Monday, December 31, 2007
This is some sample roving sent to be by A Knitting Duck.
It came out a little over 62 yards for the .88 oz sample of 2 ply. its dkish weight? I am being lazy and I am not going to get my wpi tool and the yarn. sorry.
It spun very nicely and I really love the colors.
Domestic Wool (color SD0026 - I think - its the closest thing to a colorway on the tag!)
Friday, December 28, 2007
I have been lazy so this is late. sorry.
This is the last of the birthday yarn gifted to me by the amazing Remi of Charlotte Yarns.
Wagtail Yarns Superfine Kid Mohair 4 ply in Sage
Normally I don't go for greens - I like green but I get distracted by the pink. but oh my!
There are 400 some odd yards here (sorry the yarn is waaaaay over there!) but I think this is destined to be Ice Queen!Cristi touch it even though she has a little mohair allergy. Yeah, I am mean but it was soooo worth it.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
My gift to myself (ok - there were a few) but my knitted gift to me was Sursa!
Yarns: Fleece Artist Scotian Silk (1 skein) and Malabrigo worsted in Applewood held double (1.5 skeins - I could have shortened the ruffle and only used one, but instead i added a couple rows when I broke into the second skein)
Neeldes: Denise Size 15
Notes: This was a fast and easy knit.
Could I look LESS happy??
Oh - and I jammed a metal rod into my tongue this week - so podcast will be happening LATER - like next weekend. cause I sound all tongue-swollen-y.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
But I have gotten a little further on Butterfly!
Oh - and then there is this...
I CO for Sursa by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton. Fleece Artist Scotian Silk and Malabrigo mmmmmmm....
Hey, mom? Can you stop knitting and come love us now?
Monday, December 17, 2007
I don't have much in the handspun department today. I spun a little, but then I realized CRAP CHRISTMAS KNITTING!
Mom wanted ankle socks. Plain Ankle Socks. See how that worked?
This yarn didn't want to be plain socks. So they are No So Plain Ankle Socks.
Started: ummm...I CO the toe a few weeks ago, but really didn't work on them until last Sunday
Finished: Sunday, December 16
Needles: Size 2 - magic loop
Yarn: Rio de la Plata
I will publish the pattern soon (Yeah, I know I keep saying that about my patterns, but I swear it is coming...)
Hmmm...I just realized there isn't a good pic of the toe... but here is another shot of the pretty cables. Which I am insanely proud of since I did them without a cable needle! The varigation of yarn doesn't always lend itself to cables, but this tonal yarn - even with the very different greens - looks fantastic!!!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Apparently when you want to kill a knitter with lovely yarn, you do the same.
Although I am pretty sure there was NOTHING quiet about me when I pulled this out of a my order from The Loopy Ewe.
Wollmeise in colorway Poison Nr. 5!
574 yards (holy mother of yarn that's a LOT) of superwash wool!
As you can tell, my kitties have loved up on this yarn a bit!
No one is buying that crap, Eva. We know it was you!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
And I even managed some work on the Elizabeth Bennet Cabled Cardigan.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sweet baby niece needs Christmas. And while I am bah humbugging my way through the season, she is only 2 and needs prezzies! So....Knitting Daily now.
This is a super quick and easy knit. But it wasn't what I started on. Nope.
Patterns: Make Believe Crown from Interweave Knits and Twinkle Toes from Knitty.
Yarn: Patons Katrina in Blossom. Less than 1 ball. (Thank you to Jane Prater for gifting this yarn to me awhile back!)
Needles: Twinkle Toes: Knit Picks Options in size 5. Crown: Knit Picks Options 5s and Clover DPNs also in 5s.
Sizes made: Toddler and 15"
Started: December 8
Finished: December 9
Thanks to my special model. A doll made by my great-grandmother on my mom's side!
I think my niece will be adorable in these!
Monday, December 10, 2007
This is 2 oz. of the 4 that Cristi gave me!
I am really itching to start on the next bobbin (yes, I split my roving by weight in half before I start - it seems to me that when I do that I come much closer to having even amounts on the bobbins then when I didn't. Its just something I do.)
Also, on my wheel is a beautiful basket which I purchased from Spinner's Ridge at SAFF. I adore the basket - usually I keep my WIP tool, a pencil and some other things in there, though at the moment they all see to have escaped! I love that it has a pink ribbon on it and that it matches, well, everything!!!
Friday, December 07, 2007
100% Superwash merino in the Forest Afternoon Colorway.
400 yards, so plenty!
Beautiful deep blue and greens!