Sunday, May 17, 2009


Well I have a few skeins of handspun that I have not mentioned and since I am seriously missing my wheel =( maybe showing what I made will help.

This skein is huge (for me) and took a long while for me to finish. The fiber is from Blue Moon. It is one of their Sheep to Shoe kits in I do believe Fire on the Mountain


I love all of the colors! I spun it in a way that I only had 2 plies of the same color line up and that only happened here and there.

Yarn: 302 yards 3Ply worsted weight
Fiber:8.5 oz of super washed merino


and yes that is our christmas tree in the background

Dale singles

These are the single of "Dales" fiber. I bought it from Sakina Needles (who sadly is going out of business - I did get some nice stuff from her sale)


2 hanks of 2 ply at a total yardage of 487 yards!! That is most I have gotten from anything. Granted I started with 8 oz but it was still cool.


I bought this a long while ago. Originally I bought it to spin and make something for a certain nephew of mine with the same name but now that he is almost 5, I do not think it is boyish enough.


4 simple colors, blue, green, yellow and white swirl together. I am sure I can find something for it =)

Yarn: 497 yards, 2 ply dk weight
fiber: 8 oz 100% superwashed merino

This is my favorite thing from Rhinebeck 08 (granted it is the only thing I have handled since Rhinebeck but I am sure it will stay my favorite)

Bunny foo foo

This is what 4 oz of Angora!!!! Yes people I said Angora. (Bunny version of Angora not the goat version)

Bunny foo foo

I found this in a little booth that had no customers in it (can you believe that!) and on the bottom of a rack was 2 packages of 2oz of angora. Oh I grabbed those puppies as fast as I could.

Bunny foo foo

I love just petting it!

Bunny foo foo

I love that I made thick thin yarn. Once I got passed the beginning stage of spinning it is very hard to make thick thin again.
Granted it is not a true thin thick yarn but it isn't even and that is what I wanted.

Bunny foo foo

yarn: 169 yards, 2 ply, dk/worsted weight
fiber: 4oz of 100% Angora (bunny)

This was very fun to spin too. I need to find something for it. I was thinking hat but then I really wouldn't be feeling it, maybe a scarf? I have plenty already. Maybe I will make a cowl. I only have 1 and I think they are really a neat thing.

Oh boy I just used the word neat!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009


it didn't take me a month to blog again!! Sometimes I just have to laugh at myself, ya know what I mean?

Anyway lets seee how about some knitting?

Geek me! socks


These were my SAM socks for last month. Pi socks. I am showing my geekness here. Each stripe (not counting toes or heal) represents a number in the number Pi. Ya know Pi 3.14159..........., it just keeps going on forever and never repeats. On the second sock I started over so each sock goes to the same number, and just to keep thing interesting I did the opposite colors on the second sock.

geek me socks

I used Brown Sheep Wildfoote in Rock n Roll and Knit Picks Essentials in Ash. Originally I was using navy but my luck the blue in the rock n roll kept pooling with the navy and I could not see the stripes. I do not really like the ash and amazed myself that I kept going with them. Thay are comfy socks so I am sure I will wear them

Since those socks I have finished one knitty thing. A Swallowtail Shawl. I used a hank of Noro sock yarn that I had laying around for over a year. I was making socks with it but I had them sitting for so long that when I went back to try to knit them all I did was mess them up royally so to the frog pond they went. The only mods I made was I used clear beads instead of making nubbs (just could not get the hang of them) I have finished knitting it but am not able to block it. So here is the best FO picture I have and it is one of my favorites

swallowtail unblocked

(my girls helped with the staging of this FO)

Needless to say I LOVE this man, he can always make me laugh.