Sunday, May 27, 2007

And More Fiber Arrives

The Fiber Fairy continues to visit. Here are last week's arrivals...

Nuclear Pansy
Nuclear Pancy, Superwash Merino from Pigeon Roof Studios. Also included was a sample of their Superwash Sock Yarn. Very nice stuff...and very tempting too!

Weeping Cherry
Weeping Cherry, Merino/Tencel from Funky Carolina She included a little sample tuft of roving too!

Sweet Magnolia
Posh and Sweet Magnolia, Bluefaced Leicester from Yarn Pirate

I finished 2 spinning projects.

Pumpkin Corriedale 2-ply
2-ply Pumpkin colored Corriedale from The Sanquine Gryphon

Monster Skein
2-ply Fuzzy Fibers Corriedale

I've got more spinning in the works and will share pics of those soon.

Friday, May 18, 2007

May Socktopia Socks

May Socktopia Socks
Originally uploaded by shannanstitches.

I finished my May Socktopia socks. These are for the 'Fiesta' theme.

Pattern - my usual top down with Eye of Partridge heel flap and kitchenered toes
Stitch Pattern - Stockinette Stitch Triangles from More Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn - Ellen's 1/2 Pint Farms, 80/20 Superwash/Nylon
Needles & Gauge - Size 1 1/2 DPNs, 7 1/2 st/in

Next up will be my Silkie Socks That Rock Club yarn for April.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Fiber Fairy

The Fiber Fairy visited me several times last week.

Yarn Pirate
Yarn Pirate Roving - Bloom
Blue Faced Leicester, colorway = Bloom

Hello Yarn
Hello Yarn - Blue Raspberry
Superwash Merino, colorway = Blue Raspberry
Hello Yarn - Mixed Berry
Merino, colorway = Mixed Berry

Funky Carolina Fiber Club - May
Funky Carolina Fiber Club - May
Superwash Merino, colorway = Sunkissed

Hello Yarn Fiber Club - May
Hello Yarn Fiber Club - May
Blue Faced Leicester, colorway = Cricket

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A Little Fiber Stash Enhancement

On Saturday, I got up bright and early and headed to the MD Sheep & Wool Festival. I arrived on the Fairgrounds about 8 a.m. It was a great day with perfect weather. My fiber stash grew a lot.

Spirit Trail Fiberworks Superwash Merino Roving
Spirit Trail Fiberworks Roving
Cloverleaf Farms Roving (from top to bottom: Wool/silk, Blue Faced Leicester, Merino
3 braids from Cloverleaf Farms
Party Roving from Puckerbrush Farms
Party Roving
Merino Roving from The Drafting Zone
The Drafting Zone Merino
Corriedale Roving from Fuzzy Fibers
fuzzy fibers corriedale
Wool Roving from Dancing Leaf Farm
Dancing Leaf Farm Wool Roving
Some spinning accessories...Woolee Winder and extra bobbins, 2-yard niddy noddy, and Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning book
Spinning Goodies

I only purchased 1 skein of sock yarn from Spirit Trail Fiberworks.
Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sock Yarn

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Just in Time

April Socktopia Socks
Originally uploaded by shannanstitches.

I finished my April Socktopia socks, just in time yesterday.

At the beginning of the weekend, I didn't think I was going to make it. But by Sunday night, I was sure I could do it. I didn't get much knitting time on Friday or Saturday, but I spent the better part of Sunday knitting. By the end of the day, I had only the toe of the second sock left to complete.

Here are the sock details.

Pattern - Oak Ribbed Socks, from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn - Opal Pettcoat, color #1297
Needles & Gauge - Size 1 DPNs, 9 st/in
Socktopia Theme - Sunshine on my shoulders

My next pair of socks will also be for Socktopia. I'm going with the Fiesta theme for May. After that will be my April Rockin' Sock Club socks.