Friday, January 13, 2017

Fiber Arts Friday: Orange Socks, part 3

I cast these socks on in April.  Posted about them in September and bound off on Christmas.


Eight months to a pair of socks.  That must be some sort of record.  ;-)

What have you been up to?

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Fiber Arts Friday: Handmade for Christmas

For this year's annual Dirty Santa gift exchange with my family, I decided to make a Beer Mitt.


I'm not sure when that I first saw this, but I thought it was simple and clever.  (published in Knitty about three years ago.)


I pulled out two complimentary balls of left-over yarn and made a couple of swatches.

I settled on knitting the largest size, with smaller needles.  If I do this pattern again, I think working in something that is super-wash would make this project a bit more practical.


What have you been up to?

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Ramen

It's kind of a long drive for a bowl of soup, but several people have said this is the best ramen they've had outside of Japan.  It's a tiny place in a suburb of Denver...


I am no expert when it comes to ramen, but I love good food and good service. We got both. 

It's the best ramen I'VE had outside of Japan.  :-)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Alpacamundo Monday: Frosty Morning

I love frosty mornings.


Especially when the de-icers are working.  It's always nice to find open water during a hard freeze.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Fiber Arts Friday: Happy New Year!

Years ago I submitted my first-ever Fiber Arts Friday post.  I was still pretty new to fiber arts and The Alpaca Farm Girl was hosting the weekly link-up.

A few years later, The Wonder Why Gal started hosting Fiber Arts Friday.

I went through peaks of posting and linking up each week, as well as valleys of posting less than once each month.

Over the last year or so, when I had something fibery-related, I still used the Fiber Arts Friday label.  It's one of my favorite bloggy traditions.  So in 2017, The Wonder Why Gal has passed the torch to me.  I hope to do my predecessors proud, and I hope that you will join me here each week to share your fiber-y adventures.

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I finished spinning this Bison+Silk a while ago, but just got around to washing it.  It was a very nice preparation from The Buffalo Gal in southern Wyoming.  I acquired it at the Estes Park Wool Market a few years ago.



The silk gives it a nice luster and it's quite lovely after being washed.

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Happy New Year and Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

NaBloPoMo 2016

Whelp.  NaBloPoMo 2016 did not go as well as I had hoped.

There was a lot to think about last month.  Much of which had to simmer before publishing.  So I have several draft posts that did not make it out into the world.  I also have several drafts in my notebook that did not even make it to Blogger draft status.

I wrote something about half of the days in November and only published on a third of the days.  So while not great as far as metrics go, something is better than nothing... which was at the heart of my goal for the month. :-)

I hope everyone has had a nice fall (or spring).


Friday, November 11, 2016

Fiber Arts Friday: Doing What I Love

My days have been extremely full recently.  Which means that many things have just not happened.

As much as I would love to say that I can do all the things... Well, I CAN DO all the things.  I just can't do all of them whenever I want to.

I often have to pick and choose.  Making choices based on priority, available time, money or energy.

I know I'm not alone.

But I am attempting to prioritize things that give me joy and fill my energy reserves... like going to Knit Night with my Comadres.  :-)