Monday, February 14, 2011

Still under the weather...

Okay, Now I have a wicked cold... Have the Etsy site started with ONE item listed, LOL. Each day I keep saying to myself that I'm going to photograph my collection of quilts & knitted items to load them on; and each day there's a car that needs to be registered, food shopping, cooking, laundry, cleaning (which brought on this cold from stirring up too much dust). Hoping tomorrow will be more eventful on both the knitting aspect AND the Etsy site.
Trying to be more healthy in all ways... today I even choked down a "Green" smoothie. Wasn't too bad. The bananas really do a good job of masking the taste of the greens. I had to add water to the smoothie. I took one sip and put the glass down for a few minutes... when I went back to take a second sip, the goop wouldn't move. Kind of reminded me of FLUBBER. I tried to make whole wheat bread in my bread machine... disaster (BUT IT WASN'T MY FAULT) The recipe in the owner's manual was wrong... 2tblsp salt & 2 tblsp of yeast....for a 1 lb. loaf of bread. Yeah, I ended up with a rock. SO much for a special Valentine's Day dinner, LOL! They ate cereal until the stew was finished & thank God I had a box of corn muffin mix in the house.
Tomorrow is another day. Hopefully I'll get to all the things planned...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Illness and art.

Hi! Sorry I haven't been on for a while, I've been under the weather.

I've been finding it hard to focus on my latest knitting project; I have to put it down quite a bit more often than I'd like. Being sick, I tire more easily and I'm hating that it's taking so long.

I treated myself to 2 skeins of Socrates Yarn for my birthday. One is a berry color and the other is a blue-green color (not quite teal but close). I found a great pattern on for a leaf-lace Entrelac scarf called "Birch" by Chrissy Gardiner. The pattern was hard at first but is getting easier the more I do it. 

When I haven't been knitting I've been shopping a lot on Ebay and Etsy for fibers. I'm on a waiting list for a new hand-crafted spinning wheel by Benjoanie Enterprises. The waiting list is a result of them being hand-crafted, but I don't mind waiting. Once you see the wheel, and watch the videos on their webpage, you'll understand.

I'm hoping to be back on track soon and working on getting my Etsy site up and going.