Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas is over

Chirstmas eve went well, there was way to much food. Here is Gooey opening gifts on x-mas day.


Colleen's socks
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

Damn it

X-mas eve is back on....I have so much crap to do.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Knitting is Finished :)


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!

Noro Sock

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'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

My weekend....Again

It snowed like crazy this weekend, I think we got like 8in or so. I've been plugging away at finishing my last knitted gift, no pictures till after x-mas....but they will be worth the wait. I'll just say that it will be hard to give it away! Gooey, Joe and Zara spent most of the day outside playing in the snow, I wrapped all of the x-mas gifts, man Gooey is getting a lot....even with being broke I was able to do well for her! I can't wait till she gets to open them!

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 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

Another Gift Finished

Dh's x-mas socks
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 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 if it would just get here already!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tiny Shop Update today.

This and That Spinning Wool Batts
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

I carded 2 sets of batts for the shop today.

I'm going to try to keep adding a few each long as I keep up with my x-mas knitting....

Monday, December 10, 2007

My Weekend

Two Tone Knit Shrug I finished the Two Tone Knit Shrug from Fitted Knits....I looks kinda weird not on...but I really like how it turned out and I hope Kath will too. I used less then 2 balls of each color of Cascade 220. I'm almost done with my x-mas knitting. 2 pairs of sock to finish...then maybe another pair for DH...I was able to pump out a few pairs last Christmas maybe and can get a few more done.... I'm almost done with my shopping, it all depends on if DH gets paid before the holiday.. He hasn't been paid yet from the new job. That sooo SUCKS, we've been living off the little bit of tip money he had left from when he was delivering pizzas and whatever I've been making at the were OK, but could always be better! Thankfully I've been steady and had some gift cards that I've used to buy gifts for DD. Oh and pretty much everyone is getting something knitted. We still don't know if were going to host X-mas eve, most likely not, we need to pay the car payment before we feed DH's asshole family.

Lighted tree 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.

TreeI really must burn the drapes...YUCK!!!!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

And We Have Pictures!

Two Tone Shrug From Fitted Knits
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.
Juno Regina
I've restarted Juno Regina from last months Knitty. Not much done, and not like I really need to cast on for something else....I just wanted to start something for myself... Wow there is only like 19 days left till x-mas....I really need to get busy!

Back on Track

But no pictures...maybe tomorrow.

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 so didn't get any x-mas knitting done this weekend....Just 1 washcloth and a mini sock. I did soo mess up the barbie I repainted and was planning on rerooting. The hair I got ended up bleeding all over her face. Now she looks sun burned. Fuck. I don't think I'm going to have time to repaint another one...well see. I'm using wool on another reroot and have had no problems at all, so I'm going stick with what I know if I start another one....I'll just dye my own hair from now on.

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!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Small Shop Update!

Dec1 update
Originally uploaded by merlinthecat.

I've updated the shop today with some BFL roving and Sock Blend Spinning Wool Batts.