Weekend of Lace

Remember this post?  Well, the gal who gave me a discount on roving as well as a bunch of free rovings agreed to let me spin one up for her.  It has been on the back burner as I left on vacation soon after I received the rovings and life has been a bit insane since then.  I did finally start her 2 ply laceweight, and I am now more than halfway through.  It should be done sometime this week so that it doesn’t conflict with the large conference I have to host here next week.  I tell ya, this sanguine gryphon roving is just as gorgeous as it can be!  Richly colored and very saturated, and the silk just makes it shine so much!  I guess 35% silk will do that.  This colorway is “Kate’s Beach” and I just happen to have 2 more in different colors left in my stash.  This one though is truly gorgeous because of the coppery browns in it.  I can’t wait to see it finished!

In knitting, I am working on my MS4, and it is going really well.  I am currently on clue 3 and the part I am working on is lacking beads, so it is moving a bit quicker now.  Keep in mind, as you see this, that I have 2 of these exactly the same.  So though it might not look like that much, double it!  I think I will be much more inspired to finish a symetrical stole if I do both halves at once.  You know, because of my distraction problems.

I am particularly fascinated by the scalloped edges.  I’ve never done them before and I can’t wait to see what they will look like when I am blocking it.  Also, any guesses on a theme???

Bug’s Room

Bug and I have been hard at work this weekend finding ways to organize her toys because “Mommy doesn’t want to see my toys all the time!” as she tells people.  It is true, I am sick and tired of the house being all aclutter because she doesn’t put away her toys.  But truthfully, I hadn’t been giving her a specific place for her toys, so it isn’t really her fault.  I was lucky if she’d contain them to one corner.  We went shopping and got her some bins with drawers for downstairs.  And upstairs I just designated some of her dresser drawers to toys since she really doesn’t have a lot of clothes anyhow.  Additionally she has been itching to take her crib down, so I decided that a deep cleaning and rearrangement was in order.  Now that it is basically done, she wanted to show Nana so I had to take pictures. I will probably rearrange her dressers again, but this is a start.

Sleeping corner:

Playing corner:

For those of you who haven’t seen her room, she has the entire upstairs, and it is in an”L” shape with windows at each end of the “L.”  She has big plans for the playing corner, she plans to set up her train tracks in the biggest track evah! She is very pleased with her room right now, she said “It looks WONDERFUL!”