Thursday, June 02, 2011

One of a Kind

Hi Knitters,
A quick note, I am interviewed on the Never Not Knitting podcast episode #51 that was just released today. Alana Dakos is one of my knitting favorites. She is talented, cute and funny. I love her designs and I love her podcast. She is one of a kind and a good one to watch.

Click here to listen or download the episode!

Alana will be hosting a Spud & Chloƫ giveaway, too. Check out her blog for more information on that.

I finished a little spinning this week. Isn't it fun? I love the colors, deep and light blues, purple, green, rusty red. It is the darkest fiber I have spun. The fiber is from Dyeabolical Yarns. Click here to see her yarns and fibers - you won't be disappointed.
This is a super wash wool. I got 334 yards of a two-ply fingering weight yarn. This is pretty good considering on my first bobbin the yarn broke and I couldn't find the end. It became a bit of a mess while I was trying to unsuccessfully find the end. Anyway, a bit of it got wasted so I was pleased with the yardage.
I wanted to make a new pair of socks so that is what I am doing. I think the cuff will have to be about 5 inches to make sure I have enough. The handspun is working up like a dream. I'll keep you posted on my one of a kind yarn and socks.
My one of a kind, funny, sweet nephew turned 8 years old last weekend. I love his Star Wars swim suit and I don't want him to ever outgrow it. We had a big and boisterous family gathering to celebrate this occasion at my sister's house. She lives on a lake so the kids were out boating and tubing after dinner and before presents and cake. They came in from the lake all wet and happy.

My sister gave my nephew a Nerf Gun that blasts 20 darts in one blast! (My sister and I think it is funny to give gifts like this to our siblings' children for birthdays.) I gave my nephew the Hex Bugs with a track and a battle station. It had lots of parts. My sister and I had a good laugh at my brother's expense. It's all done with sincere love.
My sister made a one of a kind and beautiful and yummy lemon layer cake with butter cream frosting topped with juicy red raspberries. She is a talent in the kitchen like you wouldn't believe.

Summer is here, my friends!
best, susie