Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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
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
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.
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
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.