Sunday, February 19, 2006

And Once Again I Post Only In My Mind

Yet again my mind fails me! I guess I don't have to tell you about this or tell you that my deck looked like this. Of course, if you've been following the nation's crazy weather happenings you might know that we were in the 60's Thursday and Friday so my front hill now looks like this. What you can't see is me shivering due to the drastic plunge down to the teens.

Last Monday's snowday gave me some time to look through old projects. I found my Lo-Tech Sweat so close to done that I finished the hood and washed all the pieces. Just tell me WHY I made this pattern when I hate to sew pieces together. I still have to put the buttonband on, so who knows when it will really be finished!

I've been really busy with this class. I have to research funding, policy, etc. for technology education. Blech! It's not what I want to do, but it's necessary for the certificate, so suffer I do. But not without successfully casting on and beginning my FIRST toe up sock. I tried Anna Zilboorg's (why did she change the name from Fancy Feet to Simply Socks?) figure eight cast on and was swearing up a storm. Then I remembered I bought Claudia's Logical Toe-Up Sock pattern a couple of years ago.

Maybe someday I'll have some weaving to talk about...(insert pitiful sigh). In the meantime, take a spin around the WeaveRing. There are some great things going on.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Weekend Blather

Don't let the title fool you. It's Monday night and apparently I never posted this! It's been really busy around here. End of the marking period grades and a paper for my course ate up most of my weekend, but I did get to finish spinning and plying the roving I dyed last month.

I ended up spinning long draw and plying. The singles just didn't sample well for me. I have such a lofty, soft yarn - well, relatively soft, it is Romney after all. It still looks like good mitten yarn. I haven't counted yardage yet to see if there's enough for a hat too.

Conferences on Wednesday. That will give me some knitting time.