Thursday, October 04, 2012

Red Ruffle

Still ruffling away.

This is Sparkle from Euro Yarns.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sparkle Fun Time

I finished the Tecido Trico scarf, which came out to about 54", worked over 4 sts.

I also made another fancy looking ruffle scarf with the sparkly sequined Patons Pirouette.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Frou Frou

I ordered some of Tecido Trico fabric ribbon "yarn" last month and finally got around to trying it out.
That's some fancy looking knitting!

Howdy, Fiber!

I'm working on some merino from Zen String in Austin. 

I'm also halfway through some fingerless gloves.
It looks like a fluffy green teapot. See the spout?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Heel Turn

Halfway through the first Knitters without Borders sock.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Knitters Without Borders Sock

I started a new sock with some Socks that Rock, in the Knitters without Borders colorway I got a few years back at MD Sheep & Wool.
Since STR is thicker than the average sock yarn, for once I don't have to work with 00 needles to get the gauge and drape I like. Just regular old size 0!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Hulk Spin!

The second pink and green sock is at last done:

I spun some wool on the new-to-me Schact spindle. I love the color name: Gamma Ray.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

More Green Things

I had to rip back quite a bit of the baby kimono, since I had made the back too short. While I moped about that, I made a wee hat:
I also finished up some half-spun Gales Art BFL I inherited from Erica:
It's striking shade of green!

Friday, August 17, 2012

New to Me Spindles

I love shopping online at the Ravelry forums. Here are a few recent finds:
These two hefty spindles are good for making chunky yarn, though they were likely originally intended for plying.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


I also spun some BFL over the weekend. This is "Damascus" from LMS Studio Arts.

Monday, August 13, 2012


This is 4oz of finn from Two if by Hand in the color "Lap of Silence."

Tuesday, August 07, 2012


I worked on 4 oz of Spincerely Yours merino/bamboo/nylon blend in the color "Ceres."
I love how it came out looking like fluffy dirty moss.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Lime Green Jelly

I spun up some merino yesterday. This is Lime Green Jelly in the color "Zesty

Thursday, August 02, 2012

A Side of Kimono

I'm almost done with the pink and green sock, but I'm also working on this baby cotton kimono. It was supposed to be the baby kimono from the Mason Dixon Knitting, but I couldn't find my copy in all my clutter, so I just improvised. I'll need to add some length to both the sleeves and the body. I'm thinking of doing so with a bit of Tunisian crochet after seaming.

Friday, July 27, 2012


Halfway through the second pink and green sock. On to the fourth quarter!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Halftime Report

At long last, the first pink and green sock:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Slow Going

Still working on the first pink and green sock. I've decided to go back to a longer heel flap, like I used to use on my socks, but had been getting lazy about more recently.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Pair of Birds

Finally finished the second Macaw sock.
And I started a new pair, this time from Curiously Zen handpainted BFL, which has been stewing in my stash for many a year.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Folklife Festival

The stupendously hot weather of the past few weeks has kept me away from this year's Smithsonian folklife festival until now. Not that it was all that much cooler today, but it was the last day, so it was now or never. There was a display of mural in the "citified" section.
There were also plenty of interesting exhibits from various colleges. This explains how native Hawaiian sailors navigated:
It seemed really complicated. I'm glad I wasn't a native Hawaiian sailor. Here's a display of useful items made from buffalo:
There were holey cows like at Maryland Day, but there was an artificial one for practicing your milking skills.
My favorite bit was this big globe made from blue and white plastic bags.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Indian Summer

I spun some 2-ply in the color "Indian Summer"
This is Erica's chihuahua modelling the finished product. He's quite adorable, no?

Friday, June 29, 2012


I went a little nuts during Into the Whirled's last store update. One of the ones I bought was this merino in the colorway "Ritual."