Sunday, September 21, 2008

my excuse for being a slacker

Guess what?!? I have a new thing to neglect while blogging. No, it's not another child. (Please, don't stick a fork in me--just take my word for it: I'm done.) It's homework! I've gone back to school and Holy Schnikey, I LIKEY. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy school. My kids think I'm nuts. What do they know? I'm challenging my brain and it is muy fantastico. I'm not sure if it will lead to more or less blogging. I'm pretty certain that there will be less knitting/spinning content, but I think there might be more philosophizing and generalized navel-gazing going on. In that last sentence, I managed to get a Z into 3 of the last 6 words. Huh.

Some spinning...

Crosspatch Creations Totally Tubular Spinning Kit: 4 ounces of fiber divided up into 12 little batts--a joy to spin. I used long draw for it all and I heart long draw. Combed fiber + long draw = a fluffy, fuzzy woolen-spun yarn. I don't know how many yards, but I think I'll make something lovely for my mother out of it for Christmas. (I think that's my urge with all my handspun because my darling mom is so appreciative of handspun. Love her.)

7 comments:

Dani Pace said...

Don't you just love the crosspatch tubes!

Jean said...

The colors in the yarn are really lovely. Your mother is a very fortunate woman! I love learning as well it is so rewarding and keeps the brain active - new thoughts and new paths to travel.

Caroline said...

Congrats on the school stuff! I finished my associates degree earlier this year. It was a lot of hard work, but a great experience. Keep it up!

ali said...

School, eh? What kind? What for? We want details!

Learning is always good...

And that spinning- fun stuff!

Happy knitting-
ali

jesieo said...

oh that is beautiful yarn. i love the mix of colors. congrats on being in school again and challenging your mind. don't totally neglect your knitting and spinning, i'm still haunting your blog.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to be a grandma for the first time in June (FINALLY!) Been searching for the PERFECT baby sweater, and found it...........your baby cable sweater pattern! It's AWESOME! So perfect for our little grandSON! YEAH! THANK YOU! (and congrats on the award/recognition!)

leslie said...

Hi... I am a newbie at knitting and am attempting to knit your little cotton sweater with the leaf buttoned panel in front. I am really having a hard time of it. When you are knitting the panel and knit row 8... do you continue on with row 1 immediately or do you knit a row 9? I hope you can answer this for me!