Sunday, April 28, 2013
Norwegian White roving. I had never heard of Norwegian White before but a google search got me up to speed on this type of wool. After spending just an half hour on the stove, I left the roving in the dye pot over night. In the morning the water was clear. I drained it off and rinsed the roving and laid it outside to dry. It was almost 70 degrees out and by evening the roving was dry.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
My second attempt of a sock yarn turned out much like my first. However, I chose a different pattern with an all around better fit. I used a pattern from the book Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush. I have spun up my 3rd sock yarn and it's drying as I write this. I'm excited to make my next pair.
Meanwhile, I finally finished a knitting project that I started last summer. It's a pattern from the Wild Fibers Magazine Fall 2007 called Bonnie by Lisa Lloyd. I do believe that I'm the only person in the universe to knit this patter---it's not on Ravelry! My Ravelry account is broken and I haven't been able to upload anything for months. Once I figure out how to fix it I'll get this sweater up and I suppose I'll be the first to do that. It's a pretty boring pattern so I can see why no one else has knitted it. It took a long time because it lived in my car as an emergency knitting project. I didn't have any emergency knitting situations so finally I just brought it out and finished it.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I ended up with a nice fat skein and then set about to find a pattern to knit. I came across Shield Lace Hat by Kristin Lamm. Perfect! After watching a few youtube videos, I used the tubular cast-on method. It's brilliant! I love how the edge looks with this kind of cast-on.
You can't really see the shield lace pattern in this hat, but I like it none the less.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Lately I've been on a natural colored fiber kick. I have also been interested in trying to blend natural fibers together. I ended up with little "samples" that I knitted all together to make a beanie The brim is made with wool and rabbit, the brown is wool plied with alpaca, and the dark gray is a variety of wool. I tried to give the hat away, but so far no takers. It's pretty warm, so maybe I'll wear it.