Monday, November 17, 2008

No Posts For Awhile

My home computer crashed....lost pretty much everything. I lost all the many, many blogs I had in my favorites, all my saved patterns as well as links to blogs with patterns....just lost it all.

Why didn't we have a back up you wonder???? We DO...or DID. For some reason, Windows will NOT allow us to use the back up....everything is completely and totally messed up!!! AND....that neat little feature that XP Professional has that when you have a problem allows you to "simply" choose a previous date when all worked and back up to that date and start over???? Didn't work!

Until the hubby has time to get the hard drive wiped out and all the software loaded I won't be posting. Boo HOO!!!!!! Which with the holidays it may be awhile.

I am SICK about losing all the hundreds of wonderful blog links!!!

Hmmm.....I wonder how much of my stash I would have to sell in order to buy a MAC?
Did I mention how much I LOATHE WINDOWS operating system???? XP Professional version to be specific???

If you don't hear from me for awhile, please drop me an EM....because my database was lost too and I have to start over from scratch on that too!!!!

Me :)

Monday, November 10, 2008


Evil Temptress Suzanne was bragging about the Malabrigo sock yarn and of course being the good follower that I am had to give it a try myself!

O.M.G. This has GOT to be THE softest sock yarn I have EVER touched!!!! I knit my sister a pair of Alpaca socks last year and I do believe this is softer!!!

I can't WAIT to get started on a pair of socks!!

BUT.........imagine my surprise when I received a LARGE box in the mail from The Loopy Ewe!!! Turns out......I'm now a LOOPY GROUPIE!!!! WOO HOO!!!!

Inside was the Loopy Ewe tote bag,

BEAUTIFUL sock pattern, chocolate kisses, AND....Araucania sock yarn!!!

The picture doesn't do the sock yarn is deep brown/turquoise.

My sister LOVES this Vera Bradley color/pattern and this sock yarn looks as if it were dyed to'm thinking a pair of socks for my sis are in order!!

On My Needles: Socks X several, Fuzzy Feet
Off My Needles: One pair of Fuzzy Feet, hat for my nephew, baby gift.
ABOUT to be on my needles: Fuzzy Feet (third and final pair for now), cap and scarf set for nephew, 3 Ladies scarves for Christmas gifts, socks for my sister, and hopefully that is IT for Christmas knitting!!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Woolee Winder Verdict is IN!!!

The Charge: (copied from website)

Product Guarantee: As the owner of Designs by Robert Lee & Son, I, Nathan Lee, personally build each WooLee Winder by hand. Through this individual attention every effort is made to see that each WooLee Winder is of the highest quality in both craftsmanship and performance.
I am confident you will find that your WooLee Winder will change the way you spin forever, exposing you to a whole new world where spinning is smooth and bobbins fill effortlessly.
If you don't agree that your WooLee Winder is one of the best spinning equipment purchases you ever made, simply contact me for information on how to return it for a full refund of your purchase price.

The Verdict:

Ahem.....we, the members of the Jury, (oh, O.K., just me).....find the Woolee Winder.....GUILTY as charged!!!

OH MY.......after reading NUMEROUS blogs and reviews about the Woolee Winder I had sort of mixed emotions and expectations, but with a money back guarantee figured I couldn't go wrong.

After all the research I assumed that I would have to fiddle around with setting everything just "so" and was concerned about all the tension issues I have read about. NOT SO!!!! I swapped out the flyer and Bada BING.....I was in spinning heaven!!!!!!

I truly think that the double drive vs single drive/scotch tension is what the difference is!!! It seems like 99% of the folks with tension issues are using single drive/scotch tension wheels. It sounds like the tension is so much different than with the regular flyer.

I think if you have a single drive wheel and are considering buying a Woolee Winder, GO AHEAD AND GET sounds like you are going to have to be patient and work with it to get the tension set....but once you do, it will be well worth it!!! (some smart person should make a utube video on how to set up with a single drive wheel).
I have read a lot of reviews from folks that just gave up on getting the tension set but use it to ply and swear it is worth it's weight in gold if you use it for nothing more than plying.
AND....with a money back guarantee, you can't go wrong!!!!!

As for me.......I could not be MORE happy!!! BEST Birthday Gift...................... EVUH!!!!!!!!