Friday, April 24, 2009

Fiber and felt

While running errands today I decided to stop in at my favorite little fiber shop A Weaver's Yarn, found online here . While there I picked up a couple of ounces of corriedale top and a book Creative Felt by Angelika Wolk-Gerche. I do not know how I have lived without this book for so long. Susan is a genius at helping you find exactly what you need that you never knew you needed. While definitely a luxury at 18 bucks for a relativly short book, it is worth every penny and not even an hour later Baby J and I have already made a pair of felted Mushroom slippers out of it. With our little twist of stripes instead of dots this project was fun and relatively quick to do.
A must have for felt crafters everywhere!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring Thaw

Well I haven't been around lately and I will explain why shortly, not that I think anyone is really reading this yet so......
Fairbanks is finally starting to thaw out so I have been taking the kids outside to play quite a bit and besides some mud on the floors I think I am enjoying their outside time more than they are. Being my childrens are 4 and 2 yrs old I still have to go outside with them and have been getting quite a bit of knitting done while they are splashing in puddles and throwing rocks at each other.
Last month I got to experience to joy of having my gallbladder removed and the only interesting thing I have to say about that whole ordeal involves lots of Percocet. Not really ready to go there though.
Also have decided to homeschool Baby J for Kinnygarden and looking forward to the curriculum fair going on next week. I can't wait to get some work books and start schoolin her. No one in my family is really supportive but seeing as they are all certifiably insane, I have decided to ignore them until the bring me a clean bill of mental health from a PHD.
That's all for now, be back whenever.
ETA My two year old boy made me hug and kiss his potato chip before he would take a nap, crazy must just run in the family.