Friday, March 30, 2007

You Heard it Here First

I just spent a little time this morning creating a web page for my hand dyed yarns. I need to sell some so that I can buy more blanks! Check it out and let me know if there is anything you have to have. All sock yarn this round. I had a little worsted weight, but I'm currently, um, knitting with it.
Check it out here:

Monday, March 26, 2007

Finished Lace

I made my first lace project last fall as a Christmas gift. With the craziness of family travels it was just gifted last week. So now it can debut here. Hopefully I can get a modeled shot soon.

The scarf soaking, then pinned out on the bed. It was very cool to see how far it was willing to stretch.

The yarn is Knitpicks Shimmer in the Maple Leaves color, Baby Alpaca and Silk.

Weekend wrap-up

Another beautiful weekend spent outside. I had finished the knitting part of this sweater last week. I'm not very motivated to do the seaming right now though. When the first baby is born I'll probably dye it. Who really wants to try to keep baby clothes white?

The second round of Sock Madness started Thursday evening. I saw the pics of the first finished sock about 16 hours later. Some people don't need sleep evidently. I've been working on my pair a little, but I was more motivated to use the pattern to start my next baby project.

The sock is Lisa Souza yarn in the Emerald City color. The few inches of sweater is yarns that I dyed myself. The darker is a skein leftover from my Clapitos scarf. Which I remember now that I haven't taken pictures of yet.

Also this weekend my Dad's band had their first gig in a few years.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sock Madness Socks

I just finished my socks, only half a day too late. I don't mind, I'll knit the next few patterns at a more leisurely pace. And there's lots of other ideas on tap for the next few months.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Catching up

It's been a busy couple of weeks around here. I finished up another pair of baby socks. This yarn has really long repeats, so when I finish one sock and start the next they don't always match! I'm still playing with the sizes, and other ways to make them fit better.

This is a combination finished knit and belly photo. This scarf is made from Berroco Soft Twist. It's a slipped stitch pattern that makes it roll up into a fairly tight tube. It's super long and wraps a few times around. The belly is self explanatory.

This weekend marked the beginning of Sock Madness. Saturday morning around 130 people received a sock pattern by email. There are a lot of people who have finished the pair already and will move on to the next round. I finished my first sock this morning, I don't have much hope of staying in the competition, but I love this first pattern and hope to continue to knit up the patterns without the pressure.

This is what we did this weekend that kept me from the sock. First we unearthed the 30 year old grapevines behind the house. They had been taken over by rose bushes and honeysuckle and the support wires had broken. Then we built garden boxes in the front yard.

We hope to build one more long one this week. Waiting there in the trailer is a ton of poop (literally), well aged and ready for plants.

Back to my sock. Wish me luck.