Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Spindles Anonymous?!?!


I've become obsessed with support spindles as of late.  And each new one becomes my favorite.  Pretty sure I have an addiction going on here ...

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A WIP!


This is Ravello by Isabell Kraemer.  I love all her sweater patterns, there's just something about them.  I'm knitting this out of Knit Picks Stroll in my favorite color Pearlescent and a weird skein of coal that acquired when they were discontinuing their kettle dyed.  This black is half kettle dyed and half so saturated with dye it left a black line on my hand whenever I knit with it.  Its hard to see in a photo (its much more obvious in person), but if you look closely:

  

The stripes are in some left over Malabrigo sock in Turner, I had just enough to knit all the stripes.  I split the remainder in half for the sleeves so I still  have a tiny ball for the other sleeve.  

I started this last October then once I got past the raglan and onto the black ... fingering weight ... stockinette ... FOREVER ... I only did a few rounds here and there ... BORING! At this point the first sleeve is past the decreases and I'm working my way to the cuff.  Then wash, rinse, repeat for the other one and I'll have another sweater!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Felines Vol. 28 2014


Riley

We say he's an old man yelling "Get off my lawn!" when he sits like this at the window ...

Sunday, August 3, 2014

More supported spinning


Do I knit anymore?!?!  I'm not sure ...

More supported spinning "practice" its getting better every day!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Felines Vol. 27 2014


Willow

Napping in the window seat.  Wondering why there's a camera in her face ...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What I learned during Tour de Fleece

For starters I learned TdF is like one big spinning festival and there's lots of eye candy and lots of opportunities to get more spindles and more spindles ...  I stopped counting, but I've added quite a few to my stash this month.

I also learned that if you are navajo plying with a tensioned bobbin, trying to finish 100s of yards on the last day of TdF and your fingers hurt ... you might wants to stop and check ... the yarn is CUTTING you (this is 2 days later).


But I have a 400 yd skein of 3-ply fingering weight yarn.


I taught myself how to Ply on the Fly and made a video tutorial for others.  It really is a cool technique.


I learned how to spin supported.  This is a work in progress, but its getting better every time I practice.


And its good that its getting better ... because I might have purchased a few spindles ...


And there might be a few more coming in the mail...