Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Eleanor The Contest Sock


Eleanor The Contest Sock
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Well I droped the ball for my team, I really thought I could still get these done with everything I had to do this weekend. I'll post the details when I get them done.

I have washed the Black and White Shetland and 1 of the Babydoll fleeces. The Babydoll is giving me a hard time, you must baby it when carding....

March Socktopia Socks


March Socktopia Socks
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Pattern Seduction Socks From IK online
Yarn KnitPicks Sock Garden
Needles size 2 DP
Theme Spring Fling...They are the colors of my first spring flowers that came up this weekend

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Look what I did today :)

Sheepy 001Black shetland ewe
Sheepy 008 White Shetland ewe
Sheepy 007 Black Shetland ewe (same one from above)
Sheepy 009 Baby doll ewe
Sheepy 011 Brown Shetland Ram
Sheepy 004 Baby doll
Sheepy 002 Baby dolls, white shetland butt and a black and white shetland
Sheepy 019
Sheepy 018

Sheepy 027 4 Shetland Fleeces
Sheepy 028 5 baby doll fleeces
Sheepy 029 Skirtings from all. It ended up being one huge bag full. The trash guy is going to love me, not!
Sheepy 030 Shetland samples
Sheepy 035 Baby doll Samples

If you want you can click on the picture and they will take you to flickr and you can see more sheepy porn. The Baby Doll sheep are for sale so email me merlinthecat at gmail . com if you would like more info. There are 2 rams, and 3 ewes.

I'm going to wash the samples up tonight so come back Monday for picks and more info on the fleeces. I have a pair of sock I HAVE to get done by monday for Socktopia....

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

See I Still Knit

See I still knit.This is a scarf for my friend, Krissy. She let me pimp her BSG DVDs.
Yarn used Yellow Kid Merino by Crystal Place YarnsGreen Lamb's Pride WorstedNeedles Vintage Boye Cirs size 11


close Up

Stay tuned this weekend, I should have MANY picture of a Sheep Shearing and 2 pairs of sock!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

I've been knitting really I have...

 beady goodness Poly/llama/alpaca/mohair

Superwash Suri Alpaca, glitzSuperwash merino/suri alpaca/glitz

I've finished my test knits for Socktopia. They were so much fun to knit and I can't wait to see them as patterns! I will be soon spinning yarny goodness for prizes for Socktopia! I can't wait, I'll get to try fiber combos I haven't spun before. I updated the shop this weekend, the above yarn and batts are there. My drum carder and I are good friends! I'm making my way through my stash getting ready for more! I will soon up date the shop with new Hand Painted roving and sock yarns. I hoping for mid Apr at the latest. As for knitting I've been working on a special gift for my friend Krissy and my March Socktopia socks. Finshed pics coming soon!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

This and That and a test


This and That and a test skein
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Here is 100 yards of This and that yarn and a test (green) hank of dorset. My wheel sucks for bulk yarn. Guess I'm going to have to start looking for a 2nd wheel! Oh and by the way I updated my etsy shop today. 10 more batch of fiber.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

hmmmm orange


hmmmm orange
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Handdyed Colonial Wool roving from rubysdaughter (etsy) I'm not a roving kinda girl but this stuff was NICEEEEEEE!!
Sock wt
331 yards

wool blend fun time


wool blend fun time
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

merino/PHW/bamboo/mohair blended by me :)
Sock WT
376 yards

Romney


Romney
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Roving from fleecemakers (etsy)
Sportish-sock wt
296 yards

mmmmm COOP


mmmmm COOP
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Coop/lincolin/cotswold/glitz Handdyed and blended by me.
Sock Wt
361 Yards

This and That yarn


This and That yarn
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

This is a blend of well everything!
Bulky
146 yards

I spun a toddler


I spun a toddler
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Fiber washing and dying fun time


Fiber washing and dying fun time
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

I washed a dyed some fiber yesterday....waiting for it to dry so we can make sweet love to the drum carder together. I also washed up some gray and black alpaca to blend with some of this. Very top we've got some red corr. pink cot. purplish coop/rom/west cross , natural brown linc lamb and some blue green linc.