March 22, 2006

And she finishes stuff too!

Flap Top Mittens from Hand Knit Holidays:

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This is the second time I've knit these mittens (both pairs as gifts). The pattern is written well except for the part where you start the flap. It's worded badly. Really they want you to k1, yo across the back and do k1, yo 2 times on either edge of the front. But it's written that they want you to wrap the yarn around the needle twice which is 2 yarnovers and doesn't work.

I used Artful Yarns Jazz which is 50% wool/50% alpaca and worked out really well.

Here is some merino I spun up (color is jeans)
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some alpaca spun and then spun with noro (don't remember the yarn exactly)
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And my second skein of the wild things fiber from stitches:
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Off to NY in the morning. Have a great week!

March 17, 2006

Happy St Patty's day!

Your Irish Name Is...

Zoe Doyle

And I'm headed to New York next wednesday. Please leave me a comment if you can thnk of and super fun things for me to do there. It'll be my first trip.

and speaking of travel:
You Are Austin

A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll.
You're totally weird and very proud of it.
Artistic and freaky, you still seem to fit in... in your own strange way.

Famous Austin residents: Lance Armstrong, Sandra Bullock, Andy Roddick

March 11, 2006


I'm totally addicted to spinning yarn now. Which is not good because I already have a ton of yarn and now I'm making more. Here is some 2 ply I made from Lisa Souza Wensleydale in Wild Things.
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And here is some awesome roving that I custom ordered from HeatherZ:
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I have 8 oz of each of the above on the way..... Suppose I need to get knitting the yarn I have :)

I've actually finished up a couple projects. But they were gifts and I gave them away before taking photos. One was a pair of mittens where the top flips back. I used Lorna's Laces Shepard Worsted and the pattern is in Hand Knit Holidays. Also made a felted make-up bag with a zipper in dark purple cascade 220 with a blue stripe and blue zipper.