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).

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mystery Shawl Done!!!

Everything but the shouting...SHOUT SHOUT! Okay now that is taken care of. I do have a dropped stitch and a pulled stitch- see it right there by the edge of the center panel. That will be attended to tomorrow morning if it is sunny. The Candlelight Kimono is in progress and is working up the armhole so the fronts of that will be finished shortly. And then the back and that will be done. If you check my projects page on Ravelry you will see that there are 2 grandson's sweaters, one needs sewing up and the other needs its front and sleeves, and sewing up. There are also 2 pair of socks that need to be finished. So those are the goals for the next month. Those socks are ridiculous and either need to be finished or ripped. The boy's sweaters need finishing. So I am proceeding to get behind myself with a stick and get them over with. In July!

Then I can start the oldest granddaughter's sweater, which should take no time at all. And on to one for Rayne. And I need to finish Trip Trap before it gets cold (hard to believe that it ever will with the heat we have been having here).

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

Brown Guy Socks, with linen stitch toes and heels. Which take for-freaking-ever but should wear well. So the "Why am I bothering, You're not MY father" socks are finished. And we will have dinner tonight and give him socks and cards.

Now I can go back to the shawl and top.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Pride Goeth Before...

Embarrassment. Or something like that. Each of the first 2 clues I have finished on the weekend that they came out, until now. When I went to bed on Sunday I still had 6 rows to do. Or I only had 6 rows left, depending on if you are a half full or half empty sort of person.
But then life fell in on me, and I spent Monday and Tuesday, running around trying to get cars checked out and serviced. Yesterday I worked on the shawl a while at the tire place while they rotated tires and checked brakes and stuff. Then I rushed home and traded cars, and forgot my backpack in my car when I took the van to get it serviced.
I called Carl, who called Dennis, who brought my car into town, supposedly to trade cars with me and then go shopping and meet a friend. But instead I took him shopping before we went back home, because the van was in great shape except for the leak in the radiator, and it isn't drive worthy so the shop kept it and is replacing the radiator tomorrow.

When I checked my schedule on Sunday night there was nothing there. But it sure filled up, on Tuesday the furnace man came at 8, my car to tire place at 10:30, van to shop at 1 and contractor to talk about the roof at 7. This all on a day that on Sunday night at 9 was entirely empty.

Anyway I finally finished the last of clue 3, but it is dark and dreary so the pictures are not great. Has a fight with the Granddaughter, and now I am going to go sit and work on the fronts of the Candlelight Kimono. (While said granddaughter does what we had the fight about, she is not as stubborn as her mother (thank God)).