I've been working on trying to finish G's second sock. It's more portable than the
I'll leave you with another pic of Catie at blockfest. This is basically just a close up compared to the previous one. But would you look at those eyes?
It tastes good!!
Today I went back to the fiber arts fair and happily spun away. If only I could figure out a way that I could knit and spin full time and still pay off my monstrous medical school debt.
I thought I'd leave you with a pic of my nephew. He's about 6 weeks old. This one cracks me up.
I did have a great surprise last night. I checked out some blogs after I got home before bed. Kristin listed me as one of her happy items. Hot damn. Seriously the high point of my week. Before I actually started my own blog, I was amazed at how interconnected all you knit bloggers were and how everyone seemed like they knew each other. I feel like I'm (hopefully) becoming a part of this community. Thank you to all who have visited and made comments.
Tonight is wool washing night. The fiber arts guild I joined is putting on a demonstration this weekend at our local mall. I have Friday afternoon off, so I'm going to venture out into the world of public spinning. But that means I need some clean fleece to spin. The guild was my meeting last night. I felt pretty inadequate there. Not because of spinning, though. I did fairly well at that. We all went around the circle and introduced ourselves. The woman right before me was there for the first time. She had brought a serious show and tell collection. Shawls where she had spun the yarn before knitting it into gorgeous finished products. Lace. Lace that was apparently featured in some national newsletter. I don't even know what else. When it came to my turn, all I could say was "Hi. I'm Jocele. Compared to that I've got nothing. Next person please." With time, I'll get there right?
In other news, Catie now has 2 teeth. Really she did pretty good through the whole teething thing. One bad night was all we had to deal with. Granted, she has only 2 teeth in her head at this point. We still have a ways to go. But it's a start. And here she is. I wish we could get her to smile more at the camera. Even without a smile, she's adorable. Not that I'm prejudiced, though.
This afternoon I went shopping as well. I got a gift certificate to Craft Warehouse for X-mas, so I hit them up for yarn and needles for my Olympic project.
Cascade 220 in burgundy for my scarf. Plus some needles, cable needles, and a little reading material.
And last but not least, my LYS, The Yarn Shoppe, in Meridian. I guess it's really not all that local, but it's the closest one to me. I needed to get a little help with the toe on G's sock. Plus I had a gift certificate there too. I joined their sock club and bought some other stuff too. Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Wilderness, Cherry Tree Hill in Blueberry Hill, and a skein of Lamb's Pride Sandy Heather (I'm nervous about running out of yarn before I finish the sleeves on G's sweater. His arms are really long.)All in all, a great day. Plus I had some yummy flautas at our local incredibly authentic Mexican restaurant. Life is good.