Friday, December 25, 2009

Meet my grand puppies

Merry Christmas everyone!

Last night I got to meet my new grand puppies. Stonewall is on the left. He belongs to my oldest grandson. The female does not have a name yet. There is something wonderful about puppies. They are so cute and cuddly. Puppies smell good. (most of the time) It is even better when you can send them home and do not have to be involved in training. My family said that I came *this close* to having one of my own for Christmas. Thanks, kids, but I am happy with my other gifts. Had a wonderful time with the little ones. (two legged).
I am about partied out. Have attended and hosted several this season. One more to go. What wonderful memories are swirling in my head.
I am looking forward to a new year filled with promise.
Wishing you and yours all the best for 2010.

Monday, December 14, 2009


When I bought my Suzie Pro from Lisa Souza, I received four ounces of Tropical Mist. 90% superfine Merino and 10% Tencel. I weighed the fiber, dividing it into three and spun it on the Suzie Pro. I plied it on my Rappard Mitzi and got one 366 yard skein. I managed to come pretty close to ending all three bobbins at once. I two plied what was left on the last bobbin and made a small sample skein. It was a fun self-challenge. I usually two ply, but I think I will start doing more three ply. Maybe with more practice I can come out closer at the end.

I got the book!

I received Respect the Spindle, Abby Franquemont's book just out from my Secret Santa. My local group had the annual Christmas party Thursday evening. Great foods, fine friends and lots of fun.

Christmas Knitting

I have been knitting for Christmas gifts. Over two dozen pair of mitts and a scarf or two. This shows part of them. Some have been given and everyone loves them. The pattern is Baby Fan Mitts by Morgan Wolf.