Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
...my socks. Up to (down to, I guess) the heel flap on the second one. I'm happy with them, no worries, they seem to be chugging along just fine...but take a look at the pic above, and the one below:
Same socks, same camera, same room, same time of day...but shot from a different angle they almost look like two different colorways. Weird. For the record, I like the second view better, so I guess I'll always have to look at them from that angle, no?
Now, this, this is something:
My very first roving purchase ever! Well, not counting the boring gray roving that came with my spindle. These colors are outrageous! I took my kids to a local yarn sale, picked out the blue, and while the clerk was weighing it I thought a pound of blue might be a bit much, so asked for half a pound and told the kids to pick the second color. And they picked the green! Fun colors, fun together too.
So, this means I actually will *have* to pick up that spindle again soon (because I am not one to waste money) and try to get good enough at spinning so that I don't actually trash this roving when I touch it.
Speaking of green, a certain son of mine has been asking me to post a pic of a finished project of his. It is, of course.....
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
First of all, no new spinning to show. I just couldn't manage the three projects at once, as was proven by my coffee mishap at SnB :/. My guess is that I'll jump over to it from time to time, but that most of my energies will be focused on knitting projects. But you never know.
So, on to my socks. Or sock. One down, one to go:
The colors are a bit more washed out in this pic than in real life. Like I said, I'm no photographer...I did a better job with the previous pic of this sock (scroll down)....anyway, I'll work on it :).
Next, the Isabella! Finished and *worn* before the first snow, yay! I actually rushed to finish it last week to engage in the native geeky (dorky? hmmm, seems more dorky, I think) custom of wearing a hand knit item to see the Yarn Harlot. I thought I'd be kind of embarrassed, but I was really proud. Yep, dorky would just about say it all :).
And a close-up of the leaf motif. It's still kind of hard to see, but at least you can see it more clearly here than in the above pics:
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
She certainly gave us a lot to think, and laugh, about. I'm so glad I went! It was a lovely evening. I'm sorry I don't have any pics...I'm not much of an "events" photographer, or any kind of photographer, for that matter. It's a wonder that *any* of my kids' milestones are documented at all!
Speaking of "knitter" stereotypes, I'm hoping that you can help my friend Erin, podcaster of Damknit, who is trying to respond to some ignorant fiber-arts-related comments made by her co-workers. She's been feeling a bit harrassed by these co-workers who put down her efforts as a waste of time, grandmotherly, etc., and she's trying to collect some information from fellow knitters to give her argument some weight. She's made a quick, not very personal survey, and it literally took me less than two minutes to complete. If you are so inclined to participate, I'm sure she would be grateful! You can complete the survey here.
OK, update of my projects, with pics, to come in another post soon!