Sunday, March 18, 2007

Well It's Good and About Time!!!

Finally after all this time of fighting with this crazy computer and blogger trying to get signed in, I evidentially did something right and got the mystery puzzle solved. Now I can sign in again! WHOOOHOOOO!!! I hope this doesn't happen again.

So much has happened that I need to blog about. I don't know where to begin. I'll make a couple of posts probably as I think of them.

First thing is that Dolly "Fuzzy Butt" got a hair cut. I got almost 2 ounces of lovely blue gray fiber. I am going to blend every bit of it with some fabulous gray shot Shetland that I've been hanging onto. I carded up a few rolags and it feels super cloudlike. I'm going to spin some of it up and send it North. My buddy up there will like it because she's been keeping an eye on Dolly's progress.

That foot my friends, is MY foot. It is in my very FIRST hand knit sock. (It's mate is on the needles and within 2" of being kitchenered.) Can I have a squeee?? It has taken me over 2 years to finally master the sock monster, but I am the victor. No longer am I afraid of heels and gussets. Now fine yarn, and tiny skinny needles and tremble when I approach. I am a sock-knitter! Hear me roar! Listen up all you sock yarn......I'm coming for you, and I'm bringing my sticks!!

My birthday came and went without much ado or incident. Spent a nice quiet day with my family. Son Brandon came down from Jonesboro to spend the weekend with me which I always enjoy. Strangest thing, I love to have him come vist, but by the time he is ready to go home, I am ready for hom to. He is still is a huge slob when he's home, so I have to wonder if it's just because he's here and knows I'll pick up after him. Mainly because I've seen his apartments before and ie was always
reasonably clean. I just suppose it's a momma thing to him. Anyway, my husband got me a nice new Singer sewing machine since I nearly killed my other one. I say nearly killed because the motor is still good. He's going to take it apart and get the motor out and try to buil me an electric spinner. If will be neat even if all it does is ply for me.


stickchick said...

AHHH! It was your birthday and I didn't know it!!! You shoulda told me you stinker!!

Your sock looks FABULOUS!!! Very nice!!!

stickchick said...

OHOH, and I forgot, can't wait to see Dolly's yarn!! Is it just the best thing ever?!?!

Sarah said...

It's a lovely sock! I'm glad you got your blog issues resolved!

Anonymous said...

Your sock is SQUEEEE-alicious! Congrats on conquering those tiny needles.

I can't wait to see pics of the Dolly fur spun with the shetland. That will be very pretty indeed. And soft.

And finally, congrats on getting back onto your blog! May you never be locked out from it again!