Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Wednesday.... or Not

So it's Wednesday and I have no idea how that happened. I swear there is a time thief and he sneaks in when I'm sleeping and pulls the rug out from under me!

It was a great weekend............ Saturday had an impromptu day trip to New Harmony for the Spring Fest there. You know how I love that little town so off we went. Not much to report in the arts & crafts front from there. What I loved I couldn't afford and there weren't many things from that category. But time away, including car knitting and lunch on arrival can't be all bad. I finished the Bella's Mittens and they're folded and waiting for a holiday recipient. Throw in a bride-free day and it was pretty good.

Look at the size of those yarn cakes! They aren't even cakes, more like enormous gigundo yarn balls! They weigh a ton!

There is SOME square-ness that has the yarn cake look, but as you can see, not much.

I wound them directly from the swift (yay for the swift!) and wanted a center pull hugenoid ball. The regular "dirter" didn't work, just too small. So instead of winding on a toilet paper tube (so thrifty am I) I used a paper towel tube. Fabulous, it worked great. I might use them for all my ball winding as the end of the tube makes a fab handle.

I'm still on the second row of the cable pattern of the cardi. Do not ask me why I knit the first row like, 9 times. What is it with me lately?? I think I've re-screwed my brain but can't make promises.

Sunday was another great day. Jen was in town having been in attendance at the Mary Engelbreit workshop. I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally wanted to go but it just didn't happen. Regardless, I had the opportunity to hang with Jen for the afternoon. We had lunch in the Loop at Blueberry Hill and after a down and dirty tour of STL ended up at the cafe where the knit girls meet on Tuesday and sat and chatted over coffee and chocolate beignets. It was not only great to have the chance to get to know each other but the highlight was definitely to hear all about her weekend with Mary and creative souls and to see her finished ob's. They were tres cool---- check 'em out on her blog! That tray, man am I crazy about that tray! If the time thief would stop visiting I might have a shot at actually making one!!!!

So here we are at Wednesday------------ the rest of the week is effectively shot and crammed to crazyness. So it goes!

There is a yarn order en route, nothing like the smell of fresh new fibers to light a fire and re-prioritize what can be shuffled. After finishing the Bella's Mittens I'm ready to cast on for another (way different) pair of mittenly goodness.


Mereknits said...

Tina, sounds like you had a great weekend. Can't wait to see your new yarn. Even looking at pictures of yarn makes me happy!
Have a lovely day,

yoel said...

I dunno about using a paper towel tube for ALL of your yarn winding. Such excess! How snooty! :)

bari said...

Hi Kim. Haven't stop by in a while. The blog looks beautiful. Hope all is well.