Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Why what? Why the world? Well if it's Why is that item my favorite to knit it's because they're usually pretty fast, so I can finish a project, use different yarns and have a great finished item for myself or to give to someone else. And they're fast. :)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
This is the latest bit of yarn I've been spinning. It's Spunky Eclectic Corriedale in Water Nymph. It's been pretty nice to spin with so far. However, I'm thinking I need to invest in a heavier drop-spindle, the one I have now seems too light to me.
This is the rest of the Vanna's Glamour that I used for the Golden Snitch. I think I'm going to use the rest for a hat.
This is also leftover from the Golden Snitch. No idea what I'm going to do with it though.
This is one skein of NaturallyCaron.com Country in Spruce. The Country is a 25% merino wool and 75% acrylic blend. It will likely end up as a hat but I'm looking forward to trying the yarn. It comes in such nice colors it would be great to make a bunch of stuff with this yarn.
This was a real indulgence. Two skeins of Patons Silk Bamboo in Plum. This is a 70% viscose from bamboo and 30% silk blend. This will also likely be a hat (are you noticing a trend here?) and I'm looking forward to working with it.
And finally we have two skeins of Red Heart Eco-Cotton Blend in Midnight Marl. It's a blend of 75% recycled cotton and 25% acrylic, which you have to admit is pretty cool. I also really like that it's this very cool purple, green and blue all twined together.
Well, that's all on the yarn front. I'm still playing around with hyperbolic planes and working on the shawl for my mom that I started ages ago. Additionally, the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival is NEXT WEEK (!!!!) and I'm hoping that a bunch of my friends (from here, Pitt and work) will be coming with me. It should be fun (and costly, but fun).
Thursday, April 22, 2010
On an unrelated note, The Wench is now a professional blogger! Read her first post for Coveryourhair.com (click the link on the left for their site) right here! I'm so proud. *sniff*
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
So that's all for the made stuff, coming up is a show-off session of the stash of yarn I bought.
PLUS we are gearing up for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival! The Wench and I are SO EXCITED for it.
*PS* I just realized what a non-sequitur the title of this post is. It's because this friend and I keep trying to find time to hang out which is pretty difficult considering I'm Sabbath observant and he's not Jewish and I work at least one of my jobs on the other 6 days of the week. He said this was very frustrating and I offered that we could be friends between 5:15pm and 6pm (time between my two jobs) or after 9pm to which he responded that we would be 45 minute friends :-D
Monday, April 19, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I am SO sorry about my lack of blogging. I have not been slacking on my knitting and fiber crafting, just letting you know about it. For this I am truly sorry. I hope to get caught up on it sometime this week (April 11th-17th) but I cant make promises. Please bear with me, I have pretty things to share. In fact, here's a taste of what I've done in the past 4 months. So dear readers, please stick with me, I'll do my best to get better at this blogging business. Feel free to post questions, comments or criticisms. I'll take it all. :-)