I have a skein up for grabs of the new colorway Secrets. You want it?
Ohhh Shiny! Of course you want it! You do want it don’t you?
Well to get it you need to visit this thread and follow the instructions for a chance to win
So far so good….I have been working on the Rhiannon Sock and let me tell it was a bit hard getting started.
After the rib row the directions instruct you to purl through the back loop 4 times without dropping the stitches. THEN purl through the front loop 4 times. Holy knitting acrobatics batman!
I promised to introduce you to Oreo eons ago. But I didn’t. Sorry.
Oreo is an English Shepherd. English Shepherd are wonderful herding dogs and we are in love.
"A farmer's helper, a loyal companion, a child's shadow:
The English Shepherd." from englishshepherd.org
Now back to my shameless plea….
The first part of the application is to talk about your favorite Bramble Berry fragrance. Easy…my favorite is Spellbound Woods. Scent is all about ambiance for me, it needs to take me somewhere for me to love it. Spellbound Woods does just that. I smell it and I am sent into the deep dark forest hiding from wolves in my red cloak. (I have a vivid imagination.) I love the depth of the scent, I seem to be able to feel the soil rich with leaves and there is something else…somewhere there are flowers blooming I think. It is faint but just enough.
The second part is a list of why I should be on the panel…
Shameless plea over. Have a great day everyone!
Over on Ravelry we are doing a sock knitalong. The only rule is that it has to be a challenge.
I decided to do Rhiannon Socks by Cookie A. I have owned this pattern for YEARS and even cast it on once. There is a tricky bit when the cuff folds over and I got stuck. Like forever stuck.
I am using the Flying Monkeys colorway from the Wizard of Oz fiber/yarn club.
Feel free to pop over and join us!
As I mentioned yesterday, we travelled to Iowa to pick up a full blood Ile De France Ram.
Jacques is 9 months and is 100% Ile De France. That is important because the breed is relatively new to the US and there are not many of these guys yet. A program has recently been developed however so that full blood and percentage Ile De France sheep can be registered in the United States.
Ile De France Sheep (named after the region where they were developed) are a cross between Merino and Dishley Leicester breeds and are the main meat breed in France. They adapt well to any environment, both hot and cold and make good use of any forage that is available to them.
Although known mostly for their meat confirmation and maternal instincts the wool they produce is between 25-29 microns and a staple length of roughly 4 inches making them a dual purpose breed.
I barely made it under the wire, but I did make it!
The sample pictured above is Crushed Velvet and each sample skein is a 75 yard skein. You can do a lot with 75 yards!
For more patterns click here.
If you want the yarn click here.
Whew! It feels good to be done
(please ignore the double chin….I’m working on that)
I have updated the etsy store!
Wow, is it really 2012?
As is typical when a new year comes around I have revisited my goals. This year I decided to make some crafty goals. One of those goals is to start learning to make lace.
This is my first project. It will get better with time and practice, right?
I started on a second bee so that I am work on those things that I thought would make the going easier. For instance this time around I used beeswax on the thread.
I have a list of several other projects that I want to work on and I think my best bet is to “schedule” them!
Here’s my crafty goal list for 2012:
What are your crafty goals for 2012?