Monday, January 26, 2009

We have had the pleasure of entertaining a friend's new kitten recently, so I can't resist these "children and kittens" photographs. Very high on the cuteness scale. They could also be called "The Anatomy of A Nap".














In between the extreme cuteness and final yoga projects, I managed to find my lovely spindle and practice using it in preparation for my Spindle 7 project....coming soon to a #7 train near you! Helen came up with a nice idea, which is to invite other spinners to come and spin at the same time. I think it would be pretty cool to have a subway car filled with people spinning. Are you interested? Let me know. I will keep you posted about dates and times. I know sometime in March I will be videotaping the project for a couple of days with a friend who is a film maker. It might be the best time for a subway Spin-In.



The fleece is from Carol Lee, who sells mill ends from Brown Sheep. It is a dream to spin. You know, because I NEEDED ten more pounds of fleece...

Here is a sneak preview of a late Christmas present for my brother-in-law. It is a sleeve of Veronik Avery's His/Hers Llama Cardigan from Knitting Classic Style.



People with long memories may remember that mother is working on Veronik's Marcel's Sweater for me and having a very rough time of it. She is almost finished....nearly a year later! Now, taking year to knit a sweater is not so outrageous for some of us, but my mother has been working on this steadily for a year. The pattern has been kicking her butt (not to put too fine a point on it). When I mentioned I was making this particular cardigan to her, I could hear her shaking her head over the phone. She was trying to be supportive but I could hear a certain amount of bitterness in her "good luck." My experience so far reveals this to be a pretty simple pattern but, for my mother's sake, I won't dwell on it too much.

But, as usual, functional knitting takes a back seat to other efforts.

Lion Brand Yarns was so happy about the Water Tower Cozy project that they invited me to make their next window display for their fancy new store, Lion Brand Yarn Studio on 15th Street. Maybe I will keep the concept a secret so it will be a surprise, but look at what arrived last Friday...



A big box of Lion Brand yarn! And I had only just gotten rid of the big box of Lion Brand Yarn that has been sitting in our living room since November. Only this box contains almost no yellow...

4 comments:

island sweet said...

can i come and spin on #7? xxx

OfTroy said...

Busy, busy, busy! When are you going to find time to come out to West Babylon (the TsockTsarina is spinnerating every one there.. its as much a spinning group as a knitting one.. (and think--the LIRR crosses paths with the #7...

Great news about the Lion Brand window. (now you need a 5 gallon bucket and some balsa wood to make a miniture pencil)

Have you been to the LB studio? its really lovely...

Patti Blaine said...

I'd love to join the spinners on the #7! :) Best wishes with the window.

Hannah used to sleep like that, two forepaws fully extended off the edge of anything and everyone. Very cute kitten. And Lucy too.

Robyn said...

all must come and spin!! Helen, you need to help me recruit those Long Island spinners! My weekends are almost free, so I am looking forward to a Sunday in West Babylon...