Monday, August 13, 2007

What we've been up to

To see what we did Friday, go to Carrie's. Fun stuff! LOL

Saturday we went to a charity event, where I painted faces for donations. This little mime had her face done three times, but I only took pics of this. And, by the way, Carrie and her Hubby did a carwash to raise $ for the charity. They did super great, and I believe that's what pushed our team into the number one money raising spot! Very Cool!

Then we went to my brother's, and the kids played in the pool until it was dark. What fun! I got to visit with my sister and her husband from down state. Her husband's brother was there with his wife, too. We started talking about knitting. She knits sweaters for all of the kids in their school. She also knits hats with the school team name on them. So cool! She and her husband drove their motorcycles down to visit with the family.

When my brother was talking about the Tiger's, my Hubby asked if they were scrolling scores on the bottom of the screen. He needed to hear how the Red Sox were doing, and it turns out My Sis's sister-in-law grew up
near Boston, and is as much of a fan(fanatical, super-fan) as my
Hubby is. So, then they started talking about the Red Sox. So funny.

But the big news here today is "I got the fiber and spindle I bought from Amy!". Yay! Amy sent me the most gorgeous colors. Soft mooshiness of wooly goodness. I am nervous about dyeing the merino, but I am going to do it! She also sent the most adorable little sheep button that is orange! Such a cool, smart lady! I cannot wait to make yarn! Carrie is going to have to show me how to do the plying thingy when I get it spun up. Whoo-Hoo!

You know what I'll be up to. Dyeing and Spinning. I'll get to the knitting part later, when I have some handspun to use.

Knit on, knitters, and I was going to say Dye on, dyers, but that sounds weird. So Craft On, Crafters!
:)


17 comments:

g-girl said...

your spindle is so cute! the fiber is so pretty too. you did an awesome job painting that mime face!

Julie said...

OOOH, that's the same spindle kit I bought from Amy last fall. Don't you just love the little sheepies on the spindle? Amy has wonderful fiber and yarn!

tiennie said...

Great face painting! Have fun spinning!

Nora said...

That little mime girl is so damn cute - and so is her mama! :)

Rachel said...

very cool face painting!

Valerie said...

Wow you're little girl looks too cute! Awesome goodie bag! I can't wait to see what you make!

Christina said...

What a cute mime!!! :)

Oooh! Love the spinning goodies!

Scattered Gemini said...

Your face painting is so pretty, what fun!

Yum, i love the new spindle and the roving. I can't wait to see how the spinning progresses.

Wool Winder said...

You'll have fun with that roving. It's beautiful!

Carrie said...

I love that spindle! Gack! I am so completely jealous of those pretty roving colors that I'm off to her website to do a little shopping. Have fun spinning!

Janice said...

Oooh, very fun package!! I'm resisting the urge to learn to spin. I can't see it being VERY addicting...You do an amazing job with face painting!!

Amy Boogie said...

You do such an amazing job with the face painting.

Happy spinning!

Jane said...

Very neat - congratulations on being the number one money team!

Larjmarj said...

Really great work on the face painting.
Have fun spinning!

Deborah said...

and another spinner! I resist! I resist! If I start spinning, I'll never find time to knit.

zippiknits said...

It's just too hot to knit! What a cute spindle. And the face painting is genius! Love to see such beautiful face painting. I'll bet you had as much fun as the kids did. WTG AR!

Gewel said...

Good stuff! Enjoy your new spindle! :)