Friday, March 11, 2005

It's Friday!

Pictures as promised... and by the way, aren't you excited that it's Friday?

So I was having, um, technical difficulties this morning (read: my stupid computer at home is old and therefore a piece of crap) so I almost didn't get these pictures up, but lucky for me it started working just in time...

Retro Prep attempt #2 is coming along nicely,

I have a pretty good feeling that this color will actually make it look like I'm wearing a sweater, what do you think? As with the last Retro Prep, god rest it's soul, this picture makes it look more like a hat than a sweater, but I assure you it will be a sweater and not an overly large tam. I'm finding with this sweater that even though I'm holding two strands together the stitches are turning out excellent. You can't even tell.

Like I said, I've been kind of working on my mom's Dale sweater, slowly but surely I'm making progress on that...

Sorry about the crappy picture, it was the best I could do when there's no natural like to show off the pattern.

Last night I was working on this...

I've been biten by the spinning bug again. I knew it would happen. This is the second spindleful of yarn that I've spun and I'm hoping to ply the two together this weekend sometime.

So I was there in the kitchen spinning and talking with my mom while we waited for dinner to finish cooking last night... this is sort of how the conversation went.

Mom- "So you're really getting into this spinning thing huh?"
Me-"Yep."
Mom-"I take it you want a spinning wheel for your birthday?"
Me- *jaw drops on the floor and eyes light up with excitement*-"Hell Yeah!!!"

The only drawback here is that my birthday is in August, however, my parents have been known to buy my birthday presents early and then when my birthday comes around I get taken to dinner, etc, but no big present. Ummm, yeah, that's how I'd like it to happen this year! I'm itching to spin with a wheel.

I'm already planning in my head what I want to do with it (because it's probably going to be an Ashford Kiwi) I've seen them painted beautifully and I'm thinking about how I want mine to look. Of course, patience may be lacking and I may just want to put the thing together before staining or painting it. I suppose we'll find out when I get one!

7 comments:

um said...

woohoo! yay! i can comment again! first off, thanks for the shout out in the previous post. i love shout outs :) okay, now onto recent things: retro prep attempt #2 looks great. the color is awesome. i doubt your skin will ever be that color (even if you had a heinous sunburn!) so you should definitely not look naked in that one.

dude, how incredibly awesome that you are getting a spinning wheel for your birthday!!! what a great mom - it's wonderful that she supports your interests like that. have fun picking one out! woohoo!

(do you like how i started and ended this comment with 'woohoo'?)

Laura said...

Woohoo! Sorry, just copying Michelle. You lucky dog! Of course, my mom is kinda like that. I casually mentioned I was looking around for a dressform and she's all, "Great, now I know what to get you for your birthday." Being spoiled rocks. Your mom's sweater looks really intricate. Does the light colored yarn make it easier or harder?

Laura said...

Woohoo! Sorry, just copying Michelle. You lucky dog! Of course, my mom is kinda like that. I casually mentioned I was looking around for a dressform and she's all, "Great, now I know what to get you for your birthday." Being spoiled rocks. Your mom's sweater looks really intricate. Does the light colored yarn make it easier or harder?

Laura said...

Woohoo! Sorry, just copying Michelle. You lucky dog! Of course, my mom is kinda like that. I casually mentioned I was looking around for a dressform and she's all, "Great, now I know what to get you for your birthday." Being spoiled rocks. Your mom's sweater looks really intricate. Does the light colored yarn make it easier or harder?

Laura said...

Woohoo! Sorry, just copying Michelle. You lucky dog! Of course, my mom is kinda like that. I casually mentioned I was looking around for a dressform and she's all, "Great, now I know what to get you for your birthday." Being spoiled rocks. Your mom's sweater looks really intricate. Does the light colored yarn make it easier or harder?

Laura said...

Woohoo! Sorry, just copying Michelle. You lucky dog! Of course, my mom is kinda like that. I casually mentioned I was looking around for a dressform and she's all, "Great, now I know what to get you for your birthday." Being spoiled rocks. Your mom's sweater looks really intricate. Does the light colored yarn make it easier or harder?

Laura said...

Woohoo! Sorry, just copying Michelle. You lucky dog! Of course, my mom is kinda like that. I casually mentioned I was looking around for a dressform and she's all, "Great, now I know what to get you for your birthday." Being spoiled rocks. Your mom's sweater looks really intricate. Does the light colored yarn make it easier or harder?