Monday, February 26, 2007

New Book

I bought the sock book! Yes I have most of the patterns but it is so well laid out and I don't have to go looking:-) I passed on lace style for now. I may get it later but there was really only one thing I might knit. I want Stephanie Japel's book Fitted Knits but will wait on that too. It looks really nice though. I love her designs!

I had to blog about my Prayer Shawl sweater before I give it away. I've started(well Weds.) a prayer shawl group and we will knit items prayerfully for people for variuos reasons. This is for a young lady in my community who is having her first baby. My friend Liz M.
dyed the washable merino sock yarn this rose garden colorway. I snatched it up! It is a simple top down raglan with a picot edging. I like simple with details:-)

This is my fleece artist sock. It needs a mate. I'm working on it! I'm in love with fleece artist everything.
I'm also working along on my floppy jacket. I'm more than halfway done but this is not one that looks very good in pictures until blocked and on a person!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Snow Emergencey

Yesterday was a very snowy day. The worst part was the drifting. Last night they called off school for the thrid day in the last two weeks. I woke up to sunny skies and very little additional snow. Unfortunately everything is closed. I was going to take the kids to the library but it has been closed for a snow emergency. I'm taking them out to lunch instead. Restaurants never close! It's just funny because yesterday it was awful, the roads, the wind, the school bus got stuck. Today just a great day for climbing snow mountains.
I started the Rippling Waters scarf by Dorothy Seimens with my Celtic Colors Fleece Artist BFL singles. I think it is going to be cool!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Handspun Pal Does it Again

My Hanspun Pal Vivien did it again. I can't believe she considers herself an intermediate spinner. Her spinning is so even and she definitely listens to the fiber and works with its properties. The varicolored blue was spun by Vivien and then dyed. Unfortunately my pictures are not coming out as beautifully as the real thing. The darker blue is a blue merino with a silk ply. It is a beautiful boucle type yarn. All three skeins Vivien sent to me coordinate really well so I think i might do a scarf with them. I'm still enjoying looking at them too much to actually knit them! Check out her blog!

Vivien also sent this amazing silk top. I am going to spindle and savor this! Pictures again don't do justice! Vivien has been the best Handspun pal!

This is was a gift of roving from my dear friend Jessica. She went to Nova Scotia and brought back some Fleece Artist BFL. The color of the roving is called Celtic Colors and was a specially dyed color for the shop she purchased it at. I got 328 yds out of my 50gms so it is already on the needles and destined to be one of Dorothy Seimens scarves called Rippling waters scarf.
My felted project bag is done. I wanted a huge tote so I used up stash and swap yarn and created this. Sheila Ernst's button sure tops it off doesn't it?

I think it is interesting to note. I thought that all this two color knitting dominant hand stuff was a bunch of hooey. If you look closely at the bag you can see where I switched color in the dominant hand for a while and then switched back. It is more pronounced in person. I don't mind it but it was a good lesson!

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