Saturday, December 30, 2006

Post-Christmas Post

Well, I didn't get all the Yuletide knitting, sewing, etc. done, but I did get a fair bit finished. Mom loved her socks, as did MIL, Iris loved her nightgown and robe, Ryan loved his shirt, Morgan and Rowan liked their shirts and puppets, Becky liked the KIP bag, lessee...what else? OH! Ishbu loved her popholders, and Rhi liked her hat and her friend liked it so much she wants one too. I think that's everything. And alas, I don't have pictures of everything, but somewhere around here, I've got a picture of Iris's nightngown. And here's a detail of the front. It seems I'm having trouble uploading photos as usual, but links are good, too. Thank goodness for photobucket, no?
I finished plying the first of the raw wool my MIL gave me, so here's a picture of it. And also a picture of it soaking in the wok. You should have seen it when it first went to soak. The water turned yellow. Not just any yellow, YELLOW. Sheep don't take baths, and it turns out that the wool I was spinning was more of an off-white than tan. Yes, yes, I know you're supposed to wash before spinning, but I'm impatient. And besides, Kiwis spin dirty wool - which sounds like a euphemism, but it works out just fine.
I recieved some knitterly gifts also. My sweetie honey got me fiber for spinning. The silver on the left (carbonized bamboo) and the multicolored soysilk/wool blend now belong to me. *JOY* and also *SQUEE* My MIL got me the Knitpick's Options needle set. More *SQUEE*! I haven't used them yet, but I will have them in hand soon enough.
Currently, I'm working on a pair of socks for myself out of Opal Krokodil. It's purdy. Other than the green and black project in the soysilk, that's all that's current, but there are several things that are coming up, including some paid projects. More update later. Now, I've got to get off my keister and maybe try and get this house cleaned up.
Maybe I'll do a little spinning first...
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