Friday, December 27, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
As I was traveling yesterday, I did what I always do and started a new travel sock. I was even able to get a good chunk of the cuff knit. Of course I brought a ton of things to work on while lounging around, but there should always be a travel sock when on the road in my opinion.
I wish everyone a very merry Christmas! May you find lovely yarn and notions under the tree :)
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The great thing about having a loom at your disposal is the ability to make quick gifts that would otherwise take a much longer time. Tonight, a Christmas present for my new boss was started and completed within 2 hours. It was just a simple weave of yellow warp and blue weft for the school colors. Gotta love quick projects!
The next project I am working on is the Windschief hat by Stephen West. I have made the hat before, but when a friend asked me to make a chemo cap for her aunt, I knew this pattern coupled with some lovely malabrigo would go wonderfully together. Colorway is nostalgia and it is being made on size 7 needles.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Yes, after months of work and miles of garter stitch, on Thanksgiving day, I completed the pleated jacket. It's huge, but I am in love with it. It's warm and soft, and cuddly. Anyways, here's a picture to prove that it is all finished now!
I also finished another pair of socks for Ms. Phyllis at work, but I finished those quite a while ago now. I have been super swamped at work recently as there were a lot of changes in my department. Long story short, I was promoted and given a lot more responsibility, which meant a lot of extra work to sort through as I moved into my new position. Things have finally calmed down some, we are caught up, and I am getting back to crafting on my lunch break. So anyways, here's the finished pair of socks:
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Here's the finished pair of socks:
On a side note, we have been watching season one of a Game of Thrones from HBO. The library had the first season available, and we are about half way through it now. It's a very entertaining series, especially since I have read the first two George Martin books in the series. I saw that the library now has season two as well, so I'm sure we will continue with that once we finish up the first season this weekend.
Monday, August 26, 2013
The first WIP that needed to be done was a ruffled scarf that had been on the needles for over 3 months. It's done now.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
I spun 901 yards of yarn. There are 640 yards of the Bob's Favorite Bird and 261 yards of llama yarn. The Bob's Favorite Bird Shetland yarn is approximately 12 WPI and the llama yarn is approximately 9 WPI. I'm happy I stuck with the Tour this year and I'm proud to show off the final product:
Now the yarns are soaking and I need to get them out in just a minute.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Anyways, here's a picture of the plied yarn. It's not coming off the bobbin tonight because I'm too tired to clear off the table right now.
Friday, July 12, 2013
I also may have bought some yarn tonight. I went to Hobby Lobby and they had some sock yarn on sale, and as I was explaining to DF, my sock yarn stash has dwindled down to 2 skeins. This is dangerously low as far as I am concerned, so I can now breathe easier knowing that I have enough sock yarn to knit another 6 pairs of socks. Most of it is Kroy FX yarn, but there are two skeins of Heart and Sole and two skeins of Wool-Free sock yarn. I'm going to cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of the wool free sock yarn for a coworker of mine. She always comments on my socks, but she can't wear wool without breaking out into hives. This way she can have a pair of hand knit socks that won't try to kill her.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Spin on, spinning wheel!
Sunday, July 07, 2013
So, more spinning tomorrow.
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Then in the afternoon, I ran 4 miles with DF at the park and we went out to an early dinner after we finished the run and cooled down. Now, I'm about to do some paint by number for the heck of it.
Anyways, here's the progress of the llama fiber:
Friday, July 05, 2013
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
So, today I picked up where I left off on day 3 and finished a bobbin of the Bob's Favorite Bird. I'm planning on plying the two spun up bobbins either tonight or tomorrow for my day 6 spinning. For now though, here's the finished bobbin:
Monday, July 01, 2013
Sunday, June 30, 2013
At the end of day one, this is what I spun up:
Saturday, June 08, 2013
After I wound up in the boot from tearing the tendons in my foot (hard to believe that was already a year ago!), I noticed I was having an issue with knitting and my hand hurting, so I wasn't able to knit very much. I did do some scrapbooking, some knitting for as long as my hand could stand it, and some spinning.
In the past 6 months, I have only knit a couple of things. First, I knit one sock, which I just finished this weekend: