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I live in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY.  I have a husband who is a masters rower and a daughter obsessed with all things Japanese.  I'm a knitter and a spinner!  When I spin too much yarn I list it on my Etsy shop www.saratogaspinning.etsy.com.
My husband is also a master metalsmith and creates wonderful wrought iron wine racks displayed at www.oldworldwinerackdesigns.com.

I am a volunteer for the AFS student exchange program.  http://www.afs.org/
 
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Sunday, July 29, 2007

A New Toy

Here's my new toy! I asked my Dad to make a Niddy Noddy for me and he came through with flying colors! I have a much smaller one that he used as his model. This one is the perfect size! Now, next on my wishlist is a swift . . . !

Here's my progress on the Chevron Scarf. Not too far yet, but I'm enjoying it!

My latest socks! This is my own handspun from Spunky Eclectic fiber! I followed the directions for fractual spinning from the last Spin Off magazine. It came out great! Lots of distinct stripes!


Oh yes, here's a shot of the Chocolate Covered Cherries roving from Spunky Eclectic spun up into a chunky single. I was thinking of making the Booga Bag with this, but I may change my mind and make My So Called Scarf instead . . . decisions, decisions, decisions.

Thanks for everyone's kind thoughts! I'm feeling like my old self again! And I'll be starting a new job next Monday - very exciting! Oh yes, a little thing called horse racing started up here this week - Saratoga is packed! The Rowing Cat and I may take in a few races on Friday!

6 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

I love the yarn and colours in your handspun socks!

Ellen said...

Congrats on the new job!
Most of all, so glad you're feeling better.
I've been looking for a job myself, but haven't found anything yet.

I've been bracing myself for the crowds around town. This is my first track season.

Holly Jo said...

Congrats on the new job! and I am glad you are feeling better.
I love the handspun socks. did you like the technique? Looks successful. :)
You will have to post pictures of the horse races. Would be very exciting to see.

Nora said...

Congratulations on the new job.
I'm so happy to hear that you're feeling well again. x

MezzoDiva said...

Welcome back to the knit-blog side! Missed you here (and I was getting a little worried).

Thanks for coming out to play at camp Campanula! Does test knitting the pattern make you one of the counselors?

Lisa L said...

;-) I suspect so! Of course, I have to re-familiarize myself with the pattern!