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).

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I do, however, know when I will be back again...

So what have I accomplished before I go, the Fair Isle Lakota Sweater is about 1/2 to 2/3 up the body of the sweater. So finish the body, (I have this planned for the plane ride), then pick up around the armseye and knit the sleeves down to the cuffs, which I will change to 2 color sideways garter stitch to get the stretch that corrugated rib lacks. At least that is the plan.

Then there are the Monkey socks that have languished since I finished Lori's socks. I have only done a row or two on them since I started the Lakota sweaters and they need to be off the needles. These will be finished when I am sitting around with Mom and Bob talking to me. So should be finished pretty quickly once I am in Florida. I fly out on Monday, and will be back around the first of April (it depends on when Bob gets finished with his doctors' appointments).

One of the Monkey socks is about to get it's top ribbing, and the other already has its waste yarn in place so only needs its leg and top ribbing.

I have the pattern printed and the yarn organized for the 4th sweater which I want to finish even though the fast is over. We'll see how much knitting time I get while I am gone.

Friday, March 14, 2008

A little Light Reading.

And Thus we try out for Hermione in Harry Potter the geriatric edition. This was at Barnes and Nobles on Tuesday, and I just had to have it. The complete Jane Austin. It is a very large book. And now of for a little light reading.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Fast Sweater the Third

I have finished the Second Fast Sweater and here it is with the granddaughter holding it up to herself. She is a miss size 3 and the sweater is about a 12 child.

I cast on today for the third Fast Sweater this one is still using up the alpaca but it is going to be a fair isle.
Here is the start of the corrugated rib. This is quite fun so far. Now I am off to look at fair isle patterns to see what I want to use.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Snow Days

We had a day off from school on Friday, because of the expected sleet and snow storm. They canceled school about 6:00 and about 10:00 we started getting snow, and it snowed all day and night, and today. It was supposed to continue through tonight be it seemed to have stopped this afternoon.

So since we have been inside, there are about 14 inches out there, Sierra started a baby blanket, and I have been working on
the second Fast Challenge sweater.

She has about 6 inches finished and I have about 1/2 inch until I start the bottom ribbing, and then pickup for the hood.
We have been knitting and watching the Harry Potter Movies 3 down and 2 to go.

The snow outside is really lovely but too dry and fluffy to make snow balls, so as Carl said we can go outside and throw snow puffs at each other. I don't think so.

Should be able to finish the sweater tomorrow.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Silly Blog Quizs

What should I be?

You Should Be a Mechanic

You are logical, calm, and detail oriented.

You're rational when things are chaotic, and for you, reason always prevails.

And while you are guided by logic, you aren't a slave to it.

You're flexible when it counts. You are always open to being wrong.

You do best when you:

- Work with your hands

- Can use tools, machines, or equipment

You would also be a good architect or carpenter.

What Should You Be When You Grow Up?

Actually, I have been there and done that. At one point I was an Aircraft Instrument Mechanic for the Military( as a civilian worker on base) enjoyed it, did well, the job location is limited, so when I moved it ended.

Second try:

You Should Be a Teacher

You are patient, optimistic, and good at explaining things.

You work well with all types of people, and you are a good role model.

Success and positive outcomes are extremely important to you.

You are both a good leader and instructor. People look up to and depend on you.

You do best when you:

- Can see the results of your work

- Are able to teach someone a new skill

You would also be a good nurse or non fiction writer.