Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Another FO and a Big Spinning Project

Well since I have been doing a lousy job of posting lately I totally forgot that I had a project I had finished.  I knit these socks for a lady that I work with. These are the Jeck socks and I used Socks that Rock in River Rocked.  These were a fun knit and took too long because I just messed around and wasn't in any hurry.

I have also started a large spinning project.  I am hoping I will have enough to make a Mondo Cable Vest or maybe a short sleeved cardigan of some sort.  I am using natural BFL and Wild Ivy BFL and I am going to ply the two together.

I have finished three bobbins of the natural.  I don't have enough bobbins to spin it all at once.  I have spun six of the eight ounces that I have of the natural wool.

Here is the first bobbin of the Wild Ivy BFL.  I am almost done with the first two ounces of the eight that I have of this.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Quick Knits

I knit a couple of pairs of Camp Out Fingerless Mitts since the last time I posted.   I knit the darker pair in less than a day.  Those were knit from some handspun.  

The second pair took me a little longer. They would have been done really quick as well but I didn't knit on them all weekend.  I just used some yarn from my stash to knit those.  I think the girls like them.  I am considering making myself a pair but I may tweak it a little to add a little shaping to the arm.

Friday, February 03, 2012

First Finished Object of 2012

This is my first FO of the new year.  Sadly these were on the needles for almost six months.  I am so glad they are done.

Vanilla Socks
Started August 27, 2011
Finished February 3, 2012
Needles Size 0 Addi Turbo Circulars (two circular)
Yarn S.R. Kertzer On Your Toes with Aloe

I am not a huge fan of this yarn.  It was very splitty and there was a knot that changed the direction of the yarn stripes which was kind of irritating.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Spinning Has Taken Over

I have been spinning quite a bit this year.

This is Wild Ivy BFL, it is around 182 yards of worsted weight.  I usually don't spin thicker yarns but it turned out okay I think.  I am planning for some mittens or fingerless mitts.

This is Woolgatherings January 2012 fiber club.  It was a BFL/Seacell blend.  I am planning another Sockhead hat I think.

This is UrbanGypz Superwash Merino.  The colorway is Little Laney and it is a three ply fingering weight.   I plan to make some socks with this.  I love this yarn for socks.  They are so soft and cushy.  The two pairs I have made from yarn spun from this fiber are my favorites.

So far this is what I have spun this year.  I am really enjoying spending time with my wheel.  I already have another braid on the wheel.