Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Summer Roses

That last, lovely rose is daughter Amy, graciously modeling previously seen crocheted cardigan 'Primavera.' Internet privacy issues have led me to facial cropping -- too bad, she's a cutie!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Now And Zen

Just a little peek at the latest project on the needles and the hook. Not too long ago, Elann had a special on Berroco Zen Colors. There may still be some there in fact, although I think this color (Raku) is gone. I thought it would work up into a light little summer topper, so (naturally!) I bought some.

I wasn't really sure exactly how I wanted it to be, but I've ended up taking something from one of the free patterns Berroco generously offers, and adding something of my own, and who knows, maybe it will be just the ticket. More details later -- still working on that last sleeve.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

In this world...

...nothing is certain but death and taxes -- or long lines at MD Sheep & Wool. Word on the street is that there was a new procedure for purchasing souvenir totes and tees this year. That may be (and there did appear to be less crowding at the registers), but it was still a long process for most. The spouse spent an hour and a half waiting to get a tote for me (and this is exactly why I keep renewing his option) but hey, totally worth it -- they had orange trimmed ones this year!

There were still long lines to buy Socks That Rock, lines for restrooms, and the usual crowded booths as the day wore on. No photos, as someone (that would be me) forgot to bring a camera this year. The fellows at the top of the post? Totally last year -- however, I feel certain that their doubles were there this year.

I came home with a few things -- some botanical dyed yarns, some Coopworth roving, a couple of Fiber Trends shawl patterns, and an ounce of bison down roving. Here's a shot of the yarn:

Nice colors, yes? Not sure what I'll make, but right now I'm enjoying just looking at them. Not much of a haul, but that's OK, I have plenty in the stash.

And so another year, another MD S&W. And Monty asks, "Hey mom, where's my sheep?"