Friday, September 19, 2008

My Knitting

Here's what my sticks have been up to:

I made a reusable Swiffer Sheet. I found the pattern on Ravelry and thought I would give it a try. Besides I was out of swiffer sheets. The pattern is very easy, the most difficult part was the bobble which I had never done, the directions where well written and easy to make. The best part is that it works it picks up just like a swiffer sheet.

I finished The Revenge of the Mummy socks, I continued the pattern down through the foot of the sock so my mummies little toes would stay nicely wrapped and warm. Lulu the soon to be owner can't wait to get them. But she will have to wait, I have 20 more to go till Christmas for all the Gals I work with. The ones I know will be there have gotten their choice of yarns so its fun to see there faces as the socks grow.

I have started the next pair. They are NeverMore for Super Sock Scarefest. They are sock number 2 for the fest, #3 comes out the Sept. 21 and every 10 days. I'm not going for the prizes but just for the Knit Along and the way cool patterns. NeverMore is a toe-up with a short row heel. It was designed to bring to mind "The Birds" and "The Raven" or something angelic I don't know which is going to come about with my yarn choice but I like it so far. Angelica pick this yarn out its by Fannie's Fingering Weight colorway "Brambles". It is a fun colorway the only thing I would wish for is a little more black for a Raven color but I like it.
I have decided to learn how to spin I can't afford a spinning wheel but I can afford a spindle. I bought a bottom whorl spindle and trying to figure it all out. I'm getting it a little bit I need more practice. That's what I'm tell myself but I'm going to keep at it I just might surprise myself and get the hang of it. I have been reading up on the subject, "Spin it" making yarn from scratch by Lee Raven and also I'm using " Spindle Spinning" from novice to expert by Connie Delaney. But the old motto Try, try and try again. I'm going to keep at it.

Here is a picture of the yarn prizes, please let me know if you don't like these colorways, they are the first ones I seen when going through the piles.
STR: Jingle Bell Rock, SockPixie: Gone With the Wind, Hazel Knits Sailor's Delight, Yarn Pirate: Butternut, Booty Club, Yen Garden: Billy Jean.
The Inspection is over and we did great from what I hear I haven't heard what the score is. But we worked our butts off to make sure the rooms looked perfect.
So keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.


tom said...

Congrats to the winners and thanks so much for picking me. What a stash! I've sent you my info.

Jersey said...

Congrats to you on having such a stash and for sharing with 5 of us who likely don't have nearly that stash!

The purple socks look beautiful so far - I absolutely love the colorway and also the color of the fleece you are spinning (can you tell that purple is my favorite color, but I also like reds a lot and am really thrilled with the yarn I've won)

Thanks again for a fun contest - and an eye-opening one. I had no idea people had stashes of that magnitude. I feel so ... naive.

Toby said...

Your Revenge socks look great and the newest pair on the needles are intriguing too. It will be interesting to see how the pattern and color play out, as you said.

I can't believe you're finding time to learn to use a spindle too! I've never even seen it done so I find it rather amazing that you can make yarn with such a simple tool.