Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
First on this laceweight shawl, Clarus. My original goal was to knit the large size in laceweight, but since I'm on the first repeat of row 53 now, I'm not sure if my patience is going to hold out for that.
Then there's my first knit blanket project.... This is the Hue Shift Afgahan from Knit Picks, and I am really loving how the colors are coming together now that there are a few more squares on the blanket. My original goal was to finish 1-2 squares daily on this, but I think I am really averaging about 4 a week... Oh well, that will still get it finished in less than a year...
In the meantime I've cast on for these socks (no I'm not procrastinating, the yarn was calling to me!)
and have finished up this little beaded necklace.
I still need to finish the last few rows of a teddy bear sweater for my younger son's stocking. Hopefully I get around to that before the 24th.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Are you ready? Christmas will be here in two weeks!
I just got a little holiday knitting finished over the weekend, a Magnolia Crescent Shawl (not going to say for who just in case she's reading this later) and this lovely beaded bracelet/necklace (Ribband by Laura Nelkin). Both were pretty quick knits, about 12 or so hours for the shawl, and about 3 for Ribband, so they've great for gift giving (but I think I'm a little too attached to the sparkly beads to actually give that one away)
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
What to do:
- Finish a project in December using any LMSnS yarn, fiber, or pattern,
- create a Ravelry project (or yarn listing for handspun) with photos,
- and post a picture to the entry thread in the LMSnS Ravelry group. (Entry thread will be posted to the group on Dec 1st)
Fine print: Project should contain at least 2 oz of LMSnS yarn or fiber (you may add yarn or fiber from other sources as long as at least 2 oz of what is used is from LMSnS), or be made from a LMSnS pattern (one entry per person per pattern please)
At the end of the craft-a-long at least two prizes will be awarded (based on participation, I may add more prizes to the list as we go…)
- $20 gift card for LMSnS.
- Choice of any one LMSnS pattern from Ravelry.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
... here is my version, knit with Merino/Nylon sock from Mosic Moon, in the colorway "The End of Time", from her Dr. Who inspired yarn colors, with two coordinating trim colors.
I still need to convince my DH to take some modeling pics, but this thing is huge, and since it's so much wider than the usual shawl shape, it can be a bit tricky to find a comfortable way to wear it.
Now don't let the garter stitch fool you into thinking this is a easy project, it's nearly 3 skeins worth of sock yarn involved, not to mention figuring out how to manage 3 different balls of yarn simultaneously (because you don't want to weave in that many ends if you don't have too). Oh, and there's also the challenge of keeping that top edge nice and loose while carrying those extra strands of yarn up the side.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
75% superwash merino
231 yds per 3.5 oz skein
80% superwash merino
400 yds per 3.5 oz skein
Look for these skeins and more in stock soon!
Friday, November 16, 2012
I'm glad it all fit in my car!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
This weekend I dyed over 40 skeins of yarn, here are a few of them hanging to dry...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I also spun some superwash singles on day 10, Hallucinogenic Lipstick from Lylian Mae Fiber Arts, going to let these rest for a couple days and chain ply I think.
Day 11 was a "rest" day so I dyed some yarn, and worked on sewing project bags, just need to add drawstrings to these...
Day 12, today I spun some merino from Spun Right Round, this is a colorway called "Pixie", not the best picture of the colorway though as there is also a bit of teal-blue hiding in there...
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
I also got six new project bags listed in the shop, a couple even have windows. Here's a little preview of some of the new prints.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
My main goal this year is to do some stashbusting, and I'm hoping to get in at least 30 minutes of spinning every day, and hopefully spin at least two skeins of sock weight yarn. I have quite a few braids of yummy fiber waiting to be spun, so the only question is what fiber to spin next...
It's Day 1, and first on my list is this yummy superwash merino tencel blend from Spincerely in colorway "Riverside". I've had these two braids of fiber in my stash for awhile just waiting for the prefect time ro spin them. The colors look beautiful on the bobbin, I can't wait to see what the final yarn looks like. So far today I have about an ounce or so of it spun, hoping to get some more spinning time in later today.