true tweed

Oct 30th, 2009 spinning, yarn p8rn fridays
tweed yarn skeins

I’m totally debating about what to contribute to the Fiber Arts Friday Blog Carnival this week. I’ve got two fibery projects I could show off in this post, and I cannot decide which one! I don’t want to be a bore and showcase my spinning every single week, but it is something I do every week and love. OK, I’ve made my decision… I’ll blog…

happy knitting

Oct 28th, 2009 knitting

I’m on a little bit of a roll with sock knitting. Making socks is like that for me– I go through phases where I can’t put them down, and then other times I’m completely uninterested in them. Everybody likes a good sock knitting binge though, right? Here’s where I’m at: I finally finished these man-sized socks. According to my Ravelry entry, I started these back…

pearl’s paper

Oct 27th, 2009 dyeing, knitting, patterns

I don’t know about this. I’m normally a confident knitter, but I’ve always had a “thing” about making hats. I’ve never been totally pleased with any hat I’ve made, usually the fit is off, and sometimes everything is off. Since I generally take pride in my ability to handle challenging knitting projects, and most people count most hats among easy knitting projects, this is a…

pumpkin personality

Oct 26th, 2009 motif monday
knitted jack-o-lantern chart

Sorry. ‘Tis the season for seasonal imagery! So many of these late-in-the-year holidays and climatic changes are just so iconic, they beg to be made into knitting charts. I had to go there! Besides, now somebody’s desperate need to embellish a knitting project with a jack-o-lantern chart can now be fulfilled. Every year in late October, I am always very impressed by the people who…

start to finish

Oct 23rd, 2009 spinning, yarn p8rn fridays

OK, I’m totally breaking a Skyline Chilly record here. I’m providing both “before” and “after” pictures for the second post in a row! If I’m not careful, y’all are going to get the impression that I dutifully take pictures of my supplies, instead of rushing headlong with fevered excitement into a new project. Don’t be fooled– I’m much more of a “cast on now, ask…