November 29, 2007

something amazing has happened

I finished a project. Well actually two! Anyone who checks in here semi-regularly will notice that I start a lot of projects... and finish not so many.

But I actually have a couple done :)

I started a little squishy ball from "knitted Toys" by Zoe Mellor in July. I knit 3 of the little pieces and then put it down. In 2 afternoons I knit the other 3 and sewed it together. Not sure why it took me so long to get back to this one. Nice easyish knit (had to keep track of shaping the pieces). I used some Cascade D'oro (discontinued 50/50 wool alpaca) and Valley Yarns Stockbridge (Webs almost identical yarn - I needed less than 25% of a ball of each color.



I aslo finished my mom's poncho from a couple posts ago. Don't have a new photo yet though :)

November 18, 2007

lots of undocumented spinning

I have been spinning more than usual and posting about it less... so here's some catch up.

"deep woods" superwash merino (fat cat knits - etsy)
deep_woods_superwash_merino_fiber deep_woods_superwash_merino_single


"royal" superwash merino (pigeon on roof studios -etsy)

"explorer" wool (spunky ecclectic):

"pulse" bfl (spunky ecclectic):

I finally got around to washing and photographing these the other day (the color is a little off... the short daylight hours are making accurate color photos hard)

November 14, 2007

quick update

I've been knitting...

my tree jacket (the sleeves have been separated - it looks too red in this photo):

Yarrow Rib Socks for my aunt (first one done second one almost to the heel):

Harlot Poncho for my mom (she really wants one... )I added a cable down the front and back. Using Cascade Eco Wool:

and some spinning

bought soem blue/pink merino at a craft fair:
blue_pink_merino_fiber blue_pink_merino_single

and here is the final yarn:

also some bfl in "vivian" from fat cat knits on etsy:
bfl_vivian_fiber bfl_vivian_single

and the yarn:

November 09, 2007

knitty surprise

this is at the top of my need to cast on list!


I have some Elsabeth Lavold Angora in a dark Plum color that could work really well!!! (perhaps I need to finish like 3 scarves and 2 sweaters before I dig in though) :)

November 08, 2007

got tagged

I've been tagged by abmatic.
Here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 3 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

stuff about me:

1. I love animals. For the most part I prefer them to people. And I don't get people who don't have/want pets.

2. My sense of color is a little "special". I think most colors work together.

3. I'm afraid of fish. When I've gone snorkeling in the past I always worried the fish were going to bite my toes. I have the same mild fear of the beach... but with sand crabs. I'm protective of my feet. Maybe that is why I am digging sock knitting so much.

4. When I was a kid I used to race remote control cars with my dad and brother. We belonged to a little club that did this. I consistently beat all the guys in races (I was about 9 years old and most of them had to have been in their 30's or 40's). I learned early that there was nothing I couldn't do as well as the guys could.

5. I work in computer animation, but that is not what I went to school for. My major was photography and my minor was graphic design. I don't know a lot of people who do as a profession what they went to school for.

6. I am a bit of a control freak. When we got married last year I had so much trouble letting other people help me (except for my husband... he helped very well). We made the invitations ourselves (and the favors, and did all the flowers, and wrote the ceremony). I finally had to deligate some tasks to friends and family but it was hard to let go of some of the control.

7. I don't plan to have kids of my own but really want to be an aunt. So I really hope my brother has a kid or 2 :)

ok tagging kgirl, octopus knits, adrienne