So much better now…

24 07 2008

We’re still broke, but not needing to fork over three months worth of mortgage payments! The Husband has contacted the mortgage company and we’re in the process of getting an alternative payment schedule going.

I’m also currently looking for part time work so that I can at least pay for the gas in my car, and maybe help pay for the heating oil we’ll be needing this winter. If I knew I could make a decent wage, I’d spin more yarn and sell that. But from what I’ve been able to find out, it’s really hard to do. I’d also love to do some fiber processing, but I definitely don’t have the funds to open shop. Anyone in Southern Maryland need some help from a crafty person?

Now for a little bit of fun… Over on Ravelry, in the Completely Pointless and Arbitrary Group Group, we’ve been doing a little pirate and ninja themed swap. I got my package on Monday from Heidi(aka MissMoo).

pirate package 1

The yarn (if you can make it out underneath the sheepy tissues and envelope) is Berroco Jasper in a blend of reds and black with a bit of natural cream color, and I’ve already started knitting with it. I’m trying to make a mitered hat, but we’ll see…

merino superwash

And this is some superwash Merino roving that was tucked under the yarn! Yum! I’ve got to finish spinning the little bit of black alpaca I was able to salvage from the moth eaten fleece I bought back in November before I spin this… Must get more bobbins for my wheel…

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Photo time

15 11 2007

Here’s my Ravelry Caffeine Addicts Swap package:

caffeine swap

It’s two packages of coffee beans from rosters in Anchorage, AK, a Starbuck’s mug, a skein of STR lightweight, two skeins of Shibui Knits Sock, a sock pattern from Fiber Trends, a bag of blueberry biscotti (also from Anchorage), and a little tin of Bee Bar lotion

NY Sock Exchange

This was from my NY Sock Exchange pal. Nice socks knit from some Zen Strings Serendipity in the Strawberry Fields Forever colorway, and some Fleece Artists Kid Mohair roving in gorgeous pink. The roving’s been spun into a single, now I just need to ply it with my cashmere/silk that I’ve been spinning forever. Not shown in the picture is the really yummy teas, the cute little teapot tea ball for brewing the tea, and some spinning wheel oil for my Lendrum.

And because they are super cute:

PrincessIce cream