Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WIP Wednesday - 4/15/2015

I have finished all the knitting for my second project for this semester at Loopy Academy:

I'm making French Press Slippers:

I will assemble the slippers and then I will felt them. Since my new washer is of the high efficiency variety, it isn't as easy to manipulate the cycle as my former machine. I didn't want the item to have to go through the entire wash cycle however many times it would take to felt. Each cycle lasts about 45 minutes! I was bummed until a Loopy Groupie pointed me in this direction:

It's the Wonder Washer and it sits on the counter.

Stay tuned.

MK out.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Movie Monday - 4/6/2015

Where Do We Go Now? is set in a Lebanese village, where Christians and Muslims had been coexisting respectfully for years. Sectarian strife nearby threatens to upset the balance of the little village. It's up to the women to try to keep it all together in this charming dramedy. It has many humorous moments, but there's a deep and important message. I really liked it.

MK out.

Friday, April 3, 2015

FO Friday - 4/3/2015

Several years ago, I bought an Absolutely Fabulous Throw kit in the amethyst colorway from The Woolie Ewe. It marinated in my stash until last year. In January, I decided the time was right and I started it. After about 12 rows, other projects jumped the line in front of it; so, it went into hibernation. 

This January, if you remember, I pulled it out while assessing the state of the WIPs and it still looked the same as last January. (Imagine.)

In March, we set out on a ski trip and I decided it should come along. Now, it is finished.

It looks perfect in the master.

Happy Half-Birthday to me!

MK out.

Monday, March 30, 2015

DFW Fiber Fest 2015 Report

I haven't been the best blogger. Just over a week has passed since I attended the 10th DFW Fiber Fest and that was coming off the heels of a ski trip. I've been spending the time since trying to re-enter my life...and it's been hard People!

So...Fiber Fest.  Who knew how big and wonderful it would become ten years ago? There's a news story about the event. The Yarn Harlot AND Franklin Habit came and gave fabulous talks

I acquired things:

The vendor hall was super. There were some new vendors like Fishknits

...and Must Stash

...and Miss Babs

And returning vendors like Brooks Farm Yarns

...and Knitting Fairy

...and MadTosh Crafts

...and Skeindalous Yarns.

There was a stitching lounge where people sat and knitted, spinned, crocheted and visited.

Look! Yarn bombing!

It was lots and lots of fun. Y'all have to come next year.

MK out.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Movie Monday - 3/16/2015

Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy and most of the cast return in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Richard Gere is a welcome addition. This film is a little deeper than the first, but just as enjoyable and entertaining. The writing is good and the acting is superb. I loved it.

MK out.

Friday, March 13, 2015

FO Friday - 3/13/2015

They are finished!

Pattern: Plain Vanilla with a Little Something-Something on the Cuff by Merry Karma
Yarn: MadelineTosh Tosh Sock in Seaglass

I have to find my sock blockers...

MK out.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WIP Wednesday - 3/11/2015

The March socks have been on the front burner this week:

If I continue at this pace, they will be finished on Friday.

MK out.