Friday, March 16, 2012

spinning time

Getting a little time in on the wheel - got some lovely roving for Christmas. In the bag, looks like a jumble - bright greens, reds, yellows, a blue that almost glows. This is one ply on the bobbin - just taking the colors as they come, no extra carding or blending. I like the effect it's getting, now to get another bobbin full, so I can ply together and see what I get. That's why spinning is fun - control or not...planned or surprise...It's all in YOUR mind and fingers. Love that!

Been busy making some baby blankets, 2 layers of flannel anchored together so when they wash, they shrink together...with blankie binding around the edges...babies love blankie binding. And with flannel - it just gets softer the more you use it and wash it.

I love the zebras in this one.

And this one has the sweetest teddies (?), kitties (?)...not really sure, but they have sweet faces.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ok - missed the whole holiday season, didn't I?

I can't believe it's been this long! I need to get some of these project posted, so I can print and send off to my mom ( who doesn't have internet!)

finished some mittens: the new pattern from YarnHarlot

Started and finished the advent scarf - I'm going to use this for the excuse of not posting over the holiday. Every day she posted a new lace pattern. I started out about 4 days behind...and I didn't do every pattern, shawl would have been 20 feet long, I swear. I think I did 16 or 17 - and it ended up 6 to 7 feet. And I'm very proud of this one. Love the yarn, love the beads, loved the challenge.
The yarn is a beatiful peacock blue and the beads yellow-green to navy blue with some teal thrown in.

I think I'll enter it in the Fair this fall. - and then wait for the NEXT advent scarf. This could become a tradition.