WIPs and FOs!

27 07 2008

Well, I also promised a post with WIPs and some of the recent FOs of mine.

Well here it goes!

First off I finished another scarf for charity. YAY for another 4oz of yarn GONE from my acrylic stash.  After finishing this one I cast on another in a blue color that was also lurking in the stash.  Nothing beats a quick stash buster.

Charity Scarf

Also started and finished this week was a washcloth. My dad saw me working on some for my monthly dishcloth KAL and asked what they were and if he could use one instead of that “poofy thing” he uses in the shower. So that was started and finished! Very easy, quick pattern. I loved it. Thinking about doing another I enjoyed it so much.
4-corners dishcloth

Speaking of dishcloths I have pictures of the two I finished for my Monthly Dishcloth KAL.
July KAL:
July Dishcloth
This one is cute. Says “Love to Knit” on it. I like it.

Mid-July KAL:
Mid-July Dishcloth
This dishcloth I’m not a big fan of. It’s just small. Not only is it small, but the border on the one edge isn’t even symmetric with the other border! I thought about changing the pattern, but to me that defeats the point of the KAL. For me I use these KALs to bust some of the cotton stash and hey, it’s a quick gift if it’s cute.

I started my Socknitters Sock A Month KAL. I’ve been in this group for awhile now but never did the KAL just for a lack of time. So I thought I would do the July/August KAL.

Oh… and I’m using the leftovers from the Noah’s Ark Baby Blanket to make some BSJs! I’m super excited. 🙂 The pattern is a bit confusing, but overall it’s not too bad. Well. That’s it for what I’ve been up to.


Stash Enhancement

26 07 2008

Well, like I said in my previous post I did some stash enhancement when Crown Mountain Farms had their sale this month. In fact the sale is STILL ON TILL THE END OF JULY. So seriously, if you’ve never tried CMF now is the time to do it. The only thing I’ve spun up of theirs is the Superwash Merino, but I’ve got nothing bad to say about it. Oh well.. don’t wash it in hot water. Do the luke warm/cold water thing. It does bleed a bit if you dump it in hot water. But that happens with store bought clothes too so hey!

Okay.. on with the pictures of what I bought. 😉

San Francisco

Colorway: San Francisco – 8.5oz

Under The Boardwalk

Colorway: Under The Boardwalk – 8.5oz

Born To Be Wild

Colorway: Born To Be Wild

We Are the Champions

Colorway: We Are The Champions

Yes. I got a little carried away. But hey, I plan on using many of these colors for Christmas gifts. I want to make some scarves for people I work with and with these 8.5 oz bundles I can probably get 6-8 gifts out of it!


25 07 2008

Yea, it’s been a little while since I’ve updated.  I have so many times where I get ready to post, so I rush around to photograph all the new things I’ve started and finished.  Then I discover the camera batteries have died.  So by the time they charge up again, I’m busy and just don’t update. haha.

Well I’ve decided that today I NEED to update.  The reason I feel such a desire is most likely because of the fact that I have my Praxis II PLT test tomorrow that I really don’t feel like studying for.  haha.  But anyways!  On with yarn pics!!!

Purple Fleece
I finally started dyeing up some of my fleece. This is it after 2 runs through the crockpot. It just wasn’t dark enough after the first time through. Really I would like it even darker than it is currently, but it doesn’t look too light when spun up. I’m having SO much fun carding and spinning this fleece. It’s not the softest of soft but it will make a good hard wearing sock I think. 🙂

There was also some stash enhancement. These were bought for the purpose of making Nanner Socks. I was planning to cast them on the second I finished the monkey socks but another pair of socks was started as well. I was just feeling like I had too many WIPs to start yet another pair of socks.
Nanner Yarn!

Heck… there was even more stash enhancement when I noticed that Crown Mountain Farms was having a sale! Their superwash merino is being sold for $16 rather than the usual $20! That’s a great price for handdyed merino. So I might have bought a few. I’ll take a picture when I get a chance. 😉

I also finished spinning up my June Spunky Fiber Club shipment. I’m thinking it’s going to be a nice lacy scarf or something. 🙂
Spunky Club June 2008

And that’s it as far as yarn things. I’ve got some FOs and some new WIPs, but I think I’ll save those for another post. I plan on that post being either this weekend or on Monday! I definitely need to keep on top of this whole blogging thing! LOL.

Finished Monkey Socks

18 07 2008

Well, I finished the monkey socks! Technically I finished them earlier this week, but it took me awhile to get around to blogging. 🙂

Monkey Socks

The cool thing, I actually have enough left that I could probably get a second pair of socks out of it. I haven’t decided if I want to knit it up myself yet, or if I feel like selling/giving/trading it. I did list is as for sale/trade on ravelry, we’ll see what happens. If any of you are interested, maybe we can work something out, just send me an e-mail or a message on ravelry.

Intro to the hencircle.

7 07 2008

So about a week or so ago I joined this group online all about finding our inner farmgirl.  Of course I was all about that.  I’m a spinner, so naturally I love sheep and all other little animals that fiber comes off of.  But I love all animals in general.  Living where I currently do (with my parents) I can’t quite move sheep into the back yard or just grow or cook whatever I desire.  We don’t do a garden here anymore, but we do have some random tomato plants living in our flower beds.  I’m hoping by joining in with this little group of knitters I’ll get to do more farmy type things at home. 🙂

July Stash Update!

1 07 2008

Current yarn in the stash: 23950 grams (+1592 grams for the year)
Current fiber in the stash: 305.2 ounces (+107.9 ounces for the year)

Well I’m still in the Positives for the year (oops) but hey, at least the numbers have gone down!  This month I’ve used up almost 200 grams of yarn!  I also used up 35 ounces of roving.  🙂  So hey, it’s progress!  Hopefully there will be much more improvements during July.

I also got my June Spunky Club Shipment.  I think everyone pretty much got theirs before me but just in case I’ll leave some space so I don’t ruin it for anyone.































Spunky Fiber Club June 2008 

I’m in love with these colors.  It’s called Flowering Weeds, and it weighs 3oz.  It’s a 70/30 Merino/Mohair blend and I can’t wait to spin it.  I’m thinking either socks or scarves.  I’m still waiting to see.