Because I'm cool like that...

The adventures of a knitter in Tucson, AZ.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Fibre Avalibility

I am trying to compile a list of fibres avaliable, both in roving and yarn. So far I have:
WOOL there are hundereds of types of sheep/wool, so each and every one is not that important. If you have comments on any specific one, or a favorite that I don't have, post it in the comments
-Peruvian Highland
















So far, that is what I have. Can you add to this list? Post in the comments. Thanks!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Guess what?

After a year of begging, I finaly got The Yarn Harlot's last book not to be confused with her new book. Though, looking at Amazon for those links, it appears she is comming out with another book!! That one comes out in Sep, so I probobly won't get it until I get back home in December-ish.

Also, do you remember my birthdayyarn? Well, after 2+ years and 4 sweater attempts, I have decided that the yarn was not meant to be a sweater. THis is hard and painful to admit. But I have moved on (and have cast on my 3rd shawl attempt with it) and without tempting fait it looks like it is going well. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy &*^%$$* Spring

I was in Basse Sunday, and you know what? It was so *&$$#%^ HOT I wanted to cry. Except if I did cry, the tears would dry up in my eyes and I would probobly get dust in them. I don't remember it being this hot so early last year.

OK, pretty picture of the cool cool river...

Today, since I am down in Kombo I went to the beach in Fajara. Croc Kate and I just walked up and down, avoiding bumpsters. Guess what we saw? ok, I know it's kind of morbid, but I didn't know we had this stuff in the ocean here

This would be a cuttlefish (or what's left of one). We saw the bones littered all up and down the water line.

And here would be a jellyfish. I always thought they needed cold water. Pretty cool. Though it does give you second thoughts about swimming...

On other news...Manda (17 last December) got married!This is her from Tobaski. Congratulations Manda! Both on your marrage and waiting so long!