Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BFL, WPI, LYS, and Hexipuffs..OMG!

Today, I picked up a few things from my favorite local yarn store, the Yarn Cupboard, with Hazel.  Thankfully,  Hazel seemed to be very into the button containers and I was able to pick out some rainbow-esque blue-faced leicester from the Great Adirondack trunk show.  I also picked up the Beekeeper's Quilt pattern by Tiny Owl Knits along with some double pointed needles and a WPI (wrap per inch) tool kit to measure up the yarn I spin!  Here are the goods:

Let my hexipuff craze BEGIN!

Some BFL from Great Adirondack

The BFL from another angle..

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My last swap

I got sucked into one again.  Good thing I had a little extra cash lying around from my birthday or else I'm sure Michael would've been a tad mad at me.  It was a round robin swap because there was an odd amount of swappers so I sent to my wonderful friend Denise, in Seattle and I received a gift from Heather in Iowa.  Here is what greeted me in the mail yesterday when I got home:

Some nummy gummy bears and chocolate and two skeins of Knit Picks Capra DK in Harbor and six skeins of  Knit Picks Palette in Verdant Heather.  I have been wanting to try Knit Picks in the worst way and thanks to Heather's ESP, I'll be able to! :-)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November for ME!

 I was debating whether or not to keep this yarn I spun for me or not.  Then I realized that I am very attached to it.  So, therefore, it becomes my November for ME!  This is the first time since the beginning of the year that I've been a little ahead here on this goal.  That leaves only one more month and one more thing to make for me.  The fiber is from Spinner's Hill Top and I purchased it at, where else, but the Yarn Cupboard.  I named the color, "Blue Jay Way," after having a particularly Beatle-y day.  This is my second yarn I have ever spun and I am enjoying the thick and thin appearance which wasn't intentional.  I also learned a lot from this fiber.  Such as, since I don't have a wheel to help me ply, that the method of making a center pull ball is the best when you want to make sure you have an even plyed hank without any wonky little balls left over.  Hence the other teeny skein in the background.  I don't want to waste any little bits of singles because I have no clue what I'd do with them.  I don't have a WPI guage yet so if any of you wanted those details - sorry!  But I would consider this a bulky yarn.  I love me some bulky!

Oh and let's not forget this hank wouldn't have been made possible without the help of my lovely birthday present from my husband - a Kromski niddy noddy.

Now?  On to finishing those Christmas gifts!  Tally HOOOOOO!

Friday, November 4, 2011

October for ME!

Something little for me and to quench my Owl Obsession.  This is from Ysolda Teague's hoot! pattern.  It took me the WHOLE month to do the cables.  Luckily, I have very nice friends at spin night at the Yarn Cupboard who have lots o' patience.  Thank you, Julie!

Had to edit to include my learned knitting task of the month and you guessed it; it's cables!