Monday, November 27, 2006

I forgot my camera. Again. I am an enormous dork.
I even wore my brandly-new fair isle socks yesterday, but didn't take pictures. They fit perfectly (of course) and are mightily comfortable. None can understand the joys of handknit socks until they have a pair. I'm currently working on a pair of green ones from the newly acquired stash and they are coming along rather quickly. I started them on Saturday morning and it is now Monday morning. I'm all the way past the heel gusset and to the foot. It's not a sock a day, but it is pretty darned fast for me. Keep in mind that I was also doing other things. Sunday I helped with our Coven Thanksgiving (mostly by washing dishes) and I have also been spinning.
I got my spinning wheel! I am the happiest girl in the WORLD. My MIL had purchased it, but never seemed to get the hang of it and she knew that I had been wanting one, so she give it me. *SQUEE* She sent some raw wool along and I've already spun about a half a spindle of it. It's just unbelieveably fast and I am hooked. Jess must have more roving. I'm trying not to spin up all the raw wool I've got because I want to do a thing for Iris's Kindergarten class in January. It'll probably be alright. There's quite a bit of it and I have to card it before I can spin it.
The cotton harvest has already passed here and every time I drive by a cotton field, I just want to grab one of my Knaughty Knitter bags and start picking up where they carried away the bales. I totally could, but I'd want someone to go with me. It's just...sitting there, waiting for some fiber-obsessed person to pick it up. Who's with me?

Thursday, November 23, 2006

No pictures today. I should be getting my camera this weekend and there will be pictures of at least the socks I just finished. Oh - I finished the Fair Isle socks. I'm also most of the way through a hat made from Wool Ease from the Stash - same Wool Ease pictured here. The pattern is Coronet from Knitty and I'm using size 8 dpns. The gauge is off, but it's going to be a hat when I'm done and it's going to fit some-damn-body. Knitting stretches. I'm just sayin'.
Speaking of Stash, there is now more Stash. I'm now the owner of quite a few skeins of Schaffhauser sockenwolle in kind of a dark green color. It's a wool/polyamide blend (this probably means wool/nylon, though wool/kevlar would be wicked cool!). I've also got about that many skeins of a mohair/acrylic. It's Swilan in kind of a navy blue with fuzzies that look like my cat cuddled with it. Additionally, there are a few skeins of a pinky-purple of unknown origin and content.
That's all that's fit to print. Hope everyone is having a lovely Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

It is the time for holiday knitting, sewing, etc. You will note in the next month or so that until that fateful gift-giving day, some projects will be coded and pictures will not be posted lest the recipient be watching. Hopefully soon, there will be pictures of the lovely Miss Kell and her cloak. It was well recieved and now I can fix my car which is currently in the shop awaiting diagnosis. More about that here. There's a bit about a crosstitch pattern that was giving me fits as well. I was thinking about just giving up on it for various reasons, but have decided that dammit, I can do this. I ended up ripping the whole thing out and as soon as I finish getting the rest of the thread and some more bobbins, I'm going to start back on it. It may take me 97 years to complete, but I am a rather stubborn woman and it will be beautiful.
Bed-sized quilt for Iris? What bed-sized quilt for Iris? I don't know what you're talking about.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

It's done! Donedonedonedonedonedonedone!!
The General Grievous cloak is done!
I'll get you pictures when I deliver it to Miss Kell. She's totally excited already. I love making stuff for her.