Toasty Knits


I’m Baaaack
December 6, 2007, 7:30 pm
Filed under: yarn shops

Bonjour mes amies! Its been over a month since I posted… but I have reasons

1. my camera cord hated me and ran away, it has since been found cowering on a corner of my recently unearthed desk.

2. My computer hated me and decided to simple stop charging. And of course it couldn’t be a simple problem with the cord, that would be to easy. No, the mother board had to be changed.

Now things are well and I have several UFOs as well as yarny aquisitions. But in the interest of not having a mile long post they will be introduced gradually.

First yarn, because who doesn’t love yarn?

My firstever skein of STR! I’m not much of a sock knitter, but I love sock yarn. Therefore I knit socks. I know I could knit other things with it, but it isn’t that I don’t like knitting sock: I do. I really like the finished ones too since I really enjoy woolen socks and it is really hard to find store bought socks that are as cushy and hard wearing (though REI has nice hiking socks I wear with my tennis, but for that price why not knit them?)

BTW it’s the Carbon Dating colorway, I lurv it.

Starting at the top clockwise

Abundant yarn and Dyeworks hand dyes (the yellow and pink up there) dyed by one of my favorite yarny places (though it is a bit of a drive) in Selwood. The base yarn is Trekking Super. Mostly I bought it because it matched my favorite red flats.

Blue Malabrigo (angelic choir sings) one of two of my first skeins of Malabrigo (both from same trip and yarn store) the first has become a pair of Dashing, to be posted later. Not sure what this will become. Hat? Gloves? Mittens? I like to occasionally pet it though.

last but not least, Shibui sock in the pebble colorway, was going to be a purl bee beret but  I ran short of yarn because I knit the unshaped portion a titch long. I think I might knit a top down version of the same hat to max slouchy factor while still allowing the thing to actually be finished.

Thats it for now. But there is more to come including: more yarn, 4 FOs, and a WIP. Also you may get to see some of my handmade christmas gifts, some knitted some not.



Felted Tweed Owns My Soul (or at least my wallet)
August 26, 2007, 5:42 pm
Filed under: FOs, New Project, yarn shops

So yeah, I bought more yarn. Its 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed in the Pine colorway. The Knitting Bee’s shipment had luckily come in today and the boxes weren’t even open because they only ordered one bag of that color. I tried to photograph the yummy greenness that is this yarn; but the clouds in Oregon hate me.

So instead of being productive and doing something like say, the laundry I re-cast on for the Mrs Darcy cardigan. (I say re-cast on because this sweater was originally going to be knit out of some Felted tweed from the stash, but the yarn gods did not look kindly on the on hand yardage.) I have been adjusting the pattern for the new DK gauge and it has been going nicely. No pictures just yet because 7 inches of 1×1 ribbing isn’t that exciting.

BTW the donut is for my friend who recently ran off to college on the east coast. He complains of lack of baked goods, despite the nice buffet. His girlfriend (and one of my good friends) and I are sending a care package from back home full of inside joke goodies, so the donut will be making the trans-continental voyage in the next week or so.

Specs
DoKnit from Craftbits

Yarn: oddballs of Blue Sky Alpaca cotton

Needles: 4mm bamboo dpns