Saturday, June 30, 2007
A word about pain. Pain sucks! Only being able to get about 4 hrs of sleep at night sucks! Back spasms suck! Enough said...I am done with that.
On a brighter note...all projects that are on the needles are coming along nicely. I am going to have to get some more Noro Silk Garden to finish the chevron scarf...oh darn...I have to go back to Knit 'n Knibble. Shucks.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I test dyed some undyed yarn I had. Which I would like to say in previous dye projects I have used this yarn as ties for the sock yarn I have dyed and it didn't typically dye completely. Actually came out looking heathered. Well...I don't know if it is the dye or what...But, WOW! It is drying right now so I will have pics later. The colors are so saturated. I am very excited. I dyed each sample skein with 100%, 50%, and 25% dye. This way I can have a good idea of the color range. OH, and BTW, the black dye...I was not expecting to get black black. I was expecting dark grey or a very dark purple. But Damn! It is black! And even the 25% is still very dark, kinda charcoal.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Good news...I got my dyes today. Can you believe I only ordered them on Saturday. I love Crown Mountain Farms. I just placed my order Saturday. Saturday!!! That is not even a whole 2 days. They are so awsome!!!
I think I am going to go make some dye stock. Next time I check in I might be red, peacock, and purple. I am kinda messy.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
I cast on the Misty Garden scarf from Scarf Style. I found this really great yarn from Patons called SWS, it is 70% wool and 30% soy in colorways Natural Pink and Natural Geranium. It is sooo pretty and sooo soft!I also started a Clapotis. Which was not my fault. I was just cruising flickr one day and found that there was a flickr group for the Clapotis. All those beautiful Claps. How could I help myself. I don't really have the cash on hand right now to get some really great yarn, like Noro or something, so I got some Micro spun yarn from Lion Brand. I know, I know...but it is really soft and I have have this urge to knit with black lately. I have a few projects that I want to make in black including a sweater using cotton ease in charcoal (which is not totally black).
I am also working on the cuff of the second pomatomus sock. You can have a look at the first one tomorrow with "Monday's sock".
Oh...and I finished the wristlet to match my knitting bag.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
I was playing with my new Noro yarn. I balled it up and plunked it in a stainless steel bowl and thought "wow, look how that is reflecting" Then...when I used the flash on my camera (which I try not to do) it make it kinda glow.
Have a mentioned how much I am in love with Noro Kureyon?
Project progress: I have finished the knitting portion of the wristlet. It is currently soaking in hot water...which is part of my personal felting process. I like to soak the project in hot water before I start the felting process because I feel that it opens the fibers and I don't waist time trying to felt. I find that the felting starts quicker.
Monday, June 4, 2007
Today was a great mail day. I ordered some Noro Kureyon. One of the four has been cast on to make the wristlet for my knitting bag. The other three are going to be used for Lizard Ridge blankee. I am totally in love (or obsessed...whatever) with Noro. OMG, it is just so wonderful, can you say yarn pron? Check out my flickr and see some more photos of the Noro I took today...I went a little nutty.