Friday, December 28, 2007
Here are the socks I made my sister for chirstmas.
Yarn used Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock less then 3 balls
Pattern Spiral Boot Socks by Veronik Avery
I have been make up lost time with my wheel. I've finished 2 batches of sock yarn so far, on was roving from Flawful fibers, the other was a merino/alpaca blend (a lot of batts that didn't sell it the shop). Both were spun in to sock wt and the merino/alpaca blend will be listed in the shop soon, as for the other I'm not sure yet...I think it may need to stay in my stash. On the bobbin now is some BFL that is slated to go in to a sock kit for the shop. Pictures soon :)
I haven't touched any knitting in a few days...but I really need to get working on those gloves for DH!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Handspun for LCB
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.
Here is some of the handspun I was telling you about the other day. This is about 3 oz of BFL That I dyed in my Tzara colorways.
Well we are getting ready to have people over tomorrow. I have 1 washcloth to finished today and have made the soap :) Wow this is a super lame post.....
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I can't show you a picture now, but I'll post it soon....
But I can show you this.
This is the start of a pair of gloves for DH. I'm useing The Knitter's Handy Book of Pattern and Zenith Oh wow this yarn is NICE, a bit splity, but man oh so soft! I hope I have a chance to pick up some more and stash it away! I would so love to make a sweater with it!
Here is the Noro Sock yarn I ordered...I have mixed feelings about it. The colors are just wonderful... and I've love the little Noro I've worked with...I just don't see this yarn making very good socks...I really don't think they'd hold up well. Oh but it would make a beautiful shawl or wrap! I think I'll try sock with this ball..soon I hope. Oh if your wondering it feels the same as any other Noro I've felt and I can see bits of VM in it.
I also have some yarn that I spun up a few weeks ago..it's still wet so it will have to wait. I spun it up bulky...I'm thinking a log cabin blanket using all of my bits of bulky handspun. I really like the idea, but with all the pets a non washable blanket will be a huge PITA!
As for X-mas eve...I'm not hosting, (thankfully). As far as I know it will just be my sister coming over....
Monday, December 17, 2007
I'm still not sure if were hosting x-mas eve...I just found out Joe's gotta work till 5. And well I can't cook...at all! That and with Zara being Zara, she doesn't like other men or boys in the house AT ALL and she's going to be able to read me, and I won't be happy about having to entertain his parents, who, as you can guess, I don't like much. My sister will be here no matter what, so she'd be a big help. I don't know what will happen...we'll see.
I did frog a few very old WIP that I will just never finish...I'm down to only 3, a red afghan that I've had on the needles for about 2 years and 2 pairs of socks that need a mate. 1 is from the summer the other is about a year old. I also have Juna Regina that I just started a couple of weeks ago....I would like to finish these up before I start anything new, but I need to make DH his hat, scarf and gloves after the holiday.
As for shop news, I will be updating mid Jan with more This and That Spinning Wool Batts and Sock Blend batts. No Handspun Sock or Handpainted Sock for awile...I haven't had the time to spin or the money to buy more base yarn...but new stock will come in soon! I'd also like to bring back the Handpainted Lace for the spring.
Well I don't know how much I'll post this week, If I host x-mas eve I'll be super busy and stuff....
Friday, December 14, 2007
Yarn: Opal Hundertwasser
Needles: 1/ 2.25mm
These are for Dh, it took me forever to finished them! I think I started them in July...anyway there done. I have one more gift to finish and I'm done with my X-mas crafting! I didn't get as much done as I would have liked, but oh well. You can only knit for so many hours in a day.... I've finished my shopping, Thank you Capital One! Now I just have to wrap everything! I'm hope to do most of it on Sunday, DH has the day off and may take Gooey to see Santa. That will depend on his check...as long as the bills get paid...Oh and why can you just go see Santa and not have to pay for the pictures...what's up with that.
So I'm dieing to get my hands on the new Noro sock yarn.....I must have it! I was able to order 1 color from Webs...now if it would just get here already!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
We did get the tree up :) It's kinda falling apart...The cats trashed it last year....It will go in the trash after we take it down and buy a new one next year. It's about time. It was super cheap when we got it 5 years ago.
I really must burn the drapes...YUCK!!!!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
First up is the Two Tone Shug from Fitted Knits. Oh I love this pattern and hell the whole book is just great...I think I love every pattern in it! Anyway this is for my friend Kath. I'm using Cascade 220. This is a size 14in, she's just a little thing...I used less then a skein for the brown. I have a bit more done then what's in the picture and hope to have it finished by tomorrow night.
I'm working on the Two-Toned Shurg from Fitted Knits for my friend Kath for X-mas. I love the way it's turning out! I'm almost done, (3 row in to the rib around the body. I'm gald I bought yarn to make myself one! Anyway I should really have this done by Thr night, then I have 2 more pairs of socks to finish then my MUST get done x-mas knitting is done :) Yea! Well off to bed, Gooey's friend is coming over tomorrow to play and I must pick up the house!
Monday, December 03, 2007
I feel like time is running out and I have so much I want to get done....
Ok off to bed, I have to play catch up tomorrow!