jeannie's hands at work

Knitting, crocheting, other handwork, and personal.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Our Summer Guests

What a wonder it was to have a hummingbird family in our tree in the backyard. I set up my camera and took lots of pictures, and even a video.
It was great to watch their progress every day. The white in the nest is my cat's fur. He pulled his mats out in the backyard, and Mama Hummingbird liked them just fine.
It was a real challenge to shoot these pictures. The camera had to face west into the sun and then focus tightly on a moving tree branch.  I learned a lot!

2014 The Dyer's Notebook Dye-Along

Here is the link to my inspiration board for The Dyer's Notebook DAL group on Ravelry.

I'm going to be dyeing tomorrow or by the end of the week. I teach on Saturday so that's my deadline to be done by then.
My camera is getting really cranky lately so I don't know if I'll use that or my phone for pics. Yarn pictures there will be however.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Time again for NABLOPOMO

I hope I can do better this time around. I have much more to share and talk about in August. I look forward to writing again.

Here's the link

Sunday, April 29, 2012

NaBloPoMo - Oh, my!

So in an effort to start blogging regularly again, I joined NaBloPoMo for May. I hope this will help me get more focused again on my craft and work. I want to photograph my work and post it, as well as update Ravelry.

I have lots of knitting and teaching and writing to talk about.

May 1, 2012. It starts! :0)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Finished Serenity Socks - Yay!

I finished my Serenity socks Monday. I have them on my feet as I type. I'm very happy with them considering I knitted them mostly without a pattern in front of me.

I used Deb Barnhill's Back to Basics toes from and Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel that debuted at the Sock Summit.
The heel is great, but next time I use it I want to do the reinforcement stitch - the sl1, k1 to make the heel wear better.

Addendum: December 1, 2011
I'm enjoying the socks. They are wearing nicely, fit Great, and wash well. I haven't dried them in the dryer. I just can't do it yet.
I have some commercially knit Opal yarn socks that I put in the dryer, but I can't do my handknit socks yet. Maybe when they're almost worn out. :0)

15 Working Days till retirement, but who's counting?!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

I can't remember how to do this....

I can't remember how to set up the sidebar so that the KAL from below shows up in the sidebar with a link to Ravelry and the event.

Yeehaw2011!!!! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2

August 2, 2011

Yarn TBD TODAY! Cast on tonight.

I will be casting on tonight. I have to pick my yarns still. I have sock yarn galore so I'll pick from my stash.

I love Stephen West's patterns. So creative.

Monday, June 27, 2011

A useful tattoo (who would have thought!?!)

Go check this out....
Scroll down to March 10, 2011

An actual useful, dare I say, practical tattoo. :0)

Isn't it Great?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Estes Park Wool Market

Just some pictures for now and a little text.
Estes Park was wonderful.
Such a beautiful setting for workshops and fiber indulging.

The view from the high school of some of the mountains.

I'm looking at mountains about 10-12,000 ft. high. I was at about 7500 ft. at Estes Park.

This was the view out the window of the high school by our classroom. In the bottom right corner you can see the water of the lake.
The snow on the mountains is still so deep that you can't see trees up there. It's a concern as the summer heats up and the river rises. It's running very high through town as of now.

The classes were so good. I totally enjoyed myself, and I learned so much.
That's for the next post.

Till then...