Wednesday, March 25, 2009

On The Needles

009 I finished one of the Embossed Leaves I have not cast on the 2nd sock because I was going to do Sock Madness. I didn't end up casting on for it. I just didn't like the 1st pattern and felt like if I tryed to power knit it I'd burn myself out and wouldn't want to knit socks for awile. I have to say after I've seen the pattern finished by other people that it is growing one me. I'm still working on dh's black socks, nothing worth taking a picture at this point.

010 Here we have some Dashings I'm going to make atleast 4 pairs of these. The story behind that is that a long long long time ago I made my FIL a pair of wrist warmers. He uses them for hunting and loves them. He asked me to make some for his hunting buddies and because I'm such a wonderful DIL I said yes and well he paid for the yarn. He asked for 4 but I think I may have plenty of yarn to make him an extra pair for himself. I'm using KP WOTA in Amber Heather. I really like the color...I wonder if I will after 4 more pairs. The pattern is super easy and quick and I have till Nov to finish them :)
011My Mystic Roses Shawl I'm using Kaalund Yarns Expressions in Moss. It's a heavy lace wt made of 100% mohair. This is the yarn that I tryed to make in to another shawl last year sometime and Zara keep eating it...I had 4 skeins and I hope that most of them are still there, (she only messed with 1 or 2 of them) This shawl is going to be huge and I'll need every yard I've got. I really like how this is knitting up and it's going to look just beautiful after it's blocked. It kinda looks like fuzzy cat barf right now. Clue 1 is going pretty slow, there is a ton of tiny little cables.

I haven't touched to huge green lacey scarf....I need to rip back and get to the point where I messed it up. I plan on making some little stuffies for the girls easter basket this week...Not sure what yet. I'm thinking something from Saplanet on etsy. I have a couple that I've made for Gooey so I don't know if I'll get a new pattern and make them the same thing or use the one that I have made yet. Anyway her patterns are really great and you should check them out!

Do you remember my Boyfriend fleece?
Last years coopworth

That super sweet Coopworth that I got a couple a years ago and then the next year...Well last month I was able to buy all 10.5 lbs of this sheeps' fleece again and in June if the $$ is there I'll be buying his fleece again.. I love Coopworth. The fleece is still in it's shipping box waiting to be washed, that's just going to have to wait till it get nicer out. I've been dying up some of the last fleece up for the shop to make room for the new fleece. I still have some of his lamb fleece left that I'm saving for something special... Anyway the ladies I got this fleece are just wonderful and they have many other beautiful fleeces! If I could buy them all I would. You can find them here and on etsy. Please check them out they have yarn, roving, quilting batts and some of the cleanest raw wool I've ever seen. Oh and I can't forget the top of the line customer service!

Ok I think that's all I've got. I'll be listing new colors of the Coopworth locks as soon as they dry and Lily lets me. I've also added some natural Shetland to the shop. I'll be going through my fiber stash soon and listing some of that. It's not going to really be a destash...I'm just getting around to doing what I should have done with it when I bought it...It can't make me money stored in my wool closet right?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

And We Now Have Sock Yarn!

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It took all day but I got the shop update finished! Woohoo! This is my new base yarn, Lily Sock. It's 75% superwash wool 25% nylon. I really really like it. It's the same base as some very hard wearing sock yarn. I'm hoping to bring back the merino/bamboo and a 100% merino, I don't know if the merino will be the Kona again...I was thinking of trying some Trendsoft...I don't know yet.

I don't have any pics of any WIP. I finished the 1st leafy sock that I was working on, I messed up that huge scarf and have to fix that and I've done a couple rows on DH's socks. I have to say i LOVEEEEEEE working socks on 2 cirs! Now I have to get more cirs...

Mystic Roses starts on Friday (I think) I'm ready for that, I didn't swatch...but I think everything will work out. Sock Maddness starts tomorrow, I have to get my yarn ready, I'll do that when I'm done here...

I've been spinning just a bit. I had ordered some merino roving from Sunset Fibers, as soon as it's done it will be up in the shop. Not sure when that will be, my wheel is upstairs and I don't get up there much unless I'm sleeping.

Lily is doing great, we are so happy about her hip! She had her 4mo check up this week also, she's 17.9lb. I can't believe she's that big, I guess I make good milk!

Let's see, oh I turned the comments back on, I'm thinking the crazies are all back in their caves. We will see. Ok I've got yarn to ball up...

Friday, March 13, 2009

LILY'S HIPS ARE NORMAL!!!!

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

We have a follow up U/S in 2 weeks to make sure but the doc said they seem fine :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

And We Have FOs!!!

023 Here are my Jaywalkers. I love the way these turned out!
029 I finished the shawl!
022 I made Lily a little shrug using some vintage yarn I had.
021 Here is my new base yarn. I'm still working on getting it ready to dye. I'ts split up and off the cones. Now I just have to skein the rest, soak and then dye. I'm hoping to get it dyed this week and up next. But we will see if Miss Lily Pie lets me.
025I started Embossed Leaves from Favorite Socks using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Envy. I working them on 2 cirs. I think I really like knitting socks this way. Not a big fan of doing 2 at once. I'm still working on the black man socks and the monster scarf. I'll be starting Mystic Roses and Sock Maddness soon so I really don't want to start anything big. Well that's pretty much it. Oh I joined Facebook, like I need another time suck. But it's nice to "talk" to people I knew in real life.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

WIPS

071 Here is the shawl I'm working on. 1 more clue and it's finished. The clue is due to be out on Friday and I hope to have this done by the end of next week so I can start the Mystic Roses Kal.
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This is my 4th pair of Fetchings, these are for a friend. I used Knit Picks Ambrosia in Petal. I'd like to to also make this scarf for this to got with the mitts.
073 I'm almost done with my Jaywalkers. I'd really like to get them finished this week so I can start another pair of socks!
074 I've finished 2 repeats on my huge scarf. I have no clue how I'm going to block this when I'm done.
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002 The Lilly Pie! heehee