Scrappy has been spun. Bouncy, sproingy, pinky, delicious.

I've developed a serious Hello Yarn problem.
Ordered another 8oz of hand dyed roving. Lucky me.
Also joined the Spunky Club.
Hi - I'm nuttnbunny and I'm a fiber addict.

She will become the herringbone scarf of my dreams.
Thank God for conference calls. I cast on today.

A super thankful shout-out to Amy for my wonderful virtual vacation to Virginia.

  • Adorable playing cards. I love to play spades. We call it "Screw your Neighbor" which sounds really naughty but, if you play spades you know what we mean.
  • Crazy soft yarn from See Jayne Knit. This is just screaming to become something near skin.
  • Apple candy and jelly bellies. You cruel, cruel woman!!
  • And a sweet little package of Harry Potter jellies for Z. He was SO happy.
  • AND More!!

Thank you thank you thank you!!!

We just returned from a trip to the North Fork of L.I. Gotta love the beach.
Z was NOT happy about the kayaks and threw a fit when I tried to go out.
Here he is hauling that bad boy up on to shore - protecting me from myself.

Dearest Z. Quixote,
It's called an exercise in futility.


You'd think I lived in a swamp with all the time I've spent frogging recently.
Alas no. Simply struggling with the 10% toque.
Luckily we didn't agree on a time frame.

Did make another little garter scarf. Totally heart this bad boy. Took my inspiration from those skinny knit ties guys wore when I was in high school. Dating myself, I know. :-)

Quite springy and soft.

And yes, I know my shirt's dirty.

The yarn was some of my handspun. So satisfying to take it from soup to nuts.

And speaking of spinning. A little Amuse Bouche from Hello Yarn. I enrolled in her Fiber of the Month club and wanted a little something as an appetizer.

Total heaven!

Two bobbins of singles are spun and I hope to ply tomorrow.

Seriously, I'm like a chipmunk who made it into the house. Never going back to the wild now that I know luxury like this!

Planning to make a little Right Triangle shawl/scarf/wrap thingy.
That's the technical term.

Old Fashioned Gingerbread from Laurie Colwin's More Home Cooking. Yummy with dried currants. It's been so cool here we needed a warming and fortifying snack!


I'm really surprised by how little knitting I've accomplished.
These tiny socks for a baby-to-be.

Cast on a pair of socks for Z.

And minor progress on the 10% toque. This is the first time I'm knitting from a chart and it seems I can't do that and talk at the same time. So... during our visit to see the whole fam-damnily over the last 10 days not much got done.

If anyone has tips for knitting from charts or ideas to on how motivate myself, now's the time.

Luckily our garden can compensate for my lack of production. The days of bounty.

One of the fun things we did on our trip was visit the zoo in Decatur, IL. Might be the best zoo on the planet. Small grounds, few attendees and very attentive train and carousel operators. Z wasn't wild about the goats in the petting zoo. Luckily I can still tote him cuz walking he was not. :-)


Fairly Odd Questions

Z and I are off for Midwest 2007 - code name for the annual summer trip to see the Grands and Great-Grands. Back in mid-August.
On the knitting front - full devotion to the pursuit of the 10% toque.
(Ravelry, j'adore!) Vow to find the right pattern and complete by next post.
In the meantime, Fairly Odd Mother sent some personalized meme questions:
1. How did you get so flippin' crafty? Is it nature or nurture?
Once I had perfected my bowhunting skills it was the only remaining challenge.
2. My grandmother (rest her soul) knit us socks for Christmas once when we were teens. They wouldn't go past our toes because she either didn't use stretchy yarn or didn't have any idea of how to properly knit socks. We laughed really hard and fortunately she did too. What was your biggest knitting (or sewing) disaster and did you laugh or cry about it?
It's all laughable. :-) I think the worst was my first scarf. Acrylic and no pattern. That plus a Leisure Arts "How to Knit" booklet. I set out with the notion of "I wonder what would happen if I tried "X"? I wonder what it would look like if I did "A"? I may be able to find it and post. That might be something special to celebrate one year blogging!
3. Of what accomplishment are you most proud?
I haven't accomplished it yet.
4. You are "SuperNuttnbunny". What is your kryptonite (i.e., your biggest weakness)?
Honestly believing I can learn to do anything.
5. If stuck on a deserted island, what book, food and person would you want with you? (only one of each!)
Book - "In Search of Lost Time." When else would I have time? It just seems appropriate.
Food - Sweet Potatoes. I once read that you can survive on them alone. They've got a certain yum-factor. And they're hard to screw up.
Person - This one took some thought. Nuttnhubby would need to stay to take care of Z. Miss Julie is the answer. A lifelong friend who doesn't mind when you need some time alone. We could divide the island into thirds: hers, mine, and ours. I also think that she and I would figure our way into rescue or off the island back to civilization (see numbers 3 & 4 above). :-)