I am just a gal who loves to knit and spin in my spare time and thought it would be nice to share my projects with everyone.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Deby's Cotton Candy Socks

A while back I posted I was test knitting socks for a girlfriend. Well here they are! Aren't they awesome?? Actually I made two pairs. The first pair I made to send to Deby and I found an unforgiveable mistake on the botton of one of the feet. So I sent her pictures and I made a second pair to send to her. She just recieved them on Monday. I made them out of Patons Kroy Sock Yarn on size 1 needles. If you like this pattern you can purchase it at Deby's blog. At the bottom of the page she has her sales blog. Her link is on my sidebar, O/C Knitiot
Check out her patterns when you get a minute. She recently started designing her own and she is doing a great job!

On the needles is still my Pilar Sweater. I have completed the back and I am working the front now. It is a fairly quick and easy knit. I am enjoying it.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


I haven't been able to post for a while again. I completed a suprise in the last two weeks for my girlfriend that she should get in the mail tomorrow. I will post the pictures as soon as she gets it.

In the meantime I have started yet another project. This one a sweater. I am using another Berroco free pattern. I have made two other sweaters with their free patterns and liked making them. This one is Pilar. You can get this pattern at I really liked the simple pattern that I can take to knit club and do mindless knitting and visit with friends at the same time, but it also looked like it might be a little more slimming on my chubby butt with the verticle eyelets. I hope so because I plan on wearing this one to work. I am using a 100% acrylic yarn. Patons Canadiana in cardinal red. I originally got this yarn to do the FLAK knit along. I wasn't sure if I would like the aran sweater design or not and I wasn't sure if I wanted to do something so heavy in 100% wool. As it turns out, I made about half the sweater and still didn't like the bulkiness even with acrylic. So I went to the frog pond with it and decided on a much simpler and more to my taste style. I am posting pictures of both sweaters in progress. The aran sweater is a work of art!! But not something I would wear. I can't wait to see Pilar done!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Superwash Wool

I went to a fiber get together last saturday at "A Yarn or a Tale" in Millington. Boy was that fun, and what a super nice group of girls. I bought some superwash roving to spin. The colors are more muted, off white with hints of pastels running through it. I plan on making a pair of socks with it. My handspun stash is growing faster than I can knit it.

I have been spinning so much that my knitting is suffering. The only thing on the needles right now is a pair of socks. I am finally finishing the pair of white lace socks I started a while ago. The pattern is called Memories of Alberta by Northern Sunshine Designs. I have a picture of the first sock complete back in earlier posts. My younger sister had a fit over these socks and wanted a pair for her birthday. I am hoping to get them complete this weekend.

Nightmare Yarn

Well spinning this yarn was a total nightmare for me. I learned alot and will know how to handle it next time. It sure did turn out beautiful though. I love it! The colors are pretty and it is a great novelty yarn. I think I have another scarf in the works.