Works in Progress

FINISHED OBJECTS: *Fair Isle Wristlet *Sara-Grace's Shortie Socks *Collin's Socks *Sunshine Squared Sweater *Gramps

WORKS IN PROGRESS:*Bridgewater Shawl *Eidelon *Blue Shortie Socks *Resonation Shawl

Friday, September 6, 2013

Catching Up

I know it has been a while since I have put up anything here. We have been traveling, taking care of grandchildren and I caught the flu followed by a terrible sinus infection.  I am much better now. 

Only a little knitting, spinning or weaving has been done since July 28th.

I finished my Muir Woods Vergeven Socks by Renee Stouts. The socks were part of a KAL (Knit-A-Long)/ Test Knit in the Quare Fiber Ravelry group

I used Panda Cotton in the Muir Woods colorway on US 1 (2.25 mm) needles. I knitted the 62 stitch size. They fit great and were such a quick knit. The pattern will be available on October 4, 2013.

I am spinning a little on the Pegahorn brown alpaca. It is slow going as the fiber is very soft and pulls apart very easily. You may notice my new kick spindle from Heavenly Handmades.

I received two of the three shipments of Highland Handmades luxury fiber. A braid of yak that is ever so soft, but boy is the staple length short. I may not have enough experience to spin it. Will keep trying. The second fiber is camel. I am resisting opening the bag and squeezing it. 

On the Baby Wolf, I have a blue scarf. I plan to make it about 60 inches long. Currently it is only about 45 inches. So it needs a little more TLC and it will be finished. I have enough of this 1980s yarn that I can make 3 more scarves. Why is it that when you love a yarn, you quickly run out of it, but if you dislike the yarn, it seems to last forever and never completely be used up?

As you might be able to tell from my latest projects, I have been stash busting all summer. I am working on the Girlie Log Cabin Blanket, but it has not gotten much love lately.

Fiber festival season is coming and I hope to purchase some new yarns. Looking forward to TKGA and SAFF next month.

On a sad note, my LYS, the Sassy Knitter, closed its doors on August 31. It will be greatly missed. Thanks, Karen, for all the yarny goodness and friendship you brought to our lives. Good luck with your next endeavor. 

Until next time  . . . . . .