Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
One of these is to give you some yarn...seriously!
It will be a great fibery gift, I promise - some of my most treasured yarns will arrive on your doorstep. All you need to do is comment with your guess of how many skeins of sock yarn I've gotten this month.
1. This is my birthday month
2. I've shown reckless abandon with sock yarn
3. Purchases may be in-route and are accounted for
4. Included is sock yarn I've received through gifts, purchases and swaps
5. Photos and my Ravelry stash will not help you
So, how bad do you think I've been in April - hmmm?
Details: Closest guess wins; multiple correct guesses will all win; Yarn recipients will be chosen at 5:00P on Wednesday, April 30th
Have a fantastic day and thanks for just being you!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
It's a long story about how I came to love Briar Rose Fibers - a 'God' moment, if you will. Needless to say, Chris is a dear friend and my fiber world has been greatly enhanced since meeting here just about 2 years ago. It was through the Briar Rose Knit-along that I met Lisa.
Lisa is a very talented knitter who has designed for Crystal Palace and has recently put some beautiful patterns out on Ravelry which are going to fly off of my needles really soon. We finally met last Friday at CJKopec Creations. What a great day it was! A well-deserved break from graduation and college planning, gardening, and housework (which still needs finished). Anyway, Lisa added to my sock yarn stash build of recent days by bringing this Woolly Boully for my Birthday...she is so sweet!
Coby's studio was a veritable feast of fiber and there was little restrain. Lots of photos are coming, as the fiber is spun up...so here goes.
A little tuft of dreamy deep red merino and bamboo was plied with black merino to become 151 yards of light-as-a-feather yarn. The red is very nice and it spun up beautifully (once I got going). At some time in the future, I would like to get the red and ply it with itself.
Not that some spinning was accomplished, the next cast-on is weighing heavy. Dreams of Fibonacci danced last night and the yarn is very near...a pullover is in my near future!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Thank you so much!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
After scouring Ravelry for finished projects in the same colorways of Silkience, trades were made to secure enough yarn to finish that darned Viva cardigan. If you make this pattern in the stripe sequence, pick up an extra skein of each color. The yarn was inexpensive, but with shipping, it was a better deal to swap on Ravelry.
I've been yearning to spin, but the blanket has been my primary focus this week. the edging should be finished tomorrow. A couple of different things were attempted and I will blog more about i-cord finishing when the final photos are up later this week.
The colors are so vibrant that I couldn't bring myself to discard any of the ends. I've a couple of ideas on what can be made with them.
Finished photos this week - I promise!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
The spinning bug has definitely visited this week.
I got a little bag of roving a few months ago in a Ravelry swap and wanted to see what I could do with it.
It is wool and rayon mixed with some angeline(?) and became a nice little 130+ yards of yummy yarn.
Quite an improvement from what it was before spinning.
I spun it all up on Friday and it hung balanced immediately.
I am pleased!
My next spinning adventure should take me to Beth along with my Briar Rose Roving that I've been coveting for quite awhile.
If you have a minute, go check out this Ivy League Vest. It is so beautiful!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The largest skein is approx 290 yards and the smaller is approx 120 yards.
It is ultra soft and will make something wonderful in the future.
All of the charity blanket rows are stitched together and I will post new photos at the end of the week.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
In the meantime she is slightly annoyed that these are her Kentucky Wildcat colors and they aren't being given to her.
The quest for repair continues. After 5 1/2 years following the 4wheeler accident, I've completed the last major teeth repair. It is a relief that in 10 months or so it will be all finished. It hit me yesterday that there has been a tremendous amount of time wasted on repairs for a 15 minute ride. Yes, I had a full faced helmet on. No, I wasn't going fast. Encourage your loved ones (and even those who aren't) to wear a mouth protector and to always be careful because freak accidents do occur.
I need to rest a bit and will continue stitching on the charity blanket tomorrow (hopefully).
Thursday, April 10, 2008
A little break from stitching on the charity blanket netted a couple of photos.
Details on Ravelry but for those of you who have not joined up yet:
Scotch Thistle Lace Stole
500 yards of Briar Rose Fibers Grace
Size 5 needles
Finished size: 68" long, 17 1/2" wide
This was a quick knit (seriously!) that was cast-on the first day of Spring Break and finished a little more than a week later.
Better photos may come later. My favorites are always the modeled shots.
Edited to add modeled photos - more thanks to Bugg.
Monday, April 07, 2008
There is much to do to catch up with after being away. The charity blanket is primary on my list and with the squares all blocked, the layout needs to be determined and stitching it together will follow.
Knitting managed to happen while Bugg drove us around. No pictures this time, but it is lacey and so close to being finished that the final photos will probably show up before in process ones.
I want to catch up on the blog postings -- what were you all doing? There are over 120 new posts last week just on the blogs I regularly read...that will take some time.