Monday, May 18, 2009

Wine - Cynthiana

I drink wine. I really like it and I might drink too much since I can't remember once I get to the liquor store some of the wines I've really enjoyed. I wish there was something like Ravelry or Library Thing for wine and there probably is but maybe friends might want to know what I've been drinking.

Last night I opened bottle of Cynthiana, a semi-dry red, from Kugler's Vinyard in Lawrence, Ks. It has a fruity tast that's not overly sweet yet sweeter than I usually drink. I've decided I would get it again. Even better my husband didn't care for it so for me! I think this would be great for mulled wine in the winter. I hope I remember to search my wine reviews in December when mulled wine sounds good. I think this would also taste good with some cheesecake.

I found this at my local liquor store which is unusual for local wines here in Kansas. Cost $10.99 which is not bad for a decent bottle of wine though there are a few that I like for less. So all in a reasonable price for a bottle of wine especially if you like something on the sweet side and something local.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Icelandic Kitty Bag

This gray Icelandic fiber:


Spun up into this yarn:
Maple View Farms Icelandic
About 300 yards of fingering/sport yarn that is. I spun up about 150 yards of black Icelandic yarn as well.

Then I used just a part of that to make this Tapestry Crochet Kitty Bag.

Kitty  Bag
A Perrrrfectly Wonderful Tapestry Crochet Kitty Bag Pattern
D/3.25 mm Crochet Hook
About 2.5 oz of the yarn total.
I did a reverse crochet edging with the gray instead of carrying the yarn together as the pattern said because I love reverse single crochet. I still want to line the bag. When that's done it will hold my spinning tools.
icelandic kitty bag

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I guess I have not posted in a long while. Please blame below:

My Spinning Corner

It's all her fault, seriously!

She sure helps me make lovely yarn:
Ready or Knit Green

Bonkers Madder Lake Tencel