Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scattered

I realized yesterday that I haven't posted anything on my blog in over a week. That's because I'm so scattered lately. I've been working on this and that but not really accomplishing much of anything. Sometimes I really wonder if I have ADHD! Here are some of the things I've been up to...

I finished knitting a bowl a few weeks ago and it's been sitting and waiting to be felted. I finally did this week!

I learned how to knit an i-cord right onto the top! That was so cool!...


Here it is after felting. It's nice and thick and holds the shape of the bowl edge very nicely...


Here's the whole thing before felting...


And, after...It's so cute! Now, all I need to do is give it a little haircut (it has mohair in it) and add some needle felted sheep, clouds, trees, etc...


My sister-in-law was given a few fleeces years ago and we sent them off to be processed into roving. I enjoyed spinning and spinning and spinning it (there was a lot) and I've knitted with it. This week, I pulled out what was left and wound it into balls and wet felted them. I'll use these to decorate with needle felting and pretty colors of wool...


I finally finished warping my loom this week and started weaving yesterday. I'm already on my third bobbin. I don't know why I don't do this more often. It's a lot of fun! Here's how this project is turning out, so far...


I finished winding all of the yarn on bobbins this morning. At the rate it's weaving up, it should be done in no time. Well, if I can stay focused that is. lol


I'm really happy with the selvedges. They're hardly pulling in at all...


In between those things, I've been knitting on my Olympic Shawl. I started it at the beginning of the year but it's gone in and out of time out as I've gotten interested in other things or frustrated with it or bored with it. I'm trying to keep working on it so I can get it done.

I also harvested another batch of fresh basil from my herb garden this week. I processed it and put it into the freezer for the winter. I need to dry some of the oregano and other herbs too. And, I've been doing house cleaning, laundry and I've been wasting a whole lot of time on Facebook and playing solitaire and majong on my laptop. I need to focus! I need to focus! lol

8 comments:

KarenB said...

I kind of like the bowl just like it is. I know what you mean by scattered. I was actually just saying the other day that I have Project ADHD. ;-) Great minds. . .

jomamma said...

You are worried about a week of no blogging? You still have 3 more weeks to catch up with me. But to find out you haven't finished your Olympic Shawl? I'm in shock! I've already given mine away. Love the weaving and the bowl is awesome, I agree with KarenB, it looks great just like it is. (In other words, you can set it on the back burner...)

Pickyknitter said...

HEY I was just thinking "nice selvedges" when you had the same observation!

Dave Daniels said...

Great weaving. I like the colors and texture. But, it's your felting that always amazes me. (it's one of those things that I just can't get right...)

Erin said...

Everything is looking great! I can't believe how much you get done, even when scattered. I can't wait to just sit with my yarn for a while again. I haven't touched it in weeks.

Feisty Hooker said...

I love your bowl, and of course your balls... Ummmm you don't seem too hyperactive. You probably have ADD which most of us have. It must be in the water or in the yarn. That's it, it's in the yarn, cause everytime we see another yarn we have to have, we have to start a new project, not finishing the one before with the special yarn we bought for that project, thus catching ADD. It's simple but I don't think there are any pills we can take. It's called Y.A.D.D., yarn attention deficit disorder.

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

The bowl is gorgeous!!! I've never thought of doing that and can't wait to try it. The woven project is beautiful. I love the yarn you're using and those edges look perfect! Nice work.

pineneedles4 said...

Hi Cheryl!

Your bowl is so cool! I've made the bowls that I wrap fabric around cording and zig-zag the rows into a bowl but I've never knit and felted a bowl before. I love the colors...southwest style. Your weaving project is beautiful. What kind of yarn are you using?

Vanessa in Oklahoma