sneak peeks

May 13th, 2010 social, spinning

I finished my spinning project, and here it is in its final glory! Actually, since it’s my creation, all I can see are its flaws, but I’m pretty sure it looks like a bloggable skein of handspun to the rest of you. It’s my first skein after a long spinning hiatus, so some inconsistency is of course forgivable. And then there’s the fact that part…

fold into gold

May 8th, 2010 spinning

The spinning bug still has its little fangs lodged pretty deeply in my to-do list, so instead of the work I was hoping to get to this afternoon, I couldn’t resist taking my wheel out into the sun on the porch. The mohair content in the fiber I am spinning is so nice and shiny, that is positively gleamed in the sun, and I couldn’t…

terra firma

May 7th, 2010 spinning

I am spinning again, and it feels wonderful. I’m not really sure what caused me to go “off” spinning this February, probably a combination of the lifestyle changes we made when Rob’s brother moved in, and also the busy-busy I’ve been with crafting deadlines for outside parties. In any case, my wheel sat unloved there for a couple of months, but we are back together…

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…

loving linen

May 14th, 2009 knitting

Sometimes in-progress knitting projects are really hard to photograph. Even though it’s looking kind of blobby and amorphous, this project already bears the iconic traits that make it instantly recognizable: Clapotis. Since I’m using a fuzzy yarn, I’m dropping the stitches every right-side row instead of all at the end when they would be stuck together, so I have the pleasure of watching the distinctive…