Monday, August 20, 2007

New Pictures

OK, I finally got some pictures of me with 40 lbs less of fat to lug around. I even got a few pictures of me spinning! Very cool. I am working on designing the Celtic hat for Leslie. I have the band done. It looks good. Will post soon. I have to figure out the rest of the hat now. It is a bit snugger than the other version I did. She loved the other one but needs a hat and a headband out of 2 skeins of yarn. So I am working on accomplishing that.

I am working on my second sock also. I hope to wear them soon. I also have 3 ply Angora sock yarn from Leslie that will be so warm and soft. I can't wait to try that out. It's a nice tight ply and should wear well.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Latest projects

When I went to the fiber fair in Crystal Lake, I fell in love with a triple picker. But I also bought and have enjoyed a skein of "Socks That Rock" in shades of blue. I have now knit one sock and am on the second sock. I like the yarn, I like the pattern. I took it from the basic sock pattern in "Folk Socks" and am using small needles (USA 1) to get a cushy sock. It should be lovely to wear.

Nice. And I knitted it mostly in staff meetings. Sweet!

I also spent last Saturday spinning the final ply and plying my laceweight Lambswool and Angora fiber. I got a huge skein on the bobbin and my hands both ached when I was done. But now I have two skeins and can think about starting the shawl. I'd love to do one for Crystal, my daughter as she is getting married in May. But she may not appreciate it as she doesn't wear shawls, ever, or dresses, or anything fussy like that. So maybe I should do her a bedspread or something? I like the idea of a shawl but it may not be practical for her. Oh well, there is no accounting for taste. I have taken some pictures of my laceweight yarn.

I also took a picture of my latest quilt which was actually sewn together 3 years ago. It's just the top. I need to sandwich and quilt it.