Sunday, September 10, 2006

Got To Love those KAL's

You just gotta love Kal's ( Knit-a-long). This last weekend The love 2 knit email list had a Pj party and one of the activities we did was the Sheep KAL. I know the picture isn't very good but its a sheep. The funny thing about this is. A week or ago I was thinking that it might be neat to add a few sheep to my rather large collection of Teddy Bears. So what's the next dishcloth I knit. A Sheep. So I guess that's a sign to start collecting sheep. Well, at least that's the story I'm sticking with. The other cloth comes from the monthly dishcloth Kal email list group I'm on. Again the picture isn't very good. The pattern is of an oak leaf. Just in time for Fall. Which I can hardly wait for. Its been so hot this summer here in Boise. I'm really looking forward to cooler temps. We have also had really bad smoke for the past week or so which has caused us to have to stay inside. But temps are cooling and it looks like it might even be in the mid 70's. Which will be great as I am planning on attending a wool growers festival and then a bluegrass festival on Sunday.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Another goodie in the mail

Today I found another goodie in the mail. This is mini stocking that was waiting in my mail this afternoon. This came from another exchange I did on one of my email lists. This was for a hand spun mini sock. I'm not sure who spun and then knit this little beauty but its just wonderful. The spinner says this is from her first spun yarn. Boy I wish my first few balls of hand spun looked so good. The yarn is wool and one ply is a cream and the other is a pink/purple Kool-aid dyed. Just wonderful. My Christmas tree each year is full of mini socks and this one will be a very great addition.