A Slight Distraction

After wavering and waffling about it for what seems like forever, I am proud to announce that I am a weaver.  Yup, got myself a loom last week during a visit to Webs.  The Schacht Flip 20″ with 3 dents, just to cover all the bases.

It sat in the box all weekend since I was a sporty mom down at the Cape but Monday morning, the fun began.  Assembly was simple and my consultants Debbi and Pat were helping me dive right in.  I took some yarn that Carrie had given me, no time for picture taking of the skein, and set out to make a scarf.

I have to say, within a relatively quick time, I was weaving.

Weave on

Finished last night,

hemstitched this morning and blocked and fringed this afternoon.

All that remains

Just like that…a scarf…voila!

With a Fringe on Top

It’s a Scarf

I am diving into the stash for the next one!

The particulars can be found here.

Now for shameless puppy promotion:  I couldn’t resist sharing this cute picture.  Although Dixie is a great walker for a puppy, the heat does get to her.  This morning, she cried “Uncle!

Looking forward to a three day weekend! Hope you enjoy yours!

I may weave.  Do you have any plans?

Slow and Steady

…Wins the race.

Thanks to Dixie, while my knitting time and production have diminished slightly, there is fun stuff to share and report.  The best and newest discovery is that she really really REALLY doesn’t like this stuff…Bitter Apple spray.  Say what you will, but we have been though a whole sprayer of an alternative and have scratched furniture and hands to show for it’s effectiveness.  But today, it has become my miracle!  I see a future for me that doesn’t include watching her every waking moment!

Dixie sitting nicely, waving treats!

What’s this?

Oh No! I’m outa here!

Now on to knitting…here’s my secret test knit for a friend…and it is awesome!  Can’t wait till she shares with you!  All shall be revealed in the fullness of time…

Secret Woobu Knitting

And my Color Affection (or infection as Steph would say) shawl.

Color Infection

And maybe best of all, my patterns will now be sold by WEBS-America’s Yarn Store on their website!  Steppingstone Fiber Creations patterns on WEBS website, beyond excited by this one!!!  In addition to running a successful business, Kathy and Steve are great people.  Thanks for this opportunity to partner with you!!! You guys are awesome!

Patterns on WEBS

Now off to catch a few minutes of knitting.  I wonder if the Bitter Apple will bleach out the yarn colors? Hmmm, may have to try!

Knit on…

Meet Dixie Belle

We took a few days but managed to come up with a name for our new puppy that everyone not only likes but that also suits her very well. Originally from Virginia, she is the perfect Dixie Belle, a southern pup who will hopefully mind her manners as she grows up!

Don't be fooled by the sweetness

The past month has been an adjustment for everyone having a puppy afoot. My hours are suddenly really full and there is seldom a dull moment. The sweetest part of this lovable ball of energy is her ability to sleep 8 hours and not have any accidents during the night! For that alone, I love her!

She is a delight but don’t let her cuteness factor fool you…she has earned the nickname Cujo for her antics!

Dixie digs to China

playing with toys

Ice Ice baby

Dixie and Lacie, neighbors and playmates

I have managed only a little knitting, finishing up the second baby tunic. (Details here and here.)

Twin sweaters

button front detail

and so far Dixie has shown an interest in yarn but has not been given the opportunity to play with it.  That is, if you don’t count beyond running off with the big ball with me trailing behind, project attached.

But I’ll be keeping a careful watch and protecting my string like no other!  You hear that Dixie? I’m talking to you!

Dixie crashes and cuddles

I do have a few things on the needles and more knitting to reveal.  Check back in tomorrow!

Have a great week! Feel free to share any puppy tips, it’s been a while and I am rusty…

Happy May Day!