Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pictures of Knitting

I haz them!


The Wildfoote colorway is Rhapsody. I believe I got this yarn at like 60% off from Little Knits.

I would love to show you more knitting, but I have been focusing on that Kilkenney Shawl pretty exclusively and it would just be a picture of a bigger shawl that looks exactly like the last one. I am up to 20 inches wide (out of 28 before the ending border) so I'm getting there now.

I did get some of the black alpaca that the Chief bought me before Christmas washed last night. I don't think I've ever had a fleece in the house that waited that long for washing before. Every time I look at this fiber drying on the floor of my laundry room, I can't stop thinking of the Gorilla soldiers from Planet of the Apes. Not really the nicest, softest, yarn related image. I want to blend some with black shetland that's been rattling around my stash for awhile. Later for that though!

(That VM pretty much falls out during carding so no worries. Alpaca just doesn't seem to hang onto the grass and chaff the way wool does)

And we have a new addition to our family!
Why yes, I do name inanimate objects! Thank you for noticing! Our old crockpot had a crack in it on Tuesday morning when I took it out of the sink to clean it. I was just beside myself. I've been a bit obsessed with crockpot cooking for awhile now and I only have one crockpot. That crack meant I had NO CROCKPOT. On the way home from work on Tuesday, The Chief picked up Lulu for me. She is very new fangled and has the locking, sealing lid for taking potluck things. We think she's pretty special. Her maiden voyage was potatoes and sausage for breakfast which I threw a pair of eggs on this morning for everybody. Another crockpot success!


  1. Your crockpot has the same name as my GPS. I love my crockpot. I don't use it nearly enough these days. I have to get back to that.

  2. Very pretty alpaca and knitting.

    I'm in the no-grease spinning camp, ever since my teacher made me start out that way on a really filthy tippy brittle fleece 14 years ago. (Sorry - do you think I still have issues?)

  3. Woo Hoo!

    (Btw, you can order a new insert for some crockpots. Just so you know.)

  4. i love my slow cooker(that is what we call them here.)

  5. That yarn colorway is awesome. I have that same crockpot!


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