|Knitting socks at the dentist :)|
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Okay, so I bought this yarn on a whim. I wanted to buy something and thought "why not, looks interesting."
Why not? It is a pain to knit with! I am sure there is a trick, but I couldn't find it. I fumbled through and made the scarf and Ava looks great in it, but she looks great in anything :)
I also made a baby bear hat for a friend's baby. It is tiny, much tinier than I wanted. Why can't I find a baby hat pattern that will fit a baby's head and not just an orange!
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
The awesome Socks bunny knit and fit has designed a beaded pi shawl that I test knit and LOVED. The beading was not hard at all and I was so afraid I would screw up, but didn't :)
I was binding off, minding my own business when an unleashed dog ran up and grabbed my shawl! I screamed!!! The dog let go and I rescued my shawl...
My first test knit, my first pi shawl, my first beaded knit....I am thrilled and so thankful to Sock Bunny (Kimberly) for allowing me to be a test knitter.
I used Paton's Lace in the bonfire colorway on size 6 needles (interchangeable 32 inch cable).
I thought this would be a cute gift card holder for my niece :) I want to knit more of these cuties for smiles.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
I mailed my brother his socks and he called to say they fit perfectly. Yay! So perfect that my nephew wants a pair and he asked if I could knit him an identical pair for Christmas. Why didn't I take better notes?????????????
Now I need to buy more yarn...
I finished plying my BFL and it is KINKY, but beautiful and I think I have enough fingering yardage for a shawlette.
What else have I been doing, besides knitting? I have been playing with precious babies like these. Take a gander at this puppy pile. These are a few of the great dog available for loving homes at our Humane Society.
Isn't that precious????????
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Today is the final day of TDF 12 and I finished the second bobbin of the latest BFL pulled from the bin. I will be plying this week and hopefully will have more than the pattern of 242 that I have gotten this summer. I ended with 16 ounces spun, which is a record TDF for me and I met my goal of spinning at least 15 minutes a day, with the exception of a beach vacation :) Now I need to figure out what to knit with my handspun....get to spinning, get to knitting.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
My TDF 12 continues and I 2 plyed the superwash BFL, Bitten (4 ounces). I am naming it Explicit, so kinky it deserves an X rating. It is SO kinky. I have about 246 yards of a sportish weight.
I love the colors and I love the feel, but frustrated that the last 3 braids I have spun have all been in the 240 yard range. Hey, at least I am consistent :)
But what to knit with 240ish sport weight yards????????????
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I finished 2 bobbins of the superwash BFL and that needs to be plyed.....sometime this week!
This bobbin has the 4 parts from the split. I will do the other whole part next and then plying magic will take place. I have no clue what it should look like then, but it will be a first for me!
Monday, July 16, 2012
We went on a little vacation to the beach and I wasn't able to spin for TDF, so I think I have been kicked off! Nah, just put on the sidelines, but home and back at it....spinning away. I 2 plyed the mystery BFL and have about 242ish yards and very pleased with the end yarn. Yep, it is kinky but I love it.
I stopped for some peanut butter cup chocolate ice cream, I'm in training you know! And split a superwash BFL braid. I have 4 ounces of this gorgeous roving and it is named "Bitten" from Pigeonroof Studios.
Oh, here is the reason I wasn't spinning....the beach! I had to throw in some random Poopies pictures...they are so cute!
Monday, July 09, 2012
I think the guy in the truck beside me was concerned that I was photoing my lap :)
|The Yarn Wench black cherry 1||I discovered that merino wool HATES me!!!|
This was my first trip down the spin-some-merino-lane and it was a rough ride. I had some kinky singles on the bobbins....while the merino rested I started on some BFL....ah love you BFL.
|Finley assisted in the spinning process|
|A mystery BFL in blues and grays and gorgeous all the way around!|
|BFL bobbin 1 almost complete...no clue what TDF days these are|
Ava graciously modeled the 2 plied merino, which resulted in 242ish yards and is very soft and making me happy. Though it kept giving me the stink eye on the wheel. Maybe I won't get rid of the remaining merino in the bins...though hiring a hit man to take it out was in the cards for a while.
|BFL bobbins 1 and 2 finished and ready to be plied, but no one here wants to ply them.....we are tired of plying|
Friday, June 22, 2012
Boo-yah, finished the lime green/yellow Punta fiber and have 196 yards of yarn. As you are probably thinking, no I have not checked the WPI....that would mean I have to dig out the little tool and I am tired :)
Other events around here include lots of puppy naps and cats taking turns looking out the door. They must be waiting on a ride or a pizz delivery...
Monday, June 18, 2012
These are a modified version of the Primavera Socks pattern with my very first Afterthought Heel heel. Not sure how I feel about them at this minute....not sure if I love the fit.
The yarn is a Knit Picks yarn, I think Essential and that stuff fuzzes up when water hits it. Reminds me of a Gremlin.
I have to say I loved my Ott light for helping my old eyes see the stitches when trying to start the heel.
If I could have jumped the fence and stole the calf I would have!
I love me some Finley!