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This is some very soft fiber. The content is Alpaca, baby Alpaca, Silk, Merino, Cormo and glitz from Twisted Sheep Fabulous Fibers on etsy. It is very pretty and should spin up into a beautiful yarn. As soon as I get finished with the green and red that I am spinning together, I plan on spinning this new fiber. I really will finish the Christmas yarn (red and green), hehe, I just have not had time to sit down and spin, too much going on in my life, but I need to make the time to do it because I miss spinning. With the weather still nice I should do that for 30 min or so when I get home from work to relax, before it gets to hot to spin out on my balcony. 🙂
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You may remember the PIF (pay it forward) that I participated in about a year and 1/2 ago. It was fun to do. The person who’s site I signed up under had a very busy year and was behind in getting things out. I was suprised and thrilled when I got something extra in the order I had placed for some fiber from her etsy store. I had totally forgotten about the PIF, but she hadn’t forgotten me at all and was very apologetic about the delay. What she sent was this very cool pair of hand knit socks and some very pretty custom made stitch markers.
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Here is a close up of the stitch markers, you’ll see the really pretty fresh water pearls on the bottom of beaded section. 🙂
I’ll post a picture of the beautiful and soft fiber I bought in a few days. 🙂
For those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom!
I just want to thank all those who are now serving or have served in any of the branches of the Armed Services, for your love of freedom and being willing to serve your country. I give a special reverence to those who were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, for what they loved, a free and safe country. May we always honor them in all we do to keep this country free and safe.
Once again it is renaissance fair time. I won’t get to go to the one in Amana, IA, this week end tho’. My wonderful grandson shared something with me last week end. His cold (I love him anyway) ;P. I started not feeling well on Monday and had the scratchy throat yesterday and the coughing has started in earnest today. My co-workers are teasing me about the coughing, but I told them they might not be in such a teasing mood by the time the coughing stops. If it goes into bronchitis (which frequently happens because I have asthma) I will be sick with a cough for about 6 to 8 weeks, I’m sure my apt neighbors will be thrilled at night as well, as I’ll be coughing all night long too. sigh. I try so hard to avoid this every year for this reason. It is not tons of fun. My plan is to try and get as much rest as I can. This will also affect my singing in the choir :(, did I ever mention that I sing?
My job is going well and I enjoy it a lot, still have hopes that it might turn into a permanent job. I think I will go make myself some herbal tea for my cough.
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You gotta love the 1/2 Price Book Store . For a little over 1/2 the retail price of the Quick Knits: Cool Projects I got both books. I love knitting capelets and shawls so Viva Poncho will give me some great ideas. Transforming a poncho into a capelet or a shawl will be what I would probably be doing, tho’ there are some capelets in the book :). I like my capelets to open in the front and that is something I will change when I knit them.
Should be fun. As soon as I finish my grand daughter’s afghan and find some time, I might start something from one of those books. I have some more patterns finished on the afghan and will get a picture sometime this week to post so that you can see that it is coming along. My goodness I have to be very careful when knitting certain rows of the lace because it’s easy to lose track of where you are and I have to tink back to figure out where I made a mistake. So I can only knit on it when I am not in jepardy of being constantly distracted, like babysitting with the grand children :P.
I love my new job, and tho it is very busy I don’t feel stressed out, rushed maybe, but not stressed. Liking what you do helps alot. 🙂 It’s a lot of detail work and that is what I am good at and enjoy. I always thought I would have made a good research scientist because I love Science (it was my best subject followed by English), I notice small details and am terribly curious (much to the annoyance of others :P), however math is not one of my better subjects, so I didn’t pursue it. I use my talents as I find a place for them and they can make life interesting, to me, but not always to others 🙂 .
We have had a lot of rain and thunderstorms this last week, tho’ no tornadoes like other parts of the midwest. Hope all my friends in the other parts of the midwest are safe and sound. Looks like the weather for at least the next week here is going to be rain free and after tonight (which will be close to, but not quite, freezing, sigh) it will warm up into the middle 60’s to lower 70’s in the day and middle 40’s to lower 50’s at night. Hope the 3 or 4 little plants in my garden will be all right tonight. The others are seeds that should come up soon. At least it isn’t snowing ;P.
Happy Mother's Day
Hope all my friends are having a wonderful Mother’s Day. I miss my mom and wish I could tell her Happy Mother’s Day, so all of you who still have your mom around, be sure and let her know how much you love her.
I have gotten another full pattern finished and have started the 4th pattern on the afghan. It’s getting bigger and coming along. My goodness, it is so soft. 🙂
My children got together about 1 pm yesterday afternoon and I wondered why they were all together and didn’t have me come over. They had my grand-daughter call me about 5 pm telling me that her mom needed me to come over to help her with something. I went over and they were all in the back yard, so I walked back there. They had prepared a garden for me and even had some plants and seeds for me to plant, they’d had to cut small trees out of the garden area and pull a ton of prickly weeds. I had told them that I sure missed having my vegetable garden to work in and eat from. What a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. You need to know that my children were never fond of working in the garden as children, because I use to send them out to pull weeds when they got into trouble :P. So for them to have prepared a garden for me touched me deeply. They each have flower and/or herb gardens that they enjoy tending so I guess it wasn’t a horrible thing to have them work in the vegetable garden when they got into trouble as children ;P.
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Lest you think that I am not working on the afghan for my grand daughter here is a picture of it’s progress (see son, I am knitting on it :).) Each full pattern takes just a little less than a full skein of this yarn. I wish they hadn’t discontinued it, it’s such a wonderfully soft yarn and I would have made other things with it after knitting this afghan, because it’s a pleasure to knit with.
My job is going fine, I’m settling in with my duties and find I’m comfortable with the detail work and learning what pages go with each item. As soon as the bank gets a phone and computer at my desk my duties will increase a bit because right now I can’t call the insurance companies to have them correct loan numbers etc or look things up in the banks system so the processors are having to do that when I find things that need attention, but I’m happy with my job. 🙂 I wish that the temp service had told me tho, that my first check would be a hard copy being mailed from out of state and not direct deposit so I wouldn’t have expected my check in my account. It didn’t come in yesterday, so hopefully it will come in the mail today. My checking account is hungry and I need to feed it ;P.
Hope everyone is having a great May, gosh this year is sure going by so fast. I hope the spring and summer and fall stay a little longer and the winter is a little shorter tho :P. Gotta take my car in, hopefully next week end to see what is rattling and sounding like it wants to fall out of the front end of my car, the roads here are just shaking my poor little car to death. Don’t want to be driving and have something just fall out :P.