Friday, May 8, 2009

Out with the old...

In with the new...

Sorry, this is as exciting as it gets around here these days. (Must get out of this boring funk.) Today I got rid of this horrid beast:

And got this glass top, convection oven beauty. I've never been so excited to bake!
(Please try to ignore the crap on my counters and toys on my floor. If I have to clean my house just to take a lousy picture you guys will never get to see anything!! :)

Have a great weekend & Happy Mother's Day to all of the fabulous moms that read this.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Recycling at it's best!

I've been at a strange impass with knitting lately. I'm at a point where I'm spending a lot of time on my projects and don't want to use cheap yarn and have bad results. But, I'm also too cheap to really spend a lot of money on good yarn. So I did a little recycling! I found this sweater at a thrift store for $3.
I used this tutorial to take it apart. Not a quick process by any means, but I ended up with this!

I wound the yarn on a board with two nails, three feet apart to measure the yardage, then twisted my skeins up all fancy like the yarn store. For $3 I ended up with about 650 yards of yarn. The yarn is a really soft acrylic, wool, angora blend. Now I just have to decide what to knit!!