Friday, March 10, 2006

Blog Stuff

So Cate informs me that my blog is very boring without photos. I believe she's right.
Still no new digital camera in sight.

I spun some of the blue roving that natasha sent last night and washed it and hung it to dry. I detect a little felting with that wash and I didn't agitate it at all. It's not really enough for anything but I was thinking it would be a cute edging for a pair of mittens. While I'm not totally hopping onto the spinning bandwagon at this point, I know that I will continue from time to time as the spirit moves me. I really can't figure out how to keep the yarn consistent. I'm all over the place with it...thick, then thin.... thick, then thin. I just can't get the hang of feeding it out with any uniformity. (if that makes sense)

Little Giorgio became a U.S. citizen yesterday at the American Embassy in London so congratulations to him. I can't wait to see him.

Our local paper, The Altoona Mirror, is advertising for people with blogs to come forth and be identified and interviewed for a human interest story. I am contemplating doing it. More for my family's blog than this one. Our family blog has been so great for us. We communicate with each other through that more than we ever have without it. It's been a great tool for us to stay in touch with everyone. And with the baby boom, we're seeing photos of the new additions the day they are born on the blog. I'm not really one to be in the lime light, but I'm proud of our blog and I just may do it. Plus, any public exposure in my business, can't hurt. My face is already all over the real estate stuff. What do you think? Would you do it?

In knitting news, I have decided to do the Lady Eleanor stole for my sister for her birthday in August. I love that thing and entrelac was on my list of things to learn this year. While most people are doing this in Noro Silk Garden (or something like that) I want to find something else.
I know that everyone loves Noro but for some reason I'm not a fan. There are few color combinations that I like. So if anyone has any suggestions for another yarn for that project, let me know. If not, I may just scout around at Maryland Sheep and Wool for something.

If you want to see a really adorable entrelac FO, check this out:

the knitsmithy


Yvonne said...

Oh, Holly, GO FOR IT! :) I don't think it would hurt at all.

LisaBe said...

i think it's a great idea--a family blog would be great if my family weren't so divided :( i'd have to have two! i'm jealous!