Thursday, May 30, 2013

Waxing Poetic

Sometimes the arts of spinning and knitting can be cruel.  Yarn doesn't turn out the way we want or gauge lies to us and stabs us in the back.  I would have to say that I am probably asking for a big tush whooping from the knitting and spinning spirits.  I am in love with my projects right now and they are AWESOME!!!!!!

This is some Panda blend that I am plying right now and it is so pretty.  It looks to be really even and I am excited to knit with it.

How can you not be happy with a project when it looks like this.  Such happy and pretty colors make my little heart sing.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

They Are DONE!!!!!

I finished those socks that were preventing me from starting the Neon Spring Socks.  They are on the needles already but haven't taken a picture yet.  I finished them on Monday.

Some Finn wool that I dyed with some Kool-Aid last week.  I am really looking forward to spinning this.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Motivation to Finish

I really hoped to finish knitting these socks this past weekend, but it didn't quite happen.  I am on the last repeat with a toe to go, so I did make quite a bit of progress from this picture that was taken on Saturday.

I really want to cast on this yarn for a bright pair of socks so I think I will ball it up and put it in front of me as motivation to finish the others up.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Handspun Projects

I love knitting with handspun yarn.

ZuZu's Petals in Wild Ivy Vintage Merino
Just Knit It in Wild Ivy Stolen Moments superwash merino

Thursday, May 16, 2013

It Kind of Spun Itself

This is Hello Yarn Evaporate Targhee that was a Yarn School color in Fall of 2010.  I purchased this from a friend who is moving away soon.  This is the half that I have not started spinning yet.

I started spinning this fiber before I left for work this morning.

This is how much I have left of the first two ounces.

This is the current bobbin shot with just that little bit left to go on the first bobbin and before I start the second one.

I have two other braids of Hello Yarn fiber, but now I wondering do I save them until I have a project in mind or do I just spin them because they are AWESOME.