Knitting (and spinning! The Good, the Bad, and the UGLY)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Skinnytaste: Lightened Up Crème Brûlée French Toast

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Anna is napping so I finally have some time for updating the blog! I have a lot to show you.

First, here is the washed Spunky Club Aspen from September. It is merino and tensel, and I adore it!
I'm thinking about either making an Edo scarf using a dark contrasting yarn to set off the beautiful colors. My other option is a Color Wave Scarf also using a contrast.

My first FO for January is a Koolhaas hat. Mine is made from Bernat Berella 4.It is a deep mauve that looks almost brown. I have gotten many compliments at school.

Last, I have started a sweater for Anna. It is the Fan and Feather Baby Sweater from 101 Designer One Skein Projects. I am using Araucania in a red/orange Nature Wool. I really am enjoying the very slight color variations. This is a fun and easy pattern.

Anna and I have some new companions--two goldfish!

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Here's my latest project. I'm a relatively new member of Ravelry. One of the spinning groups has a monthly spin along with a different theme each month. Here's January's:

January Spinning Challenge

January’s theme is Indulge Yourself! You’ve spent all December buying gifts for others, running around during the busy season. Use January to spend a little time on yourself and do a little indulgent spinning. Think of guilty pleasures, fibers you’ve been itching to try, techniques you thought you weren’t good enough to do, or use your new Christmas gifts.

This challenge is for anyone, beginners or skilled spinners. There are only two requirements to participate in any challenge.

1. Start and complete at least one skein (of any length) of yarn fitting the challenge theme during the month of the challenge.
2. Your yarn must be spun on a spindle (drop or support). After all, that is what we’re here for :)
3. Post a photo of your completed yarn before the last day of the month. If you’ve posted in progress pictures, but no completed photo your yarn will not be entered.

As soon as we’ve collected all the submitted entries, a randomized winner will be chosen. This person will get to choose the next months challenge, and a photo of their handspun will be posted on the Spindlers main page.

I thought I would share with you my entry. IMG_1054_edited
Sample of Angora from The Rosefield bought at SAFF 2007. Spun on 25mm Tiger Eye supported spindle from The Sanguine Gryphon.


I had never seen a spindle so small! It isn't easy to spin with, but I love the results.

What do you think?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I've entered two contests! Go check them out! One is at Shut Up, I'm Counting (I love her title, and she writes so very well). The other one I stumbled upon but loved the topic. It's here at Stitch Bitch.

Tonight I will knit on my sock while watching American Idol. They are in Charleston! I grew up in Summerville (30 minutes away) and can't wait to see what local sites they show.

Have a great night!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

After I posted yesterday, I went through my too many yahoo emails that build up. It's usually my junk email, but I do have a few keepers. I get emails from various companies with coupons. One I received was a 25 percent off coupon from Borders. So, saving $6, I bought Color in Spinning. Yippee! Can't wait to get it!

I restarted my high school's fiber club today. It was supposed to be three of us, but one had to bail. I will try and advertise it to the students this week for next week's meeting. We stayed until 4:30 and had a nice time. It was nice and cozy in the media center; outside it was very cold and drizzly. Much more fun being inside playing with yarn and working on my current sock than being out in the yuck! I'm doing the Mad Color Weave pattern in Crazy Cotton in blue 87. I'm doing mine toe up on two circulars, and I'm working on the leg.