Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lace

Knitting lace has become a bit of an obsession for me. Shown is my second triangle shawl and I  have at least a dozen more projects lined up in my queue on Ravelry. The knitting itself is interesting, and watching it grow fun. I can see a lot more being made and a few gifted. This one will be wrapped up and sent off this week.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

My resolutions this year are both creative and health related. I already have a jump on them by starting some socks and spinning an ounce of this lovely Polworth Pygora blend I have. Here are my goals:

Crafting:
1. Make 17 projects using stash yarn.
2. Spin 17 skeins of yarn.
3. Knit 7 pairs of socks.
4. Knit 7 shawls
5. Weave off towel warp and finish.
6. Weave placemats.
7. Weave tencel crackle scarves/shawls
8. Finish silk scarf.
9  weave throw.
10. Weave more silk shawls?
11. 7 pairs of earrings.

12. Finish that sweater from 2010

HEALTH:
1. take 1000 miles of walks.
2. Lose 60 pounds.

Yes, pretty ambitious, but why not? This is going to be the best year yet!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Three skeins

I just finished three skeins of rug yarn and I'm ready to start spinning  more. This is part of my effort to meet all my 2016 goals. At least I'll take a good stab at most of them. So far I've made 16 scarves, 16 things from stash, 5 out of six pairs of socks and I'm almost finished a challenge to make 16 different things. This will be a productive year of competitive knitting.

Monday, December 12, 2016

How time plies

I have 6 bobbins worth of rug yarn singles to ply. This should keep me busy this evening and tomorrow when I wind off the bobbins into skeins. I am making real progress towards spinning up that 18 gallon tub of fiber into rug yarn.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Yep

Just another day at work. Got a box of these for some discussion groups.

Just in time

Knit my husband and super warm hat just in time for some cold Chicago weather.  He says it is roasting! It is made with bulky handspun knit on size 6 needles with a double flap on the ears.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Carding

Yesterday, I  carded quite a bit of wool. Now to spin it all up into rug  yarn. This is the last of the 18 gallon bin of wool I started back in February.