This is my Rainbow Sherbet Yarn. It is 3 1/2 oz. of Merino wool, handspun, 320 yards, approx 21-22 WPI, hand dyed with acid dyes. I love the way it turned out. It will make cute self striping socks! :)
I finished my blue and white roving. It ended up being approx. 300 yards of sock yarn at 20 - 22 WPI. It's 100% Merino wool. I spun this yarn up on my Kromski Minstrel wheel. I have some multicolored roving on my Lendrum wheel. Perhaps I will get it finished this week. I have some white yarn that I just plyed that I am going to dye maybe tonight or tomorrow. I will post pictures of it.
Here is my hand dyed, hand spun pastel sock yarn all made up. I made myself some socks and a little keychain. They are both knit toe-up. The Socks are a variation of the Herringbone Lace Socks. The pattern is found here: http://home.comcast.net/~fibergal/blog/Herringbone_Lace_Panda.pdf
There is no pattern for the keychain as I did it off the top of my head. Here is how I did it: I cast-on a total of 12 stitches using the Judy Becker magic cast-on. I then worked increases every other row until I had a total of 20 stitches. I worked the foot until it was the length I wanted it to be. For the heel, I did a no-wrap short row heel (demo can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu5YAKsAEpY ) and then I worked the cuff to the length I wanted it to be, and bound off. It was very easy, and I like the results. I cut a little plastic piece to fit inside to sock to use as a sock blocker. I made a couple more of these little key chains for gifts and the gals said they loved them.
I finished the lilac roving that I've been working on for the last few days. It turned out beautiful. Approx 21 WPI....perfect for socks! I won't be able to do much spinning or knitting next week because it's stamp class week again already. I sure miss it when I can't be playing with the yarn!
Here are some of the snowflake ornaments I did on my machine. It's hard to photograph them, but they really did turn our pretty. I can't remember the link where I got the patterns, but if someone really wanted to know I could prolly find the link. :)
Here's the Bow Tucks Bag that I made. The patterns are at www.quiltsillustrated.com I made the medium tall bag, and the small bag. I love the way they turned out and have a large bag cut out now to use as a knitting bag.
My red/blue/yellow handspun yarn didn't want to be made into socks.......it wanted to be caps for the kids at CIC....and here are the completed hats. I'm pleased with the way they turned out, and I think the kids will enjoy wearing them. :)
I have been married to Terry, my childhood sweetheart, for 45 years. We have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren. We are retired now. Where in the world did the time go? I have been a born again Christian since March of 1967. We attend a local non-denominational community church. More about me at: http://www.our.homewithgod.com/wilmasplace/