finished fabric

Oct 30th, 2010 knitting, swaps

See? I told you I was excited to finish and block this shawl! The real moment of truth is yet to come, when it’s dry and I get to feel how soft, drapey and luxurious the Sundara Silky Merino turns out. But stretching the fabric out to see the design in its entirety is always an exciting moment, too. It’s enough to tide me over…

easy being

It was only a couple of hours after I wrote up my last post before I was spinning, plying, and finishing the spinning project that I was so worked up about. Sometimes they’re just totally addictive! We had plenty of episodes of bad TV stored up, so I just worked through the remaining fiber until it was done, since I was so excited to see…

one good turn

Oct 8th, 2010 social, swaps, work, yarn p8rn fridays

I just love knitters. Isn’t it amazing how the connections we make between other fiber enthusiasts on the internet can turn into something really special? Recently I’ve been donating some of my time to the Design Donors, a Ravelry group for helping new groups get set up with their theme decor, for people who may not possess the skills or software to do it themselves….

deja vu

Dec 4th, 2009 knitting, swaps

This project may look a little familiar to you! For those of you who are regular readers, my Nov. 1st post featured a hat exactly like this one.. but this IS a different version of it, just knitted up in the same yarn, same color, same pattern. Yes– I enjoyed making the Ana Hat that much, enough to make it all over again without changing…

look, don’t lick

Jul 3rd, 2009 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

I told you I was on a yellow streak! I know this yarn is the exact same color family as my previous two knitting projects, but it’s the newest addition to my stash. I figure if I am on a streak, I should roll with it! What’s the harm in a little more yellowy golden yarn? The funny part is, I am so in love…