Monday, January 31, 2011

Fuzzy Socks

I made some thick and fuzzy socks for my mother in law for Christmas. I had just enough left over to make me some cozy ankle socks too! I don't even remember what type of yarn this is other than it's acrylic and so very soft.

Kiki's checking out the finished socks and gave her approval. :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Alpaca Mitts

I'll be working customer service at Bed Bath and Beyond part-time and I needed something to cover my hands during these colder days. The circulation in my hands tends to stop after the temperature drops below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Using the Alpaca I spun up a few weeks ago I worked this simple and fun pattern.

Watching a dyer at work

Marcie from G-Button Baby is a good friend of mine and I got a chance to watch her work. Here she's dying some Merino top fiber for a swap I'm in. Thanks for the great time Marcie!

Friday, January 7, 2011

New project bag

Most of the knitting project bags I have are smaller which is great for a hat, scarf, socks and so on. I needed a bag a little bit larger so I finally sat down to sew this up. I had the fabric cut and ready for sewing for several months now. It got forgotten with the dash to get everything done over the holidays. It's so humorous how much I will procrastinate on finishing a sewing project because I have to take the sewing machine out of the closet. It only took me half an hour to sew this up including setting up the machine and putting it back away. I'm glad I finally made myself do this. It turned out really cute. The pictures didn't turn out too well, but I'm too tired to care right now. Kids waking up at 5am makes this momma one tired little lady!

Monday, January 3, 2011

My first hand spun off the new wheel

Here are my first couple of hand spun yarns from my new wheel.

The first is a Shetland blend batt from Handspun Harvest. Colorway is "Black Magic" and I learned how to use a diz as well on this fiber.

Next up was some hand carded Alpaca that my friend Regina gave to me. I enjoyed learning how to work with Alpaca fiber and it is amazingly soft!

A couple handspun pictures to share.

So I got a Lendrum double treadle spinning wheel for Christmas

I've got a couple things spun up already. I'll add pictures in the next post.