Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Dr Who Scarf progress, dyed roving spun up and snow in Seattle!

I've been working on a Dr Who scarf for my friends dad, Jim. I haven't worked many hours on it but it already 48' long. I have a pattern that haz 4 colums of pattern repeat however, since I'm less then 1/2 way thru the 1st repeat and it's already quite long I doubt I'll get through the end of the 2nd column of pattern. Anyways, here's a pic of it:

There has also been some progress in my spinning of the merino roving I dyed. It turned out a lot more red that I had thought it would. I still really like looking at it so it's okay!:

There's actually a whole spindle of this yarn. I just haven't taken a new picture of it. I'll be plying it with a white single of the same type.

So, it's snowed in Seattle. I've taken a shot of the yarn in front of a condo next to my aparment building ( from my balcony) this morning, then again tonight as it was snowing again.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Spinning, dyeing, knitting, and more spinning

Okay, so I've been a bit lax about posting as of late. I've spent my time knitting, taking a spinning class, and spinning every night. I do find that I have a certain amout of pain the morning after I spin, so I think I'm going to try to spin in the morning and work out the stiffness during the day.

Here are some picture of my spun yarn and dyed roving.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Spinning, socks, a red sweater, and Noro Oh My!

So, I've been lazy these past few weeks. I had a few small projects to get done and gifted ( a green beabie for my husband lyle and a Noro scarf for a friend who watched my cats when we were on vacation) and decide on my next big project.

I still need to get the yarn for the DR who Holiday scarf I'm commited to making, a black hat that's 3 months overdue .. no wait those are my only two projects I have to make by Xmas! Yippee.. now I can really begin on that red sweater I've been meaning to make! I've got a few patterns I'm interested in and a few types of yarn. I can't decide which to use. So, I'll sit on that a few more days and then make a decision.

Since I was gifted with a drop spindle I decided to check out our lys for classes. It happens that there is on on Nov. 12th that I've got a place in. I am sooooo excited to learn how to spin! I also have a discount coupon to use at the same store.

I still have yet to post pics of the fingerless gloves and hat I made on vacation so I'll get to that shortly. Look for a link to flikr soon!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

SP9 Pal, she's great!

My week was great but it got better! I was sorta surprised to hear my buzzer this morning. I wasn't expecting anything else in the mail. However to my extreme happiness, I received a package from my SP9 pal. She's on vacation so I figured she'd mail something when she got back. My box contained a 4oz bag of alpaca fiber - from Rhinebeck of all places, a Louet top whorl spindle, some munchies and a bath bomb from lush! What a great package! I was going to buy a spindle this week or the next, now I don't have too! Yippe! I can spin tonight! Pictures to be posted later.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

ISE 3 exchange! Ive got the best pal ever!

Here are a few pics of what Debi from Las Vegas sent me! She couldn't have chosen better items!