My Back Yard : : My View of the Rogue Valley

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

My Yarn Stash

Clara at Knitter's Review is asking how her readers organize their stash. So I thought it would be fun for those that stop by here to see that too. Because I'm so visual I have to be able to see what yarn I have. For that reason I use semi-transparent plastic containers for yarn and fiber storage. The containers keep out dust but allow me to see what's what. The yarn is organized by color and I have a subset of sock yarn that's also arranged by color. There's enough sock yarn to knit 30 pairs of socks! To some that might seem extreme but I know that somewhere out there someone is saying, "30 pairs! What a piddly amount of yarn! Buy more yarn!" :o)

Sock Yarn

Sock Stash SockStash3 Sock Stash Sock Stash Sock Stash

The Rest (almost)

Linen & Chenille 22 Balls of Peruvian Highland Wool 15 skeins of Crystal Palace Waikiki Misc Neutrals

Various & Sundry Various & Sundry Blacks Blues & Turquoise Whites, mostly

Navy Cotton Thick & Thin - 16 balls Mostly Reds Mostly greens

What you don't see is my handspun yarn and the assorted crochet cottons. Needless to say there is plenty of yarn here to keep me busy for quite awhile!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Family Update

Here's a view of the family so everyone will know we're doing okay. :o)

Here's Peter looking like he's had enough fun for one day.



Nicki & AJ Nicki & AJ

Nicki & AJ - AJ is wearing the only knitted gift my children got from me this year. He loves his hat.

Pictures of the flooding.
These pictures are from New Year's Eve

Rogue River, OR Dec 31 Flood 2005-Savage Rapids Dam

What you can't see in the picture on the left is the expance of concrete that makes this a boat landing. A couple of hours after we took pictures of the dam the water was so high you couldn't tell there was a dam. Pretty exciting stuff.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

What's been goin on

Seems like I can only post on a monthly basis. I've finished the Clapotis, no pictures yet, but it's become my new favorite scarf. :o) Celeste was very happy with her hat, scarf, & earrings.
Celeste's Hat Celeste's Scarf Celeste's Earrings

She called saying they made her so happy she almost started crying. Now I'm just waiting for pictures to see how they look her.

More pictures of the jewelry I've been making:

Earrings & bracelet Earrings & bracelet
Earrings & Bracelet Earrings & Bracelet
Red Earrings Lapis Earrings crystal earrings
Jewelry-Susan's Earrings earrings Primary colors earrings
Green Earrings

I took a needlefelting class last month and this is what I created:


The Winter issue of Spin Off inspired me to create these woven treasures:
Weave-It & flower Weave-It squares & Hat

The weaving is fun. I get caught up just looking at the squares and want to make at least one out of all of the yarn in my stash. You can see the hat I made in the last picture. The top is pushed in because it's rather pointy otherwise. Don't know when I'll wear it but it's fun to look at. I used some of my handspun to create the squares on the right starting with the pink one. It was a small skein I made during a class at Blacksheep Gathering last June. They look rather festive don't they.