Saturday, July 30, 2011

Frog Me!


These are mittens for the Sole Sister swap and guess what - the gauge or something is so messed up. These are HUGE!!! My buddy has hands that are around my size. Guess I'm frogging today.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

FO - Summer Fun




I enjoy a fast crochet project and these little guys fit that bill. Pot holders or trivets I love the summer feeling!

F.O. July Mystery 220 - Summer Hat




Project Details: This is July's Mystery 220 project. A summer hat. I wouldn't have ever decided to knit a hat like this - but it was interesting and fun. I learned how to do a new method for picot edging (which was pretty cool). I started on July 5th and finished on July 23rd. I like getting little clues once a week. I used Cascade Pima cotton and it took nearly 220 yards total. I'm still waiting for them to update with what the pattern is called.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

F.O. Snowdrop Socks



Project Details:
First, when I put these socks on the blockers I noticed that I didn't finish one - I'll have to do that once they dry. This was my first time working with Noro yarn. Jill convinced me to get some and give it a try and I have to say there are things I love and hate about it. The yarn, which was Noro Kureyon Sock, was suppose to be fingering weight yarn. As I used it I noticed that it went from lace to aran weight. I love the crazy mix of colors and the blend of the fiber - but the difference in weight was hard to get over. This yarn is also handwash only - and sock yarns really should be superwash!

I used size 2.5 dpn, the pattern (Snowdrop) is toe up (which means I got to use all the yarn), I started on June 9th and finished on July 22. They were a fast knit because of the gauge and size of the needle but in the end they look a bit large. I think this fiber also doesn't stretch much.

I'm happy to have worked with this Noro sock yarn - but I'm not sure I'll do another pair of socks with it, something else maybe ... but not socks.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

WIP July 17 - travel edition

We are currently traveling to Palm Springs (dh has a conference and I'm on vacation). Airport travel is always the best for knocking out some knitting. Here is Julys Mystery 220. I'm really thinking hat now! Waiting on clue 4!



Friday, July 15, 2011

Tour de Fleece - Day 14 (FO)


Here are the lovely balls of roving. This blend is really really amazing!


Singles.



Project Details:
This is an alpaca blend from Wooly Wonka Fibers. It might look familiar - I did 4oz of this last year an wanted some more. The previous yarn came out sport weight and 400 yards. This one came out 380 yards and sport weight as well. Now I need to figure out what to do and if I should get some more!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tour de Fleece - Day 9-13


The roving!


The final product.

Project Details
Sport weight, 336 yards of Corriedale Wool. The fiber is from Funky Carolina (almost done with all of my fiber club rovings). Colorway is A Light On A Hill. Lovely lovely color and fiber to work with.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tour de Fleece - Day 7 & 8 (FO)


The braided roving.


Singles.




Project Details:
I'm ahead of schedule for spinning. This came out fantastic. From Spindlefrog this is 100% Coredale wool. Spun up into sport weight 375 yards. Colorway Rosebush. Seems like lately my spinning has all be in similar colorways. Really I'm just diving into the bin of fiber and pulling out the first thing I find.

Friday, July 8, 2011

W.I.P July 8

Here is the July Mystery 220. At first I thought maybe a TP cover - but now I think maybe a hat. Guesses?



Tour de Fleece - Day 7


The nom nom fiber!


Singles



Fiber Details:
From my fiber club with Funky Carolina. Superwash merino, tencel and BFL. The colorway is Morale and it came out DK weight. 236 yards. I have no idea what I'll do with it - but I'm pretty sure that what ever I make will be radiant in these colors.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tour de Fleece - Day 5 & 6




Day 5 & 6 have been good for me. Plying and FO tomorrow! Keep an eye out for it!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tour de Fleece - Day 4 (FO)


The roving!


Singles


Finished skein.

Project Details:
This is 100% bamboo (which I had never spun before and was really really fun). The fiber is from Hank In The Hood. It came out sport weight and 220 yards of it. The colorway is Coral Reef.

You might ask - what will she do with it? The answer ... I have no idea yet!

Monday, July 4, 2011

WIP July 4th

I have been knitting. These are The winter snowdrop socks out of noro!



Tour de Fleece - Day 3



I got through my 2oz today of 100% bamboo. I've never spun it before and really enjoyed it. Maybe I can finish up everything and ply tomorrow? Maybe!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

F.O. Spinning.



Here is the roving (I should have taken a photo of it in a braid - it was pretty)


Singles.


Finished yarn.

First off I'm a day early on the tour (I normally take 3 days to get through 4oz during the tour). But, since I felt behind I had to kick some butt.

Yarn Details:
This was last May's fiber club from Funky Carolina. 4oz of polwarth fiber (which I had never used before). The fiber is extremely long and sticky - but was exactly what I wanted to spin up (after the last couple superwash disasters). It came out DK weight and 214 yards. The colorway is clumsy.


F.O. Somewhat Cowl



Finally, something finished. Here is the Somewhat Cowl (kit has been sitting in my craft room for nearly 3 years).

Project Details:
I started on February 28th and finished on June 30th. I wasn't focused on working on it all the time. Just here and there. I didn't make any pattern modifications, but as you can see it will HAVE to be worn with a tank underneath. I used the yarn that was called for which is Blue Sky Alpaca & Silk. The pattern called for 7 skeins but I really used 6 skeins and about a foot out of the last skein. So, I needed it but not all of it. I knit it on size 6 needles.

My overall comments are that the ribbing for the neck was a pain in the butt - took forever. But, that I like the end result. I'm not sure I can wear it in summer (because it feels a bit hot).

Tour de Fleece - Day 1



I am doing the Tour this year. Although I didn't have my act together to post to the main thread on Ravelry until this morning (and guess what - it was locked). But, I did get some spinning in yesterday. 1.5oz only. My goal is 2 oz per day. So, we'll see how I do today. Let the spinning madness begin!

Friday, July 1, 2011

WIP Ribbing!

I focused and look what I finished - the ribbing. Took me a very long time but it is done. Now to fold in half - tack down - and block the sweater. Photos of it on soon!