January 6, 2009

A little update while dinner cooks

Here's what I've been working on:

I made a new pair of Monkeys with the yarn that I got in the skein swap. This was incredibly good timing- the day I started the second sock, my original Monkeys just fell apart. All in one day- I put them on in the morning, they were fine. At night, there were 3 holes in each sock. Seriously, beyond repair. Darning is not an option. But all is well, because now I have some replacements! :)

And check out those snazzy sock blockers Santa brought me!

Santa also brought me a new spindle- a Bosworth Midi!

I LOVE it, it's the most amazing spindle I've ever spun with!

I will fo sho be getting a new one come Fiber Season. I mean, Spring.

Continuing with what is apparently my Blue Period, I got this fiber from Spunky Eclectic. Merino in the Castaway colorway. This is my attempt at spinning chunky.

That is all. :)

I MIGHT have some ridiculously exciting news, but it's not actually news yet, it's just a possibility. It has nothing to do with marriage or babies, but once I know for sure I'll talk about it. Mind, it's not actually exciting to anyone but me.

I'd just like to take a moment to send a shout out to my girl Ariel, for whom tomorrow, Jan 7th, will be her final day as a smoker. I'm super proud of you! I did it, 3 and a half years ago. It sucks, but I know you can do it, too, and you will be SO HAPPY when you do. :) You have my number if you need to call and anguish.


Divine Bird said...

Yay Monkeys!! I'm thinking of doing another pair, myself--it's a kind of silent New Year's Resolution that I want to knit at least one pair of socks per month out of my stash. My sock yarn stash is getting out of hand, seriously!

Loving that Bossie, and your chunky yarn is so cute! The colors mix so nicely in that way they don't do when we spin fine yarn, yanno?

Suzy said...

JENNY!!!! I never knew your blogspot before, I'm so psyched to be reading all about you and your spindles...email me your address, I'll send you the cartoon! (they say the post office is low on mail, i'm just trying to do my patriotic duty)

Ariel said...

Wowed by your spinning, as always. And thanks for the quitting shout-out. I'm at 32 hours and counting. Sometime counting each and every second, but still not smoking. :)

Suzy said...

I'm so glad you liked the cartoon!!! It was actually inspired by a conversation between me and kat, so I may do more with it. I was actually thinking of sewing a plushie version of neil and maybe a little plushie prescription paxil to go with him. HA.

I am having the best time reading your blog. Post more!!