feeling a bit sheepish

the wooly-brained ramblings of a knitter and novice spinner... it may be 'a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing'...but it's mine ;-)

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


(this was more fun as a slideshow but apparently blogger doesn't allow javascripts *sigh*)

it's not anywhere near as impressive as mamacate's shawl, but this is the first thing i've ever knit with something i've spun...and it still amazes me that i was able to spin something that looks amazingly like yarn...and knits up like it too ;-)

8" square for the John Glick Memorial Blanket (to be mailed out this week)

pattern: "king charles brocade" from Barbara Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
yarn: handspun (my own! eek lol) from undyed Targhee roving
needles: Denise, size 6

i think i'm gonna have to get busy and spin up enough for a larger project...i'm hooked!

Monday, October 10, 2005

eek i've been blogged!

and i don't know whether to be honored or embarrassed

[lol...probably more than a little of both...guess the embarrassment can't be too overwhelming since i'm blogging about the fact she's blogged me? ;-)]

Lynn Hershberger (a talented local artist) had a trunk show at the shop in early september, showcasing her hand-dyed yarns (definitely worth viewing) and polymer buttons. there were many lovely skeins that i would have loved to have added to my stash, but the one thing i couldn't put down was some laceweight wool/silk...so of course, it ended up 'following me home' ;-)

after some experimenting, the yarn decided (this one definitely had a mind of its own when it came to pattern!) that it wanted to become a Flower Basket Shawl...i was a little concerned about the variegation distracting from the pattern but it's working up beautifully. the yarn is wonderful to knit with as well and i'm really enjoying the project :-)

i sent lynn some pics of the shawl to date, and she asked to put them up on her blog...i'm really thrilled that she wanted to do so. it'll take me a while to complete this (especially since i have more WIPs than i can keep up with lol other projects i need to work on as well) but i'm hoping to be able to show her a finished shawl sometime in the near future :-)

thanks so much lynn!

with apologies to Hamlisch & Kleban...


kiss this sock goodbye
i'll try again tomorrow
ripping's what i had to do...
can't forget, sure regret
that my gauge swatch LIED!

*growl* gauge was 8 sts/inch so i cast on accordingly...only to find i was knitting at NINE sts/inch...which made the sock a good inch too small and this pattern doesn't stretch much...sorry emily :-(

Saturday, October 01, 2005

on the off chance you were wondering...

Schroedinger's Peacock exists *big grin and sigh of relief*