Tuesday, February 27, 2007

February Socktopia Sock


February Socktopia Sock
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Pattern Baudelaire
Yarn Trekking XXL Color 107
Needles 1 DP
Started Feb 1
Finished Feb 27
Theme Bed Of Roses

I didn't think I would get these babies done in time. I went with Bed of Roses becouse the colors in the yarn remind me of a rose garden. And well with the leaves of the pattern it just kinda worked.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Icarus is fixed well sorta

Well here she is all fixed up. I'm I happy with it, I guess....well not really I want it to be perfect and it was. Fucking cats. I need to down size the zoo big time. What I did was just pick up the live st and k 2 rows. I tryed knitting the top and grafting it on last night but I just couldn't get it to line up right...my st count was on. Thank you everyone for your help, If it wasn't for you I would of tossed it out. Kath you better wear this fucking thing!!!! Love you :)

Friday, February 23, 2007

I think I'm going to cry

I finished Icarus lastnight. After 2mo of knitting this for my friend Kath. (she's taking the bar next week and this was her graduation gift) this is what my cats do to show me there love. It was pined to the bed blocking and my cats killed it....Please tell me it can be fixed...I can't knit another one in 7 days.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Raw wool fun


Raw wool fun
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

These locks are from a Wensleydale-Coopworth X Border Leicester lamb. Check out how different the locks are! I can't wait to get this one washed up! This was another ebay score!

Feb Socktopia sock


Feb Socktopia sock
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

You'll get to see when I'm all done. I should beable to get these done on time. I'm also working on 3 pairs of socks that I'm test knitting for Socktopia. I have one done and the 2nd on the needles. But that's all I can tell you about that.

Icarus Shawl almost finished


Icarus Shawl almost finished
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Only 8 more rows to go! I must have this done and blocked by the 28th.

On the bobbins


On the bobbin
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Pink, Purple and Blue is Romney from roving from fleecemakers on etsy. The Pink, Gray and White is singles from one of my batts.

Oh I love you Coop


Oh I love you Coop
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

This is what I'm spinning up now. Coop, mohair, a bit of Lincolin and Cotswold. all hand dyed byme :)

Raw Lincolin locks


Raw Lincolin locks
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

1 lb of raw Lincolin locks found on ebay for a STEAL!!! Less the $4. I love me some long wool. I think I'm going to destash some of my wool that I bought last year to make room for my long wool love....I think I'll take a look at my stash this weekend.

Raw Cotswold locks


Raw Cotswold locks
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

This is 2 lbs of unwashed Cotswold I found on ebay.

Monday, February 12, 2007

I've been busy

Batts For sale
Well I've added fibers to the etsy store. Come check them out. I'll be adding more every few days or so!
Batts for sale
Batt for sale
Hand spun 140some yarns bulky wt. This was spun up from my first 2 batts I made on my carder
coop and bamboo batt Coop and bamboo batt
batt Llama, alpaca, poly and Mohiar all hand dyed in the same pot.
I did some dyeingI did some dyeing yesterday....

Thursday, February 08, 2007

My new carder


My new carder
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

I order it on Sat and it came today, can we say super quick! I have to say I hated it at first....now that I think I know how to use it I love it. I have to take my time and not over load it. It's a Strauch Petite and I ordered it from coppermoose

My first batt


My first batt
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

some brown wool, I don't remember what kind and some glitz oh and a splash of alpaca

Fun with batts


Fun with batts
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

merino mohair and glitz

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Green Sock KAL Socks


Green Sock KAL Socks
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

OMFG I love these socks. I love the way they look and feel and they fit perfect
Yarn Hand Spun Merino from some roving I found on ebay
Size 1 DP
Started Jan 15
Finished Feb 4

Finished spinning and a little knitting

corriedale/merino/cotton Merino blend 3 ply 2ply with the wool 1 ply with DMC Mercerised crochet cotton
C/M/C with beads Look I plyed with beads. PINA but so pretty
141 yard sport-light worsted wt

The Corredale/merino/cotton with the beads
Corredale/merino/cotton with out beads with out beads 178 yards
More fun with Coop Coop and eyelash fun time Coop from a Black Cat Batt
Coop and some eyelash fun 2ply 100 yards bulky wt. I did this becouse my dog got mad at me and pulled the rest of my batt apart and I couldn't spin it thin.
Coop and some shiny stuff Coop (same stuff with the eyelash) before dog anger.
130 yards sock wtish
M/M/C Merino/Corr/Mohair Batt from Copperpot on etsy, Check out her fiber, beautiful and great prices. She has more of this blend and if someone else doen't buy it I will!
Merino/Mohair/Corr. blend 385 yards 2 ply lace-sock wt
Socks for my sisters man friend Finished socks. I made these for my sister to give her man friend for V-day. She paid me in STR Lucy.
Yarn Regina Strato Color
1 DP needles
Started Jan 22
Finished Jan 31