Sunday, July 22, 2007

Not Cold Anymore!

'nuff said
*EDIT* I work for a construction company--you wouldn't believe the looks I get wearing these things. Suprisingly, more people asked about the regular length mitts than these mammoth things!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Are you Cold?

Everyday at work, when I am wearing my fingerless mitts, many many people ask me "Are you cold?"

Yes, I am cold. So cold, I decided to make these extra long mitts. I love them....well THIS one. I only have the one done. But it was so quick I will have the other done before Monday, YAY mitts!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

I Love Spinning!!

It's tough trying to get an accurate portrayal of this yarn! Anyways, it's about 12-14 WPI, 250 yards, 2-ply, 4.25 ounces, lovely color. I wasn't sure about the singles (see previous posts), but I really like the way this turned out! I think I will take the other four ounces and spin a thick and thin for my Etsy shop.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Yarn, Finished

Here is Rhumba plied. I will give details and better pictures asap.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Yummy Stuff

Okay, so it's not a great picture, but it'll do for now. I spun this (about four ounces) in one afternoon/evening. I was determined to have this project finished fast. I haven't had the chance to ply yet, but I will hopefully have that done by Saturday. You can see a picture of the fiber here. It is from Crown Mountain and it's the Corriedale pencil roving in the Rhumba colorway. The color sequence was interesting, with more repeats than I had thought. I am not sure how this yarn is going to come out. I spun it thick, a lot thicker than I usually do. I still have four ounces to do something else with, just in case I don't care for this yarn.

Saturday, July 7, 2007


Warning!! This post is going to be picture heavy!!

What does that spell? Done, done, done!! That's right, I actually finished a spinning project in a reasonable amount of time! WoooHooo! Hurray for me! Okay, on to the pictures:

The beautiful Palomino 2 Superwash Merino. Picture courtesy of Lisa over at Poppy Flower Fibers, thank you Lisa! Is this roving awesome or what? Just gorgeous!!

This is the 2-ply still on the bobbin. If you didn't get to see the singles, visit Thursday's post here.Here is a shot with the gorgeous yarn on the knitty knotty.Skeined up. I wish the light would have been a little better, but it looks pretty good anyways.And a little close up, because we all love the eye candy!!

On to the details:

2-ply Superwash Merino, Hand-painted by the wonderful Lisa at Poppy Flower Fibers.

Weight: 3.6 ounces

WPI: 23

Yardage: 433


Thursday, July 5, 2007

Flip Side

Almost done. Done with the singles at least. I am truly loving this Palomino Superwash Merino I bought from Etsy seller Poppy Flower Fibers. I am going to ply tonight, and hopefully before the sun goes down so I can take more pictures, but if I don't get the pictures tonight, I will get them tomorrow evening as long as the light is good!

Are those colors just to dye for or what? I can't wait to see them plied up. I am going to get to it! See you on the flip side!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Birthday Meme

I've been tagged by Elizabeth.

Go to Wikipedia, look up your birthday and list three events, two births, and a holiday. I'm skipping the "tag 5 people" part, though if you want to participate, please do!!

1582-Due to implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain.

1780-The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in the Caribbean.

1966-Simon and Garfunkel release the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.

1813-Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer, died 1901.

1955-David Lee Roth, American Singer.

Occasionally (only every few years), Columbus Day is observed.

Sorry about the lack of knitting/spinning content. I started my "career" as I have just graduated college and started my new job. I just haven't had the energy to post. Rest assured that there is at least spinning going on. I am working on finishing up the singles from my last post.