Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tour de Fleece 2016 so far

Well, I've been attempting to participate most days.  So far this year, I have learned that I DO NOT like Southdown fiber.  I'm also not a huge Targee fan but I found that out last year.  Here is a bit of what I have spun thus far:

More Fiber Christmas in July 2016 Yarns

Couplet Skeins for Fiber Christmas in July 2016

Here are some other yarns I have dyed for Fiber Christmas in July 2016 :

Monday, June 13, 2016

Fiber Christmas in July 2016

I'm busy dyeing up a storm to prepare for the 10th anniversary.  This year, for the first time, I have 92 yd mini-skeins, which are repeatable colors!  I will also have some half skeins which are great for color-work, along with the normal full skeins.

I am also broadening my offerings of fiber this year.  We'll see how that goes!  I'm very excited as the date gets closer!  Here are a few samples of what is coming!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Wow. I haven't blogged in ages

Sorry all. I just haven't been blogging. I have been knitting though and I will try to get some photos taken. I have knit Minion hats, an anemone hat, I am working on a baby dress, a shawl (still), a scarf (still), a baby sweater (still), two big shawls (still), and a pair of socks (still). Seems I need to finish a few things!


I will try to do better on blogging.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Knitting update

Well, I'm making serious progress on my hat.  After finally finishing 8.5" of 3x2 ribbing on a size 1.5 needle (this took MUCH longer than expected) I have finally reached the decrease portion of the hat!  I'm so excited!  If all goes well, I'll finish that tonight and post a photo of the finished project.

Shawls have been put on hold at the moment.  The one I really need to be working on is on hold because the marked pattern is on the iPad I loan to my brother (oops) and I didn't realize it until he was gone.  Oh well.  I should get the iPad back this weekend so I can start again on the secret shawl. I've been sick with an upper respiratory infection and the meds have made it difficult to focus, so I'm thinking lace would not have been a good choice anyway.

I am also taking part in the Winter of Knits Contest - http://www.barnontheweb.com/winter-of-knits-contest.html.  I'm working on the Nuvem shawl as my entry. I decided to go for a "big" project rather than the monthly smaller projects.  Btw, there is still time to join, so please do!  There are great prizes, including a skein of my yarn!  I'm going to dye up a new stripy skein just for the occasion.

That's pretty much all that has been going on.  I finished reading the first of the Stainless Steel Rat books by Harry Harrison - it's great fun.  And now I'm listening to The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl.  It started out pretty slow, but it is picking up and I'm enjoying immersing myself in the world of Lowell, Longfellow, and  Holmes (even if it is fiction).

I'll try to post hat photos as soon as I'm done.

Bah. It just doesn't fit right.  If I knit it again. I will go up a needle size and knit probably 10 inches.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Scarf done!

The color is much better in person. This is from my Hello Yarn hand spun yarn. It is a long loop that can be doubled easily. Now I just need to buy some solid color shirts. I don't see this working well with stripes.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


I am attempting to answer a question for a friend. Hope this helps

Row 6


Row 7


Row 8



There is an increase on the end do each odd number row


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Not much knitting going on

Well, not much knitting going on. I have been busy with other things. I am slowly trying to work through my yarn and fiber stash and decide on what to destash. I have found 4-4oz bags of Hello Yarn fiber to destash so far. That and I have condensed enough to empty one tote. This is a good thing. As I work through this I hope to frog projects I will never finish and maybe even get an accurate count of how many needles I have in each size. I am a bit afraid the number might be shocking. Well, enough for now.