Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
|Xmas cards in progress|
|My breakfast view|
Sometime in the future: what my neighbors do when I'm not looking. (Your mind, out of the gutter, now. :-P)
Friday, November 18, 2011
Confused? That's ok. Work with me here.
I've inherited/been given/acquired through illicit and uneducated means a reasonably large stash of knitting needles. Problem is, they're all either metal or plastic, and I am very decidedly not a fan. I work almost exclusively with wooden (mostly bamboo) needles, the only exception being very small ones (size 1 US and under) which become completely unstable in wood form.
Now, I happen to know that there are plenty of people out there who have the same feelings towards metal or plastic needles who might have wooden ones that they hate. This idea is for you guys.
I would like to transform my stash of 'unusable' needles into totally usable ones, with your help. I propose a 1-1 exchange with the following things being '1':
- One set of 2 straight needles
- One circular needle
- One set of 4 or 5 dpns
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
So yeah! It's here! It starts today, July 2nd, and goes until July 24th with 2 rest days where we don't have to do anything if we don't want to. The main Ravelry group is here if you're interested.
Picture! Today, as I'm in you've-never-heard-of-it Montana (which is quite lovely, btw) I've been working with my drop spindle to keep up with the Tour.
It's about 2 oz of BFL/Silk noil in 'Cool' from The 100th Sheep, acquired through Jessa at the Estes Park Wool Market this year. This stuff is pretty awesome to work with. I think i'll be plying it back on its nubbly self and then...??? profit! heh.
This bit of spinning is relevant to my teams Hopelessly Overcommitted, Spindlers and Peloton. More on teams next time.
Are you doing any Tour de Fleecing?
Friday, May 27, 2011
This past week has been trying for my poor knitting projects. My wrists have been complaining bitterly, so I’ve had to take some time off. Apparently, only pain will get me to stop knitting (and even then, not really) and give you a blog post.
The following pictures have not been modified in any way, including moving projects to better lighting, giving you a series of snapshots into my life and habits as a (completely disorganized) knitter.
Damson, by Ysolda in Rowan Purelife DK, chillin’ with my niddy-noddy by the window.
Citron, by Hilary Smith Callis with Malabrigo Lace, on top of the yarn bin by the bed.
Corona by Canary Knits, with Dream In Color Classy. Less than 6” left to go on the hood, it lives in my bag and comes with me almost everywhere in hopes of getting finished.
Finished projects awaiting finishing touches, hanging out on the board game shelf (top to bottom)- First half of the merino roving that I got from Mind’s Eye Yarn in Boston, waiting for the other half to be finished. Op Art baby blanket, blocked, waiting for ends to be woven in and gifted. Pi Shawl, blocked, waiting for ends to be woven in.
Bits and pieces of fleece waiting to be washed, separated or carded.
My mother is coming to visit for a few days, and she’ll be bringing a whole alpaca fleece with her, so I have to get my a$$ in gear to make room for it.
Good thing my wheel’s empty, huh?
Sunday, May 8, 2011
That's right- you can now get yourself those fancy glow-in-the-dark stitch markers you've always wanted.
Friday, May 6, 2011
1. Cash only. If it's in my wallet or pockets and it's cash, it's fair game. Sometimes I leave my cards at home, just in case.
2. No yarn. There are about 15 awesome yarn stores within 8 miles of me, plus the internet. Spinning material (besides the internet) is much more difficult to come by.
Once those 'safety nets' are in place, the rest of it is pure fun and sheepy goodness. Now, for the pictures:
There were alpacas:
Coopworth/Jacob/Karakul cross). It's lovely and multi-toned, mostly in greys with a little bit of black. I found 3 distinct shades of grey in it. It weighs 4.5 lbs (raw) which I thought would be a manageable amount for me to hand process, compared to most of the other fleeces (which were around 10 lbs each).
Thursday, March 3, 2011
|.5 oz Silk Hankies|
|1 oz Silk Hankies|
|4 oz BFL in #12 Redwood Forest|
|Cutest. Puppy. Ever.|