10/14/2008

Squares for a cause

Posted in Accessories, Blocking, Yarn tagged at 5:37 am by Jennie

blocking

My first sock yarn square for the Michelle project.
If you have left over superwash sock yarn definitely think about joining up.
The pattern used is from Knit me a River.

I’m on a my second one. Ohhh be sure that the square measures about 9″. I had to stretch my square a bit to hit that size.

Isn’t my board spiffy? I picked it up at JoAnn for $8 and some change. It was on sale, lucky me!!

BTW, I was wondering what I should do about the hole in the middle of the square. I left a tail to sew it up but I don’t know if I should keep the hole. What are your thoughts?

10/13/2008

Feed problems?

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:29 am by Jennie

Looks like the feed for the blog my be buggy. If I’m not showing up in your feed reader please resubscribe. Then again, if the blog isn’t showing up, than you won’t be getting this message, lol.

10/12/2008

New Look

Posted in Random Me at 9:15 pm by Jennie

I should be studying but instead I wanted a new look for the blog. A bit of tweaking here and there. If anything odd happens, please let me know. I hope everyone has a great week!!

10/10/2008

"You spin me right round, baby…

Posted in Accessories, Knitting, Scarves, Spinning tagged , , , , at 10:06 pm by Jennie

Right round, like a record, baby, right round, round round.”  Pretty much sums up what’s been going on with me.

Wool and Spindle Spinning

Here are some finished spins.  🙂

First Handspun Niddy Noddy and Drop Spindle

Both rovings purchased from Alpaca Direct. Decent priced rovings for practice before I move on to the fancier handpainted rovings found on Etsy. I picked up the drop spindle and niddy noddy from Ma and Pa’s Spindles. I heart my niddy noddy, it’s just so cute and small.

Spinning hasn’t totally be on my mind. I’ve been bitten by the scarf bug once again. I’ve been in love with Argosy since I first saw it but thought it would be to hard to knit. Now with a bit of experience it’s just a piece o’cake.

Noro Silk Garden Lite

2 skeins of delicious Noro Silk Garden Lite. My first time working with this stuff and I like it! I enjoy how the color repeats are so long and pretty.

I’ve also been dreaming of a sweater just for me. I have the materials, I just have to get to it. One day…

Beroco Pure Merino

10/05/2008

Friends = Awesome!!

Posted in Presents, Yarn tagged , , at 10:45 pm by Jennie

I am so luck to have such great friends.

The amazing Mrs. B of Bockstark (Knits) Spins sent me this amazingly lovely handdyed and handspun piece of goodness as a thank you gift. It’s so fabulous that it’s given me the urge to learn to spin. (More of that later…)

Woolly Goodness from Mrs B

Scrumptious? Yes!! It’s fingering/sport weight and is superwash. Yay!!

This is another super over due thank you to my very wonderful gal pal Haley for thinking of me when she went on her Alaskan cruise. A perfect gift for you knitter friend…

Alaskan gift

Sock yarn and wonderful handmade soap wrapped in wool. How cool is that?