New Location

Saturday, September 13, 2008

So I finally figured out the wordpress thing on my site I've been paying for (for years now) and not using. I managed to customize it a bit, and import all my blogger posts. So from now on I'll be posting over there and not here.

New Blog:

So I invite you all to join me, and update your blog reader, etc.

See you there!

Fiber and Yarn Pr0n

Thursday, September 11, 2008

So I've gotten a few things since the last post. Melissa sent me some goodies in exchange for knitting the shawl for her. One was a skein of yarn I had sent with the shawl. I asked for a custom dye job, even though I could have done it. I haven't had a chance to really pull out the dyes. It's 2500ish yards of merino lace. It's for the Snowflakes in Cedarwoods shawl by Anne Hanson.
She also sent me some roving, it's gorgeous!
I also got the rovings I ordered from Flawful Fibers:
The top one is rambouillet in Woodstock Earthchild, and the bottom is seawool in Ashes of Roses.
I adore them both.

Other than that I finished a little skein of merino/silk/firestar. It's 58 grams, 170 yards of navajo plied yarn. Really pretty! I threw it in the shop, if it doesn't sell, well I won't cry over keeping it!
In other news, we are moving back to NY. It's a big ordeal, surrounded by DRAMA. I won't get into it here, most of my loyal readers know anyway. I'm stressed, and upset, but trying not to freak. I may post about it later, but right now, I've been thinking about it for days and I'd like to just not for a bit.

Fair Entries

Saturday, September 06, 2008

So yesterday I went up to the Post Office, I knew there was a package waiting for me. It was my Loopy Ewe sock club!
There is a skein of kettle dyed Sknitches yarn in the color Muddy Waters. It's a gorgeous merino/bamboo/nylon blend. The pattern is called Zanzibar, and it's by Cookie A. It's the first sock pattern I've wanted to cast on immediately from either of my sock clubs in a while. It's just so pretty. The colored things are sticky notes, SO AWESOME. It's a little book that you open up and has the different sizes and colors.

I also got my targhee roving from MoonlightBaker I ordered, but forgot to take a picture of it. Next time, I'm too lazy right now.

Yesterday was also opening day at the fair. We weren't planning on going, but hubby knew how badly I wanted to go and find out how I did with my entries. So we went for a while. Here is my Spring Things Shawl that I entered in the knitting:
I got a big ribbon! I don't know what it means, there were only 5 other projects with ribbons like that. Either way, I was so excited.

Here are my green Twisted Flower socks, which also got a ribbon. (Pretty much everything gets some kind of ribbon...)
Then I drug him over to the sheep barn where all the handspun stuff was in a little shed. I immediately picked out my skeins of yarn (the orange one in the center, and the reddish one above and to the left). Both had blue ribbons.
Lastly, and best of all, my handspun Swallowtail shawl:
I won the Grand Champion ribbon! I couldn't believe it, but there it is. So all in all I was very pleased, and I'm already planning ideas for what to enter next year.

After that we went and watched the rodeo, it was entertaining. I have pics, but they suck, and photos are not behaving on my computer in general.

Other than that, not much going on, knitting the snow on cedars mitts. So I'll be back with more later, now I have to get the kids up from naptime!

This is how boring I am these days:

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I share with you today, how easily I bruise. See those reddish marks on my arm? They are darker in real life, but those are from carrying grocery bags. Yeah...
I got fun things in the mail, two rovings from Allspunup's last update. I haven't named them yet.
I love them both! I was so excited to get them today.
I have a targhee roving on the way from MoonlightBaker, and two rovings (one rambouillet and one merino/seacell) from Flawful Fibers. I've been bad and I know it...

Other than that, today I dropped off my things to the fairgrounds. I entered my twisted flower socks and my teal colored spring things shawl in the knitting. In the wool I entered two handspun skeins, and my swallowtail knit from handspun. I didn't get the thumb of Alexis' mitten done to enter that. It would NOT behave and I ripped it back out twice.

Well, nothing new elsewise. I'll be around, probably with pictures of the fair and let you all know how my entries did!

Twisted Flowers

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I finished the second Twisted Flower sock a little while ago! They are so pretty and very warm! I took them off though, I want them as un-fuzzed as possible to show at the fair.
I have the other mitten left to knit, which shouldn't take long, and then the two skeins to prepare for the fair. I have to drop things off on Tuesday.

I got two very pretty batts in the mail on Wednesday. They are from Wooly Treasures and I loooove them so much. This first one is called Pansy:
And this one is English Posey. I adore the mix of colors in it.
They are both a mix of different fibers, I think I may spin the Pansy one first. I need a quicker spin in between the lace I've been slaving at.

I finally decided to start a project that I have been putting off for a while. I keep seeing these sock yarn blankets and I have been wanting to do one for ages. Especially this one, which Robyn keeps posting about...

So I started my own. Or rather two. One for each kid. Girl colors, and boy colors. Roughly separated. Some colors work on both. I didn't realize how many scraps I had, and gathered them all up in a canvas bag to keep together, and got to work.

Alexis' so far is mostly pink, but there is that blue square and I've got some blue and the green from the twisted flower socks. There are actually five squares done on hers now.
Nicholas' blankie now has 8 squares. As soon as I finished the socks, I added a green square to his. His is mostly green. Seems I have more green than I thought.
So to any blog readers out there who don't have plans for their own sock yarn blankies, have any scraps to spare? Each square is around 4 grams of yarn, really small. I'm knitting them on size 2's and they aren't taking long to knit. I know this is a long term project, but I would wholly appreciate any help along the way! I am only using superwash sock yarn, fingering weight. I'm not using any self striping, just solids, mostly solids, and handpaints. Colors aren't a big deal. I think pastels (pinks, yellows, blues, greens) would be great for hers, and darker colors (brown, green, blue, etc) for his.

Other than that, I have to go cast on the mitten, I should be able to get a decent amount done tonight. I work tomorrow, Sunday and Monday, so that cuts in on the knitting time before the fair. I know I'll get it done, I just prefer to be done as soon as possible!

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