Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hat 2.0 in Handspun

I seem to be on a little bit of an accessories kick lately. I have knit two hats and a scarf this month. I am also still working on another scarf. This was knit out of my handspun that I dyed with some egg dyes. I will admit that I enjoy knitting with handspun more than commercial yarns these days. I am even wanting to see if I am brave enough to spin enough for a sweater.

For the top I used the decreases used in the Turn a Square hat and I find I like how it looks. I think this will be my decrease of choice for simple hats which is what I usually knit when it comes to hats.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Paint Me HAPPY!!!!!!

Well first off, it is 66 degrees here today with no wind. Woo Hoo.

Second, the trees are budding out so that means that Spring is coming sooner than later.

Third, the Jayhawks won yesterday. It wasn't pretty but a win nonetheless.

Fourth, beautiful, lovely, gorgeous, smooshy handspun scarf.

I think I am in serious love with this scarf. It makes me super happy that I spun, and knit it. I guess the only bad thing is that the weather probably won't give me much of a chance to wear it for a while but after this winter I am okay with that.

Friday, March 20, 2009

It Just Doesn't Last

At least the handspun doesn't in my stash. This is some Corriedale that I had that I dyed with some egg dyes.

It is turning into a simple rolled brim hat. I am not sure who it will be for yet. Hubby says that these colors are too bright for me and he thinks it would be great for my Punkinbug.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Hat

Every year, if I like my child's teacher, I will knit them a present. This year I really liked the two women that are teaching my daughters. They are both incredible women and I am very thankful for them. The Branching Out scarf went to Punkin's teacher.

Punkinbug's teacher got this hat. It matches her coat almost perfectly. I made it out of Cloud 9 which is 50 percent wool, 50 percent angora. It is so so so soft.

I had a little bit of the yarn left over, so Punkinbug's Froggy got a scarf. I thought it would be neat if she had something out of the same yarn that her teacher got.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

They Are Done, Finally

It only took me the better part of two months but my Paradise Carolina socks are finally done. I think they are very happy socks. It is hard to stay in a bad mood when you look at them.

Since I finished a pair, I had to cast on another pair. We won't mention that I already have another pair on the needles for Punkinbug. These are actually some for a teacher that I made a pair last year for and she wanted some more socks so I said I could do that for her. She picked the color because brown is not a color I usually pick for socks. I believe in the brighter the better.

More yarn taking a bath getting ready for some glamour shots. These handspun yarns can be little divas.

Monday, March 09, 2009

What Do You Think???

I need an opinion. I need to know if this scarf is ugly or if it is okay. I am making this out of my handspun. Opinions are very welcome.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Where Did the Time Go????

Exactly six years ago, as I am writing this, I was in a hospital operating room. God gave us an angel. (eyes are tearing up now)

She got a little older and more independent. Here she is on her first birthday.

She got a little more stubborn and opinionated. Here she is on her third birthday.

I have truly been blessed by God with all three of my children. I enjoy thinking about the day they were born on their birthdays. Punkinbug you are such a special little girl. You bring joy, frustration, excitement and lots of love to my life. I am so glad I get to be your mom. I love you more than words could ever say. I hope you have a great day and enjoy being six. I know you are going to be an awesome six year old. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


It started out as this.

It became this.

After a little time with some knitting needles it was becoming this.

Which in it's finished state is a Herringbone Neckwarmer.
Yarn: English Garden Handspun 180 yards or so
Needles: Size 8 Knit Picks Options
Started: February 27, 2009
Finished: March 3, 2009
Pattern : Herringbone Cowl Ravelry Link.

I really hope that he likes it. I just don't let anyone have handspun you know.
I might just have to knit one for myself one of these days.