Monday, December 31, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! My boys are real excited, and cannot wait for Santa to visit tonight:) Now, if only Santa stays awake long enough.......
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Here is the sock for my 7 yo ds. It is in Bernat sox yarn. Working perfect!!! I have already cast on the other of the pair, and am past the cuff. If I don't have it done tomorrow, I will have it done Sunday. Maybe it wont be done tomorrow, Saturdays are our spinning days. We will see.
Here is the sock I was making for my kids daddy, and guess what? It is too BIG!!! So, I am going to finish this pair and give them to my bil, and make another pair for the kiddos daddy using.......
This awesome yarn from http://www.pagewoodfarm.com/, hand dyed sock yarn in Bird of paradise colorway. I would tell you who I traded it with, and I really wish I could. But I accidentally erased the pm on Ravelry, and I cannot remember her name! She was an awesome lady though!!! I wish I knew her name! If I don't get to post again before Christmas, Merry Christmas too you and your family:)Happy knitting, happy spinning, happy dying, happy crocheting, happy ... oh goodness I could be here all night saying happy! Happy everything to you!!!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Here is the side profile.
And here is the 6 oz of coriedale I dyed reds and greens using kool aid. It is a bulky weight 100 yards. I think I will use it to make Christmas tree decorations for next year. It was only my 2nd ply attempt and I am very happy with how it turned out!!!
I also have 2 pairs of socks on the needles. A pair for my sisters dh, he is a big man, so it is taking me a while to make some progress. I will post pics when I have something substantial to show. Right now I am about 7 inches into the first sock. This is also my first pair of socks using circ needles. It is going great, but I am trying to figure out just how I want to do the heel.
I am working on a pair of socks for my stbxh. I am missing 2 of my size 4 needles, so I had to whittle 2 chop sticks to improvise. It is actually working out quite nice, and I think I really like working with them! They are alot longer than regular sock dpns, and I have less worry of the stitches slipping off the end of the needles.
I will be casting on a pair of socks this after noon for my 7 yo ds, I have a skein of Bernat sock yarn in dark blue, and he wants it for him, soooooo... I cannot say no to the kiddos,lol.
Well, I still have no car, and just wait around for people to decide to come and see if we are still alive up on the hill. The weather has been terrible. Ugh, I do not like shoveling snow 8 times a day.
On a side note, can I just say that it irritates me to no friggin end when people decide that if you don't do things their way, then it must be the wrong way? I mean, really!!! I am not putting my sticky fingers all over your fiber, so don't worry about how I have my fingers in mine. Get over yourself. If you don't like what I'm knitting or spinning with, or how I'm knitting or spinning with it, well, that's your problem not mine. Its not like Im forcing my goods on you. And to be quite honest, its no ones business what anyone uses or how they use it!!!! Here is an example... I do not eat meat, I don't believe in it. But do I go around saying how people are nasty cuz they do? Nope, why? Cuz its not my business. Same applys to fiber, yarn and techniques. Its not someones business if some one wants to use rhss, or if they spin different than you. And being rude to them is bullshit, and why is it bullshit? Well, like I said, its not anyone elses business!!!
Ok, rant over, had to get that out there, sorry!!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Just another pic of it:)
Monday, December 10, 2007
This pic goes with the other days pic. This is the continuance of my first plying attempt. Here it is all bathed, beaten and skeined up!
And, after all this spinning I needed some instant gratification. This is the cashmere ski headband from one skein wonders. I did modify the pattern a bit. I wanted it wider. I used .75 skeins of Moda dea Cache. It turned out awesome!
I did get a ride to the po today to get some things mailed, finally! Liz and Freddie, if your reading, your goodies have been sent!!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Here is the first cuff of http://www.applelaine.com/Socks01.html
This will be my first socks that are not plain stockinette stitch. It will also be my first sock following a pattern. I am using Reynolds Swizzle, though I'm not sure of the colorway.
Well, I forgot to take pics of the before wrapping, but here is my secret Santa package getting all dressed up to go to my secret santee!!! I still have to finish something I have been knitting to go with it, will have it done by this afternoon though.
Here is my 6 yo dear sons yarn!!! Just had to show off:)
More to come soon! Keep an eye on me... I start the Fall Rainbow coat soon, and I will be starting the chevron scarf soon!!!
Monday, December 3, 2007
It is my Christmas party form fitting poncho I made using Moda Dea ticker tape.
Also, for anyone interested in the new Magknits Fall Rainbow Coat
I have started a KAL starting December 7th. I think this would be a great way to use up all those 1 skeins we have hiding in our stash! Get em used up so we can start fresh in the upcoming new year!
Here is the kal, I have one on Ravlery, and one on blogger. You can sign up both or one, no matter:)
http://rainbowcoatkal.blogspot.com/ Leave me a comment here and I will invite you!
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/fall-rainbow-coat-kal Just click join:)
I know everyone is busy with holiday knits, but I think this is awesome, and is the perfect time of year for this coat!!!
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
And here is the form fitting poncho I am making for the Christmas party on December 6th.
I learned to ply on my spindle last night!!!!!!! I had previously spun some really shiny pretty wool I got from a fiber fair, it spun up beautiful, a bit thick as I think it was my 2nd or 3rd spinning attempt, I decided to spin it a really thin yarn, I used a sock yarn that is a pretty gold, but when spun up was just too scratchy of a wool to wear, but together with the purple, it looks soooo cool!!! I have been intimidated by the thought of plying on a spindle, but once I started, it was really just as easy as spinning, I couldn't believe it! I did the whole ( even though my arms are aching today) 1st ball about 50 yards probably, and I have a 2nd ball I am going to spin ply tonight. So, now I know how to ply, and I know what to do with sock yarn that just doesn't feel soft enough to put on piggies!!!
Also, I am about 1/4 of the way done with the form fitting poncho I am making out of ticker tape to wear to my stbxh's work Christmas party. I had picked this yarn up for a dollar each at the beginning of summer while on my way to a camping trip , it was shortly after I learned how to knit. It isn't a yarn I would buy now, but man, I am loving how this knits up, and the colors are just beautiful! Makes me want to buy more, but I cant, I have taken a pledge to buy,
2) earth friendly or low impact
3) home made, hand spun or dyed, or small private shops.
Moda Dea ticker tape meets none of that criteria. I will continue to use things in my stash that aren't so earth friendly of course, but my pledge is I will buy only the above criteria for the whole year of 2008. You should think of taking the pledge, the group to sign up is on Ravelry.com I am not good with linky things, but if you leave me a comment, with your ravelry id, I can send you an invite to join the group.
Also, in other news, i am going to cast on my Clapotis today!!! I have decided to use a worsted weight wool that I have hand dyed in greens oranges and blues, I have 3 skeins of about 250 yards each and I am hoping that is enough... wish me luck!!!
Oh yeah, guess what? ALL my kids are home sick today. I am sick the 3 older boys are sick, but the 21 month old is flying fine!!! I think we have some sort of tummy bug... So I hope they get (and myself) to feeling better!
Last night was my 6 yo's ds J's birthday, I had 12 kids here, was fun! I cant believe the mess though!!!
Well, will try to get batteries tonight, will see what happens:)
Monday, November 26, 2007
I will get some batteries in the digi cam this week, right now they are dead, so I cant even post any pics of some things I am working on, but I promise I will get to it.......
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