flippy

Jul 21st, 2009 knitting, patterns, spinning

I finished my handspun cowl over the weekend. I feel like I can hardly make a fanfare over finishing a one-skein garter-stitch rectangle, but I do love the finished result. The cashmere blend yarn is extremely soft and squishy, just right for neck-wearing. The design is a simple one, inspired somewhat by Wisp. As I worked the rectangle, I made yarnover buttonholes along the cast-on…

roxanne

Jul 16th, 2009 knitting, spinning

I wanted to show you some of my knitting projects, finished and underway, but I haven’t been able to resist this yarn for knitting, so I figured I shouldn’t try to resist blogging about it, either. I spun it from this roving. Cashmere. It is SO soft, squishy, and bouncy! It’s a chain 3-ply to preserve the bold stripes. My navajo-plying leaves a little something…

boy crazy

Jul 14th, 2009 spinning

I may not have been blogging very regularly recently, but I have been spinning up a storm. My spinning projects are kind of all over the place, stash-busting mostly, but there’s one thing in common with all of them: I don’t have pictures of the fiber before I started. I just get so excited to start a new project that I sit down at the…

gray green

Mar 18th, 2009 spinning

Well, I haven’t managed to get in the habit of taking pictures of my fiber before I start a spinning project, but at least this time I can provide a link to the original roving, in case you are interested in how this alpaca fiber looked when I started out. I spun this FreckleFace Fibers roving from the fold, for a somewhat lofty single that…

sun spots

Mar 15th, 2009 spinning

Just in time for the sunny, spring-ish day we are having here today, is my latest spinning project, which I call “Sun Spots.” In these hot colors, the mohair locks looping off remind me of those flare-ups you see on pictures of the sun. I had a lot of fun playing with the locks– it’s the first time I’ve used that type of addition to…