Friday, November 27, 2009

F.O. Felted Ring

I finished this a while ago. Yes. Another felted ring. I just can't stop. I might need a felting intervention.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

F.O. Slippers

Pre-felting photo. Yes ... they are big.

Post felting photo.

Project Details:
Started on November 19 and finished on November 21. I only worked on them for a few hours - then of course came the finishing work (so the felted flowers, beads and stems came next). These are for my mother-in-law. I hope she enjoys them! I do believe I'm addicted to felted clogs ... I blame Anne (darn you for this pattern!).

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Winter 2009 Interweave.

It isn't often that a magazine shows up and I want to make almost everything in it. I'm now going through my Ravelry queue and putting most of this issue in there. When will I have time to make all of these? I'm going to spend part of the first week of December matching up projects with stash yarn - that way I think I'll be ready for some 2010 knitting!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Spinning Friday - Oh Please Don't Get Me Started!

A while back Anne came over and took a look at my spinning wheel (I was having issues with the drive band fraying and popping off). Well, sad to say, that I haven't spun on it since then - and now that I have fiber prepped and am ready to go .... I can't get the cord to stay on the wheel. Not even for a short period of time. I have no flipping idea what changed from the time that Anne was here until now - but something has. I'm so frustrated and irritated that I just moved the wheel to the side - and said f-that. Tonight I guess I'll just have a cup of tea and knit.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

F.O. Holiday Stocking

Finished my last holiday stocking. I really enjoyed knitting it - even if it did take me longer than I wanted.

A kit from Annie's Woolens, size 10 double point needles, started on November 1st and finished on November 18. Mind you I was in Japan for a week - it really didn't take me that long.

W.I.P November 18th

I'm working through the stocking. I've turned the heel and am working on the foot. Hoping to finish up soon!! I know it isn't blocked ... but that will come soon.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fiber Work?

Well given that I really haven't gotten any fiber work done in the past week I'm feeling a bit behind schedule. I got a new skein of yarn (with a pattern) from the Denver Yarn SOTM club (although I'm not casting on another pair of socks for a while). I also got the next months fiber from Oceanwinds Knits (I still have to finish spinning up the last batch).

Goal - to kick butt this week!

Monday, November 9, 2009

In Japan ....

I have yet to find the yarn store.  The one that Mike went to closed.  I have found a couple of fabric stores - but I have found that there are a couple of fiber art items that are in fashion over here.  First, needle felted animals.  I bought a kit to make these.  Second, is felted beads as jewelry or shaped into things.  They are everywhere.  People are even wearing felted balls in their hair.  

The hunt for a good yarn store starts tomorrow!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

W.I.P November 5th

What do I really have to report on. Well I'm still plugging away at the Seedy Rib Sock, I've picked the Habu scarf back up, and I'm working through my holiday stocking. I'm still trying to decide what to take on my trip to Japan. Maybe I should start something new, fun, small and exciting. Thoughts?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Last of The Holiday.

That is right. My Christmas stocking has been cast on (well a few of the 54 stitches have been cast on). I've mapped out my name and am ready for the cool edge I've decided on!