Saturday, December 08, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

It is a Mess


My Mess.....I have been chipping away at it but it still is .......a mess

Monday, December 03, 2007

My Knitter's Need List

Some things on my wish list.


Fancy buttons.

These are from an Etsy shop called InfiniteCosmosGirl She has some lovely glass work in a variety of styles .... But the buttons have my heart.

I love the idea of putting hand made buttons on my hand knit treasure.


Second on my knitter's need list is a lovely pendant.

Each pendant is like wearing a mini painting around your neck. I like the idea of unwinding my winter scarf to show off a unique piece of jewelry.

These are from an Etsy Seller named leakarts. She happens to be a friend and very talented artist.

Third on my List is some 'o' so lovely yarn.

This yarn has real silver in it and that

makes me wonder about it. Real Silver shines so making me think of this yarn as having star quality.

This yarn is from paintedskeins who I have purchased some lovely roving from. She has great taste and spins wonderful yarns as well.

Lastly a MissPurl update.



New to the shop some amber resin stitch markers.

It has been a while since I was excited to offer something new. These are very light weight and make a very cute sound when you knock them together.

I enjoy them greatly.

Happy knitting and I hope everyone has a great week.

D

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Socks and beads


Socks and beads
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
Going to tea time with a few things to work on. All in prep for new york.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

PDX to NYC


PDX to NYC
Originally uploaded by Mmm...Fiber!.
I am packing up and heading to NY.

A little nervous and jittery now that is 14 days away.

SO have you been to NY? What do I need to see while I am there?

Which Knit shops should I lurk in?

Sigh. This is going to be fun.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Working out things!


I am not dead just working out things.


You know how it goes.


Hearts and stars to all.


Saturday, August 25, 2007

Roo


rooowee
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
Roo is still wearing his cone and his bootie.

He is not very happy about it and would rather go and play. Stevie trying to run, jump, and fetch being blind is hard enough. Add bootie and collar and its really hard not to laugh. My blind dog is walking around with what looks like a swimming flipper. It kind of makes that sound to.

He is getting away with murder as his injury does not allow for much play time. When he went in the docs the other day he had lost 8 pounds...I am sure with the cookie quota this last week it is no longer 8 lost.

In Other news. Socks are becoming socks. Just getting started for the toe. Then to pick a cuff style. I was thinking something with nubbs because they are fun to knit. But maybe something less 3d.

Either way once this pair of socks is off the needles I have the next set lined up. More cute trekking yarn. I don't know why I heart it so . . . but I do.

D

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Roo


roo and his owee 070
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
The roo is not happy! He had a misadventure and we raced to the vets today.

He has a bootie and a Coller.

Hims is sad.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Wish List

A few ideas on things I would like to learn about

Printing
Herbs
Book Binding
Flower Arranging
Tatting
Weaving
Bead Looming
Mask Making
Henna
Felting with Needles
Cutting Metal
Felt Shaping
Fiber dyeing synthetic
Fiber dyeing natural
Salt dyeing
Cab Wrapping
Mosaic
Using Resin

Displays
Basic Color Theory
Wholesale
Digital Photography Lighting
Creative Packaging

Teach Something Learn Something



I am teaching a drop spindle class here in town. Its Sept 11th.

I have pulled out my sheepy little spindle and spun a few mini itty bitty roving batts. They are a lot of fun to spin and super easy. I love using my spindle . . .not that I don't my wheel but there is such a different feeling to it.

So my spinny friend any tips on teaching drop spinning?
What is your favorite fiber to spin these days?

and

What do you like to knit with your yarn?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Ripe to eat


Ripe to eat
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
I have so much to say . . and I am so tired.

More tomorrow about some new very cool things.

D

Saturday, August 11, 2007

leaKarts.etsy.com


leaKarts.etsy.com
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
Another show under the belt.

A very very good show. There is nothing better than someone buying your things or taking a card.

I feel good.

This card was made by my booth budy LeaKarts.etsy.com. She was fabulous as is what she sells. Each little Aceo and necklace is a wonderful piece of art with there own story.

I am pooped and can't wait to find where I left my sock.

D

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Multimedia message


Multimedia message
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.

Etsy!


Etsy!
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
This is the show I am getting ready for.

D

Monday, August 06, 2007

Front page


Front page
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
My treasury made the front page. I love these items in all there specialness.

Different and unique make me smile.

In knitting news I am almost finished wth the first sock minus the cuff. I am making them for someone with bigger feet than mine and it always worries me that they won't fit them.

But they will. I start there toe where my toe ends.

Keep on knitting.

D

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Sleepy Sheepy Cell Phone Charm


Sleepy Sheepy Cell Phone Charm
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
I love these charming sheep. I just found them and heart them so.

In real knititng news socks are past the heel and halfway down the foot.

Happy knitting.

D

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Blurry


Blurry
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
I knit on my sock during this craft show.

Next one is soon and I will be happy to be outside and around more people I know. Plus my table is bigger and I feel better a little streched out.

I may even put out some of my handspun yarns...I have aquired a huge basket of it. But how do you price such a thing? What about the not quite perfect yarns?

I love them all but will I really use them all.

Happy knitting.

D

Monday, July 30, 2007

Sock


Sock
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
My work sock.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Multimedia message


Multimedia message
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.

I won a prize at the fair

????

How I don't know but I did.

More details when I get it all figured out.

D

Not Much



Not much got done on the sock yesterday. That is Trekking XXL yarn in a very pleasing color. I think of it as Rhasberry pie.



The yarn knot was yucky. It may have involved scissors.





Knit on.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Yarn vomit


Yarn vomit
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.

Socks


Socks
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Back on track


Beach07 427
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
So to get back on track and enough mail room woes.

I have made some fun key chains with my lampwork beads and icord. They are fun. I am not sure what I am going to do with them but I have enjoyed making little i cords on sock needles. it takes no thinking and no purling...which is odd. I love hwo there is a ladder then you just pull and it becomes a worm.

They do remind me of worm scarves but atlas all the worms I know don't need a scarf.

So who is reading the new HP?

I bet you are.

Sure


Every feel knotty
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
This knotty piece of wood is how I feel today. My stomach is all knotted....not because I am ill. But I am sick of my Mail going wonky. I think I have angered some postal God.

The post office is eating my mail. No not the nice calm mail that comes to my home that makes it. But the mail I send to other people is not getting there. Not in the normal 3 - or the weird 5 -10 its not getting there at all.

Now granted my US mail has made it with one exception. But my posts to Canada are ending up I don't know where. They darn well better be a knitter because they have a bounty of stitch markers. OK not a bounty but six sets. That's a lot. One persons only made it there on the third try. Three times I sent it.

I just don't understand.... My stomach is all knotted up and I feel like crying.... Really.

sigh.

Friday, July 20, 2007

My limits


zxc
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
The limits are endless this week. I have not got any thing done but I feel on top of the world.

If you look close you can see Scott flying his kite.

The beach holds something very special to me.

Have a great weekend all.

D

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Though my eyes


Though my eyes
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
Just take me to the beach with a good sock and leave me there.

Monday, July 16, 2007

ERGGGGGGGGG


I am not normally upset at the mail. BUT I AM. I have mailed hundreds of things over the last couple years. Some far some near but never have I had as much trouble getting things where then need to go as I have in the last month.



I am going to take a deep breath and hold it. Do a few ooooOOoooOoommhhhs and relax. I need a Pneumatic tube system like we have in the hospital. Just plop it in and ship it off.




Solutions to my problems.




1. I am going to try a different post office


2. I am going to bulk up my packages in hopes they qualify for a package and not a large envelope.




Has anybody else had any issues is it just me and something I am doing.




Frustrated....but going to the beach to work on my Mariah . . who has languished for several months.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Lush Heart


Lush Heart
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
Lush sexy red heart.

I am spinning more today.

I need to go through all my fiber and use it. I have some really lovley yarns all spun up. Have to think up a party dress for them.

Maybe check knitty.

Sigh.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Think Pink.


pink heart6
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
Pink has been my color for the last couple weeks. I have made pink lampwork beads and pink i cord snakes. I have also been spinning in shades of deep deep pink with flashes of purple. Its adult mohair but I really like it and it is quite soft.

These beads are not made by me but I love them. The bottoms remind me of daisy flowers all smiling up.

The summer time fun here is grand but the heat is too too hot.

Knit on.

D

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Multimedia message


Multimedia message
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.

Pretty list of green things




I had a little fun making a pretty list of green things. I saw the pea pod earrings on the person who makes the mini mobile. They are seriously cute. Green has been my color of choice recently. I have been knitting on an afghan and surprise it is green. I don't know if it has to do with all the lovely green that is popping up here or if I just like green.

Knit happy!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Photos










Photos from all over the farm.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Vacation Blue


Vacation Blue
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
Vaction is good.

I love this photo. I hope things are nice where you are. They are pretty good here.

D

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Gram's Flower


Gram's Flower
Originally uploaded by Miss Purl.
My Gram has a cactus that bloomed. They are huge blooms. They last just one day but the colorsare to die for.

Enjoy

D

Saturday, June 09, 2007

My Etsy booth

My booth

It was rainy and a little wet. I had lots of fun putting names and faces to products. I did not get to visit as many of the booths as I would have liked.

Things for next time.... Bring a friend.

I will have to share what I bought later.

Saturday, May 26, 2007