Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Friday, November 03, 2006
First, thank you all who are interested. Grammy was so excited yesterday when I told her. Just the thought that people will love and appreciate her work has made her so happy.
That's a picture I took of Boogie Baby and a tiny afghan Gram made her so she can carry it around without trippig.
If you've been following the blog, you know Gram has had a stroke. She can't read anymore and has had to give up many of her other activities. Thankfully she can still crochet. So crochet she does. When I visited her to take these photos, there were at least 40 of them on the shelf in her stash closet. Gram worked up until her stroke this spring so now her days are filled with a few tasks she's still abel to do for my Mom but mostly she crochets. I know she misses earning some of her money herself. If you have use for a Grammy made afghan you can order HERE.
As for myself....
I haven't had time for much. I even had a SpinOff sitting on my table for 3 days, unopened. I know, that's crazy, simply insane. Yesterday while I was having lunch I figured I could flip through it quickly before I had to do something for the girls and I saw this:
How uncanny I thought. That looks so much like the wheel I bought 2 years ago. Even the picture with the wooded background, it looks like the picture the owner of the wheel had sent me when I first inquired about it. How interesting that there are 2 wheels that were taken with photos the same way.I didn't say I was quick on the uptake.
Of course I had to read on. Indeed it is my wheel. I'm guessing the article is an old one that is being re-run. Anita is the really sweet lady who sold me that wheel 2 years ago. I love that wheel. I used it quite a bit and am working on making modifications so it can be used more. I thought of selling it, but there is something making me hang on to it. Still, if does get sold it's going to Miss Anj so I know it won't be far.
I have been spinning, just not on that wheel. I can't believe I forgot to post my yarn from the October Club. You people really need to keep me to task.
So there it is. I know, the fiber was wild. I've avoided the bright crazy colors with club for the most part. I figured though, that the club is about stretching our horizons and it would be good to have something different. Different it was.
I started out doing a single ply thick and thin. I was thinking that these would make good quick mittens for the kidlets. But then I changed my mind. I finished off half the roving in the thick and thin, I'll use it for an edging on a hat or mittens.
I decided to take the second half of the roving and spin it thin, then ply with black. I'd like to say to you that for the black ply I used a single of my black Merino. I cheated. I've had this black lace weight yarn in my stash forever. I was moving it around the other day for the umpteenth time and decided I needed to do something with it. So there's my little secret. The 2 ply yarn is 1 ply Falkland Monster Mash while the other is some annonymous black yarn. the good thing about the black yarn is that it's a wool and nylon blend. This will now be perfect for socks. And because of the way it's spun, it will stripe. Yay socks! They might be more of the Stella socks once I get the pattern rewritten.
Click HERE You can watch my progress. It's half done. I just need to finish up with the toe and heel.