Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I dyed roving yesterday, and this is what it looks like.
I'll start spinning on it today. ;)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another Pair Of Socks.......

I finished another pair of socks. These are socks that I had on the needles for awhile. One thing about having several projects on the needles, you finish them all around the same time. LOL These are toe up socks (again) and done in the waffle stitch. I wrote up a pattern for these socks and you can find it here.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Spinning, and Knitting an Afghan, and MORE Socks....

Here is an afghan I made for charity, plus another pair of socks.
The socks are toe up socks, and such a fun, simple pattern. It's just
k2, p2 for 2 rounds and then k for 2 rounds, and then repeat these
4 rounds. It's a no-brainer and fun for when watching tv or traveling or something. :)

The afghan is so so very soft.

The color is closer to the above picture with the socks....but this gives an idea of the pattern.
I just used my fav. dishcloth pattern (Spring Is In The Air) and did it big for an afghan.
Anyway I intended it for charity, but I like it so much I may have to
keep it.

I haven't made any stitch markers for a couple of weeks.
I need to get busy and make more.

I have been dyeing roving and spinning though, as you can see below.

This yarn I named 'Sweet Watermelon'. It's a mixture of kelly green and pink acid dye.....lots of variations of color. I haven't done the WPI yet, but I'm guessing it's going to be around 18 or so. It would work for socks or a scarf or mittens... There should be enough yarn for a pair of socks.

The yarn below I named 'Plum Purdy'. I used burgundy and teal to dye this roving. Again, there is lots of variation in the colorway. The WPI will be close to the same as the above yarn, but I haven't taken it yet either. There should be enough yarn for a pair of socks.
(This is why I love doing toe up socks......if I don't have enough yarn, I just make a shorter cuff and stop when I run out of yarn! :)

Friday, April 10, 2009


I finished the socks that I made from my fuchsia and purple hand dyed yarn.
I'm very happy with them. They're so bright and cheerful!