double duty

Apr 7th, 2009 crafts, knitting, swaps

I’m really happy with my finished Tempest. I’ve already found a couple of opportunities to wear it, and I just know it’s going to get a lot more use because the lightweight fabric is so versatile. Using sock yarn for a sweater might seem crazy if you are too focused on how long it will take, but when paired with larger needles, the sweater was…

automatically appreciate

Feb 28th, 2009 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

I got today’s featured yarn in a swap package… further evidence that indeed good things come in small packages. The Debbie Bliss Pure Silk comes in cute little 50g hanks, and they are luscious. Very, very shiny and soft. I like this sort of sagey minty color, too. It’s green, so it’s definitely still within my comfort zone, and if it’s mint– that’s a flavor…

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…

simple socks

Jan 28th, 2009 knitting, memes, swaps

Here’s another project that I started recently… be careful you don’t get yourself overly excited, now! I know it’s thrilling, but please don’t let viewing this project disrupt your otherwise uneventful day. I mean, plain stockinette socks!! Does it get any more exciting?! I can joke about their lack of design complexity, but I chose this project because I love knitting stockinette in the round….

spun saturday

Jan 17th, 2009 spinning, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

Hmm, “Fiber Saturday” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, you know? Please address any complaints to my scheduling department. I’m showcasing this yarn because I can’t believe I just traded it away! It’s my handspun, and I think it’s so lovely… but I never got any ideas on what to make with it, so I’m trading it for more spinning fiber so at…