Monday, July 30, 2007

Well it resembles yarn...

I went to Lambtown in Dixon on Saturday with my mom, and I got a drop spindle, a niddy noddy and some roving. I learned to spin there, and have been practicing all weekend. I give you, my first handspun yarn:

First hand spun yarn

First hand spun yarn

First Hand spun yarn

It looks like yak but it is getting way better now, much more consistent. I made some more and plied it together and it is soaking right now to set the twist. If it turns out halfway decent I am going to knit it into a swatch and see what happens!!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Tinkerbell Rocks!!

I am doing the SP 9 from the Knitty Coffeeshop and we just got our first package today!! My wonderful SP Tinkerbell sent us some stitch markers, delicious smelling coffee, some YUMMY sockotta, which I am planning on casting on asap (after my sock swap pal's socks are done) some gorgeous bracelets for my C and a book for the little man!

Thank you so much Tink, you rock!!




Saturday, July 07, 2007

Mystery Stole 3...

I was one of the first 100 to join Mystery Stole 3, not realizing that I was going to be part of something so huge!! Currently there are over 6000 members, all knitting the same design. How freaking cool is that??

Anyway, Clue 1 and 2 are already out, but I just finished knitting clue 1 tonight while the kids and hubbo slept. I am using Zephyr wool/silk in the color Cassis with black iridescent beads. It is turning out really nice I think!

Here you can see the lace work better:

Mystery Stole 3

And here you can see the contrast of the beads:

Mystery Stole 3

I love it!! Even though it is hard and I can only knit it when my kids are asleep, I am loving it. :)

Rated G...

I guess my blog isn't even spicy enough for a PG rating. What did I expect though? It is about knitting and my life. All a bit rated G LOL!!

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