Saturday, June 30, 2007

Another FO, finally off the blocking wires

Birch is finally off the wires. It is very large. I made it out of Brown Sheep Naturespun sport. I had originally bought the Kidsilk Haze for it but screwed up the cast on and threw away some yarn. I was afraid I wasn't going to have enough so I substituted one of my favorite yarns for lace knitting. I made the Flower Basket Shawl by Fibertrends last year out of it in pink. I have some green for the Lace Leaf Shawl and some Purple, Blue and Beige/Brown in the stash for more.

I worked a bit on the MS3 last night. Ripped out a few times but I hope to finish clue one by the 4th. I am using a dark green and really have to have really good light to work on it. I think I will finally be taking out my Ott light and trying it out. I love lace but I think I like it better on fingering weight or sport weight yarn, easier on my eyes.

Friday, June 29, 2007


The top one is Argosy from Knitty and it is in Artyarns Merino. I won it online somewhere (wish I remembered where). It has olive and purple in it and was fun to knit.

The hot pink one on the bottom is Midwest Moonlight from Scarf Style in some Plymouth Alpaca that I think I bought at either CT S & W or Rhinebeck. This was my work knitting for the longest time but it was a fun knit and I may knit another one sometime.

I started Mystery Stole 3 today but have little to show so far. I also received my Ravelry invite a few weeks ago but haven't had time to do more but sign up. I have a few days off next week that I intend to play with it.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Charity Knitting 2007-2008

Here are two hats that I have finished. I am not sure exactly where they will be going, maybe Dulaan 2008 or a local charity. The pink one was a free online pattern. It is a really fun knit and I have made 2 others. The striped sock yarn one is the Sweet Baby Cap that I found through the Hello Yarn website: click on finished objects on the left and under knitting in the post is her hat in progress.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

I do actually spin....

I bought a new folding Fricke wheel months ago after I sold my Ashford Joy. So far, we are not yet playing nicely together, when plying anyway. The regular spinning tends to be fine if I just slow down and try not to rush to get done. I intend to either adjust to her or adjust her to me over the summer. When I need some stress free spinning, I will take out the Louet and enjoy

some of the new fiber stash bought over the last few months. These are destined to probably be some hats for charity. I can't remember what fiber they started out as. I really need to create a spinning spreadsheet comparable to my knitting spreadsheet.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Another FO

Finally, the scarf for my retiring boss is done. It is the Yarn Harlot scarf pattern, a very easy one row repeat. The yarn is some Classic Elite Miracle that was great to knit with. My goal was to have it done before her retirement party in NYC tomorrow. I don't plan on giving it to her till next week when she is in the CT office. I have a few other things for her so I will just give them to her when I see her again before her last day. I do have my knitting all planned for my train ride tomorrow, a charity hat or two.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

A New Toy

The Bosworths were at the Nutmeg Spinning Guild meeting in Enfield, CT on Saturday, June 2nd. They talked about Charkas and Spindles. It was very interesting watching spinners using their Charkas. I had never seen one close up and in action. I bought my very first Bosworth spindle at the meeting. Their booth is always busy at the Sheep and Wool Festivals so I never tried one out. The one above is a mini.

Knitting has been going on. I finished the scarf for the retiring boss. I also finished a sweater for me that needs blocking and buttons. I now have about 5 items that need to be blocked. I hope to get some done later on this week.