Saturday, September 29, 2007

Soft's Sweater


Soft's Sweater, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Soft is my son's stuffed dog. He wanted me to make him a sweater. So here is the Fair Isle on the back.

It was a fun little knit.

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Ruinwen
:)

Bridget's Clapotis C'est Fini

Bridget's Clapotis

Isn't she beautiful?

allthingsheather has the most beautiful color sense. She dyed this just for me. Don't you think she really expresses the sky during a snow storm perfectly? I am so in love with this yarn! I have enough to make something else...maybe a pair of cabled socks?

Bridget's Clapotis

I love this pattern so much I'll probably make a few more next year. Right now it is back to socks since Fair is next weekend and I have two pairs left to make.

Bridget's Clapotis

Happy Crafting,

Ruinwen
:)

Friday, September 28, 2007

I'm So Blessed!

Outside of Package

Christine sent me an amazing package!

Blessed With Goodies

Wow I'm dazzled by all the goodies! First off there is the cute mailing label which states, "Chicks with sticks rule!" It is decorated with adorable little stickers.

Inside is such wonderous stuff that I just want to go and play with it all. There is roving in purple and green which, I just love together! It is so yummy I can't wait to spin it! *although I'm not as talented as Christine* This is plain to see by her lovely green handspun she sent! *I think I recognize Tonks!* You're plying is so beautiful I can't wait to knit with it.

Then she made me a rejuva-skin body mist which contains; glycerin, witch hazel, lavendar and peppermint and smells devine! You know me so well!

Another great gift; a double point needle caddy. How did you know? :)

There is a book Knitticisms...And Other Purls of Wisdom which I just can't wait to read.

And Finally the sweetest card...thanks Christine you really made my day.

I've been a little bummed since they stole my credit card number...but this really turned my whole week around...thank you! Oh and my son said, "Tell the nice lady I love her stickers! Is it okay if I share them?"

Oh Christine thank you for such a lovely package...you are such a wonderful friend and I hope one day we can meet in person!

Bright blessings,

Ruinwen
:)

Monday, September 10, 2007

My 200th Post

I know I’ve been quiet. I hope to have some pictures later on in the week because I have been working on a few things and even finished a few.

I want to thank everyone for their outpouring of good thoughts, vibes, and prayers for my DH. His operation was a success and they removed a quarter size piece of bone that was floating about two inches above his knee. Even the Doctor was quite surprised by the magnitude of it. Even though he had bigger incisions this time we believe the previous PT let him heal faster and he is already driving short distances.

I’ve been plugging away on my socks and ripped out the blanket that was hurting my hands and restarted it with single strands. I think it looks fine and less like a mat now.

The last two weekends I had all-day sock seminars and we really had a lot of fun. Except that it is hard to enjoy yourself when your town is hurting the way ours is. There was a fire that wiped out seven businesses and five families on September 4th. No one was hurt but everything was destroyed. Main Street has been closed due to the fact that the one standing building that they are taking down today, might fall at any minute.

I’ve been trying to help where I can and most of the time that is just to listen to people who need to grieve…I’ve gotten involved in fund raisers…and counted all my blessings over and over. Our little community has banded behind the businesses and families and the love and compassion, not to mention the donations has been so heartwarming.

I love my little town. I love that walking down Main Street I see a dozen people that I know. That I know the shop owners by name and if they see me they wave or stop to talk to me. My heart hurts for the people who lost everything. I ache for the shop owners who walk around just lost and the families grieve over simple things like lost baby pictures.

The whole town is grieving; each in their own way. But through it all life goes on. My son is in 1st grade and I joined the PTA. I think I agreed to a bunch of things that I don’t remember, but that is okay. My sweet sister got a new job and I’m so happy for her!

And wow, it is my 200th post. Thank you all who lurk or read this blog. This last week the importance of community really hit home for me. All of you out there in cyber space are special and important to me and I am thankful for each and every one of you. Bright blessings to you and yours.

Happy crafting,

Ruinwen
:)