More Spinning, Knitting and cooking

I'm very excited about my newest finished 2-ply. It's a mixed fiber combination. The Stained Glass BFL (blogged about here) is plied with a pink merino/tussah silk. I'm really excited about it. I was so excited that when I placed the skein on the niddy noddy, I forgot to check yardage before taking it off. It still needs a bath so maybe I'll re-skein it and check it then. Does anyone else ever forget to check yardage? I also purchased some Suri Alpaca fiber in black. This looks and feels like a silky human ponytail. It's eerie.
I joined a group of spinners (mostly wheel spinners) that meet once a month. It was fun, got lots of spindling done and I also got to try the Hansen Mini-Spinner hands-on. I loved it and took to it pretty quickly. I think there would still be a learning curve to spin the finer weight as I like to do, but I think I'm adding that baby to my wishlist.

On the knitting front, I still have several projects on the needles. The newest item is the Baby Hoodie from Bernat. (Rav link) I'm knitting it with Plymouth Coffee Beenz so it can be easily washed. Not sure who it's for at the moment, it will probably go in the gift box.



As for the cooking part of this post. If you don't already follow the Pioneer Woman Cooking blog, you should. She has some fabulous recipes as well as accompanying photos to die for. I tried the Sour Cream Hamburger Noodle Bake last night (link) and it was a huge success in my house. Delicious!

A Poem found

This poem was found in some old paperwork, not sure who it belonged to, but wanted to share and document it. I'm going to attribute it's writing to Anonymous because I just don't know where it came from.

A Moment to Remember
She laid down with a sigh and
allowed her muscles to relax for a moment.
She put him off with one excuse after another,
resisting him all the time,
hoping he would pay attention.
It was what she wanted,
but she was scared.
She knew he was experienced,
as his hand went to the spot.
She knew she was beginning to fear the thing.
He was as gentle as he had promised to be and
she opened wider to give him more room.
Chills ran up and down her spine.
No!! No!!
Take it out, I can't stand it!
He took it out and she sighed with relief.
It was certainly a moment to remember
as she got up from the dentists chair.
~Anonymous

March flowers

Thanks to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday. You guys are awesome!

I can always tell my birthday is near when I see these babies blooming.

I love these flowers and my sister-in-law brought 3 bunches of these to me, handpicked no less. You know spring is around the corner when these start blooming around the last week of February.

I am working on several knitting projects but none really in a photo op place. As with knitting, I have several spindles going too. Can you see a pattern here? This little Kuchulu has a reddish merino/tussah silk blend spinning on it. I love this little spindle. It's just fun to use and very portable. (It's hard to photograph red)

You probably can't tell it from this photo but there is actually 6 grams of fiber already on the spindle.


And to add to the springtime theme, I'm also spinning this beautiful pink/salmon color, another merino/tussah silk blend (I love this stuff) on my recently purchased Trindle.