Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Light & Dark Lace Club - Sign-ups are here!

It's now time to sign up for the April/May edition of the Light & Dark Lace Club.   This one will start late April.

Here are the colorways:

Carnation, Cornflower, Lemonade, Cucumber, and Dusty Apricot.  

The yarn is Carrie Lace yarn:  1300 yards of 80/20 merino/silk in a lovely lace weight.

The price is $36 + first class shipping. This includes one skein of yarn in the colorway you want, plus the pattern which is emailed out in clues and worked up as a KAL.  There's a lovely group on Ravelry for discussions and problems.

You may buy as many skeins as you like, and I'll refund the pattern cost ($5 for club members) for the extra skeins.

Where can you purchase?  In my Etsy shop, of course:

I have plenty of yarn, so don't worry if there are only a few openings shown.  I add as the orders come in.

Here's a preview of our mystery KAL.  Yep, I know.  you can't see much of anything, but it is a Mystery!  I'm doing mine in Cucumber, and I love working with the yarn and the color.  Lovely, lovely yarn!  This is going to be a nice size garment, given that amazing yardage.

Questions?  Ask me here, and I'll answer.

Here are some pics of the last project, the Forever Shawl.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

You know what today is.

The first day of Spring!

So that means that it's time for the annual Spring Poem.

Here it is!  The Spring Poem

High up, over the tops
Of the feathery grasses, the grasshoppers hop.
They won't eat their suppers,
They will not obey
Their grasshopper mothers and fathers who say:
"Listen my children, this must be stopped.
Now is the time your last hop should be hopped.
So come eat your suppers and go to your beds."
But the little grasshoppers just shake their green heads.
"no, no," the naughty ones say.
"All we have time to do now is to play.
If we are hungry we'll nip at a fly,
Or nibble a blueberry as we go by.
But not now. Now we must hop.
And no one, but no one can make us stop."

The end

I've been in hospital Mommie mode, but she's home now and very happy to be there.  She's way too old for any kind of procedure let alone an angioplasty.  But she's walking on the bad foot, and eating, and very  cheery.  Now if I can just de-stress....... 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I'm still here

But stressed.  The Mommie has to have angioplasty on Monday, and given her advanced age, I'm very nervous about it.  On the good side, she's in pretty good shape.  On the bad side, she's 97. 

I've done a bit of sewing, and a lot of nervous knitting, not a bit of which I can show you.  And a bit of dyeing, too.  Here are the colors for the next edition of the Light and Dark Lace Club.

The colors, except for the blue, are all spring pastels.  I wanted the blue to be lighter, but when I dyed it, it looked so totally washed out, that I went a bit darker.

They'll be up for sale sometime next week, depending on Mom's procedure.  Just thought I'd tempt you a bit.

Here's the latest doll quilt.  This time I'm using Hobbs Thermore as the batting, and the needle just slides through it so easily.  I rather like it, maybe even better than the all cotton one I've been using.

And that's it.  Spending tons of time going back and forth to doctors, having tests done, stressing out.  You who have done elder care know the routine.


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