Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Now to remember....

It's been so long I had to remember how to blog! I'm not even sure why I have been avoiding it. Sometimes I just don't feel like I have much to say or share, ya know?
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Anyway, life has been moving along like normal. Kids are in the school routine, oldest is adjusting to college, there's been knitting, spinning and working. Just regular life stuff.
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You won't even believe this if you really know me and my yarn snobbish tendencies, but I knit this:

Yes it's true, I knit that thing (which I unaffectionately call "hairy scary"). You see it all started at a family reunion with um, older relatives. It was mentioned that I knit, and it all went downhill from there. I left with this not-so-desirable yarn in my possession and a happy relative expecting a shawl in return. I did it. I thankfully do not have to wear it! It will be dropped off soon so I don't have to look at it anymore. Heh!
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I have been knitting fun things too. I just started my very first pair of handspun socks.

Who knew you could get so much satisfaction out of knitting with your very own yarn! I can't wait to start another project with handspun. I did finish a scarf from my yarn that will be a Christmas gift. More on that later.
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I have been spinning as much as I can. I am not a fast spinner. I have friends that can blow me away in the speed department. I enjoy the process though, so I really don't mind.
Here are a couple of my latest yarns:

This one I tried a fractal type experiment (I say experiment because I have no idea what I am doing). I love how it turned out. It was 3 separate solid colored rovings that I spun in a pattern. The roving came from this etsy shop. Love her stuff!
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This one is my very first single ply yarn. I am in love with this stuff. I hope I can do it again! It was a merino bamboo blend that I dyed myself. It reminds me of a melon salad.
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I will try to be more faithful and not wait for months to post again. I have a Baby Surprise Jacket and more spinning to show off later. Oh, and that scarf! Now to remember.......

15 comments:

MsKnottyKnits said...

Ohh! I love your yarns! Spin on, sistah!

Mommabear7@sbcglobal.net said...

Well I was thinking you fell off the face of the earth. (and was praying not) Im happy to see you bloging again! I have missed you tons. Lots of XXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOO Glad everything is going well and you are still spinning knitting!!!! Love ya!

Opal said...

I love the way your handspun is knitting up! And your single looks sooo good. I'm glad Hairy Scary is in the past. It really is rather terrifying. :-)

Bea said...

Everything is very very pretty.

Esther said...

the yarns are fantastic! That's something I would love to try one day!

Karen said...

Beautiful spinning! I still can't get a single ply that isn't over twisted.

You are a kind person to knit your relative that shawl. :)

Kim said...

Your spinning is to dye(sp; ) for! I love your socks, too and am so happy you have begun knitting them up. As for that shawl...I AM shocked!

Hope we don't have to wait long for another word.

tootsie said...

OMG! Hairy Scary is just that..you are a saint. Your other projects are simply lovely. Your fractal experiment was a huge success!!

tiennie said...

Glad you've posted! Your spinning is just beautiful!

Julie said...

Your yarns are beautiful!
Your spinning is beautiful!
Your socks are beautiful!
Your "Hairy Scary" is a beautiful gesture for a loved one ;-)

cut the cord said...

Ooooh! I LOVE that green/blue yarn! Gorgeous!

AlisonH said...

Gorgeous handspun! And that shawl--is that?--I was thinking handspun angora, but given the description, I guess not.

I had one time I knit a scarf out of a really nice, I forget what, baby alpaca or some such. And the recipient said thank you, but I'd really like this...and she went to Michael's and came back and presented me with Fun Fur. In electric green and yellow and blue and pink. Gak.

She really is a good friend, so I knit that up for her, amused that the directions on the ballband for what it suggested making helpfully told you it took one ball, and then halfway through their pattern, they told you to bind off half the stitches and knit it in two pieces simulataneously. With, like, that other ball you have, right?

Shelley said...

Your handspuns are awesome! I also love the colourway of the socks you're working on. Great job! I have to get my spinning out and work on it again...

Diana said...

Love your homespun, and the sock is looking great!

Catherine Kerth said...

is this the last time you posted? ;)