Archive for the 'handspun' Category

A Quick Note

Phew! I finished the big handknit project for this holiday — a sweater for one of my sisters (I hope she doesn’t read this post before tomorrow afternoon!) based on a sweater I’ve long been inspired by — Adrian’s (Hello Yarn!) Wave Yoke Sweater. I even swiped her wave pattern for the yoke! I added […]

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No Sleeve Island Here

Two sleeves for the holiday handspun stranded yoke sweater thing (heh) are done: two sleeves: done! Yes, the pattern at the cuff is slightly different than the previous version (seen here). I thought this would fit with the sweater as a whole much better. I hope the mismatched cuff color isn’t too… strange. I’ve started […]

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Blog What?

I had a nice long Thanksgiving weekend, though I did not get nearly as much knitting, spinning, or other things done as I had planned. I did frog, restart, and finish a sleeve for a yoked sweater using my handspun and Cascade 220: sleeve one down I think I am in love with this sleeve. […]

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Who’s A Tease?

I’ve finished Aftur, but it’s still drying: aftur yoke Fastest sweater knit ever. I LOVE it. DH wants an Icelandic sweater now, so I think he likes it too. I started another sweater in Cascade 220 and my handspun: a sleeve cuff I’m not sure how this is going to work out. It’s not for […]

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Socks In and Out

I’m treading water here, being a bad blogger and correspondent! I hope to catch up this weekend. I’ve somehow managed to finish another pair of socks (flickr and ravelry folk may have already seen them) and another single sock. handspun, handknit Superwash merino dyed by Adrian over at Hello Yarn (colorway: Big Top). 2 ply, […]

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Singles

Oh, the singles, the mateless ones. They get to have fun, hanging out together in a drawer partying all the time. Slowly they pair off as new singles join the club. the singles — here’s the flickr link We’ve had one single move on to paired off and another who has joined the singles club. […]

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FO: Scarf of Spellcatching

This was a very quick project, especially considering that I spun this yarn up myself AND I quickly get bored with both ribbing AND scarves. I may just end up keeping it to wear with my corduroy jacket This all started with the spinning, discussed here. I spun it up quickly — the BFL was […]

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Spinning and More Spinning

I’m not sure what motivated me to “get ta spinnin’.” Maybe it was Kelly’s (Kelp! Knits) recent spinning on the wheel she’s borrowing. Or maybe it was Noricum (Soapbox) spindle spinning while staying out of town. Or maybe it was the posts in the Hello Yarn groups on flickr (Hello Yarn Fiber Club pool, Hello […]

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Fitting it In

I have been trying to learn how to play ice hockey recently, so a lot of my once-knitting-and-spinning (and before the rsi issues got worse, crochet) time has become ice time. I still manage to squeeze in some knitting here and there. Today for example, the scene at lunch: knitting, a banana, and caffeine free […]

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Life Consipires… A Teaser

Schedule, daylight, camera, and locale have all conspired against me this week. But here’s a teaser brought to you by manmade light (horrors!) and a spare 20 minutes in between taking care of the pets and heading out to SiL’s1 birthday dinner: that is my handspun! and a sock toe. whooo! manos top-down cardi, the […]

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