Monday, July 30, 2012

Domestic Goddess...

should be my new name.  I canned 7 quarts of apple pie filling,

baked five and half dozen cookies (four dozen went to church)

and 9 pints of salsa today.

You can bow to my awesomeness now. :)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Some Shawls on Sunday

 I have been knitting even though my blog posts have been sporadic at best this summer.  I have completed three shawls this year so far and I hope to knit a few more.  

This is the Queen Anne's Lace Shawl by MMario and it is a sample knit for UrbanGpyz.  It took the better part of five months for me to knit and I really like how it turned out.  

This is the Color Affection Shawl, I loved knitting this. I used my handspun.  I think the next one I knit I will do without the yarnovers so it gets the curvy edge.

This is my newest completed shawl.  The pattern is the Calais Shawl by Judy Marples.  I used some handspun alpaca merino silk in Enchanted that was a AllSpunUp spinalong fiber last year.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

What A Month

What a month it has been around here.  I always think I will write a post and then it flies right out of my mind.  
I was going to get you all caught up in one post but I might spread it out over a few posts.

I finished the yarn that I had started in the last post.  It is from Woolgatherings it is the June Fiber Adventurer  Club fiber in Merino.  This is one of the most awesome yarns I have ever spun.  I love the way it turned out.

I spun it as a two ply and I got around 442 yards.  It is destined to be a TGV shawl I think.

I also spun up the Woolgathering June Playing Favorites Fiber

This is a two ply polwarth of about 328 yards.  I really liked this one as well.  It is very squooshy (that is a highly technical yarn term I have you know) and I am really looking forward to knitting with it.

This was the extent of my Tour de Fleece spinning.  I would call this Tour an epic fail for me because I didn't get nearly as much spinning done as I was hoping.  That is okay though because the Tour is just for fun, so I guess it wasn't a fail at all.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Starting July

Hoping to get July off to a better start blogging than the last couple of months.  I am participating in the Tour de Fleece again this year.   We had a party last night at the LYS and had so much fun.  I won some fiber and a gift certificate.  

This is my first finished spin of the Tour.  I am not happy with my yardage but sometimes that just happens.  It is a Panda blend that was dyed by Wild Ivy.  I only got 212 yards out of four ounces, it is somewhere between heavy fingering and sport.

This is what is going to be spun next on my wheel.  This is the June Fiber Adventurer club colorway from Woolgatherings.  It is a superfine merino and I just love these colors.  I am thinking a two ply lace to fingering.