Last you heard from me it was to whine about being sick on my birthday. I've had a slow recovery, and today was my first really good day. Neal and I will have my birthday re-do on Friday, so things are looking brighter in my world. Since I've spent most of the last ten days in bed or on the sofa with occasional rallying for a walk or trip to the library, I'll fill this post with pictures of some of my recent crafting.
A pincushion made from a Wool and Hoop kit and an unsuccessful covered tape measure. It looks fine in this picture, but I made the yo-yo incorrectly (it was my very first yo-yo). I used Heather Bailey's tutorial. Her instructions were fantastic; I just messed up. I'll make more of these, though, once I get a pile of yo-yos.
This fall I dyed some of the three pounds of Romney in my fiber stash, and I spun it up for the Interweave Spin to Knit swap. I tried Navajo plying for the first time and was giddy with how the yarn came out.
Finally, here is a little sweater--my first "real" sweater--that I made for a new arrival, Hannah, the daughter of my dear friend Cae. Making this little sweater has given me a lot of confidence as I contemplate making a grown up-sized sweater.
Elizabeth is on television this afternoon. I know I'm not alone in this. I could watch movies about her and read biographies and historical fiction about her endlessly. Even though I've seen this at least five times, I'll be watching it again.