Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Here be Dragon

This is the dragon I made one of my brother's kids for Kissmoose, based off the Alan Dart pattern, out of malabrigo, only because it was The Perfect Dragon Color.

Ariana decided she really liked him a lot. She played with him long enough to get into trouble with tossing him around the house.

But Aidan, for whom the gift was really intended, was more obsessed with showing off his butt.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fishy, fishy, fishy fish...

Max looks good in this fish hat. So will my nephew Danny.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ethereal Fichu

This is the Ethereal Fichu by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, done out of Buffalo Gold lace weight. This is also the first shawl I've done, so I'm rather proud of it. Completed in three weeks, instead of the hoped for two weeks, because I was silly and did other things on the weekends. It'll go in the mail in the morning.

Now to get back to socks... oh happy dance!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dear Da

You may remember buying me a pair of socks some assembly required last year for Kissmoose. I'm happy to report that the assembly is finished and I'm happily wearing them today.

Here they are all spun up:

And here they are on my feet:

They're very comfortable and very beautiful, and thank you so much for my socks!

(For the curious, yes those are Franquemont Fiber Luxury Sock batts in Dandelion)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

I've been busy

In October, I made a push to actually knit some of my handspun, in particular some of the Abby batts I spun during this year's Tour de Fleece.

The above turned into the below as one example.

There was also a shrug but there will be no photos of that until I finish it up entirely.

I also wanted to make pumpkins, and here are my pumpkins, with a lovely twining vine on the foot, and poofy slouchy pumpkins on the ankle. Pattern for Pumpkins will come soon. These were done with Burnt Orange Holiday Yarns.

Monday, October 19, 2009

After Rhinebeck

I worked Rhinebeck in the Booth for Holiday Yarns and the TsockTsarina. I came home full of the urge to cast on, design, and spin - all at once. I met wonderful people, taught a few tricks, learned a few tricks, and discovered no matter how late I stayed up, I still woke up around 6 AM.

I feel like I have to open a new blog and myself get onto a schedule for blogging, and write about knitting. When I was younger, I used to Need to write like I need to breathe, and now, I'm more tuned into knitting and the fiber world, so I feel I need to write about that.