a thing for string
knitting, crocheting, spinning, and generally paying homage to yarn
Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I'm coming to terms with the fact that it's simply all about the spinning around here...at least for now. It's useless to fight it. I did knit yesterday, though. Honest. And since I don't feel like hauling the wheel to knit night, I will knit again tonight.
Anyway, the spinning. Here's the latest. It started off as this roving. Then I spun it into these singles.
121 grams (4.25 oz.)
Confidential to Grace: You're up next.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Most of us are familiar fraternal twin socks, so please allow me to present fraternal twin skeins. Considering my sock knitting history, producing fraternal twins seems to be in my blood...probably because I have a fraternal twin sister. (Am I the only one who thinks we should be sororal twin sisters?)
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I do have finished knitting to show! OK, so it's a very small project. Don't judge me too harshly.
Pattern: Saartje's Booties
Yarn: Smoky Mountain Fibers sock yarn (75% wool, 25% nylon), "Rosewood" colorway (leftover yarn from these socks)
Needles: U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm)
Aren't they sweet? I'm not 100% satisfied with them, mainly because the buttons are a tad large. They matched the yarn so well, though, that I couldn't resist buying them. I think I'll knit another pair with smaller buttons and see which ones I like better. (In case anyone is wondering, these booties are not for me. The Professor nearly gave his mother a heart attack the other day when she called and he told her I was knitting baby booties.)
There is also a sock in the works. It's not cooperating nicely, though, and I need to adjust the fit. Here it is just before I frogged it.
And because I'm sneaky, I'm tacking on the latest spinning project to my knitting post. Hey, it will get knitted eventually.
120 grams (4.25 oz)
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Inevitably, more yarn
So, the general consensus from my last post is that I don't in fact have a problem, and I don't need to slow down on the spinning. What enablers you all are! I very much appreciate all the kind comments about the last yarn. (I do try to respond to all comments, so if I didn't reply to yours, it's most likely because I couldn't find an email address for you.)
One of the things I love about spinning is the almost magical transformation of colors from fiber to yarn. Many times the finished yarn looks nothing like I imagined it would...and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Take this fiber, for example.
There should be some knitting in my next post—not necessarily finished knitting, but knitting nonetheless. Really.