Thursday, May 23, 2013

I'm spacing out my posts to seem more productive

See, I finished this sweater quite a while ago. I'm thinking...April, sometime. However, it was for someone who wanted to be surprised, so I refrained from sending photos. She has received it, so, picture time!
Shiny buttons!~

I have no idea why it decided to be sideways. It wasn't when I uploaded it. Sigh.
Yes, it is a very short sweater that is very broad. As a matter of fact, it is this sweater. Very different than I'm used to knitting, and it went pretty quickly. I'm really pleased with the buttons.

Current projects that are getting actively poked at are still the Knit, Swirl sweater, the peacock feathers shawl and two different traveling socks. There are, of course, many others, but they aren't getting much attention, so are sitting in knitter time-out for the moment.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wow, I really thought I'd about this already.

To quote from my FB: 1958 yards, give or take a few. Polworth silk blend plied against thread. (For reference, the giant green yarn is worsted weight.) 4/24/2013
I'm so pleased with this yarn. I've never spun so fine. Thank you, Colleen, for getting me started on this path 5 years ago. :)
Look at the twist in that hank! (Or lack thereof.)

Also, giant tall socks for my mom. GIANT BLACK SOCKS. *twitch* Yes, quilting ruler is included so you see how ridiculous those things are. I had a few (shorter) ladies ask why I was making thigh highs. No no. 6' tall mother.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Yarn makes for fickle loyalties.

Yesterday I went on an adventure to Mitchell, NE to visit the Brown Sheep Co. production facility with the lovely ladies from Your Daily Fiber.

They sell yarn by the pound at a flat rate at the factory store.


Fluff! The brown will be my first goal in the Tour de Fleece.
 1 lb cones of sock yarn! (Colours slightly blown out.)

 Lace Weight!

More sock yarn!
 Sport weight yarn!

 ZOMG, more sock yarn!

And some worsted weight yarn that really really does not look like this in real life. In person it is a variety of deep shades of berry. And here is where I become fickle; I have cast on a sweater from Knit, Swirl (Thanks, Darcy!) in this berry-coloured yarn, and that is competing with the shawl for attention. (And no, the orange/yellow hank will not be involved in the sweater.) The advantage of the sweater is that it is mostly blind knitting at this point, so I can read and knit at the same time, whereas the shawl is, well. Lace. And, as always, I've got socks on the go that travel with me in my purse. YAAAAAAAAAAARN!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Starting off...

Just putting this here as a note that I cast on this shawl in this yarn last night. This is my "I keep buying yarn for it and being discontent with the results" shawl, so I'm excited to finally fall in love with a yarn enough to start this little undertaking. So, yeah. Day 1 was 5/6.