Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tour de Fleece Day 4

I finished plying my London Fog, I love how soft the Falkland is so I decided to start working on more Falkland. I started spinning Fat Cat Knits Wayfarer colorway. With this fiber I'm working on increasing speed with this fiber so it's looking messy and inconsistent on the bobbin but I am telling myself that this will improve over time and the yarn will still be beautiful!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tour de Fleece Challenge

I wasn't going to open my latest order from Fat Cat Knits but just couldn't resist any longer! I'm so excited to dig in and start on this stash of fiber but I will restrain myself until I can complete plying my London Fog.

Tour de Fleece 2011 - Days 1 to 3

Untitled by another AK girl
Untitled, a photo by another AK girl on Flickr.

Progress! I went camping over the weekend but still managed to get in some spinning time. I've spun 4 ounces of London Fog and hope to ply it this evening. This will finish off my London Fog destined to be a Boneyard Shawl.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

On the Needles

I seem to be suffering from a serious case of unable to finish a project and a failure to blog. I have 4 projects on the needles and 3 waiting for some finishing.

KAL with Zaynab and Jeanie

I was excited to finish this one, it's so soft.and squishy. All I have left to do is block and weave in the ends. After finishing I really missed knitting it so I did the most logical thing, I started another!

Icelandic Sweater

I am working on my first sweater. Jeanie and I recently took an Icelandic Sweater class at Yarn Branch. I wanted to learn Fair Isle techniques but even more exciting was the steeking we got to watch.

Bohus Inspired Hat

Another class at Yarn Branch to learn the technique from Sweden in the 1930's. I haven't worked on this one too much. I love the yarn and the pattern is fun, but the colors just aren't inspiring.

Raven Swirl Socks

I didn't finish the Knitting Olympics. I was disappointed but perhaps next year I will find something a little more mindless so I can watch the Olympics while knitting. They were a fun knit though and all I have left is to kitchner one sock.


Love the yarn, love the colors, the patterns is so-so. I don't think the pattern shows off how pretty this yarn really is.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Knitting Olympics Continue

I have finally finished sock number one! I am about 3 days behind the pace I set for myself to finish this pair, this is a challange.

Casting on sock number 2.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Knitting Olympics

I hoped to update my blog this weekend, I've been spinning, knitting and even dyeing yarn. Friday at the last minute I decided to participate in the Knitting Olympics / Ravelympics.

My goal is to finish a pair of socks before the flame is extinguished at the closing ceremony. 2 days - 4 inches. I need to pick up the pace!

I am knitting Raven Swirl Socks by Cookie A using Blue Moon Fiber Arts - Blackbird colorway. Love the yarn, the pattern is fun!

Back to knitting.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Always learning, or at least trying

It's all about the process, not production. At least that's what I've been telling myself this week. I changed my wheel to double drive and feel like I'm learning to spin all over again. I'm just not consistent yet in double drive. I don't know why I feel like I need to learn double drive, but since my wheel does it I should know how. I've been spinning yards and yards of brown corridale, so I got bored and thought I should try to learn to use my spindle. The spindle is fun and portable, now I can take it along and spin on my spring trip to Washington DC!

Since I've been spinning and practicing on all that beautiful natural colored Corridale and BFL I rewarded myself . I love fiber from Sunset Fiber and bought 2 pounds to dye and a couple of colorways. I also found a new fiber source on Etsy, Freckle Face Fibers. My next goal is to be productive and spin some yarn I will use.