Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Sun Always Shines...

Here's some more new yarn for you...I have been a pretty busy girl.

I call this one "Sun Always Shines" (yes, I did have A-Ha stuck in my head, for no apparent reason).

Monday, December 29, 2008

She's a Brick...

Finished up this little skein of yarn on my new wheel. I am still playing around with it and getting the feel of things, so I wanted to do a single ply. I really love the color of this one.

Monday, December 22, 2008

In case anyone was wondering

This is what about 40 tiny Jayne hats looks like:

Pretty cunning, dontcha think?

I actually finished about 50 of them in the last couple of months and shipped them off to my new friend at Firefly Cargo Bay, who will be distributing them at some cons next year. Whee!

My hands actually hurt a little bit from so much knitting. But there is no rest for me, as I still have Christmas presents to finish up (hooray for procrastination!).

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Once again, I gave in to my inner princess, and created this very girly scarf.

This time, it's blue, and sparkly. I incorporated some handspun yarn in there, so it's not entirely frilly. Right?

Monday, December 15, 2008


Lately, I seem to be particularly inspired by food. If you know me at all, you won't find that very surprising. Here are a few recent yarns inspired by sweet treats:

Mint Chocolate

Berries 'n Cream

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So yesterday, I brought my new wheel to the studio to play.

I carried it in like this:

Pretty cool, huh? You know what's even cooler? When it came out of the bag, it looked like this:

and a few short minutes later, it looked like this:


So far, I am enjoying spinning on it. It takes a little getting used to, as it is a little different from my Traveler. But, so far, so good.

Friday, December 12, 2008

It's an awfully pretty night, and I wanted to take a moment to share this picture:

I got my new spinning wheel! Yay! I picked it up from my dad's house yesterday and put it together. It is just as cute as I remember, and I will be sure to take pictures this weekend so I can show it off.

It also occurs to me that I didn't share pics of the fingerless mittens that I made for my co-worker. She used to borrow mine all the time, and so finally commissioned a pair for herself. In black. I used a reverse stockinette background to help the cable stand out a little bit more, but working with the black yarn was kind of a pain, which is why these ended up taking about 6 months to complete. Whoops.

She loves them, though and wears them around work all the time. As a result, another co-worker recently asked me to make a pair for his wife.

I love the braided cable.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Had a busy weekend at the open studios. Got to hang out with Amber and do some knitting on Saturday, and even had a sale. Sunday was a little slower, lots of people stopped in to fondle the yarn and knitted things, and I got a lot of spinning done, so it was still a productive day.

I will be there again next Saturday from 12 - 5, if anyone wants to stop by the Western Ave Studios and visit me. I may have my new wheel by then, and I may bring it to the studio to play.

This is the wheel that I bought at Rhinebeck, and they are finally finished making it, and it should be shipping out to me this week. The people at SpinKnit got their website up, so you can go see what my wheel is going to look like. I can't wait to get it here. Isn't it just the cutest thing you ever saw?