Sunday, January 04, 2009

Catching up

The holidays sucked away all my blogging time, but that doesn't mean I haven't spinning and knitting away. Now I find that I'm woefully behind on documenting my projects, so it seems easiest to to it in one fell swoop.

First, spinning.

asu m sg fiber
This is some gorgeous merino top I got from Kristin at All Spun Up. It seemed almost too pretty to spin, but spin it up I did.

asu m sg swirl
3 ply
404 yards
108 grams

I love love love how this yarn came out. It was always meant to be a gift for a friend, but I will admit that I gave it away with a certain amount of reluctance.

Then I finished up the twin of the handspun yarn that was one of the prizes in my birthday giveaway.

cmf swm cw2 swirl
Fiber: Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino, "Crocodile Walk"
3 ply
420 yards
118 grams

This yarn met with a sad fate while I was reskeining it. Somehow I managed to turn part of it into an enormous tangle. After spending nearly two hours trying to sort out the mess—it's handspun after all—I decided I would have to cut out the worst of it (about five yards of irretrievably tangled mess). So this skein has something that no other skein of my handspun has ever had—a knot. Sigh. Oh well, it' s still pretty.

Crown Mountain Farms has had some great sales in the past few months, and as a result, my bin of CMF fiber is overflowing. In an attempt to make room, I've been spinning up a lot of it.

cmf swm wac skeins
Fiber: Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino, "We Are the Champions"
3 ply
908 yards
233 grams

And believe it or not, I have been doing a fair amount of knitting too. When I finished my my Christmas knitting a week before the big day, I decided that was enough time to knit one or two things to put in the Professor's stocking. I made him a hat first.

c220s habitat
Pattern: Habitat by Jared Flood
Yarn: Cascade 220 superwash, color 865

Since the hat only took a couple of evenings, I cast on for a pair of socks as well.

pr socks done
Yarn: Rio de la Plata superwash sock yarn, color SC46 (port royal, bison, topiary)
Pattern: improvised

I really like how these socks came out, although they are quite fraternal in color. One sock leans more red, and the other more green. Really though, who is going to be looking that closely at his feet?

And finally, I've been working on a little something for myself.

hs ms scarf progress
To be completely honest, this scarf is now finished and blocked. I just liked this photo of it in its unblocked state.


At 1/4/09, 2:30 PM, Blogger jen said...

Beautiful spinning! I'm in awe of your talent!

At 1/4/09, 2:38 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

Gorgeous, all of it. Looks like you used the same pattern for your scarf that I used for BittyBit's. So much fun to knit!

At 1/4/09, 3:14 PM, Blogger Angeluna said...

Love everything. I'm definitely using this scarf pattern for my handspun. It amazes me the color difference between the fiber and the final skein. Wow!

At 1/4/09, 3:18 PM, Blogger mle said...

Ooo, so many beautiful projects! I especially like the scarf!

At 1/4/09, 5:14 PM, Blogger Bea said...

Everything looks awesome. Love the scarf.

At 1/4/09, 10:37 PM, Blogger Opal said...

you certainly have been a busy bee! is that the morning surf scarf? it's beautiful!

At 1/5/09, 3:12 AM, Anonymous Jen said...

You've been busy! Your spinning is excellent, and I love your taste in color.

At 1/5/09, 3:12 AM, Anonymous Jen said...

You've been busy! Your spinning is excellent, and I love your taste in color.

At 1/5/09, 10:15 AM, Blogger Kelley Elizabeth McDonald said...

Ah. That first set of photos makes me want to learn to spin!

At 1/5/09, 2:15 PM, Blogger Oiyi said...

Everything is so lovely. I love the handspun yarn and projects.

At 1/7/09, 1:17 PM, Blogger LittleBerry said...

love the spinning especially the colours in the All Spun Up one..... you've certainly been a lot busier than me on the knitting front.... nice to see you using your handspun & knitting something for yourself :o)

At 1/7/09, 10:35 PM, Blogger Walden said...

All of your spinning turned out beautifully! It's hard for me to decide which one I like the best.

At 1/9/09, 3:06 PM, Blogger Denise said...

Beautiful spinning and knitting. You certainly have been busy.


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