Friday, December 23, 2011


I am so happy with this! There is something extra magical about finishing a project using handspun yarn. The pattern is Daybreak, and the fiber came from Tactile Fiber Arts. I used 2 oz. each of the Pomegranate and Concord Grape colorways, and spun them to about fingering weight. I love the way the colors worked together, and I expect to get a lot of wear out of this one.

Monday, October 03, 2011


I have fallen completely down the rabbit hole. Luckily my sock leftovers stash is pretty deep, and so is the random unlabeled wool in the spinning stash. I should be fine, but this may take a while.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Ready To Roll!

I am so happy that these are done! I'll be wearing them on Saturday at Sock Summit.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Double Heelix

As soon as I saw this pattern, I knew I had to knit these socks! I was intrigued by the heel out construction. The beginning is a bit fiddly, but fun. I added some extra decreases to fit my foot, and substituted my usual toe.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Another Baby = Another Blankie

I think I started this back in late February or early March. I then set it aside to work on other things because I had plenty of time before the baby was due. That is no longer true, so now I'm working on this and only this until it is finished. By my calculations I have 35 rounds left to go. It sounds like a walk in the park doesn't it? I'm currently working on 576 stitches and it continues to grow. I'm sure I'll finish before the baby is born... I hope!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

When Life Hands You Lemons...

Frog a sweater. There are some things going on right now over which I have no control, but which are causing a fair amount of stress. Naturally I turned to knitting, but was having a hard time settling on anything. I want something new and shiny, but nothing suits. Then today I realized that what I really need is to have total control of something. I need to boss around my knitting! There's only so much bossing needed for socks, a hat or scarf, they aren't very satisfying that way. Then I remembered the sweater I've been ignoring for several years.

I knit all the pieces, but once seamed, it didn't fit. As an extra bonus it looked like crap on me. This is the perfect project to boss around. I've started taking out the seams in order to rip this bad boy out, reclaim the lovely yarn and knit this sucker into a sweater that doesn't suck! Wish me luck.