I probably wont update every day. I'll most likely end up doing a few days at a time. But, since it was the start today I figure I should give an update.
I finished spinning 4 oz of 50% Merino/Tencel. It was 4 oz from Woolen Mill St. Yarn (a fiber club I was in a few years ago). I didn't prep the fiber but just split it and tried to keep the colors as long as possible. After that I plied it and ended up with 220 yards of DK weight yarn. The colorway is Electric Rose Garden (which I think fits).
Once a year I get a big push for spinning. The Tour de Fleece starts today. I plan on spinning more than knitting for the next few weeks. In preparation for the tour I decided to log all of my roving into Ravelry (something I have yet to do). Turns out I have 235 oz of roving or ~14.5 lbs. This is way less than I thought I had (which is a good thing). The photo is of Zooey snuggling up with all of my 4 oz hand dyed braids. I'm sure she will be really into the tour in a few years :)
My plan for this tour is to get through the roving in this picture:
I've selected an assortment of fiber types and amounts (some are close to a pound and some are just 4 oz).
A friend of my hubby gave us a book for Zooey. It is based on an old Ukrainian folk tale. It is about a little boy who wants a white mitten - and her hand knitting it for him. Nothing like a good story about hand knit mittens!
So I have had these socks on the needles since August 14th 2011. I hate the pattern and am not really a fan of the yarn. They sit there and look at me. Telling me to work on them. Well guess what - life is to short to hate hour knitting projects. I'm not going to feel bad ... but you are now getting frogged!
Another little gift for Zooey. I think she will get it for Christmas.
Project Details: started on April 27 and finished on June 21. I found the pattern hard to follow ... But I think it still came out nice. DH wanted the neck thinner - so that is what I did. I used nice inexpensive alpaca yarn from Hobby Lobby.
I like getting these calendars each year. Tea towels I believe is what you call them. I want to work on my machine quilting and decided to try swirls for this one. I first penciled out the swirls and then went to town. I like how it came out!
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!