March 27, 2009
Pretty Yarn Friday!
I am really grasping here with the pretty yarn photo's. I need to spin some more! I am running out of yarn.
I got the fiber from a contest I won a couple years back. It's all wool, spun and plied on my Ashford Kiwi. I think I got my usual yardage. Approx. 150 yards. Very pretty stuff.
Enjoy the weekend!
March 25, 2009
I am so excited!
For 2 reasons. First reason. I finished a pair of socks I started way back in January!
I still haven't broken my promise of starting anything new until my blue sweater is done, but these were really almost done.
So I just finished them up. Like that.
Pattern: Basic Sock Pattern - Ann Budd
Needles: US 1 Circulars (2 of them)
Yarn: Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM) - 2 skeins
All is on my project page in Ravelry. I dunno why I repeat myself here. Most of you are already there....
Okay, on to Reason #2 why I am excited.
Saturday, May 2nd, me, the husband, and the son are going to see....
those bonnie scottish lads: Mogwai
It's an all ages show at the Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton Mass.
YES!!!! I did say NORTHAMPTON! You know what is in NORTHAMPTON don't you??
sigh..... oh happy days! And it's my birthday weekend! I am already making my list! YAY!!!!!!
Edit: My birthday weekend is in may...not now.
March 20, 2009
Pretty Yarn Friday!
You must all worship the pretty yarn! I am toying with the idea of also including other pretty yarn. I mean come on, my yarn isn't the only pretty yarn out there! Right?
It went from this:
then I unbraided it and wow:
then here it is a a center pull ball ready to ply:
Fiber: 100% Falkland wool from Cosmic Fibers (it's so nice to have some close by to get your fix)
Spun on my Ashford Traditional, plied on my Ashford Kiwi
I would say it is a dk/worsted weight yarn. I got approx 214 yards here. WOW! It came out so pretty! It almost looks metallic.
Still working on my sweater and sneaking in some knitting on my sock. Maybe a sock FO this weekend? I will probably be too busy, watching TWILIGHT on DVD. OMG!
March 13, 2009
Pretty Yarn Friday
I am really grasping here, I know you have seen so many different pictures of this yarn before and I am sorry. The color is accurate this time.
It's my handspun. About 150 yards. Wool.
I have been knitting my sweater....how exciting....
But it's getting there. I have promised my self not to start anything until it's done. Which we all know is very hard to do.
I have stimulated the economy this past week and bought some yarn. Which is not helping me keep my promise. I am waiting to take pictures of the yarn when I have some good sunlight. I also got some blocking wires too. Which excites me even more!
Have a great weekend all!
March 06, 2009
Pretty Yarn Friday
I need some new material.... this yarn is so 2 years ago!
The fiber is from Spinners Hill. I think I still have some left to spin. I got a decent yardage out of it though. I think this is something around 200 yards. Oh and it's wool. Lot's of different kinds.
Started a sweater this week. I don't know what it is about blue....
I am a total bandwagon jumper oner here. I think everyone is making or gonna make this sweater. It's the Garter Yoke Sweater from Knit1.
March 02, 2009
Yay! I AM a good Mom!
Everyone was happy this weekend! I got my shawl done, and the son got his mittens!
I am so so happy how this turned out.
I want to invest in blocking wires though for my next triangular shawl.
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark (Interweave Knits - Fall 2006)
Yarn: 2 balls of Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca, 100% Alpaca - Teal Blue
Needle: 1 US 4 Circular
I didn't modify this pattern at all. There was nothing to add or take out. I even liked the nupps! Once I got the hang of it. Would I make another? Not anytime soon.
And I get the good Mother award for the day only because I finished up the son's mittens!
See? He even gave me the thumbs up!
Pattern: Cruiser Mittens (Free pattern on Ravelry only)
Yarn: Quinnehticut Woolen Co. Ponemah - Teal Blue
Needles: US 5 + US 6 DPN
Mods: I made the cuff longer than the pattern called for. Don't want the boy's wrists to freeze. I thought the thumb placement was a little wonky, but it looks okay.
Now, what to make next.....