Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I decided to do some spinning this weekend as well and got the finished yarn skeined up last night. It still needs a bath to set the twist, but overall, I am very pleased with how this turned out. It's about 180 yards of a light worsted weight yarn, navajo plied. The roving was from Knitted to a T that I purchased at the 2011 Sheep and Fiber Festival. I am working on spinning through some of my older stash right now to make way for some of the goodies I purchased at the Sheep and Fiber Festival this year. The roving was a merino/bamboo blend, but I am not sure what the ratio was since the tag didn't have that information on it. Here's the yarn:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
So I joined the Wind in the Willows KAL from The Unique Sheep and got my first clue in my email box yesterday. I went home and finished my run, then sat down to work on the clue. I had some trouble starting out since anything that lacey on tiny needles in the round gets a bit wonky at first, but overall, I like how it turned out:
Monday, May 19, 2014
I finished the boneyard shawl on Friday and blocked it out on Saturday after returning from the Sheep and Fiber festival. I had a good time at the show and came home with a gradience colorway from The Unique Sheep so I could participate in the Wind in the Willows KAL that started on Friday. I just got the first clue this morning, so I know what I will be knitting tonight. Anyways, here is the blocking boneyard shawl:
Monday, May 12, 2014
So I continued my sick knitting on Monday by working on a new project. I found some Pattons Metallic at Michael's on Saturday morning (about 5 hours before the crud invaded my lungs) and was enamored with the feel and the sheen on the yarn. At first I thought I would use it for a biased scarf after watching Joan at work make her version of Totally Biased. I started working on it and decided it needed to be something else, so I searched through patterns on Ravelry. When I saw Boneyard by Stephen West, I decided it would work lovely with the yarn and be a good knit given that I have enjoyed everything else he has designed that I have worked in the past. So, without more blabbering, here is the shawl in progress:
Well, I came down with a respiratory infection on Saturday night, so I have had a lot of time to just sit around the house and knit given that I haven't felt like doing much of anything else. I finished up the weaving on Sunday that I posted about already and today, since I had to take off work, I sat on the couch and knit the second sock of a new pair. Here's the finished sock:
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Hey, everyone. I actually finished some weaving this weekend that's been on the loom for a while now. I finished the mate of the red Christmas plaid scarf, and without further ado, here it is:
Knit on...or weave on in this case...
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
I managed to finish another project this week. It seems everyone at work is either pregnant or expecting grandchildren. I was asked to make a baby sweater for my coworker's granddaughter. The only requirement was that it be pink and it be girly. I grabbed the Modified Drops Baby cardigan pattern and got to work. So without further ado, here is the finished baby sweater:
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I have been furiously knitting since the Olympics began, and I have actually finished my project. Not going to post a long post today because of travel plans, but here's proof that it is finished:
Friday, January 31, 2014
In addition to working on my 50 Knitted Gifts project, I was commissioned to make a dog sweater for one of my coworkers' dog. I had never made any kind of project for a pet before, so I figured this would be a good learning experience. I grabbed a free pattern from Drops and began to knit. It ended up taking right around a week to make, so it was a fast knit. Here is the recipient and her new coat:
Sunday, January 26, 2014
So I'm not only working on the 50 Knitted Gifts workthrough. I'm also working on a few other projects, one of which just came off the loom this weekend. Right after Christmas, I warped the loom with the intention of getting a head start on some Christmas weaving for next year. I figured I could get two scarves out of the three skeins of yarn, and it looks like I will be able to do so. Here is the first finished scarf:
Knit, or weave rather, on...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Well, I finished the second project this weekend in the 50 Knitted Gifts book. The second project in the
book is a wine bottle cozy. I made this one out of some scrap Red Heart that I had lying in the random odds and ends bin in the craft closet. It was a very easy knit and I finished it in a few hours. Without further ado, here is the cozy:
Friday, January 10, 2014
It's a new year and I have set a resolution that involves knitting. For my birthday, DF gave me a copy of the book 50 Knitted Gifts.
I decided that since I am always frantic around the holidays trying to finish up presents, I would get a head start by working through all 50 projects in the book in the next year. Most of the projects I like, but right off the bat, the first project kind of irked me. I just couldn't get behind the concept of the knitted necklace.
I have nothing against knitted necklaces. I even took a class with Betsy H. at Stitches South a couple of years ago on how to make knitted beads. I think the main issue I had with this interpretation of a knitted necklace was the construction. I thought each bead was rather fiddly to make. The original pattern calls for 36 beads, and I only made 20. I'm still not sure if I would give this as a knitted gift or not. I guess I just need to see if anyone likes it when I show it to them.
Anyways, here is the finished necklace made out of some leftover handspun yarn: