anticipating autumn

Jun 17th, 2008 dyeing, spinning

The stretches of hot weather we’ve been having do nothing to dampen my desire to make yarn, and I’ve had a great time spindling this cornucopia colored 2-ply bulky. I feel like the colorway is a little out of season these days, but come fall it’ll make some delightful warm woolies. This skein is about 6 ounces, and I’ve got a little bit more of…

time flies

Jun 8th, 2008 spinning, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

Earlier today I was looking through the photos on my hard drive while I was making buttons for the Secret Pal 12 buttons contest, and I found some yarn pr0n pictures that I had taken a while back and never posted. Lately, I’ve been feeling a little guilty about my fewer-and-farther-between blog posts, and the thin-to-nonexistent knitting content therein. My new spinning hobby is partially…

mittenon

Jun 5th, 2008 knitting, patterns, spinning

Although some of my longer-term projects may have been suffering lately, my nighttime habit of listening to baseball games on the radio has been a boon for those instant-gratification knitting projects. Last night (during the Cubs’ heartbreaking first loss in a long time) I knitted this mitten from the BFL handspun I showed you in my last post. It was really fun to knit my…

altogether

Jun 3rd, 2008 books, spinning

With all the spinning posts popping up around here, you might be wondering if I’m getting any knitting done at all these days! My knitting has definitely slowed down with all the spinning, but I was able to finish a design project and reading a novel over the weekend on top of making yarn (and going to a winning, sunny-day Cubs game). Wondering what could…

Secret Pal 12 questionnaire

shhh secret

What follows is my questionnaire for participating in Secret Pal 12. But I invite anyone who wants to learn more about me to read it! 1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I am definitely a sock yarn junkie, and of course I always fall for luxury blend type of yarns. I also love working with…