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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!

Posted by beth at 12:15 PM | Comments (3)

March 25, 2009

I am so excited!

For 2 reasons. First reason. I finished a pair of socks I started way back in January!

jan 09 socks 1.jpg

I still haven't broken my promise of starting anything new until my blue sweater is done, but these were really almost done.

jan 09 socks 2.jpg

So I just finished them up. Like that.

jan 09 socks 3.jpg


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.


Posted by beth at 12:37 PM | Comments (6)

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:

cf falkland.JPG

then I unbraided it and wow:

mound of fiber.JPG

then here it is a a center pull ball ready to ply:

honkin center pull ball.JPG

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!

Posted by beth at 12:33 PM | Comments (9)

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....

blue sweater progress.JPG

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!

Posted by beth at 12:41 PM | Comments (5)

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....

new cardi.JPG

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.

Easy Peasy.

Posted by beth at 12:36 PM | Comments (7)

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!

swallowtail 2.JPG

I am so so happy how this turned out.


I want to invest in blocking wires though for my next triangular shawl.

swallowtail 4.JPG

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!

dans mitts 1.JPG

See? He even gave me the thumbs up!

thumbs up.JPG


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.....

Posted by beth at 12:38 PM | Comments (11)