Thursday, July 29, 2010

New addition to sidebar: Magic Loop socks

This is a quick update post (I'm once again ridiculously behind in posting, but I'll add a whole bunch later).

A couple of years ago I made up a handout to show my technique for doing two socks at once, top down, using the magic loop method (see tutorials in sidebar).

I'm adding the PDF with my illustrations about how to do the heels on two socks at once. Here's the direct link, or click in the sidebar.

This weekend is Fiber Christmas in July and I'm teaching four classes, so I'm frantically getting ready for that.

That's all for now!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Happy (late) Independence Day to my fellow denizens of the U.S.A.!

I slept for most of the day (I've got a sinus infection, I suspect), and Greg took the kids out to buy fireworks. They came back with quite a haul!

Here are the kids, with their chairs in the middle of the cul-de-sac, enjoying the neighborhood display:

That's Greg on the right, lighting a sparkler for Gillian, with Ryan in the background.

They got some of the bigger fireworks, and it was cool to have them right above our heads. I got two neat shots:

I even got a picture of Greg:

This is one of our favorite fireworks. It's a Purple Rain Fountain:

They go for a surprisingly long time. The kids had a great time with sparklers, and with a really long shutter speed I got some fun pictures.


On the knitting front, I finished a Laminaria shawl and sent it to my dear friend Kathy for her wedding, which was Friday. I don't have any pics of her (yet) but here are some I took before sending it:


I'm participating in the Tour de Fleece again on Ravelry, and I spun up some beautiful fiber that my Mom and Karen bought for me:

The color isn't *quite* right on this pic, but it's too pretty and shiny to not share:

And here's the final collage I posted on Ravelery:

I hope everyone has had a great weekend!