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.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Arches & Columns Lace Scarf

I just finished another scarf from my purple handspun yarn. The pattern is called Arches & Columns Kid Merino Lace Scarf and it is free at Crystal Palace Yarns They have some very nice free patterns on their site.

I used the same handspun purple yarn, some fun fur, and striped it with another handspun I had in my stash for a pair of coordinating mittens. I love these mittens. They are so vibrant and lively! I need to get the second finished tonight so I can get busy on a birthday gifty for my mom. I will post that one very soon.


Deby's Birthday Socks

My best girlfriend, Deby has a birthday coming up. Last year we decided that we would exchange hand made, hand knit socks for our birthdays. We were so busy knitting for our families during the holidays that we thought it would be nice to knit a special gift for each other on our birthday. Then we revised our idea again, only to make it a hand knit pair of socks. We both love to knit socks as well as wear them.

I chose Austermann Step for the yarn and fell in love with the texture as well as the colors. In fact I bought a ball for her birthday gifty and one for a gifty for me. The pattern is Welt Fantastic from my favorite book "Sensational Knitted Socks"
P.S. Happy birthday girlfriend, I promise not to tell how old. :O


Sunday, February 11, 2007

Look What Mom Made for Me!

Mom has been knitting alot and her favorites are scarves and felted bags. She is having a great time with the creativity in making her bags. Her lastest bag was a gift for me and I will treasure it! Now I need to get on the stick and get a scarf and mitts made to match.
Thanks Mom!!!


New Scarf

I started this scarf last night. It is really a quick knit and I will be done with it shortly. The yarn I got at A Yarn or a Tale and it is a handspun single ply by Darlene and the pattern is a feather and fan pattern. I would say this a bulky weight yarn and I used a size 10.5 needles. I loved the jewel toned colors. There isn't enough for a long scarf which is a bummer because it is so cool. This will be short but I will love it anyhow.


Saturday, February 03, 2007

Welt Fantastic Socks

It is back to work for me! I just finished my first week back to work after a 5 week lay off. The following pictures are the tail end of some of the projects I completed while off. I imagine now my posts won't be quite as frequent since I am back to squeezing in my knitting and spinnig between working at work and working at home.

These are the Welt Fantastic socks from the book "Sensational Knitted Socks" that I love so much. They are made of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock and Girly Stripe is the colorway. I am almost finished with sock #2. I plan to do just that as soon as I finish posting this. I love these. They are so colorful and happy looking!!!


Confetti Yarn Finished

Talk about happy to get this done! I love this yarn!! I ended up with about 2200 yards of a beautiful and soft yarn. It is about a DK weight yarn and will be a nice sweater.


Purple Yarn

This is a fine wool combed top I got when I bought my spinning wheel a couple of years ago. There was about 1/2 lb. and I ended up with almost 600 yards. I am going to use this to make a scarf to match a felted bag my mom is making for me. The purple on my monitor doesn't look as pretty and vibrant as it does in real life.