Tuesday, January 26, 2010

When Knitting Fails You

You resort to spinning.  I started a new sock project with some hand spun that I finished last year.  I am trying different Cat Bordhi patterns from New Pathways for Sockknitters with my handspun sock yarn since most of them are toe up patterns and I can use up most of the yarn that way.

You start a new spinning project.  I am trying to turn this into a 3 ply worsted weight yarn.  I don't usually try to spin like that but we will see what I get.  The color is Aquarius from a dyer somewhere in Iowa.

 Last but not least, you fondle pretty new hand spun yarn.  This is the yarn that I intend to make a scarf for my sister with but I really like how it turned out so I am a little tempted to keep it for myself.  What do you think, would you keep it?  I am thinking this yarn would make a good Argosy.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Knitting Catastrophe

I hate it when I hear the voice in my head that says something is not quite right.  I usually listen to it but for some reason I totally ignored it this time.  When I tried this sock on after I completed turning the heel it was a little big.  I thought it is going to be okay. I 'll just keep going it isn't that bad.

I finally had to listen to it yesterday when these
big bumps were on top of the foot.  I just don't see how that would be comfortable in my shoe.  So I decided yesterday to frog this sock.  Which is sad because I loved how it was knitting up.  I am now debating to try again in a smaller size or just start a totally new sock with new yarn and pattern.

Friday, January 15, 2010


I have been doing a lot of spinning lately.  This is the roving that I am spinning right now.

It will eventually be a scarf for my sister.

This is what I just finished spinning.  I got a little more than 740 yards of a light fingering to laceweight.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Happy Little Girl

I have finished the Punkinbug's sweater. She was able to wear it to school yesterday. The librarian at her school thought it was really pretty. I am so glad that it turned out okay.

The sleeves of the sweater are a little short but I think that is because she pulled it up farther than it was supposed to be worn. It only took me about a month and a half to knit. I finished the knitting on our trip last week but forgot the button at home so I wasn't able to finish it until yesterday. She didn't let me take the time to block it so it is being worn just as it is off the needles.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends. I hope all of you had a wonderful CHRISTmas and enjoyed time with your families.

Our Christmas was pretty uneventful, the foot and a half plus of snow that we got on Christmas Eve and Christmas might have had something to do with that. DH took the kids outside after he got done blowing the snow off the driveway.

We got to go back home to Kansas this last Sunday and just got home yesterday. When there is a trip there is laundry to be done on the return. The girls were great to help me with that today. I told the Punkinbug that her shirt matches the walls in the laundry room.

I guess I must be crazy. I started a new KAL10 Shawls in 2010. I started my first one on Friday as we were heading back to Kansas City to spend the night with DH's brother. I also got some knitting done while watching the Allstate Sugar Bowl. I am now on the second repeat of the first chart of theNorth Roe Shawl. I am planning on giving this to my sister in law when it is finished. The next one will probably be for my oldest sister. I am using Cascade Alpaca Lace in Thistle.

Time to go knit now.