She was inside being cute when I was outside taking pictures.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Picked this up at the Fiber Fiend trunk show at Purlescence a while back, but didn't feel the urge to spin until after Stitches. I love, love, love spinning this!! I already knew I was a sucker for merino/silk blends, but merino/bamboo is just as wonderful. I finally figured out how to set up my (double drive) wheel as Irish tension/German tension/ bobbin led/whatever to get the highest available ratio. Will probably do chained plying.
Fiber Fiend is my fellow BobaKnitter Margit. I haven't been able to make the meetings lately (volunteer stuff) but I'll be back someday! She hooked me up with a vendor badge at Stitches and I stamped Ravelry passports at her booth for a couple of hours last Friday.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
More details later. I've got a cold (thanks to Bryan).
Well, after sick/friends in town/Stitches/migraine/mysterious mild headaches I'm back to blogging!
Ravelry details on Lady Eleanor here.
Lady Eleanor Stole from Scarf Style, 9 skeins Noro Silk Garden (color 205), size 8US needle. I just kept knitting until I ran out of yarn (allowing about 60% of a skein for fringe).
The original called for bulky yarn and size 10.5 needles, but with aggressive blocking I got the stated measurements. The fringe isn't as scary as it looks, and if you mess up you can untie and redo it.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Ravelry details here
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until work measures 42" or until a small amount of yarn remains.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I've been knitting quite a bit, though I haven't been posting much of it lately. I tried to wait for a break in the rain to do some photography, but I ended up giving up and just using fill-in flash. Plus I've been really busy. Yay busy!
I'm well into the 4th skein of Silk Garden for my Lady Eleanor. Entrelac is really addictive. I'm glad I taught myself to knit backwards in preparation for Lizard Ridge. It's almost essential in order to do this project without going crazy.
I'm also close to being done with the body of the Curved Shawl, and finished swatching for handspun socks.
My felted Siamese cat has been reknit as a blue point, felted, and stuffed. The hard part for me is cutting out the facial features in felt and sewing them on. There's almost no way mine will be as cute as the pattern picture (though mine will have authentically blue eyes.)
The pattern for the handspun scarf I just made is all typed up, arranged, and illustrated. I just need to look over it one more time before I post.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
For those of you that don't follow my flickr page, our friend Shyam's adoption application was approved and Bertie and Spot moved in with him a week ago! Here's Bertie with one of his favorite toys, a Baja Fresh bag. The kittens are so adorable and so horrible! Bertie chews on shoes, Spot growls if you try to take his toys away, and Bertie loves to jump on Spot and start a fight.