Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Making Yarn?

In my never ending quest for more yarn, I recently dug out the drop spindle that has been in my closet since I ordered it from Spunky Eclectic several months ago. I started with the Bluefaced Leicester roving that came with the spindle, eagerly anticipating the beautiful fingering weight yarn that would surely soon develop and later be turned into socks. Have since learned that it takes a bit of time to develop the skills to spin such yarn. From what I have read and heard, the thick/thin mess that I am getting is pretty normal for a new spinner. Still, it is fun to work on this and to see the roving change into yarn, even if it is novelty yarn.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Why I Love Sushi Restaurants

After working up an appetite on my hike, I decided to stop at my favorite local sushi place, Krazy Sushi. Which leads to Why I Love Sushi Restaurants:
1 - There is one in every mini-mall here in Vegas, which means that there is one on every corner.
2- It is a quick and delicious way to get a relatively healthy meal. I say relatively b/c as the pics show, I did have tempura, but hey I did eat some vegetables. Fried vegetables coated in rice flour, but still vegetables. Which has got to be better than the pizza I would have ordered otherwise.
3- It looks good. Each sushi serving is a work of art, and you get to watch the preparation. And they serve it in cool modern looking dishes too.
4- If you drink champagne with sushi, it gets even better.

Daphne and some mini shawls go to Mount Charleston

Decided to take some pics of my knitting out at Mount Charleston, so Daphne and I went for a hike at Fletcher canyon. It was a lovely day, plenty of snow for Daphne to play in, plenty of photo-ops for my Ishbel shawl (pattern by Ysolda Teague, knit in pink Koigu merino) and my Herbivore shawl (pattern by Stephen West, knit in lilac Koigu Mori silk merino). We arrived in the afternoon and drove away from the mountains during a great sunset.