Thursday, January 31, 2008

Blogging Ain't Easy

I spent significant amounts of time yesterday trying to figure out how to get this blog off the ground, and hopefully I'll be able to get it in shape sooner rather than later. If anybody who reads this is a talented blogger, PLEASE tip me off as to where to find all of the great little gadgets and such that everyone else seems to find, because I'm afraid I'm hopeless.

On a brighter note, I got some work done on my Montego Bay scarf and my toe up socks while I watched Idol and Law and Order last night, so the day wasn't totally lost in chasing kids and surfing the net.

I'm at my sister's house right now working on her high-speed connection, and am hoping to take a pic of the socks I'm working on and the yarn I'm using, so we'll see how that goes.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Busy Week for Me

This past week has been very exciting for me. I taught my first handspinning class. I taught it over two nights, which worked out pretty well. Night one consisted of a brief history of spinning, fibers, fiber processing, anwd demonstrations both on the wheel and on the dropspindle. We then made dropspindles out of two inch wooden model car tires, dowels, and cup hooks. Night two consisted of demonstrations of different drop spindles and spinning practice. All of this took place at the local library.

I also got an order of yarn from and am learning to do two socks at the same time from the toe up on two circular needles. It's a bit rough for the first two rounds, but after that, it beats out dpns hands down. I love it. You can find the free pattern here.,%20Toe-Up%20Sock%20Pattern_PD50417220.html#

I also signed up for Lime and Violet's Knitwars. You can find them here. They just overflow with knitting naughtiness.

I'm hoping to actually get some picks on this sight soon, so stay tuned. I'm babysitting for my sister now (infant and preschooler) so things are a bit crazy. I love to blog, but I just have a hard time finding time. I'll try to do better.