocolate. I am so into the HP world right now that I must know all as quick as I can. OHHHHHH the geek inside is loose and I can't cram it back in...SO BE IT!!!

On a knitting note...I noticed a lot of new knitted items in the latest HP movie, that I am sure could fill yet another Charmed Knits book!!

Well, I'd send you off with a "keep knitting" but that would be hypocritical, since I am not knitting right

Stay cool...lame, but it's all I've got!