Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pastel roving spun up

I finished spinning the pastel roving tonight, and here's a pic of it. It is 4 oz. and I ended up with almost 600 yards @ 22 WPI, making it fingering yarn, and perfect for socks. I think I should get busy with some of my Christmas projects now, and put the spinning aside for awhile....but I'm so addicted to spinning! LOL We'll see. Anyway, I'm pleased with the way this yarn turned out, and it will go for socks, I'm sure.

Purple yarn......

My latest ended up being 22 WPI.
Of course, it will be made into socks. :)
I'm almost done spinning the pastel roving that I dyed on Wed. (see below) and will
take a pic of it when it's completed.

Everyone's gone now, and the house sure is quiet. I love having those kids here.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 much to be thankful for!

Here's a picture of Sassy taking a nap in her bed today (Thanksgiving). It makes me feel so sad to see her aging, and not being playful and up and about when the kids are here. She spent most of the day asleep. I sure love my little girl, and feel bad to see her not feeling up to par! Her arthritis in her poor little back legs bothers her.

I completed some socks this week, and thought I would post a picture of them. Both are made from my own handspun yarn. The yarn in the multicolored sock was dyed with acid dyes to form a striped pattern.

Here's some yarn that I dyed on Wednesday. Can't wait to make socks out of it!!

Here's roving that I also dyed on Wednesday.'s going to be fun to spin this roving!! Will post pix of it when it's spun.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates today!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Three Generations....

Our son and grandson were both here, so I got a 3 generations picture. Pretty good lookin' fella's, eh? They are all keepers.
Pictured is Thad (our son), Terry (DH), and Warren (grandson)

Here's the lime green yarn and the pink and white yarn that I spun up. I'm happy with them.
I have some white yarn that I plied last night, and am going to try to dye it today.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I've been spinning. Here's some roving I have on the wheels. The lime green roving is on my Kromski Minstrel wheel, and the pink and white roving is on my Lendrum wheel. The lime green roving reflected the flash, but when I tried to not have any flash it looked like avocado green. I hope you can get the idea of what they look like by these photos. I want these to both be sock yarns. Hopefully I'll be able to finish them this weekend sometime.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spinnin' Wheel Goes Round 'n Round.....

I got it!! My new spinning wheel is here and put together and sitting in the living room. I love it. It's so purdy!! I actually spun up some yarn on it last night and then plied it. I know, I's 'supposed' to be for Christmas, but do you REALLY think I could wait that long? *teehee* I love the way the wheel looks in my living room. The 'feel' is different than with my Lendrum wheel. The Lendrum is scotch tension and this one is double drive, so I'm sure that makes a difference in the feel of the wheel, but I'm a firm believer that it's good to learn new things. If I were to compare the 2 wheels, I would have to say the Lendrum runs more smoothly and is quieter. I find it easier to spin on the Lendrum, but that may be because I'm used to it. I'll get used to the Kromski too! And the Kromski is purdy, purdy, purdy! LOL It's spinning really nice singles, and it plied a nice 2 ply sock all in all, I'm very, very happy.
I love both of my wheels.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Finishing up WIP's! What a good feeling!

I plied some of the yarn I had spun up,
and I have the coral yarn balled and ready to will be socks!
I have a knit top that this yarn will match perfectly. :)

This cranberry yarn (below) is sooooooooo yummy! It will also be socks.
Both yarns are Merino soft, and the colors are so vibrant!
I love, love, love this cranberry color!


I have completed all of my sock WIP's.
That's a GREAT feeling, since these green ones below have been cast on for
several weeks now, but I kept working on other things!
Now I can start some more socks tomorrow!
I will cast on the coral yarn (above) in the morning. :)

It's such a feeling of accomplishment to get some of these
socks done that have been sitting on the needles for ages.

This is my second post for today.
Man, I'm just getting so much done!
Terry should have retired sooner.
I'm lovin' having him at home!

Another pair of socks.....

This pair of socks is done with Knitpicks Imagination yarn. It's very soft.
These are toe-up socks.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Spinnin' Wool 'n Knittin' Sox

Just some of the 'fruits of my labor'.
These yarns are all merino wool, and are between
fingering weight and sport weight. Some are 3 ply (Navajo plied) and some are 2 ply.
I'm sure excited about getting my new wheel. :)

I finished these socks today. They are done in garter rib stitch.
They are toe up socks. They are made out of Red Heart Heart and Sole sock
yarn. I'm very happy with them.

Monday, November 3, 2008

There's just not enough hours in the day......

I'm on a sock knitting binge again. I just love knitting socks!
I took pictures of a couple of my completed socks this evening.
The blue and yellow socks are Knitpicks yarn that I dyed with Easter Egg dyes.

The aqua, blue and purple socks are made from merino roving that I spun myself into sock yarn, and then dyed with koolaid and easter egg dyes. They were way fun to make, and I really felt a sense of accomplishment when they were done, knowing that they started out as roving and I created the yarn, dyeing and everything myself. :)

Both pairs of these socks are knitted toe new favorite way to knit socks. They are easy to do (once I figured out a heel that I liked!), you can try them on easier as you are knitting them, and if you run out of yarn midsock you will most likely be at the cuff and can just bind off then rather than running out in the middle of the foot as would happen with a cuff down sock. I have another pair of socks nearly completed, and will post a picture of them when they are done.

There just isn't enough time in the day for me to spin, knit, quilt, stamp...... Sleep is such a waste of time.....but oh so enjoyable!!

Terry is retired now.
I'm enjoying having him at home, and I think he's really enjoying it too.
It's not nearly as lonely out here with him around. :)

Tomorrow is election day. We will go to town and vote, and then I am meeting my two sisters for lunch. It should be a fun day.

I ordered my Christmas gift tonight. YAYYYYYYY!! It is another spinning wheel......the Kromski Minstrel (like what Mona has) only in a walnut finish. I'm so excited!!
Merry Christmas to meeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
Here is a link to the wheel that I am getting:
Mine will have a walnut finish that I hope will match my grandmothers rocking chair that is from the 1800's.