Told ya I’d be back

July 8, 2007 at 5:41 pm | Posted in spinning | 1 Comment

Lots of things to show and talk about.  WIPS – quite a few for me but I know not as many as some.    Less projects means I get to spend more time with each, resulting in more FO’s.    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, lol.

Anyway, I started another Moonlight scarf.  I love this pattern.  I have a WIP of the same scarf done in Paton’s Soy but I’m not too pleased with the comfort factor of this fiber around my neck.  I suppose I’ll finish the Paton’s one, but since I love, love, love Malabrigo, I started one in my favorite color.  I’m adding some sparkly stuff in randomly.   Oh, yeah, this one isn’t quite as wide as the other.

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Next is a project that is an absolute obsession with me.  Note that I have no babies, my son better not have any babies (at least not yet) and I know only one person whose niece just had a little girl.  Guess who’s getting it???  I love this project and the Dream in Color yarn so much that I ordered full skeins of all the colors, as opposed to the kitted yarn for this first one.  More of these are in my future and will be stashed for future giftgiving.

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I got the kit from Lettuce Knit in case anyone wants to hook up with one, but I got the full skeins from Coldwater Cooperative online.

Next up is a quick and dirty scarf – totally cool to make but not necessarily cheap.  Made with Online Linie at $11.00/skein and the scarf calls for three skeins.  This will probably be gifted to my son’s girlfriend, but I see one in my future too, maybe in purple.

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Had enough yet?  No?  Okay, lots more to show.

Here are my Monkey socks.  Yep, had to jump on that bandwagon.  Done in STR Lucy colorway.  Little bit of pooling, but I like pooling.  This is the mediumweight which makes nice supercushy socks and I started the first sock on size 2 needles.  Did the cuff and probably one repeat when I decided that I wanted a closer tighter fabric so I switched to size 1.  Started the second sock on 1’s and even though the cuff is definitely a different size than the first sock, on the foot you can’t even tell.  I know, I know, I should have frogged the first sock, but you know what?  I’m not that much of a perfectionist, at least not where socks are concerned.

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And more socks completed just in time for the 4th of July:
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And lest we forget the handspun, here is a Spinner’s shawl and accompanying yarn.  The fiber is superwash merino, spun to a heavy sport weight, dyed with Cushing dye in Apricot with rust sprinkled on top while in the pot.  This is my best handspun to date.  I loved spinning the fiber and could have spun it till the cows came home.  The Spinner’s Shawl looks good no matter what kind of fiber you use, from laceweight to worsted, and I want one for the fall that is superwarm.  First the fiber:

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And here’s the what’s done on the shawl so far:

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More goodies to come in the near future including some stash purchases and more spinning goodness.

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  1. Just wanted to drop by and wish you all the best for the remainder of the festive season – and hope that 2008 is a wondrous year full of peace, love and happiness … and plenty of stitchy goodness 🙂


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