felt on friday

Jul 27th, 2007 knitting, pets
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Sometimes the most benign type of exercise is the type that you don’t even realize you should be grumpy about because it’s a side benefit of something else enjoyable. That’s how I feel about my recent felting projects. The washing machines in the basement of my apartment building don’t get hot enough to really felt things, so I do it by hand in the sink…

sock-sational

Jul 20th, 2007 pets, yarn p8rn fridays
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My stitch marker exchange pal sent me this lovely sock yarn this week, Wildfoote from Brown Sheep. My first thought for a project for these was men’s socks for Rob, something cabley. But when I showed him potential cabled sock patterns, he told me that cable knit socks look feminine to him. Couldn’t the lines just be straight, he asked. Hmm…. ribbing. Lots of ribbing….

really done: red dwarf!

Jul 13th, 2007 knitting
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It only took me 2 months to knit the ankle of a worsted weight sock! Amazing…? I finally managed to finish off the long-neglected second Red Dwarf Sock, and they do make a lovely pair. It’s so funny how project excitement works… I knit the first sock in a day or two, and then when the project was 75% complete I left alone for a…

camel creations

Jul 13th, 2007 yarn p8rn fridays
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This week I’m pleased to share one of the newest additions to my stash, Handspun Camel yarn from the Snow Leopard Trust. Ladies and gents, this is what happens when a website offers free shipping if you spend just a little bit more! I really love the natural variance in the undyed shades of the camel fiber, and I love the fuzzy halo from the…

fibery friday

Jul 6th, 2007 knitting, yarn p8rn fridays
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Introducing Berocco Hip-Hop, a 100% wool thick-and-thin destined to become felted Hot Out of the Oven mitts for my sister’s new place. I ordered this yarn sight-unseen, and I’m quite pleased with it! Abby asked very descriptively for “Blue,” but I think this colorway takes blues to a new height. It’s a visually pleasing yarn with that sheepy, lanolin smell. I didn’t notice the smell…