OK, OK, I know I am being a very bad blogger but there are so many things going on right now, you have to cut me some slack. I do have a finished object to show off! I made this for my Mom's birthday last month and I just finished it a few days ago. The pattern is from FLORA from Knitty.com I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran held together with Rowan Kidsilk Night. The flower is Cashmerino Aran with a strand of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silkie Socks that Rock in Tidepool. I want to make myself one of these in the future.
I also received my October Sock Kit from Woolgirl
How fabulous is that kit! I dont think any other sock club can top Jen at Woolgirl.com
Go over there and check out all the gorgeous indie dyers she carries.
I forgot to mention that my Mom completed the AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER the first week of October. I didnt get many pics worthy of posting but I brought my daughter down with me and my Dad to pick up my Mom. She raised a lot of money for a good cause. Next year I will walk the 40 miles with my Mom for the first time.
Weight Watchers is going great and I am down a total of 23 pounds!! (14.6 lbs on Weight Watchers and 8.4 lbs on my own before joining WW) I am only 1.4 lbs away from reaching my 10% weight loss goal. I am hoping that next week I will be there!
My sewing skills have been limited to practicing hemming my daughters pants. I bought some fabric to make her American Girl doll pajamas. I am hoping I can do that without getting frustrated to much! LOL
This past weekend we all went to Rhinebeck to attend the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. The kids were so well behaved I was pleasantly surprised. My daughter, who completed her first scarflet for my Mom, (with a little help by me) was extremely excited to pick out some yarn of her very own. She certainly has great taste because she picked out Araucania Aysen which is 70% merino wool, 20% alpaca and 10% silk. Its perfect for her because it calls for a size 9 US needle and its 191 yards, enough for a scarf. Maybe she will make me one next? I also picked up the book by Melanie Falick on Kids Knitting to help her out a bit but I think I am going to get her a lesson at Knitting Central for her birthday. Even though I can teach her I think it would be better for her to have a formal lesson or two. The only thing I worry about is if there is enough room in this house for 2 yarn stashes??? Oh NO!
My Etsy shop has been picking up business! Yay! The holidays are right around the corner and I have lots of stuff to add to the store. Right now I have 61 items for sale so go on over and take a peek, you might find something you like!