Thursday, January 31, 2013

Explosive Relationship with Blueberries

As the title infers I have a short story to tell.  Blueberries- I think they hate me.  This week they decided to become kamikaze around me.  Jordan(my husband) made me some great blueberry pancakes the other day and I'm cutting into them and he here's "ahhhh" come from my mouth, he thought I had cut myself.  So he rushes to the kitchen table to find me covered in blueberry.  I had cut into a ridiculously large one that hadn't broken and was waiting for me like a hot gooey land mine.  It was all over my face and shirt, some even made it on the wall behind me. So blueberries are on my bad side.  This morning I'm making myself breakfast, without the kitchen light on, forgetting that my husband is in the kitchen at 4:30 in the morning doing the same thing, and I go to wash a dish.  I put my foot down onto something big that immediate explodes under my foot.  It's dark where I stepped so I hobble over to turn on the light thoughts of did I just step on a huge bug, it didn't crunch was it a little pest, eww that was gross.  I flip the light on, it was a giant blueberry. It is now smushed into the rug and it dawns on me as I'm on my hands and knees trying to get it out of my rug...Jordan.   He is unintentionally pranking me with blueberries. My take away from this, a foot that looks like I stepped on a smurf.

On a bright note, I have the picture of the finished hat, the yarn I bought for it went towards supporting Stitch Red. I apologize for the face book pose but I didn't have anyone to take the picture for me.

I have made good progress on my Mitered Cardi.  I have to be honest though, after making 24 mitered squares for the right side of the jacket front I'm not too excited about the next 24 for the other side.  They are attached vertically instead of horizontally so I have 7 more ends to weave in now. I can't complain too much once I finish the 24 I just have the back and then seaming it and done.  Here's a portion of my progress.

This week I started a cotton multi directional scarf.  It's a good mindless knit once you get going.  It's made from Hydra, nice and soft.  I love the colorway too.
And the piece de resistance (say that in a terrible French accent),  I created 16 new colorways.  I can reveal some of the names, but they aren't dry enough to get a good picture, so the pictures will come next week.  Stars and Stripes, Spanish Moss, Sweetheart, Midsummer Night, Plum, and Dahlia. What a good reason to stay tuned.  

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Being sick stinks

So I'm being a diligent blogger and writing a post but I'm doing so from my bed, I'm sick.  I volunteered in the church nursery on Sunday, the cute little boogers got me sick.  A few hours after we got home my nose started running.  By Monday morning my nose had stopped up and I had a sore throat.  I made it through a couple of hours of work before I felt like someone had thrown me into a  wall, not a cool Velcro wall that is squishy and fun to jump at but a hard brick wall. So I went home got into my sweats and crawled into bed.  An hour after that I had a fever and cold chills that went on until I went to bed, too long in my opinion.  Now I'm in the I can't taste anything and my nose is running too much stage, but no fever, so yay.

 Anyway onto the fun stuff.  I've finished two hats this week, one is a gift and I am not taking a picture in my current state, so you can see those next week.  I have 16 color ways planned out but I definitely can't stand long enough to do any dyeing. I did start a mitered cardigan out of 6ply but I haven't knitted in the past three days so that didn't go anywhere. You know a knitter is sick when they don't knit.

  Next week I should have tangible color ways and hopefully I will be further along with the mitered cardigan and of course not sick.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Wow, I'm already procrastinating. First post of the year, good thing punctuality wasn't a resolution or I've already let myself down.  Anyway, I've been thinking about resolutions in my fiber realm and I've decided resolutions are goals and I'm going to achieve some goals this year.

So this year for The Fiber Seed I'm going to:
Create at least 20 new colorways, be they solid or multicolor.
Finish my classes on writing knitted garment patterns in multiple sizes.
Create a new line of yarn.
Create pattern support for my current line of yarn as well as the new line.
Get my yarn into at least 5 new yarn shops.
Beef up my knitting and crochet accessories stock.(Multiple sized project bags, knitting needle and crochet hook rolls, etc.)

For me personally:
Finish at least 2 projects a month, doesn't matter when I started them.
Every project I start this year I will finish this year.

I know that sounds ambitious for just one person. But you have to dream big, right?
I plan on updating my blog every week with an update on my progress...maybe that should be a goal too...

What are your fiber related resolutions this year?