Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A New Project and a Tiny Bit of Spinning

Since I finished the Seas Shawl,  I needed to start the fourth shawl for my 10 in 2010.  I am knitting the Shetland Triangle.  I have a few yards short of 300 so it won't be very big, but it will qualify for one of the smaller shawls.  I am knitting in out of my handspun Tussah Silk that I recently spun.

I haven't been doing much spinning this month.  I had grand plans to get through a couple of bumps of my stash but alas that didn't happen.  I am currently spinning up some BFL from Frabjous Fibers.  It is the Chocolate Cherry colorway.  I was a little disappointed when I went to weigh it and it was quite a bit under the 8 ounces that it said it was supposed to be.  I am hoping to knit a Clapotis from it.  I am even considering just knitting it as a single.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Is that an FO????

I have finished my third shawl of my 10 in 2010 shawl Knitalong.  
Pattern Sea Shawl
Yarn Handspun Sea Dream from Gale's Art
Needle Size 7 Knit Picks Options
Started April 23, 2010
Finished June 25, 2010

I had one of my favorite models try it on to show off the stitch pattern.  I think it turned out pretty good.  I think my model would take it if I let her.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer of Socks???

I seem to be on a bit of a sock knitting binge lately.  My last three finished projects have been socks.  This is a pair of plain vanilla socks made from Nashua Best Foot Forward in the Berry Cobbler color way.  I used size 0 Hiya Hiya DPN's.  Started June 1, 2010 Finished June 16, 2010.

This is the pair I cast on last night, the marker is where I started this morning.  This is Colinette Jitterbug in Mardi Gras.  The blue isn't quite right it have more purple and greens mixed in with it.  I am using two Knit Picks Options circulars in size 1.5 and the pattern is Stansfield 196 from More Sensational Knitted Socks.  I was afraid that the pattern would get lost in the funky yarn but I can see it pretty good so I will continue on.

I am thinking this handspun will be my next pair.  It is Gale's Art BFL swirl in the Grace limited edition colorway.  I really enjoyed spinning this and I am excited to see how it knits up.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Does the Title of the Blog Say "Stitches"?

It has been a very very long time since I have been motivated to do any cross stitching.  Before I became obsessed with knitting, I was obsessed with counted cross stitch.  I was reading a
friends blog where she was posting her current cross stitch project so I went and dug one out of my stash.

I started working on this last night.  I remember why I haven't stitched in a while.  It takes a long time to get a finished object.  I am still wanting to work on it so I guess that is a good thing.  This is about two hours worth of work.  I did have to rip out the the star once because I miss counted.  I am planning to post a cross stitch update periodically so I can see the progress I am making.

I have spinning and knitting to show off in the upcoming posts.  So fret not that I am turning this into a cross stitching blog.