Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My first skein of completed yarn!

So, this is my first full skein of handspun yarn, done on a drop spindle. The fleece type is unknown, but I washed the fleece, carded it and spun it myself! The yarn is its natural colors. It turned out to be worsted weight (about 10 wraps per inch), 48 grams, and 78 yards. So now I am anxious to knit with it! I am not sure what I can make with this amount, but stay tuned and you will soon see : ).

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Double Cable Scarf

So, I really loved working with this Rio de Plata yarn. It is soft and I love the color variations. This scarf is from "One Skein" by Leigh Radford. I have made so many things from that book. The scarf ended up measuring 4 X 39", just about the size to wrap around your neck and tuck inside your coat. It will go in the gift stash for now until it finds a home.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Sunflower Tam

This is the Sunflower Tam from "Knitting Nature" by Norah Gaughan. I love this book, but this is the first project I've actually knit from it. I used Rio de Plata yarn in Autumn color. The hat took about 90 g of yarn. It was one of those great projects that is quick to knit, but fairly impressive looking. I love the fractal design on the top...I am working on a little scarf with the rest of the yarn. It is beautiful stuff to knit with and has some gorgeous depth of color. Stay tuned...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Presenting the pink elephant....

With the pink leftovers from the baby sweater, I made this little guy. I think it's cute in an odd sort of way. It took about 50 grams of yarn and now that pink is all gone--Yay! It gives me a sense of satisfaction to use things up.

Yarn Stash Depletion!

So, I just finished assembling a box to send to a middle school class in New York. I was able to usefully part with 567 grams of yarn, all in the time it took me to pack a box. I enjoy doing this from time to time and letting some avid young knitters access to materials that I have way too much of! I am spending the day back in my studio, relaxing after a busy week and tidying my studio and moving some things out so that it again feels like the room I love to spend time in! Happy Saturday.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Judy's Grandmother's Baby Sweater

The baby sweater is completed! This was a fairly quick and easy knit and made a 170 g dent in my stash. The recipient is yet unknown, so it will rest in the gift basket waiting for it's new owner! With the rest of the yarn, I am working on a garter stitch elephant. Perhaps it will accompany the sweater....