October 25, 2007

socks have consumed me

finished a pair:


Yarn: claudia handpaints fingering
Color: chocolate cherries
Pattern: Madder Rib Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks
Needles: Knit Picks Options Circs #1
Yarn Quantity: 2 balls

And stated another:


same book (Yarrow Rib sock). Using knit picks simple stripe yarn. These will be for my aunt and I wanted them to machine wash well. The yarn is kinda fun. my first socks with the self patterning yarn.

October 19, 2007

spun some BFL

the fiber:
bfl_vintage_fiber bfl_vintage_fiber2

single ply:

and 2 ply:

Fiber is from pigeonroof etsy store. and the color is "vintage". This is one of my more sublte colorways of handspun. I'm pleased with it.

October 17, 2007

Ravelry has made me a bad blogger

but here are some finished projects.

The 2 scarves I started on my camping trip.

Irish Hiking Scarf in squishy soft merino:

garter stitch scarf in some older handspun of mine (BFL):

and my madder sock (I finished one and am on the toe of the second... but I realized I decreased too fast on the toe of the first one. so I'll have to rip it out and re-do the toe. the new one is fitting better):
pooling different on each sock... oh well.

And a finished Jaywalker (the second one is hardly started... but I'll be getting back to it soon):

and love the heel stripes:

October 11, 2007

finished 2 socks... so need to take some new photos

Finished a jaywalker (need to knit the other one but here is an in progress shot (lorna's laces in flamingo stripe):

I love the thicker stripe on the heel :)

and from Knitting Vintage Socks here is most of my Madder ribbed sock (used Claudia Handpainted merino sock yarn in chocolate cherries... it's dreamy):


this one practically flew off the needles. Hopefully the second sock will go as quickly!

this weekend I'll take photos :)

October 08, 2007

what I knit while camping

I started 2 easy scarves so I could knit in the car and also have something easy to work on while we were hanging out at the camp site. Well we hardly sat still so not too much kniting actually happened. These are some in progress photos of the scarves.

simple garter stitch scarf made from some early handspun. It was done on my spindle before I got the wheel. 2 ply bfl in "goldigger":

Also an Irish Hiking Scarf from some 100% merino:

I did manage to knit exclusively on these 2 scarves last week and finish them up. But I need to get some good photos to post.

October 01, 2007

camping is fun

Big Sur is really pretty:





and campfires of course:


we also went to the monterey bay aquarium.

saw jelly fish:


and even a great shite shark:

I didn't do a ton of knitting but did work on a couple scarves. I'll get photos soon,