Friday, November 16, 2007


OK - today you will be getting the infamous "2fer" - as in two posts for the price of 1... YAY!

First - a finished object!

finished titania (3)

Pattern: Titania by Cookie A. - part of the Blue Moon Sock Club 2006
Yarn: Titania's Revenge (BMFA)
Mods: None - but I did have to knit the left sock twice. My gauge was too tight the first time through.
Notes: Nifty pattern - it shows off the variegated yarn really well although I may knit these again in a slightly less colorful version!

Second - a new work in progress!

hedera progress (2)

Pattern: Hedera by Cookie A. off
Yarn: Pagewood Farms Sock in Meadow
Notes: I started these directly after finishing the Titanias and since my last finished socks were a pair of Monkeys, well apparently I am feeling the love for Cookie A..

I am not sure how much I'll be posting next week, I leave to drive to Virginia Beach to stay with the family over the Thanksgiving holiday and I don't know how much computer time I'll have next week. So, have a save and happy holiday and eat and be happy!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Monday Happenings

Well, no handspun today - just didn't get around to it... but I did finish (again) the Titania Socks - but I'll save those for Friday and I did start a pair of Hedera's for Leslye for her birthday/christmas present. Nothing much else of note, I'm going have to jump in the shower and run to the grocery store, we're out of a few things and I want to cook tomorrow... maybe even do some baking!

Friday, November 9, 2007

FO Friday

Well.... I got nothing. I'm an inch away from the toe decreases on my Titania socks, and of course I should be knitting right NOW so that I could finish them up, but instead, I caught up on reading blogs. Sorry!

The archives bring you:


Pattern: Cozy from
Yarn: Reynolds Mandalay - 8 skeins in Charcoal (discontinued)
Needles: 8 (or whatever the pattern called for)
Mods: none

This was my first huge lace pattern, and once I got the pattern straight in my brain, it was an easier knit... I would actually recommend this as a beginner lace pattern. The pattern repeat is only 8 rows and the "pattern" rows also repeat, but are offset...

I wear it ALL the time as my transition scarf into and out of cool weather.

That's all I got for today! Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

WIP Wednesday

uneck progress 1105

Here it is as of Monday actually - I spent most of yesterday working on Titania (the sock from last week). I turned the heel and worked probably 3 inches down the foot, but alas didn't document with a picture. Must go - I've a meeting in 3 minutes!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Handspun Monday


The most exciting part about posting this is that I didn't forget how to do it! I spun for about an hour - including set up time and all, so actual spinning time was probably about 45 minutes. And it's the first time I've spun AT home - with no one watching over my shoulder! GO ME!!

And the obligatory artsy picture of the new wheel from SAFF!

wheel (2)

And you'll notice the bobbin still on the wheel for proof... and yes - I do have a roomie, but she is almost completely crafting challenged, so she definitely didn't do this for me!

I'm going to try and spin at least every other day... there are definitely days when I won't be able to at all, but I feel if I set this goal for myself I'll be able to do it and I'm sure it'll help my spinning!

Friday, November 2, 2007

FO Friday

me & chloe

Aren't we cute? The baby belongs to my boss Lena and her hubby Josh - and I knit that darling sweater for her!

Pattern: Brushed Alpaca Vest by Mac & Me bought at Knitch
Yarn: Brushed Suri by Blue Sky Alpacas in Lollipop
Needles: uh... whatever the pattern called for
Size: uh... took less than 1 skein so I assume it was either the XS or S size
Mods: None!

Seriously - It took me 2 days for the knitting and 1 day to seam it up (and less than 4 hours each time) and I'm definitely NOT the worlds fastest knitter. I followed the pattern as written and found it very easy, although next time I'm going to knit it in the round up to the armholes.