June 27, 2008
Eleanor's are done!
I was kinda down to the wire with this pair wasn't I?
I took so many good pictures of these I couldn't decide what to keep so you are getting 5!
And I call this one "Socks with a blade of grass"
I loved knitting these socks. There was no fussy pattern to follow. It was easy enough to see where I left off when I picked them up again
I will totally make these again
And lastly a close up
You can check the Ravelry specs here
what to make next?
June 23, 2008
Okay so I fibbed a little....
I didn't finish my sock this weekend.
I am thisclose too. I bet I finish them tonight.
So why didn't I finish them?
I did some yard work with the boys this weekend and to unwind after it I thought why not sit in the back yard and spin up some lovely Finn? Next thing I knew I had yarn. Funny how that works.
This is the yarn I will be making something special for a guild member. We get 4 oz of yarn or spinnable fiber. I went for the fiber. I still have to dye it. I don't know why I didn't wait to dye the roving.... I have approx. 212 yards of fingering/dk weight yarn.
Now what color to dye it and what to make with it......
Oh and I stumbled upon this today. Why am I so NOT in the inside loop! WOW! What great patterns!
June 20, 2008
I got nothin....
This is how I feel today
sigh......and see in that picture? Thats about how much I have done on my other sock too.
I hope it is a nice weekend this weekend. I got some of a fleece and I think I have my work cut out for me
kinda looks like a pile of cow poo doesn't it? Smudge would just love to roll in this... but I didn't let him. I hope this "crap" is going to come out.
Perhaps on Monday I will have a finished pair of socks to share.
Speaking of socks, have you seen THESE?
June 12, 2008
It's been too hot to knit...
But I did anyway. WOW! Thank goodness the heat has subsided a bit.
I thought I would have a finished sock (yes only one) to show, but you will have to settle for an almost finished sock.
I have to rip out the toe and make it a little longer. It's just a little too snug for my comfort. I am ahead again on my sock for this month. I bet I have the finished pair done by next week.
I did a little spinning too this weekend:
The above picture is a more clear picture but not very color accurate. Here is a better one for color, but it's a little blurry
I am really enjoying spinning this. It is a wool/angora blend and yes, it really is soft. It's spinning up brighter than the batt:
remember that? I got it in September. It really is divine. I have some angora that I want to card with wool and now I can. I can't wait to see what this looks liked plied. AND what to make with it?
I have had this in my basement for like 10 or 12 years....
should I take the plunge? It's a bit dusty....
June 02, 2008
Cars, underpants, spinning wheels....
Went to a car show this weekend.
saw some really pretty cars....
couldn't afford any of um....
I saw this too at the car show
Now what would you do if you were me? Yup! I found out who this belonged to I did! Turns out she is one of the judges at the car show! She was kinda busy so I didn't take up much of her time.
I did some knitting too this weekend. I finished a quarter of the Alpine Shrug. I can't help but think that this looks like Giant Underpants.....
I sure hope when I get the other 3 parts of this done it will look a little better....
Oh and you know what it means that it is now June right? My new sock: