Zombie Plague Recovery

The Zombie Plague…yeeesh.  I’m still suffering from its effects.  Luckily, my doctor has put me on Prednisone, and it is helping.  I itch, but I’m better.
Despite my relative silence here, I have been crafting, knitting up a storm.  Chunky yarn makes for quick scarves and therefore Christmas presents.  I got a lot done! I’m not going to post many pictures of what I did because I don’t want their recipients to see them and speculate. 
So, I haven’t forgotten about my blog here.  I’m just itchy and rashy, but recovering.  My hunger for brains has subsided a tad.  I just want to eat normal food now….in large quantities.  Thanks, Prednisone!

Thankful

I’m thankful that the Zombie Plague is healing up.  I wasn’t able to go to have Thanksgiving dinner with my family today due to it being contagious.  My DH and I are eating at home tonight:  a vegetarian feast complete with a pumpkin pie and corn muffins.  I’m thankful for a warm home and someone to share my meal with, despite being away from family.

I wish each and everyone of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

The Zombie Plague

I have what my DH has dubbed “The Zombie Plague.”  Let’s just say I’m itchy and I have a hunger for braiiiiins. 

Despite  the ZP, I have gotten a lot of knitting done.  I’ve finished my Christmas hat (pics coming when I’m healed up), knit a scarf in chunky yarn, and am working on a second one.  It’s been a productive plague, to say the least.

Time for more Benedryl, Aveeno lotion, and braiiins.

4th Annual SAFONA Fiber Arts Festival

On Saturday I visited the Small Alpaca Farms of the Northeast Association’s (SAFONA) Fiber Arts Festival in New Holland, PA.  It was a dreamland for knitters, crocheter, spinners, weavers, and shoppers, as there were completed projects there for purchase.  Though small in size, this festival was well worth the visit, and plan on going again next year.  I did purchase a beautiful hank of hand painted purple alpaca yarn.  It is beautiful.

Enjoy the photos I have here, as I went armed with camera in hand.  Though no alpacas, there were angora bunnies, as this was festival for fibers of any animal.

Beading Night: Bracelet Fun

Beading Night turned out to be a Bracelet Night this week, still with beads, and in my case, charms and a lot of jump rings.  I have another Wal-Mart kit for bracelets.  It’s pretty cheap and looks cheap, but it’s good practice.  Deb, on the other hand, had some lovely wire and beads that she crocheted into a pretty bracelet.  Perhaps this is also another reason why I should some learn some more crochet. 
 
As you can see, we got a little, well, creative, modeling our work that evening, turning out designs into focal pieces while we decided to make shadow puppets.  Everyone needs to get a little silly every now and then.

Finished Socks and Other Stuff

I finished my Doctor Who socks with the Felici Time Traveler yarn from Knit Picks.  They are comfy and have delegated to bedtime socks as they just tube socks.  I love the self-striping and the colors.  I do miss the green that was originally in Tom Baker’s scarf, but I appreciate Knit Picks’ thoughtfulness as a way to have a product that appeals to us sci-fi nerds and Whovians.
Other news!   A friend of mine, Kristin, as a new blog called “What Would Carolyn Ingalls Do?” and it focuses on frugality and a DIY lifestyle, with a splash of family friendliness and warmth.  Kristin teaches, crochets, and plays a mean clarinet.  Go check her blog out! 
More news!  I was published again in Squidoo’s online vegetarian magazine GoodVeg as a fill in writer for the Veg O’ the Week column.  I wrote about avocados.  I know a lot about avocados now.  Head on over to the article to learn what I learned about this yummy vegetarian delight.

Finished Shrug


I finished my little shrug!  And I wore it yesterday.  I really like it.  It’s a funky little sweater.  I probably should’ve knit it a size up, but it still fits, despite being a tad snug.  You can see the finished project here.

I was pretty pleased with the workshop on Craftsy, though I did think some things were assumed and could’ve been spelled out a little more, such as when told to change to a different size needle, another way to explain it would be to purl back with the new needle.  Just a thought.  Otherwise, it is a well done workshop, and I would recommend it to any new knitter looking to make a quick project where you can learn a lot of new techniques