Friday, August 17, 2012

What am I doing lately?

How to hypnotize a baby

Monday, August 13, 2012

July Fiber...Finally!

I seem to be posting late but I suppose that's better than never!  Here is the Corriedale fiber that I purchased at the Bouckville Fiber Festival last year, I think?  Anywho, it's from Salt City Fiber Works, a fairly new fiber addiction (or addition) to the central New York area. 

I got most of the spinning of this fiber done during nap times and such.  I didn't do anything crazy and kept things pretty much the same.  I ended up with 114 yards of 2 ply worsted weight yarn.  When I began spinning, I noticed right away that Corriedale is way different than merino or bfl.  It has a spongey quality to it that made drafting very easy to handle while I spun the spindle.  Normally, I still park and draft quite a bit but the fiber and spindle were doing all the work this time.  Again, not sure if it's because of the fiber or if because I'm improving (whatever that means).  I have no immediate plans for this hank o' goodness but I've been debating whether it be a Christmas gift or if I should continue to hoard my handspun...

Closing Ceremony and Coupons

Finished just in time!

What a $50 Living Social Coupon can get ya!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Ravellenic Games - Part Deux

I am on a roll!  I knocked out two more Ravellenic projects.  Above, the Charity Rowing mittens that will benefit the Norwood-Norfolk Central School district that my friend Angela is heading up.

Below is my medal win for the Cowl Jump.  A cowl for one of my friend's birthdays.  This will be the second cowl of this type that I've made.  I really enjoy the pattern and the final look is pretty hip, in my opinion.

And finally, a casual shot of my medal winning project from the WIPS Wrestling event:

This kitty made me love crocheting amigurumi again so much so that I'm seriously considering knitting amigurumi for all the kids in my family as their Christmas gift.  Speaking of Christmas, that will be the next fiber event - CHRISTMAS KNITTING!  I've already started brainstorming.  I'm such a freak.

P.S. Corriedale fiber has been plyed and in a skein.  Pictures to follow!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Ravellenics Progress

A week into the Ravellenics fiber "games" and I'm doing pretty darn good!  (Excitement brings out the poor grammar in me!).

I was called to the podium today to accept my first medal:

I have a picture of of the work in progress that I wrestled to the ground but it's not the best.  Besides, it's already been in the studio so you'll have to wait a wee bit longer to see it.

Today, I kicked out two other projects that still need to be photographed but I'm super psyched with my progress.  I am left with just one last WIP to finish before the end of the Ravellenic games.  Oh, and my July fiber (from Tour de Fleece) that still needs to be plyed...oh and the August fiber that I need to pre-draft and get spinning on...  

Requirements for our CNY monthly challenge: alpaca or green fiber.  I chose green!

Ah well, thank you Ravelry for motivating me to get some stuff done!