Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fingerless mittens

Was running low on fingerless mittens, so I knitted up this pair from some Malabrigo I had around. So yummy.

Fingerless mittens

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ooh! shiny!

I have a few new yarns to share today. I was feeling like I haven't done anything sparkly recently, and clearly that needed to be remedied. Sadly, the pictures don't show the sparkle that well so you will have to take my word for it. Or, you know, come visit me and pet the yarn.

First is a fairly chunky wool yarn that has been plied with black metallic thread. I am calling it Stormy.
Stormy handspun yarn



The next is an alpaca yarn with a little bit of sparkle. This is from some fiber I bought last year at the CT sheep & wool festival and it was delightful to spin, really soft and silky. This is called Into the Deep.
Into the Deep handspun yarn


I have another yarn that is almost completed, and I'm thinking I may need to do a beaded yarn, since I haven't done one of those in a long time.

In other news, this coming weekend is Open Studios. I will be hanging out, doing my thing from noon until 4 or so. I'm going to see Gogol Bordello on Sat night. Should be an interesting show.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Aprons

Here are a few new aprons that I've made this week. I guess insomnia is good for something after all.

Apple apron

Hot Sauce apron

Utensils apron

Monday, March 28, 2011

Took a few days off work last week. I really needed the "me" time and it was nice to get up to the studio and play. Since we are heading out of "scarf and hat" season, I thought it might be good to make up some other items. Made up some cute dishcloths and bath scrubbies.

dishclothes

bath puffs

bath mitt

Monday, March 14, 2011

Trying to be patient

Got paid today, so the new drive band for my new-to-me drum carder is ordered and on its way to me. I can't wait to play with my new toys.

In other news, I made up a short length of corespun yarn with a 32 gauge wire core. I haven't figured out what I am going to do with it yet, but I was thinking it might make some kind of fun thing for my hair. We shall see.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Belated Christmas gifts

I traded Christmas presents with a co-worker, finally. I made her this pair of fingerless mittens from some hand-dyed, handspun yarn:



And I got this awesome pen and ink drawing in return:



I feel lucky to have friends who appreciate handmade gifts and who create such beautiful things for me.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Yay!

Drum carder is on its way to me! I'm super excited.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Tentatively Squeeing

I may or may not have just put a bid in on a drum carder.

Keep your fingers crossed for me.