Mar 13 2008
Daylight Savings!!! Hooray!!!!!!
Thank You, Jeanie!!!!!!
-stitching has been set to the wayside to get my spinning done
-the socks: first one is done! i love me some afterthought heels!!!!
-knitting night was canceled! :(
-my name is meghan, and i’m a magic loop single sock at a time knitter
-CPH still working
-my prize lace yarn came…..uh….what do i do with it??
-Snuglets! are super cute! this is the only photo i’ve found…they’re on the right. i hope they come out with the pattern soon!!!
-Holiday Chicks i’m crocheting these for my neices, nephew, and owen for easter. (i’m just not doing the christmas hat). super cute and super fast! i’m finishing up my first one right now!
-Charity knitting assignments will be assembled this weekend! i’m making it my quest!
-Thanks to Knittingfairy for donating needles! super sweet! Thanks to everyone else too who volunteered!
-Librivox.org is still awesome! We now have an audiobook a long in the Stitch It!! podcast group on Ravelry. We’re doing Emma this time along! Please join us!
-Scary books scare me….imagine that!
-Thanks to the people who pointed me towards CraftLit Podcast
-Dreaming of my garden….mmmmmmm…..
-Little man goes on a “ride” on his new bike
-Nudie Time!!! Little man goes crazy!!
-Job interview for the perfect job…….money i stupid….
ain’t it perty?!?!
-want to try beaded yarn
-Spinning yarn from different clumps of colored roving to create a cool multicolor yarn!
How to Make a Lazy Kate:
supplies: shoe box, 6 knitting needles or dowels
-Insert knitting needles through the box in this design. make sure the two ouside needles are high enough that your bobbin will have room to spin on them (ie. if they’re bigger bobbins, move the needle on the far left and far right higher up)
-When you put your bobbin onto the holding needles (the two outside needles), be sure that the yarn is coming off of the bottom of the bobbin. if it comes off of the top, it won’t tension correctly. with the yarn (coming off of the bottom of the bobbin, right?) go up and over the next needle, then down and under the final needle. do a mirror image of this on the other side, and you’re ready to ply!
Run out of bobbins? NO PROBLEM! wind your singles onto a toilet paper tube! fortunately, these work in the make shift lazy kate as well!!! either wind them by hand, or if your winder lets you, wind them straight onto the toilet paper tube:
i actually wind mine straight off the spinning wheel’s bobbin without the brake line on, or if i want to make it easier, i load the bobbin into my lazy kate box and wind from there because it’s tensioned! yeah!!!
now, don’t you feel smart?!?!
My Favorite Thing:
I have naturally curly hair, and i LOVE LOVE LOVE Jessicurl Hair Products. I’ve been using these same products for about 9 or 10 months now, and i love it! owen and i both use it. i don’t spend money on random products anymore that just get used once and live under my sink full. I love the Gentle Lather Shampoo, Rocking Ringlets Styling Solutions, and Confident Coils. For my conditioner, I just use Natures Gate Aloe Conditioner.
-other tricks, Shampoo only a scalp and finger comb suds through your hair. your hair will be less dry, smoother and shinier. otherwise, rinse with cold water upside down at the end of your shower. and i totally suggest “Plopping” or “Plunking”. Check out the videos they are extremely helpful!!!
okay, enough hair stuff!!!
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