Waiting for my coffee

I forgot to plug in the coffee pot, but even waiting for it to brew I will still be early.

Here is an older project, one which I pick up and work with sometimes, but uses a chart so its not a traveling  project or mindless

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Copper Hills

I have started a big spinning project. I’ve got 8oz of Copper Hills BFL roving from Greenwood fiber works.  This is fantastic stuff. The color is amazing and it feels lovely. I will be ordering from this seller again. The fiber came wrapped like a present and it even had some milk fiber sample with it.

Totally worth the very reasonable price.

I am spinning it into a fine 2 ply, hopefully it will be either a fine fingering or a laceweight yarn when its done.

I am so happy with how this is turning out. I want the final yarn to make a shawl, something that will hopefully show off the natural striping in the yarn and the lovely colors.

On the non-crafting front I got something which I can carry to class a lot easier than my desktop so now this little cutie is mine. Not very powerful but light, portable and does what I need.

I have a new project (I know I do not need another project but I don’t care, I refuse to guilt  myself over knitting these days)

I spun this merino silk blend which I was given for my graduation back in January into a singly ply heavy laceweight/light fingering weight yarn.

The yarn is now being knit into the springtime design from The First Book of Modern Lace Knitting by Marianne Kinzel.

new haircut!

I got a new haircut today and so far I am really really thrilled with it.

First I will show you my horrible before picture.

and the excellent after…

on other notes, there has been a lot of flooding in my area and Olive Hill (the next town over) has been virtually wiped out. I was unable to get home after work, but I had plenty of other options and was able to find a place to sleep. Our water line is broken but that’s the only damage here.

I have been able to continue my bible readings even with the recent drama and while the high is wearing off I am not falling away.

I will eventually blog about knitting. I finished a sock as well as the shawl and I just wound 770 yds of laceweight handspun into a lovely yarn cake. I am trying to work on my grandmother’s February Lady Sweater more though and I just have not found the right pattern for my first handspun lace.

Spring WIP round up

I’ve been busy, new jobbie, and just general life stuff. We also spent a few days without internet, which were for the most part my days off too ( I know, why can’t it go out on days I don’t have time to surf around on the internet.)

Right before the internet cut out on Friday I got outside, took some pictures and even got them uploaded. However the blog post I was planning did not happen.

I’ve mainly been knitting on the Traveling Woman Shawl, out of exceedingly rainbowy, if low quality yarn. It is all the way through the stockinette part and working on the first lace chart, which I’m planning on doing more repeats of than are called for in the pattern.

I’ve also been working on a February Lady Sweater for my grandmother,

max is getting a sleeve, although I haven’t worked on it in quite a while.

The boy needs more socks, so I’ve got one for him on the needles.

A cute little gnome hat for a toddler

I also pulled out laminaria just today, but I am not taking pictures of it as its a big red blob still. Not even a significantly bigger red blob.

Blocking Magic

I know its a knitting cliche, but blocking really is magic. What is even more magic is a shawl that was addicting as possible and seeing that shawl open up into something as pretty as it was fun.

It started looking like this.

Then it grew to become this, which seemed a bit big when I spread it out to take a picture.

Then I pinned it out and was truly stunned by the size of the shawl.

It turned out to be approximately seven feet wide, and I only did nine repeats of the main pattern.

The pattern is the Zetor Scarf and I really really enjoyed the pattern in combination with the color changes in the Jojoland Harmony I knit it in.

I do plan on taking a better photoshoot at some point, but its freaking cold out.