Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Where I have Been - Still Knitting, sort of

Where the heck have I been you MUST be wondering. Of course you have since sooooo many people read my blog - or should I say, have read my blog. Actually, I'm not sure if anyone reads it.

Well, I've been busy with the Wizard of Oz. I played Glinda the good witch and Auntie Em - it was a lot of fun and when I get the pictures back, I'll post what I looked like. The costumes were fabulous.

The other thing that has been taking up so much time is I've found a new addiction that doesn't have to do with the fiber arts - it's an online game called World of Warcraft (WoW). I love this game. It's a fantasy game that lets you be different characters and run around and kill things. I know it sounds funny but I've always been a gamer and now I've found a game that I actually want to play all the time. AND the things that you kill are bad things that plague the lands so it's a 'good' thing. For a while there, I only knitted for an hour a day because I was too busy playing WoW on my off time. But now I'm back to knitting more - OH, I'm STILL playing the game, let me tell you, but this last weekend got me interested in doing more than just a few rows a day.

Here's what I did last weekend. Christopher's sister Sue and her/now our friend Lynn came up for the weekend so we could visit and go to SPA Knit and Spin in Portland at the Double Tree hotel. Talk about fun!! I made some great purchases, made some new friends and knit up a storm. Here's some pictures of the yarn I bought.

These three skeins are from Spunky Eclectic! What a great gal and what FABULOUS yarn. I've been reading her blog so it was fun to meet her in person - I felt like a groupie!!

This next yarn is Lorna's Lace - though I'm telling you, the pictures don't do it justice. The first picture is the whole skein and then I took a close up of the yarn it's of the left side of the first picture.

And then I bought some beautiful sock yarn. Here it is:

I love this shade of green. Then I went to our local yarn shop and bought this wool for a multi-directional scarf - I'm looking forward to starting that project. I ended up giving away the last one that I made - hopefully I can hold on to this one!! We'll see.

Okay, that's all I'm going to write today. I may write again tomorrow or later in the week because I have lots of pictures of my WIP's and want to share them. If the mood strikes you, write me a comment so I know this blog actually has readers.

Have a great day!!