Saturday, April 30, 2011

Spinning Out of Control

I have been spinning a lot recently.  I started the Merino Tencel KarenGMT purchased due to my enabling.  She does not spin but the fiber was so pretty she bought it anyway.  I promised to spin it for her.

I finally bought some pencil roving from FiberOptics. This is the garnet colorway, I love it. It spins up super fast and the colors are to dye for 8-}

Lastly I found this unbelievably good deal on Etsy. Less the $8.00 for 4 ozs of fiber in a bunch of beautiful colors. I have 12 ozs of this blue. I have spun about 6 ozs.  The fiber is from Red Barn Farms.

I have also been knitting and gaming. I am on Chapter 3 of DSi XL Professor Layton and The Curious Village. I completed a test knit shawl for LaLa of the KnitGirllls. I finished the KnitGirllls Spin Along and knit the Age of Brass and Steam.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Cobblestone Complete


I have chosen 11 of my works in progress that I want to finish in 2011. Details in my Ravelry Projects.

I have frogged the Shaken But Not Stirred Project.  It was originally intended to be a Christmas present for a co-worker.  Family came first and it did not get done.  The yarn is beautiful and I recently purchased a shawl pattern I want to use the yarn for instead. 

The big news though, is that I finished the Cobbelstone Pullover.  It fits perfectly, I am so excited.  I need to get one of the shawls finished for the April submission for the 11 in 2011 Shawl group, then on to the Glenesk Cardigan.  My plan was to have the craft room situated where I could have my various yarns for the stranded knitting laid out for easy swithching as I work up the chart.  But I lost steam on that.  There are still cassettes, movies and books that need to be sorted out.  I have not replaced the shredder I killed either.  I have documents that need to be destroyed and thrown away.  Then the craft room will be complete.

I plan on finishing the Eiffel Tower Shawl for April.  It will be a fond reminder of the week I spent in Paris a few years ago.  My hotel was on the Rue Cler within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower.  I did not go all the way to the top, primarily because I did not want to wait in line in the sun for over an hour.  I went to Louis Vuitton instead, what can I say?!? 

1. Ardeo Socks ** DONE **

2. Chocolate Mint Socks ** DONE **

3. Cobblestone Sweater   ** DONE **

4. Drop & Cross Scarf

5. Eiffel Tower Shawl

6. Glenesk Cardigan

7. Lazy Katy Shawl

8. Martini Scarf - Shaken Not Stirred  # Frogged #

9. Rudolph Socks ** DONE **

10. Sockolatte Mousse Socks ** DONE **

11. Tweedy Clogs - Felted Clogs