Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I am a little late posting the pics, but here are the wonderful gifts that I received from my swap partner The Bon. Some koolaid dyed roving(4oz) and 3 (1oz) packs of roving from Paradise Fibers. The colors are copper, lilac haze and cranberry.
She also sent me two patterns, a hat pattern Coronet and a change purse pattern Best Friends. Both are from Knitty.com. I also got a sheep tape measure and a bookmark. They candy did not make it to the photo session! I hope you all had as much fun as I did and I look forward to doing this again sometime.
thanks to the coordinators of this swap!!!
Friday, October 06, 2006
Openness To Experience
Now for the Knitting Update:
I am in the home stretch on the Prairie Tunic. I am finishing the right triangel on the front and hope to be finished this weekend. Pics to come soon. I have stopped working on my hat projects to finish up the tunic. I will start working on them this weekend.
When last I spoke I had spun some carmel color and cream color fiber. I have plyed the two together and they look very good together. It is about worsted weight thick and thin. Plying Method: Andean plying bracelet. Spun on Greensleeves Hound Spindle. I will take pictures soon.
Blackberry color fiber- worsted weight, thick and thin. 2ply using andean plying bracelet.
Black Blue-Faced Leicester- Hand-painted fiber bought from Knitch(LYS) has splotches of green, red, orange, neon green and other colors. Has a tweedy look when spun. I spun it lace weight with the newest addition to my spindle collection. Lady Barbara (Greensleeves Spindles). I am keeping it as a single. Project plans: shawl????
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Thanks to my new spindle. Oh by the way in my excitement in my last post about it The Fox, I called it the wrong name. It is actually The Hound. As stated in my post about this spindle I would have pictures. Well here it is!!! I love this spindle and I love the surprise I got when I started spinning the two singles you see beside it. I got the fibers in a sample pack at my lys. I believe it is alpaca, I will verify when I go to the lys again. It is so much fun to spin this. I think it is time to try a lighter weight spindle. I have improved greatly on my drafting and feel that I can handle spinning finer yarns. The pictures are a little dark, but I hope you enjoy. I plan on Andean plying the cream and brown color single together tonight. I can't wait to see how good they look together. The yarn on the fartherest left is called Blackberry. The colors do not show up very well in this picture. It has some reds, purples and suttle grays.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
How long have you been spinning?
About 3 months
Are you a beginner, novice, or experienced spinner?
Definately a beginner
Do you spin on a spindle or wheel, or both?
On a spindle, I have not experienced a wheel yet.
What types and weights of spindles (or what type of spinning wheel(s) ) do you currently own?
My spindles are between 1.7 oz and 2 oz.
What type of fibers have you spun with before?
Not certain of exact name of fiber
What fibers do you prefer to spin with?
Something soft and easy to spin.
What fibers do you dislike?
Scratchy hard to spin fibers.
Do you prefer natural colored fibers, or handpainted/dyed fiber?
Either is fine
Would you prefer all one type of roving or smaller amounts of different types to sample?
All one, with multiple colors or a solid color.
What are you favorite colors?
Pinks, purples, and greens.
What colors do you dislike?
None that I know of at this time.
What would you like to do with your handspun yarn, or what do you plan to do with it?
Look at it for a little bit and then make a hat or small purse.
What are your other favorite hobbies?
Reading, music, knitting of course.
Do you have any allergies (pet, smoke, food, fiber,etc...)?
Monday, August 14, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
The lace work in this pattern is very easy and it is working up
very fast. My other project that I am working on are hats for everyone from Hats On! by Charlene Schurch. I am buying the circs for them this weekend. To get an early start for Christmas.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Ripley is finally finished. Well I have a few non-visible strings to weave in and embroider the anchor design. I can say that I really enjoyed knitting this sweater. It was not to much of a challange, but just enough to keep it interesting. Now I need to decide what to do with the extra skein and a half. Maybe a felted hat or a scarf. Here are some pictures of the sweater.
One with the anchor design pre-embroidering and one of the cable designs. Let me know what you think.
Friday, June 30, 2006
Oh, by the way the pattern was found on www.knitty.com Let me know if anyone else out there has tried this pattern. It was a lot of fun to do.