Friday, December 5, 2008

My First Holiday Gift

Ok, this is totally mind blowing amazing. This is the gift that Twilight gave me yesterday while we were out having coffee. Not just one skein of her beautiful handspun yarn, but 348 yards, an entire pound of fleece. Enough for a little something substantial. I'm working on ideas for it right now. As she knows, I've been drooling over her yarn since she began to spin. Thanks Twilly!! You are the best ever!!

This is a closer view of one precious skein. She carded this wool twice before she spun it, and it's very poofy and soft!! It could be dyed now, but I love the grey heather and I really need a little grey shrug of some sort so I'm going to leave it just as is.

This is a picture of the fleece that Twilight started with. It was bought locally, isn't this just gorgeous? She's dying to get this up as part of a great thread on Ravelry. It shows off each stage of the process, the fleece, the yarn, and the finished project. So now, she just needs me to hurry up and knit something!!!

A Month Goes By

I can't believe it's been a month! I've been feeling really good, that's my writing problem, lol.
I've had a wonderful month, and every spare minute has been dedicated to knitting like a mad woman! A shrug, a shawl, a scarf, 6 pairs of armwarmers, socks, and other miscellaneous stuff. That's actually just the first part of my holiday list!! I have so much more to do.

I had a great Thanksgiving with my neighbors and friends. Daniel cooked, and I baked up a storm. We went to Merce's house. Helen was there and other beautiful women. We spent most of the day catching up and talking about healing. Each one of us is in a healing process of one kind or another and it was nice to compare processes and progresses and love.

I spent yesterday with my bestfriend. A girls day to top all others! Shopping, gift exchanges, lunch, coffee, errands, a movie, and finally knit night with our awesome Taos group of crazy knitting addicts!! Twilight and I went to see the movie of her namesake "Twilight". I don't think I can give an accurate crititism, but I can't remember ever having so much fun at a movie!!
I laughed till most of my parts ached!! We even indulged in a little food fight with our gigantic bag of popcorn.

I think I've had such a good and productive month because I've been following all of my new rules. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, fairly good diet, medications, naps, and sheer determination.

I'm getting ready for a trip "home" to Wisconsin to spend the holidays with my family, and despite moments of being really nervous, I'm really excited. So my plan is to keep following my rules and hope I feel good health through all the insanity I'm sure will ensue.