Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's Live!

Fiber Fiction has launched! The first free pattern is up and ready for you to enjoy. Here it is:The pattern is based on the genre of mystery. It's illusion knit, but it reveals the manifying glass with the letter M for Mystery next to it. I hope you all enjoy it!

Oh, and you should totally tell people about Fiber Fiction. All the cool kids are doing it :oP

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Who Needs Sleep?

That's going to be my motto for the next few days. Between work, school, and launching Fiber Fiction, I'm going to be seriously sleep deprived I think. But, it's totally worth it and I'm looking forward to having some submissions coming in and getting to pair them up with designers and some of my own designs.

I wish I had something to show you today. Since I don't, I'm just going to give you a teaser photo of the first pattern that will launch on Friday. And yeah, looks can be very deceiving!Knit on...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Burning The Candle At Both Ends

That's what I've been doing as of late it seems. First off, I'm working more since a few people needed time off or quit at work. Secondly, the stuff I've been knitting recently, I can't show you until Friday when the website launches. Lastly, between the first two things, I haven't had much time to do anything except work, come home and knit on Fiber Fiction stuff, and sleep!

But, so as not to disappoint, I did get something done. I took the finished Drunken Sunset yarn I spun up and Navajo plyed and made A Noble Cowl out of it. Here's the finished project:I also started on a new Fair Isle Vest from Knit Picks called the Corrie Vest. Here's what I have so far:That's it for now. Check back in a few more days for more fun stuff, perhaps a contest, and the formal launch of Fiber Fiction!

Friday, September 17, 2010


Sometimes life gets in the way of my posting stuff. This week, life is deciding that my hormone levels are fun to play with.

For those of you who have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I do on occassion (read: all the freaking time) have some issues with being an estrogen factory. Well, turns out I'm now lacking a lot of it, from get this, losing weight! Stored fat apparently produces estrogens and since I have 80 pounds less of it, I'm not quite the factory I used to be.

So, this week I saw my wonderful doctor-who-keeps-me-regulated-and-sane, and we changed meds. For the first two days, I was nauseous as hell. And I was cranky. And tired. And, well, just feeling rather crummy. On the third day (today actually) I have started feeling wonderful. I'm regulated again, thank goodness.

So in the past week, I have knit a heel flap and turned the heel on the second red sock. That's it. I did do some spinning, and tonight I'm going to do some more before going to bed. So, since I did promise you pictures, here is the pair of worsted weight green socks I made for the family friend with cancer:That's it for tonight. Hopefully this next week is much more fiber-friendly and less hot-flash related!

Knit on...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Spinning, Knitting, and Fiber Fun

I have been spinning, and in fact, I managed to go ahead and finish up the last of the Insubordiknit roving. It's sitting here staring at me, wondering what it will be. Anyone have any suggestions? I have about 250 yards of sport weight yarn in a nice varigated purple colorway. I'll post pictures of it tomorrow.

I finished the worsted weights socks and will also post pictures of that tomorrow.

And I'm getting there on the red socks too. I've been working on some writing for Fiber Fiction and working on some more designing for it. If you haven't checked it out yet, you should totally go look. It's not ready to launch yet, but there's going to be some fun stuff in October.

And for more fibery-fun, I think I finally got the hang of navajo plying. The second skein of yarn is much less over-twisted than the first one, so I think I'll be ok on it from now on.

Pictures tomorrow! Or later tonight if I feel like getting on the small computer to get the pictures off the camera :oP

Knit on...

Thursday, September 09, 2010

An Announcement

Ok, folks, I have been hinting that I've been working on something rather big the past few months. Well, I'm pleased to announce that I can finally talk about it some on here.

I have been working with a friend of mine to design a website that will pair short pieces of fiction with knitting patterns that somehow tie into the story. After taking over two months off from work and designing, writing, and working on the website stuff, Fiber Fiction was born.

The website is now up, but it is rough, so bear with us as we iron out the kinks and get it fully operational. The formal launch is in 3 weeks on October 1.

But for now, go check it out. It's fun :oP

Tuesday, September 07, 2010


Ok, I'm doing some housekeeping today. First, I did actually finish two pairs of socks while on vacation in Bali. Here's the first one out of Sensations basic wool sock yarn:Then I made a pair of socks out of Plymouth Sockatta cotton blend yarn:And I did finish the first red sock. Red sock number two is currently being knit:Yep, lots of socks. And now to get back to the red one...

Knit on...

Monday, September 06, 2010

New Yarn

Hey, look, I have actually done fiber-related stuff! I spun up some singles out of the Insubordiknit humanely-raised merino cross in Drunken Sunset, then I practiced Navajo plying for the first time. I love how the finished product looks, but boy did I overtwist the yarn! That's why I wanted to get in some practice before doing a large project on the wheel that I want to Navajo ply. Anyways, here's the 155 yards of yarn:Knit on...

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Catching Up

Ok, so this is going to be a fairly picture-heavy post as I catch up on what all I've been doing the past week. So without further blabbering, let me get to it.

First up, we have the finished Lumpy Bumpy scarf. It's lumpy, it's bumpy, and it's squishy soft:Sorry for the craptapulous pictures on here. I'm rushing to get this in, talk to DF, and get ready for my class tonight all before heading to work.
Next, I finished the first red sock last night and just have to graft the toe. I'll be doing that sometime this morning before work probably.And then last night at SnB (It was great seeing you guys again!), I started a pair of worsted weight bed socks for a friend of the family who has cancer. I didn't get too far, but worsted socks knit up so fast:And last, but not least, I have really enjoyed being back with my spinning wheel. Yesterday was one of the first times I've had some time to really sit down and spin, and I got through about 1.5 ounces of roving that has been in my stash for ages. This is Insubordiknit's Drunken Sunset:It started out rough, but now I'm getting a nice, even single and I love the colors. I'm going to use this as practice for navajo plying since I've yet to do that and I want to keep the colors in this roving together as much as possible.

There you have it! One week down, many more to come. I'll try to be a bit more consistent since I'm pretty well settled in now and will be working, studying, and knitting, all while seeing friends and family.

Knit on...