Hi, my friends!! I’ve been CRAZEE BUSY at work, at home, all over the place!!! I’ve composed AT LEAST two blog entries in my head and then don’t get a chance to come and write it all down.
Let me start by telling you all about the WONDERFUL Day-After-Turkey-Day Knitting Event at my house last Friday. I invited my peeps to come over for a day of yarnie goodness. Necia, Tawana, Shameka and Chante came over and we had a BLAST of a time! I made a turkey which sat in this FANTASTIC brine made from a recipe that Necia found for me online (I followed exact except for the hickory roast thing). That bird came out soooo juicy and good. There was pie and rice and pernil and creamy corn spoon bread and COQUITO – a creamy coconutty liquor!!! YES PEOPLE!! You must ALL try out this coquito!!! I’ll post the recipe soon.
Here’s some pix for ya! Let’s start with Tawana knitting on her mittens.
Shameka concentrating on her hat.
Necia concentrating on her mittens, too. She thought she dropped a stitch. Said mitten was frogged later that weekend. LOL
Chante stretching from all the knitting!
And my little Esmie SPINNING ON MY SPINDLE!! Something her Momma ain’t learn to do well yet!
Necia taught me more on the spinning. See, when I picked up the wheel from Tawana, she gave me a short crash course. I couldn’t get the hang of treadling so I took it home and a week and a half later took it out again and just treadled for a bit. Put it away again, and when Necia came, she taught me her method of spinning – no predrafting – don’t ask me what else cuz I can’t describe it – and it worked!!! I spun LACEWEIGHT people. To the point that I don’t know if I’ll be able to learn how to spin anything heavier, LOL.
But, sadly, I’ve decided that spinning is not yet for me. See, all I wanna do is KNIT KNIT KNIT. Ya’ll know how OCD I am about my knitting! I’m not ready to jump into spinning and the wheel has not really been touched. I think I’ll be ready when all I wanna do is SPIN to KNIT. Get it? So the wheel is going back.
In other news, I’ve been knitting up Thrummed Mittens like a maniac! Tawana was knitting on some that day and I fell IN LUUURVE. Hard. No picture yet, but that’s what’s been on my needles.
I also finished up a few FO’s during Thanksgiving break. Will post those soon!
Gotta run!! LOVE YA’LL LOTS!