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 ;-)

Thursday, June 05, 2008

think the pic says it all...*big grin*



Monday, December 24, 2007

santa hedgie

hi there!

she who usually (well maybe used to!) writes on this blog is currently having a meltdown from having started WAYYYYY too many christmas projects to be able to have them finished by tomorrow, much the less having her gifts wrapped, so i was asked to come on and send you all her best wishes for your holiday season...

oh...and she claims she'll be back next year once she catches up a little ;-)

hohoho...merry christmas and a happy new year!


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

i am not only a sheep....

but apparently i'm also a POKEY sheep...

current ravelry position

i suspect it's gonna be a long wait lol

edited 11/15, 1:04 am well whaddaya know?! didn't take nearly as long as i thought it might *grin*


thank you, sweet girl...

Scroll down to October 16th

for sharing a wee bit of your unconditional love with me for a little while...you are so much missed...


Friday, January 05, 2007

starting tonight....

i have a perfect excuse for spinning at least once a week...

friday night spinners

just my style of "group project"--no rules, just making a little time to do something i enjoy, once a week...

i think i can deal with that sort of 'hardship' ;-)

tonight is our monthly spinning night at the shop, and since i was given some incredibly lovely fiber for christmas (some of which can be seen in recent posts on the blog of the local colinette pusher and sneaky gift coordinator...yes, as a matter of fact i was spoiled rotten lol), i'm going to be hauling the wheel out to start the spinning year out on a great note. if i produce anything worth mentioning, i'll try and post photos...

i suppose this year i should resolve to blog more often? ;-)


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

playing catch up

sheesh...nothing like letting time get away from me and forgetting to post here...even the crickets had given up hope :-(

during the last two weeks of november (and continuing, as i'm not quite finished with the projects i started *sigh*) i've mostly been working on my

Knit Unto Others

projects...not nearly as many as some folks have been able to do, but then again that sort of competition was NOT the point...it's simply to think of and knit for others for at least a few weeks out of the year.

per usual, click images to enlarge...the buttons, however, are linked back to their respective sites

1) for ebeneezer

a set of mittens and hat for little 'uns requested from my LYS's charity knitters by a local group. the mittens are finished, but the hat obviously needs a bit of work yet...it's just little though, so it won't take long :-)

ebeneezer set

2) for dulaan

one down, at least four more to go :-)

first dulaan 2007 project

3) for red scarf project

one not quite finished red(ish) scarf...it looks too narrow but will block open more (i hope)...more details on this when it's finished! (note: i can't decide whether or not this needs fringe...any opinions out there?)

red scarf unfinished

and last but hardly least...for red scarf project

some mittens (modified slightly from my gran's ancient mitten pattern) to warm chilly fingers in new york...these won't take long to finish either (missing are one thumb and 2/3 of a popsicle-colored mitt)...hopefully the colors won't be too wild! ;-)

grandma mittens heading for new york

back soon...i've got other goodies to show off ;-)


Thursday, November 02, 2006


warming up the dutchicans sparticans ;-)

big surprise--my socks are once again "on hold" (although there has been some minimal progress)...but for a change, i had a very good reason to procrastinate:

socks and mitts for the dutchicans

don't you agree? :-)

*will edit post with yarn details when i remember where i hid the ball bands get a chance*


Monday, October 16, 2006

on my toes...

apparently the colder weather has me thinking sockage...and this time for ME! (i have more sock yarn than a centipede could use than i'll use in a lifetime, but i've never actually managed to make myself a pair...about time i did!)

cliquez pour rendre des images plus grandes svp ;-)

blustery socks in progress

these are destined to be a pair of footies (if i don't run out of yarn eep!)...i'm test-knitting one of susie's new yarns/colorways, "Blustery Day" (scroll down to see the skein or try her etsy shop for another pic)
i'm liking this yarn very much (both the yarn itself and the way the colors are playing out) but it does take a while to make much visible progress (sorry susie!)...2.0 mm (size 0 Addis) needles and 10sts/inch! at least i'm doing both at the same time...no SSS for me thank you! ;-)
the little red spots are my ladybug stitch markers, made 'specially for me :-) by Suann at the shop (she's also made special sets for ovarian and breast cancer awareness, the proceeds of which are being donated to cancer research--pretty sure both types are still available--contact rob if you're interested!)

purple toasty toes in progress

the second pair is being made from the yarn shown in my last post...it's Interlacements' "Toasty Toes" in what i believe is the African Violets colorway...just what i needed to counteract the snowfall that numbed my tootsies! yes the snow melted the next day, but i was already to be committed ;-)
the ever-so-pretty stitch marker is one i picked up yesterday at ThreadBear's vendor show...it was made by Rebecca at Waters Edge Jewelry. i was happy learning she was going to be at the vendor show, as i really like her work--i got some sheepy markers from her last year and oddly enough my flock has increased...good thing they don't eat much! ;-)

purple toasty toes in progress

i'm kind of playing the design/pattern by ear--the instep is 3x1 rib, to be expanded to the entire sock once i'm past the heel (which i think will be short-rowed). this yarn is also very nice to work with, soft and warm...i should be able to wear these with my birks (assuming i finish them before august 2010 lol). being on 3.75mm (size 5 Addis) and 6sts/inch, this is going just a wee bit faster than the other pair...i'll set up the second sock shortly so i can do both of these at once too...just wanted to see how the pattern looked before i started the other.

both sets of socks are being done toe-up (obviously? lol)--and i'm really loving this cast-on! it's simple, it works VERY well, is completely seamless, and by using make-one's versus short-rowing, eliminates the need for wrapping stitches and fretting about holes :-) i have a suspicion this may well end up being my favorite way to begin toe-up socks!

back to knitting...my feets are cold ;-)