Saturday, June 27, 2009

Half Way There

Today I spent most of the morning out on the deck. That sounds like a nice relaxing way to spend the morning does it not?

While a morning spent out on the deck relaxing would be a great thing, that was not the case this morning. Not even close.

This morning the first thing on my agenda was to dye up 11 - 4ounce sections of Superwash BFL Roving. So bright and early I was out playing with the dyes. A few hours later I had some beautiful colored rovings ready to get photographed and placed into my shop for everyone to see.

So I will give you a sample of them to drool at here:
The first colorway is in honor of the Morning BrewHaHa, aptly named Brewhaha
The next is Lilac:

Yankee Doodle:
Field of Sunflowers:
I do hope you noticed a difference in the pictures, as I also spent some time creating a light box to use when I take pictures.
I have to say that it was not a hard thing to make and the difference it makes in getting good light in the photographs is amazing.
So Tomorrow will be the day I dye up the Superwash Merino rovings, stay tuned for more eye candy, and check the shop for the other new ones!

Friday, June 26, 2009

What is wrong with this picture?

Next week it will be July. A new month, and a new fiscal year for the State of Pennsylvania. Well, maybe.
You see the State of Pennsylvania has yet to pass a budget for next year. If they do not pass a budget the State will have to lay off State employees. But what about those who work in the Health and Safety areas?
The ones who protect us from criminals, help to keep the streets safe and keep those who have been sentenced to serve prison time behind bars will still have to go to work. They can not shut down a prison very well, nor will those criminals take a day off on the streets if the State Police are shut down.
Nope, they will have to go to work.
Without Pay.

Now that news alone is very disturbing, but what comes next is even more disturbing:

While Corrections Officers are not being paid,
the Inmates they are guarding will be.

What is that telling our children in this State? Sorry kid, if you work hard, and live right you will have to go without pay. Tough luck
However, if you break the law you get a room with 3 meals, a great law library, free education, letters mailed for free, TV service that is subsidized and even get paid while those who are watching you do not.

Don't believe me?

Check the news article here.

Or for more information - go to BlockheadRadio on Monday June 29 2009 at 9 am EST. Don't forget to make sure the speakers are on. The morning Brewhaha will be devoted to this topic.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Counterpane Sweater started, and general life

The past few weeks have seen a lot of activity here, I have been working hard on a sweater that is done in pieces. Its from Knitting in America and designed by Nicky Epstein called the Counterpane Sweater. I have a bunch of the triangles done so far. I am doing it out of Tatamy Tweed yarn and I am really liking the way it is turning out so far:
On last Friday I had a bit of a set back on several things, as I had to have some surgery on my toe. It is healing nicely and I should be back to normal here soon. The boot was the big issue to deal with. It was like walking with a huge bucket on this foot.

Now that it is off and I have a small bandage, I have a feeling I will be getting back to the groove soon.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Do you have a wedding in your future? Check out a way to make your wedding special:
asks have you gotten your gifts for Father's Day? Need an idea? Check out here:

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Need a good idea for a Father's Day gift? Check this out:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cool article on Hemp and Bamboo yarn
have you read today?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Asks if everyone has read the latest article on socks?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Time is spinning away!

The time is still quickly passing here. I have spent a lot of time on promoting my shop and working on items for in it.
This past week I added a new yarn, Sky. While its only one skein, its a very nice one. I love the color and the original idea was that I would knit it up into a shawl. Probably from a pattern out of the Estonian Lace book.
But, I looked at all the projects on the needles here, and decided that until I get to that project on my queue, It will be up for grabs on my shop.So while I am putting it on the back burner, you have the chance at it here.

As many of you may know, I am now a columnist for in the Craft trend Department. I can't begin to say how excited and happy this makes me. I encourage everyone to stop by and take a look at all the online paper has to offer.
Just updated my Blog! Check it out here:
What does it take to make a pair of socks? Find a overview here:
Why would people knit socks today? Find out some reason here:
Do you know what the oldest sample of knitting found is? Find out here:

Monday, June 08, 2009 Socks!! Got to love them

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Don't forget to visit my Shop and see the spindles, and yarns!
Is sock knitting for you?
Socknitters - Read a article about your hobby/craft here!
says the sun is shinning, coffee is good, reading cool article on Lace here

Saturday, June 06, 2009

What a good thing to keep in mind