Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sunshine Day!

I think I'll go for a walk outside now, the summer sun's calling my name!. . .can I get an "Amen"? LOL, but I am loving the sunshine lately!

As a matter of fact, my day started with sunshine today! Yay! It rained a little last night, and the weather gurus are calling for drizzles and rain right through the weekend, but the sun greeted me for my morning drive! I love what the sun is doing for the snow, as it melts and re-freezes, turning the snow into piles of frozen diamonds!
It's been warmer in the daytime this week, with highs in the 40s and even low 50s, but the evenings have still been pretty chilly. So, how do you warm your paws when Mom has the thermostat set at 66? Well, if Dad wears a hoodie, you could always cuddle up next to him with your paws in his pocket! Yep, Dad's lap is the place to be when it's cold outside. . .BOTH cats think so!
Another option to warm frigid fingers is to just DO SOMETHING! Not a problem for a knitter or new spinner! Here is what I worked on last night, chasing the chill by spinning and knitting!:

One of the latest Ravelry groups I have joined suggests that you spin "10 Minutes A Day," every day to get in the habit and help establish muscle memory for the process, so I have been trying to do that! Some days it's more than 10 minutes, and I have missed a day here and there, but overall I think I am doing well. Here is what I have managed to spin since finishing my first yarn:
I am not sure of the fiber content, but I believe it is in batt form. I am getting pretty good at setting up the spindle and spinning with the "park and draft" method. I am a little frustrated that I cannot draft quickly and smoothly enough to move past the park to draft while the spindle spins, but I am sure that will come in time. If any of you have any hints, I'd love a comment!

In Knitting Knews, I have started the lace on the Salsa Sweater! It's not going as quickly as I had hoped, partly because I am working on 301 stitches in each row, and partly because sometimes I would rather spin than knit lately. . .lol! In any case, the lace is a repeat of 16 rows, and I have finished 2.5 repeats so far. . .yay!
The other knitting I am working on is a combination of knitting and finishing! This is one of my Baby Steps sweaters, and all the pieces were knit on my new knitting machine. Now I am just working on the ribbing and seaming! Looking good, no?
So, all is well with Pretty Knitty! By the way, Alice in Wonderland was WONDERFUL! I want to see it again! The dialogue went pretty quick, and there were some accents to listen to, so I am sure I missed things, but it was well-done and very funny! I loved it! So, there's my un-official review! You should go see it!

And where has the time gone? It's already Wednesday, and it does not feel like that should be possible! Wasn't it just Saturday a minute ago? Oh, well! I guess the trick to seizing the day is that when you find a moment, you must make the most of it! I hope you find many moments this week!

Knit in Good Health!


  1. Nice job spinning! Do you like it?

  2. Finally catching up on my blogs for the week! Love the cat in the pocket picts! and the spinning! I'm going to have to come check out your knitting machine in action one of these days!