Monday, December 11, 2006

I BROKE A PORCH...and my leg paid the consequences. I was running up to my friend Whitney's house and I stepped down on a board (unbenownst to me it was cracked) and BOOM my leg went through the porch, crackng this 1x4 right in half. I was stuck from the knee down and I started freaking out. Whitney thought that I had just fallen. She didn't realize I was in the porch until I really started freaking out. I wasn't drunk, but I wish that I had been! I would have been less traumatic at the time. Now it's hilarious. My brother (her roommate) had to pry up another board with a hammer to free my leg. It's really hurting now. This was Saturday night and the bruise was looking its best today, so I thought I'd share. There are bruises all over my knee, but this is a picture of the best one.

SPINNING...How do I describe the love I feel for these fibers as I gently coax them into becoming yarrn. This picture is of my third attempt with small amounts of yarn from a kit that I bought. I dyed the yarn myself with kool-aid before I spun it.

The color had a bit less orange tone than I intended, but I like it just the same.

Here is my husband's wrist modeling the first spinning/knitting project attempt, petting my parent's cat that is happily surrounded by warm wool fibers.

Gilly is contemplating how she can learn how to spin, despite the lack of opposable thumbs.

My first sweater! And a baby one at that...I finished it minutes before having to leave for a baby shower. It's from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. For some reason the very easy directions didn't compute with me and I called purlsoho for help. They're very nice.