Friday, April 25, 2008

Dyeing & Inspiration

Finally got some dyeing done. If you've never seen Kuler before, you must check it out. It helped me choose my colors from some of my favorite photos.


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Little Things

As I mentioned in my last post, after abandoning Morning Glories, I really have no big projects on the needles. Last week I decided Dizzle needed a little something, so I balled up some handspun Merino (in looking that link up, I realized this yarn was knit up just over a year after it was made - funny, looks like I got the dyeing bug last spring too) and made this:

It is the Child's Neck-Down Bolero from Knitting Pure & Simple, and used every last bit of the handspun. In the photo it is fresh off the needles, and needs one more button inside to keep it from bunching up over her toddler belly. However, I finished it the morning of a family gathering and wanted her to be able to wear it, so I was weaving in ends and sewing the button on about 5 minutes before we left.

Sadly, I knew I didn't have enough yarn so made the smallest size, so it won't fit for long, but it is super easy (no seams!) and a nice use for handspun so I'm sure there will be a better fitting one for her next fall.

Monday, April 21, 2008

More Spinning

With no big projects on the needles, I'm doing so much more spinning. The latest finished yarn to come off the wheel is this:

Its BFL, "Insect Wings" from the February offering of the HelloYarn fiber club. I get doubles, so this is 9oz roughly 750 yards of a sport weight three ply. These aren't really my colors, so I was kind of "meh" about it, but I love how it turned out - Adrian's colors make it look like it glows.

Below are my singles from the little blue batts I created a couple weeks ago. If you embiggen the photo you can see the little sparklies of the nylon "icicles" that I carded in. Still needs to be plied.

The other week I mixed up about 16 different colors of dye stocks, so I'm hoping to be able to get some roving dyed in the near future too. I've still got the spring creation buzz happening.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Who am I?

You know, I saw that Kathy just posted this, so I popped over and took the quiz, with NO intention of posting here, just for kicks. But read that first paragraph, of course I had to blog it now.

You Are An ISTJ

The Duty Fulfiller

You are responsible, reliable, and hardworking - you get the job done.
You prefer productive hobbies, like woodworking or knittings.
Quiet and serious, you are well prepared for whatever life hands you.
Conservative and down-to-earth, you hardly ever do anything crazy.

In love, you are loyal and honest. If you commit yourself to someone, then you're fully committed.
For you, love is something that happens naturally. And you don't need romantic gestures to feel loved.

At work, you remember details well and are happy to take on any responsibility.
You would make a great business executive, accountant, or lawyer.

How you see yourself: Decisive, stable, and dependable

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Boring, conservative, and egotistical

Friday, April 04, 2008

Rainy Day Fun

Mama got to do her own arts and craft project during naptime today.