Sunday, January 15, 2012
I purchased a skein of Zauberball, a multicolored yarn that changes hue throughout the skein. Decided that I wanted to use it to do two socks at a time on one circular needle. This is my first full attempt at doing this although I have done some "practice" baby booties, but not to completion. I figured this yarn didn't need some fancy pattern to make it interesting so it was a good choice for a first attempt. We'll see how it goes!
I divided the skein into two equal balls for easier handling. You can see that they look different and therefore I will have mismatched, though cooridinated, socks.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Anyhow, started some new ones. The Christmas madness got in the way so it took me 10 days to finish them even though they really only take an evening or two to actually knit. But when you are laughing it up with the family, you usually aren't accomplishing any knitting.
So here they are, as pretty as can be. They need to dry which will take a couple of days since they are really wet, but it will be worth the wait.
This is what they looked like before they were felted. Clown shoes. As many of these as I have made, I still think it's funny to see the "before" picture.
Friday, December 17, 2010
I have no idea what I'm going to make with this. It's gorgeous and I have 10 ounces. I'll have to see what inspires me.
Friday, December 03, 2010
So off I went to the Etsy store of Gale's Art whose roving I had purchased and bought some more. This was without the silk, just BFL and dyed in cotton candy colors. It's also a dream to spin--easy to draft. The color combinations are fun too. I did half a bobbin, and I've started a second bobbin. (For those not in the know, unless you have a giant fly and bobbin, you can only ply two half-bobbins because two half bobbins will fill up a whole bobbin when plied. Giant bobbins are on my list for next year.) I'm not sure what I'm going to make with it. I keep saying fingerless gloves, but who knows. It's going to be even more colorful when it's plied. Perhaps a tad loud? Yarn can never be too loud for me!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
This is some of the first spinning I've done and the first on this new wheel. I have to do a bit more and then I'm going to ply it. Not sure what I'm going to do with it afterwards. Perhaps I will do some Kool-Aid dyeing. And maybe I'll make a hat because I'm not going to have a whole lot of this, mostly because I'm impatient.
I have also spun some of the roving that I dyed and I love it. I'm being disciplined about saving that until I have this plied. That yarn is really lovely and cries out to be a scarf. Stay tuned.
Monday, September 20, 2010
So far the pattern is pretty easy. It's written to be done on one circular needle, but I'm doing them on 5 double-points so I have to do a little amending of the pattern. That's been fairly easy thus far. These socks are going to be a bit wide, but I think they'll be good for winter. They are longer than most of the socks that I knit with a length of about 10 inches above the heel. Not quite knee socks, but higher than most of my other socks.
The game plan is to finish these and start on some more socks with my hand-dyed yarn. I have shown great restraint in not getting any of that on some needles. Startitis, the curse of the avid knitter!
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
This pattern was given to me by Mezzodiva who gives you the pattern when you donate to her breast cancer walk. So these are good deed socks.
With fall coming, at least I have new socks to look forward to.