Thursday, November 5, 2009
.... So here is my latest finished spinning project. I purchased 4/1 oz. batts from BohoKnitterChic (unable to link at this time) and she had a SAL (Spin a long) for the month of October. I finished this in the knick of time!!Even the batts were "smooth" because there were different types of fiber such as angelina, bamboo etc... I had a hard time spinning this thin. Which is what I wanted to do in order to make socks. It ended up being sort of a worsted weight, after plying, so I think I'm going to make a scarf. All of the SAL projects are being voted on in her group on Ravelry. I know I will not win, but I've got like 8 votes and I'm happy with that, but mostly I'm happy that I participated in a SAL and finished in the time I was given!!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
...well, I'm on vacation..... spent the afternoon doing some dying for the "4 Weeks of Halloween" club and decieded to dye some yarn that was given to me awhile ago..
I've got 5 total, 100gm skeins of an alpaca/wool mix. I believe it to be a sport weight yarn, not sure yet of the yardage. 2 skeins are a lighter brown than the other 3 but I dyed them all red. The pictures are the before and after of the lighter brown. Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. I've been thinking about a "honeycomb" vest..... it will depend on how much yardage I have....
Now that I have my camera hooked up to the computer, I'm hoping to A) Blog more and B) post more pics!!! We'll see how this week goes...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
...since I posted!! So I thought I would show you what I have been up to, or some of it anyways.....
The top left picture is of the red scarf I'm making out of Holiday Yarns fingering sock weight yarn... it's ALOT longer than the picture and I'm hoping to have it finished and wear it this Friday for "First Friday" at Spin A Yarn. Yes, yours truley is the "Artist of the Month"!!!! The next picture: The blue sweater. I started this sweater about 4 years ago for my sister-in-law Liz. I finished it this July and sadly.... it does not fit her!! But the good news is that I have 5 sister-in-laws and it does fit sister Kate!!!! And the last picture is of the baby sweater I made for Tracy's baby.... Tracy is Tracy99 on Ravelry and part of our knitting group that meets at Barne's & Noble on Tuesday nights. She is due this October, the weekend of Rhinebeck!!!! Congradulations Tracy and Kevin!!!
Well that's it for now..... not too much spinning lately but lots of participation for the PhatFiber box..... more on that later....
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
....My wonderful husband got this Fricke S160 for me and it came with all of this loverly fiber!! He got it from http://www.artclub.etsy.com I love it and have spun up just a few skiens. I'd really like to get some more time on it, but I always seem to be working or just too tired. Luckily our knitting group has decided to dedicate Sundays to being spin day and are taking turns at hosting in our homes. I'm looking forward to hosting myself this fall......
Monday, August 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
So it seems that the July sock for the "Knitting Purls Indie Sock Club" is somewhat succesfful. I've gotten two replys on the thread saying that they like the socks and are knitting them as we speak (read). We've also had some very good responses about the Summer Sock Club by Twiggi Knits and Stephanie...
Happy 4th O'July to ya!!! I'm off to a Drop Kick Murphy's concert in Canandaigua, NY this evening!!!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Here are my yarns that are being sold at the store!!! And this is a quilt (not sure who made it) that I just LOVE! It's from "My Fair Lady". Isn't it gorgeous??
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I can't explain why the pic on the left is so small and the one on the right seems normal!!!!
Anyways.... On Ravelry, in the Sock Knitter's Anonymous group, I am participating in my first Sockdown!!! It's a monthly challenge with a new theme every month. This month is the Unappreciated sock pattern or knee high's. I chose the unappreciated "loops" pattern that was suggested by Shelly of Loops, in Tulsa, OK when she sent this Tempted - Good Grrl club sock in the "Red Hat Society" colorway.
I started on 4/6/09 and i'm on the toe as of right now.... This pic was taken Friday night.
I'm hoping to start the second sock today and be done this week sometime.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Celia ng!!!!!!!! Now all you have to do Celia ng, is contact me for your skein of sock yarn, in the color or colors of your choice. you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Ravelry as Twiggi34.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
So this is the 2001 HD Super Glide that I purchased last Friday. We went riding for about four hours on Saturday. It was fantastic, once I left the driveway!! I stalled it about six times.:(
I haven't ridden my own scoot for about 2-3years so it took a bit to remember how it goes :)
After the intial "gettin goin", I did pretty well. My DH was very patient and supportive. Hoping for nice weather again on Saturday as the hubs and I again have the day off together and would like to go riding again. Who knows, maybe I'll ride to "Knit Night" tonight!!!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Knitting news: I finished the Einstein Coat, I don't have pics of the finished coat yet. I am also about finished with the Ultra Femme sweater. Again, no new pics, but maybe my next post.
I have been helping out my pal Gwynivar from Holiday Yarns get ready for the opening of her store in the Shoppingtown Plaza. (Dewitt, NY). It's very exciting as it will not only carry yarns (her's and others indie dyers!!) but it will be more about learning to knit, weave and spin yarns!!!
This post is mainly for me to get blogging again. Sorry no pictures. I'm making a promise to myself to be a better blogger.....
Tah, Tah for now!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Ok, lets try this again. I'm trying to tell you about the sweater that I knit for my sister-in-law, Martha. The pattern is "Cosima" by Berroco. Made with Peruvia Quick, also by Berroco. I do have to say, it turned out loverly!!! Will attempt to post a pic here. Ok, still not able to..... Now see, if you were on Ravelry you could look on my projects page and see it here. I've done some dying of sock weight yarn and even though I've not had much success on my etsy site or on yarnygoodness, I have been able to sell some at my local LYS and to my wonderful friends.
I am currently participating in a St. Patty's Day swap. My swap person live in the UK. I'm excited, as I've never had an international partner before. I've already sent her a package as a suprise, now I will try to send out the rest by the end of February.
Well, that's all for now! Have a great weekend.