««back to main page of big geek

«« July 2008 | September 2008 »»

August 28, 2008

August Socks are done!

August 08 socks 1.JPG

I have made 8 pairs of socks this year! I can't believe it! I was thinking of gifting these socks, but I changed my mind. I am going to be selfish and keep um for myself.

I like the fact they are miss matched too.

August 08 Socks 2.JPG

Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Rodeo
Needles: 2 US 1 Circulars
Pattern: Basic Sock Pattern by Ann Budd

What should I make next? I am really going to push myself to finish up some moldy oldy UFO's.

Thanks for all the photo suggestions too. I think I should just read the damn book.

Over and out.

Posted by beth at 12:00 PM | Comments (8)

August 26, 2008

Can't stop spinning....

I go through phases. I spin a ton of stuff then I put it aside and knit my fanny off.

Oh and I have to figure out how to take more color accurate pictures of my stuff. Take a look:


Here is the roving. I really need to be better at documenting what it is exactly I am spinning! I know it's wool. I think it is Merino. I have the receipt somewhere. All you need to know right now is that is is S O F T!

Here is the roving and a bobbin of singles


Here is the finished result


Oh MY! Can you say slinky, soft, squishy goodness? I can! I have approx. 136 yards of this. It is a worsted weight yarn.

Now as I said I need to work on the color accuracy. These pictures are way too light. The real color is more of a deeep deep blueish purple. Here, see the ball of yarn on the top of the blue and green?


It is THAT dark. So why could I capture it in this photo and not the others? Cause I don't know what I am doing. What is the Rowan Yorkshire Tweed for do you ask? I dunno, I got it at the big yarn sale at my favorite LYS. It was 1/2 price. I thought mittens or socks.

I can't be thinking about other stuff when I need to finish my August socks and my February Lady Sweater! sigh...

Posted by beth at 12:19 PM | Comments (11)

August 21, 2008

Getting there

sleeve of fls.JPG

I am working on one sleeve for my February Lady Sweater. I have been trying this on and I gotta tell you I really love how this is coming out. I made it long enough for the body, here's hoping I make the sleeves long enough. I am thinking 3/4 sleeves. We'll see.

Well summer is almost coming to a close and that means The Great New York State Fair. I keep thinking maybe this is the year that I enter something like handspun. But I never get around to doing it. I am going to the Fair this year. We have tickets to see:

Cheap Trick
and Journey!

I am not a big Journey fan, so we may stay and listen for a little bit then leave to beat the crowd. I am totally looking forward to seeing Cheap Trick! I love the bass player! Heart will be good too. But Journey.... they just remind me of bad High School experiences....

Joan Jett is playing a free concert at the Fair on the same day. We are going to try and make it to that show for sure.

I am hoping to have my August socks done by the weekend. I want to have something to blog about next week!

Posted by beth at 12:54 PM | Comments (7)

August 18, 2008

Warm fuzzies

Pumpkin handspun.JPG

there is something about this yarn that is so cheerful to me. I think it has something to do with the color. I started spinning this last week. I finished it up this weekend. I was worried that it would be crap. I had a lot of thick and thin going on while spinning. Probably due to the fact it may have gotten a little felted when I dyed it.

It came out perfect. It makes me happy. And that's all that matters.

Posted by beth at 12:53 PM | Comments (9)

August 13, 2008

Could it be August already and I haven't blogged?

What is wrong with me?

Main mitts.JPG

Look what I did! I made a pair of Maine Morning Mitts with my very own handspun yarn! And I luv them lots!

Still working on my second sock.... and the February Lady Sweater, which is now gathering dust. But I musn't let it! I must finish something besides a sock this month.

Tell the truth I am getting a little sick of socks...

Posted by beth at 12:39 PM | Comments (12)