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.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Plied Yarn

I plied about 450 yards of the yarn I had on my last post. It is sooooo soft and I love the look. It is similar to my superwash that I made my Cotton Candy socks out of but the differences is in the colors. This has little strings running through it that stick out in spots and give it a little texture. I am trying to get as much done as I can before I go back to work. I am supposed to call today to see if I go back on monday. I have enjoyed my 4 weeks of knitting and spinning, but it is time for me to go to work.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Confetti Yarn

I am taking full advantage of my fourth week of lay off from work. When I do go back to work there won't be as many posts to my blog, thats for sure. Besides knitting I am going to try and get some spinning time in this week. This is a confetti yarn I am spinning from some tops that was given to me. I am not sure but it feels like Merino. It is so soft. I can't wait to ply this and see what I come up with. It is white with bits of color and strings running through it. On the bobbin some of the little strings are sticking out making for a cool novelty yarn. I am not sure when I ply it if these strings will lay down more or not. We shall see.


Monday, January 15, 2007

New Socks

I started a new pair of socks this weekend. I love these so far. They are made from Lorna's Laces, Girly Stripes color. Bright pink and purple. I am using size one needles and a pattern called Welt Fantastic from the book "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch. I love this book. You can take any pattern and adjust it to your needles and yarn weight.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Finished Cotton Candy Socks

Being laid off has it's advantages. I am getting ready to go into my fourth week off work. They are telling me I will go back a week from Monday. In the meantime it has given me a great opportunity to catch up on alot of old projects and begin some new ones. This is a pair of socks I started last fall called Cotton Candy Socks. Somehow they got put on the back burner. The yarn is a superwash handspun. I didn't spin it as fine as I should have and the socks are way thicker than I wanted, but I love the pattern so much that I really don't care. The pattern is designed by my best friend Deby and you can purchase at her site.

I am still working on the purple sweater, but not alot and I am getting ready to cast on another pair of socks. This time Lorna's Laces in pink/purple combo. I haven't decided for sure which pattern but I know I will use one of the chevron patterns from Sensational Knitted Socks book. Love that book!!!!

Until next time, KNIT ON!


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Blocked Lace Scarf

Here are a couple of pictures of my lace scarf. I blocked it and I am so happy with the results.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Hazelnut Merino

I found out thursday that I am laid off from work another week at least, possibly two. This can be a very good thing! Lots of knitting and spinning time.

So here is what I did yesterday all day. I spun and plied 6 0z. of superwash Merino wool. I ended up with about 500 yards so it is close to a fingering weight. I think another pair of lace socks would work great with this yarn. The color is hazlenut and would go with my Dockers that I wear to work. That is if I ever get to go back to work. :) I got this in a laps form which a mill end product. I have to say though, the laps I get are such a nice quality and spin up beautifully. I got his one at Leah's shop in Millington. I just recently learned of laps and I would recommend if you haven't tried spinning it yet, you should, it is very nice!!!


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Donegal Tweed Sweater

Here is another project I have been working on. It is a DK weight sweater made from Donegal Tweed. It is a super simple stockinette stitch and a great project to work on while riding in the car.

Lace Scarf

I have been laid off work since the thursday before Christmas and I go back to work on Jan. 08. I was ecstatic to have time off to do some knitting and spinning.
As of yet I haven't got any spinning done but I will this week. I have however been knitting up a storm. I am working on a lace scarf from a free online pattern from Crystal Palace Yarns. Here is the link: Lace Scarf The yarn is the hanspun wool/kid mohair that I got for a Christmas present. This stuff is awesome. It looked like a cloud of cotton and spun up beautifully!