The Fiber Artist

Wow, that sounds pretentious doesn't it. But it is the name of my company, so I decided to use it. This is where I will keep a record of works in progress in the hope that it will result in more productivity. It will also give me a place to ramble on about my life, so that maybe later I will remember what happened in ___ (fill in day, month, year of your choice).

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring Flowers

healthy tomato plant
 We have been working in the yard,  First we used some left over 6X6's and one new one to build the square 4X4 foot raised bed.  Then we planted the tomatoes and strawberries.  Once that was done, we planted my Tulip tree, actually Magnolia Anne.  And mulched them and the front flower beds with the peonies and iris. there were 2 tomatoes in the pot one healthy and one starting to look not so good.  I split them and the sickly one looked like it was not going to make it at all, but after the second day it had started to stand up again instead of lying down on the mulch.   One of the strawberries (out of 18 may not make it either but we will see.  All of the rest of what we planter seems very happy and are growing already.
Front bed mulched

Tulip Tree

Raised bed

Strawberry Plants

Tulip tree blossoms

Tulip tree close-up
Sickly little Tomato


Saturday, February 07, 2015

January Birthdays

There are 4 of them.  Starting with the one I have had the longest:

Carl got season 2 of The Big Bang Theroy.

Naomi got a pair of socks I need to measure her so she can get something besides hats and socks.

Anna got a sweater:

And Mark got socks to match his Where's Waldo Sweater and Hat.
Now on to June which is the next bunch of 4 birthdays.

2014 Roundup

What did I finish in 2014?
15 pair of socks, 10 for gifts.

8 Hats, 5 of them for Rayne (fashion statements) and one each for Mark Caleb and Chaun

Three Sweaters 2 for me.

One Vest:

One Shawl:

And one poncho:

Then there was Christmas.

I know it is February, but after Christmas, I have the January and first of February birthdays so this is the first I have had time.

Ameya's Poncho

Chase's socks
Naomi's socks
 Chase's Family got socks for Naomi and Chase and a poncho for Ameya.

Anna's  Chatelaine
 Anna got a knitters Chatelaine and a Knitting book.  We taught her to knit this year.

Christopher's Socks
Chaun's Hat

Caleb's Hat
 Chaun and his son Caleb both got hats.  Caleb and Mark got Brainz hats.

DJ's Hat


Rayne's Hat
 Mark uses his Brainz for thinking.  Raine is a fashionista  so I am including a picture of the hat in progress.
Megan got nice warm socks.   Carl got the first season of The Big Bang Theroy.
Megan's Socks

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Winter is Coming

And along with it Christmas and Birthdays so this week I finished:
Ameya's Poncho

Naomi's socks

Chase's socks
 The poncho for Ameya.  From Ornaghi-filati  Wonderful a mohair yarn I have had forever that I got to make something girly and floaty for one of the granddaughters. 
Brainz Hat

St Augustine Socks
Then there are the size 11 socks for Naomi.  a fair amount of knitting but she loves hand-knit socks, so, I knit them.  From hand-spun.

Chase's socks have been finished for a while, more size 11 this time for a man.

So one family down.

Then I started the St Augustine Socks for Megan, and the Brainz hat for Mark.

Haven't started it but there will be another Quiver full hat for Rayne.

Now back to knitting.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Birthday Bash

Ready for oven
 Carl cooked this year, he made Lasagna.  Here it is ready to go into the oven.

And after cooking.

and after the meal, (and putting the leftovers in the fridge and freezer.

There was Fruit salad and Almond Cheesecake to go with it.

And it was all delicious! 

I got Chocolate and a Webs giftcard for Birthday gifts, and Christopher and Anna helped celebrate.  Fun!
Out of Oven

Empty pan.