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, March 31, 2007

Peach Handspun

I bought this peach/yellow roving a while ago at a Spinner's Flock meeting down in Chelsea. I loved the bright colors. I finally dug it out of the stash and started spinning. I believe I have about 2 lbs of this so it might take a bit to get it done. As for projects I am not sure what I would like to do with this. Whatever I do I imagine I will end up with a quite a bit of yardage.


Plied Jim's Special

I finished plying Jim's special. It looks pretty cool. I think next winter it will make a fine pair of mittens for my husband and a matching hat. Yes I said mittens for the husband. He put a pair of my handspun mittens on late in the winter when he couldn't find a pair of his gloves. He loved them and couldn't believe how warm they were. So if mittens are what he wants, mittens are what he gets. :)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Jim's Special

I had fiber group on saturday at Leah's "Yarn or a Tale". I always have so much fun there. This is what I spun while there. The roving is called Jim's special and is a hodgpodge of all kinds of fibers. I love it, it is turning out to be a slubby fat, thin yarn. I can't wait to make another bobbin and ply it. Not sure what it will be knitted into.

Not So Fancy Cloths

I decided that it was time to get new dishcoths. I hadn't made any in a long while and they were all well worn. This is what I got accomplished this weekend. All the patterns are free

on the net. I would like to make 3 or 4 more.

Fancy Facecloth

This is the second fancy facecloth I made for mom's birthday. I can't wait to make some for my bathrooms. They are so delicate and pretty. Yesterday I gave her her birthday goodies and she was thrilled. She hung her new facecloths in her bathroom before we left.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Leaf and Vine

I finished up the Leaf and Vine face cloth last night. Sewing on the lace was a little time consuming but I enjoyed it. I need to work at finishing the ending corner the next time though. I wasn't real thrilled where it was stitched together. If you are interested in the pattern book you can find it here My LYS carries these patterns so you might be able to find it at yours as well. I can't wait to get volume 2. Knit club is monday so I am sure I will have it when I leave. I am making another fancy face cloth. After that I guess I will get at those much needed dishcloths. I would rather be making socks, but for a knitter my dishcloth supply is really pityful.


Sunday, March 11, 2007

Victorian Facecloths

Another gift for mom's birthday is some victorian style facecloths that I thought I would display with some nice soaps. The pattern book is "The Heirloom Knitter Presents Heavenly Cotton Facecloths" by Barbara Scoville done with a fingering weight yarn ( Catania) and calls for size 6 needles. Wouldn't you know I could only find a pair of size 5's. But it seems to be working out well. The first one I am making is called Leaf and Vine and is fairly easy. The only part I may not like is the lace edging is done seperately and then attatched. Margie had one on display at Elaine's Yarns and it is gorgeous!!!

Sister Scarves

Here is a scarf I am just finishing up for my mom's birthday on St. Patty's day. I kitchenered it together yesterday only to find I had done it with one right side and one wrong side. Talk about a pain picking it all back out again!! So I finally got it done right and all that is left to do is to block it. It is called the Sister Scarves and it is a free pattern designed for Breast Cancer awareness. I thought it looked delicate and feminine and kind of like my mom. I used Kroy sock yarn and size 8 needles. I only used two balls to complete the scarf.