plain pretty

Feb 25th, 2009 knitting, spinning

Over the weekend I finished knitting my handspun scarf, but I won’t call it a finished project just yet because it still needs a good blocking. Still, I took plenty of “before” pictures for you! Just look at all that texture: I want to block this with the full soak-and-stretch method, because I’m hoping to increase the stitch definition and really make the pattern pop….

midnight special

Feb 18th, 2009 spinning

My Christmas present from Rob was a subscription to a monthly fiber club, and I just got around to spinning January’s installment. The art club batt was called “Blue Streak” and was reaaally pretty with its subtle variation within the deepest of blue shades. I’m calling the resulting yarn “Midnight Special,” because the blues are just that dark and gorgeous: One of the questions I…

wheat ears

Feb 10th, 2009 knitting, spinning

I finally broke the spell of my knitting slump over the weekend, by forcing myself to cast on for a new project. For several days, I was desperate to start something new, but I couldn’t decide what! But I knew I was interested in knitting with my handspun, so I finally just grabbed my most recent skein and started a scarf. I don’t normally knit…

night and day

Feb 6th, 2009 spinning, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

Oops, I forgot to blog this week. I’ve changed my schedule and have been working out during the morning moments I used to set aside for blogging, and I haven’t yet found the way to work regular blogging back into the schedule. Also, I’ve been in a total knitting slump this week – all of my projects have gone untouched, except my sock project that…

very Valentine

Jan 31st, 2009 spinning

A recurring theme on this blog has been my predictability with color.. I have a closet full of green and brown sweaters, and still those are the colors I’m drawn to in a yarn store! I like being comfy and consistent in my color choices, but it’s good to work outside of your comfort zone from time to time. When I received this pretty pink…