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Oct 13th, 2010 dyeing, spinning

I’m in the middle of a spinning project for a friend, and this fiber is totally addictive! It’s a good thing the BFL is so easy and such a joy to work with, because otherwise I might be tempted to just sit and stare, admiring the pretty colors. It’s one of those projects that’s taking ME along for the ride, instead of me directing the…

gathered goodness

Nov 1st, 2009 knitting

In contrast to the hat I previously wrote about, I have nothing but positive feelings about this one. It’s Ana from Perl Grey. This hat has a fairly unusual construction, which I was skeptical about to begin with, but as I knitted and finished the hat, I just became more and more impressed with the design and my project. A hat success! As you can…

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…

watermelon!

May 11th, 2009 motif monday
watermelon

I’ve been seeing watermelon things everywhere these days! It seems like every time I turn around, I notice something else that is either watermelon theme or pink/green colored. Is the watermelon color scheme supposed to be hot this year or am I just noticing it more right now? Either way, the obvious response to this phenomenon: if you can’t beat ’em, watermelon ’em! Or maybe…

gray green

Mar 18th, 2009 spinning

Well, I haven’t managed to get in the habit of taking pictures of my fiber before I start a spinning project, but at least this time I can provide a link to the original roving, in case you are interested in how this alpaca fiber looked when I started out. I spun this FreckleFace Fibers roving from the fold, for a somewhat lofty single that…