Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kwanzaa in August

 I finished up a Christmas scarf for me... I think.  I kinda like it but it may become a gift.  I got this done during my garage sale the other day in which I made about $20.  Not a great sales day but it's money that I didn't have before.

I really should be working on a birthday gift for a dear friend but, dammit,I got tied into a knit/crochet a-long in my local Ravelry group and each Christmas present or themed item gets an entry into winning some pretty cool prizes.  My friend will totally understand... I hope :-P

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Crimas in August

Le Cowl

Free styled the pattern with left overs of Lion Brand Wool-ease in dark rose heather, heather gray, and violet.  My favorite are the buttons!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Xmas in August

Christmas Morning Cowl - going to a very special person.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Christmas in August

Here's what I got:

There were also two other designs that have the same idea.  If you like the look of crocheted clusters check out the other two. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Spin like you mean it

There's my first spin project all plyed and ready to be skeined and washed oh and also measured.  It was a 3 ply/2ply blend (invention of my own).  Don't ask, just go with it.  As stated in a previous post, I channeled Abby Franquemont and wound three balls of spun fiber into one so that plying on my spindle wouldn't make me go  coo-coo.  Spin night is tonight and I'm bringing 4 ounces of a domestic wool blend that has some white and gray going through it.  I'm hoping to try a different Ashford wheel, maybe the Joy?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sneak peeks of the week

 You will find out more about the above pics in the near future or not so near future....

.......currently working on future Christmas gifts.  I'm crazy but I also got inspired!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Swatching and Spinning

 I have started my August for me project and it is the Ribbed U-Neck Vest from the Vogue Knitting magazine I got from a swap partner a few months ago.  Above and below are my two guage swatches. 
 It appears to me that I have gotten guage both times so... here we go:

This is the wrong side of the work but I do like looking at stockinette a lot.  I already made a mistake in the pattern but it will just be a little longer than it was supposed to be which I'm totally okay with.  I had to stop about 1 1/2'' before I start to decrease.  But I was knitting merrily along, all pleased as punch and wasn't paying attention.  Now when I start knitting the front I will have to remember to stop 3'' before starting my decreases.  :-P

In spindle news, I have spun up all of my Falkland fiber from H.A.Y (Hampton Artistic Yarns) into three separate balls and will starting doing a 3-ply in a few days.  I will be channeling Abby Franquemont while I do it!