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Holy spinning wheel, Batman! It's Tour de Fleece time! I've been spinning away on my Kromski Sonata, spinning this fiber:

I joined Teams Kool Kromski, KP and Rookie, and I have spun for at least a little while each day since the TdF started on Saturday. This is the fiber I dyed last year with Koolaid and black food coloring, and I have some natural white and chocolate brown to go with it. I finished spinning the 4 oz. of blue and Navajo plied it.

Now I'm working on the orange, and it's almost done. I plan on making a cardigan with a pattern around the yoke using all the colors, and finishing the sleeves and body in brown.

In addition to spinning, I've been knitting a lace garter for my DD for her wedding. I'll try to post photos next week. I also plan on making a bonnet to go with the gown I made for Daphne for her blessing, which will be right after the wedding. Just got new photos, so here's one for those of you who like to see babies:

I'm continuing to work on the second sock I'm making with the sock blank I dyed with Koolaid and neon blue food coloring. I'm doing toe-up, and I've reached the gusset. It looks a lot like the first one. I'll post photos of the pair when I have the second one done.

We went hiking Saturday, and the weather was nice. Sunny, but not too warm.

Today was my Vintage Stitchers group. Some photos of the quilts people were making can be seen on my blog over at Quilt With Us on Connecting Threads at: http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/profiles/blogs/no-time-to-...

What's on my iPad: I'm currently listening to the Padcast Podcast, which is fascinating! I've decided to start presenting my "app of the week," to let you know what I've loaded onto my iPad for fun or for useful purposes. Of course I had to load Vogue Knitting. It's actually for the iPhone, so that doesn't count, but I'm on the lookout for knitting or quilting apps for the iPad. Vogue Knitting works nicely, although the orientation is limited to portrait. It's nice to be able to have a stitch dictionary and how-to instructions I can carry with me, though! OK, so that didn't count, so here it is, my app of the week:

This app is called "Pocket Pond." I have the free version, but I'm really interested in the upgrade, which includes frogs. The free version is already fun, though. It has water, koi, dragonflies and water lilies. You can dip your hand in the water, scare the fish and swat the dragonflies, which then fall into the water and are eaten by fish. If you're mean, you can scare the fish. I like to run it while I knit, spin or quilt. It's nice to hear the birds singing and watch the fish. Very relaxing. It's also good entertainment for older babies and toddlers. They can splash in the water without getting wet! I've used it with one of each so far. Can't wait to show Daphne, although she will still be a little young when I see her again.

That's it for this week. Stay tuned for more knitting and spinning news!

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on July 14, 2010 at 11:35am
Goo thing I had a cloth to wipe the dog saliva off my screen!
Comment by cherylbwaters on July 14, 2010 at 11:18am
Wish we had a picture of that!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on July 14, 2010 at 10:58am
We were down in SLC a few days ago. It was about in the 90s in the shade. I sat in the car with the pups while DH ran into Costco to get a couple of things. We had a nice breeze, and it wasn't too bad with the doors open, but the pups were panting. I opened up Pocket Pond and swished the water around. Sunny came to drink some. She was really confused that it sounded like water but didn't smell like it!
Comment by cherylbwaters on July 14, 2010 at 10:51am
OMG, I have to go check out the full version!
Comment by KnitterGirl39 on July 14, 2010 at 10:37am
I do like it (Pocket Pond), so much I just bought the upgraded version! Love having the thunderstorm sounds on too but my kitty doesn't. She runs and hides when she hears thunder and this app's sounds pretty close to the real thing.
Comment by cherylbwaters on July 13, 2010 at 11:00pm
Oh, I forgot, that's what I did: lip-syncing!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on July 13, 2010 at 5:34am
That's what lip-syncing is for!
Comment by cherylbwaters on July 12, 2010 at 10:33pm
Well, while in college, they used to ask me to mouth the words. And on more than one occasion, when rocking my boys to sleep they asked me to stop singing.
Comment by parisribbons on July 12, 2010 at 10:01pm
Cheryl,
You couldn't sing worse that my best buddy Midge. Every year one of her birthday
gifts to me is to not sing "Happy Birthday " to me and every year I thank her for that.
-- Judith
Comment by Peggy Stuart on July 12, 2010 at 4:36pm
From what I've read, it isn't pretty!

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