Thursday, September 27, 2007

Knit Night

My girlfriend, Connie, and I have started getting together every other Friday night for "Knit Night". We are getting together this Friday at my house. Its just the two of us, but we have a nice relaxing evening with lots of chatter and knitting.

Last time, I worked on my Charade socks. I got a lot of the leg done on the first sock. Here's a current pic of my progress.

What a Melon Charade
The yarn is Lisa Souza Sock! in What a Melon. I love how they are turning out!!

This week, though, I'm thinking about working on something new.

Rum Runner
This is Yarn Pirate Superwash Merino in Rum Runner. This is my first time working with this yarn and so far I'm very happy with it. I'm planning to use the Stansfield 14 pattern from the More Sensational Knitted Socks book.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Finished Objects

Two finished objects to share today!!

Another baby afghan.


I used Bernat Softee Baby yarn, color Chiffon print. You can't tell from the picture but there are little specs of blue, green, yellow and purple in there. The pattern is "Dainty Keepsake" from the Leisure Arts leaflet Keepsake Baby Afghans.

And socks.

Handspun Blue Raspberry Socks

I used my own handspun yarn. The roving is from Hello Yarn. It's superwash merino and the color is Blue Raspberry.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sock Knitting

I'm working on 2 sock projects at the moment.

The furthest along (probably because they've been on the needles longer) are my handspun Blue Raspberry socks. Here's a pic of sock #1. Sock #2 is on the needles and is rapidly approaching the heel.

Handspun Blue Raspberry

Next up is a new one.

What a Melon Charade
This is Lisa Souza Sock! in the What a Melon colorway. The pattern is Charade.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Evidence of Spinning

I've fallen off the blog wagon again. I had this ready to share this time last week and never blogged it.

A new 2-ply handspun yarn!
Bloom 2-ply
This was spun from Yarn Pirate Bluefaced Leicester roving. The colorway is Bloom.

I have a couple other spinning projects in the works. One is Hello Yarn roving and the other is from Twisted. I've made a mini-goal for myself to spend at least an hour every day over the next two weeks with my spinning wheel. My fiber acquisition has far outpaced my spinning lately, so I thought I should try to make a dent (even if it's a small one).

I received an order from Funky Carolina with 1 braid of Falkland wool in her Grape Nehi colorway.

Grape Nehi

And I'm still anticipating this month's fiber clubs from Funky Carolina and Hello Yarn, too.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Hedera Socks

I completed my Hedera socks yesterday!

Hedera Socks
Pattern - Hedera from Knitty
Yarn - Socks That Rock lightweight in Tanzanite
Needles & Gauge - Size 1 DPNs, 8 st/in

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

New Yarns

More new yarns have arrived. This time from The Loopy Ewe.


From left to right: All Things Heather, superwash merino, Festival; Fleece Artist, 100% merino, Rainforest; The Knittery, Merino Cashmere Sock (yummy), Orchid; and Fiesta Boomerang, Amazon