Thursday, May 26, 2011

doing a little of this and a little of that..!!

 Doing a little of this and a little of that..I finished this little corespun art skein which I spun from one of my batts. I added lots of silk ribbons, some threads and lace. I'm still over spinning a bit. Maybe the yarn isn't perfect but it sure is fun to spin and so I think I'll have to be satisfied with that. The remedy is just to spin more!!
At my Tuesday knit group last week I started another project that I was hoping to be able to finish up quickly. Then I decided to add a lace edging that took me 3 days to decide on. Once I finally decided on one I like and figured out the stitch count the actual knitting isn't taking that long. Tomorrow is my day off and also my birthday and I plan to knit in between other stuff we have planned for the day. The man and I have been having one day off a week on the same day. For three  years I worked on his days off and he worked on my days off and it was really hard for us. So for about a year now we have had the same day off which makes a world of difference. Not sure what we have planned for tomorrow yet. (^_^)

 Right now these poor little projects have been put to the side and are zzZZzz. My plan is to finish these projects this summer hopefully. Unfortunately I stopped in the middle of a row on the Gail shawl and I'm sure it will take me a while to figure out where I am. Who stops in the middle of a row!! What was I thinking.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Something 70's shrug..

 I can't believe I finally finished this shrug and now I know why I was dragging my feet. The finished product is not at all as I had envisioned it and I probably will never wear it. I guess it is the combination of stripes and then the ruffle edging. I wasn't expecting the edging to be so ruffly. I would probably wear the shrug if it was a solid color. Project notes.. FAIL!! I guess not everything will turn out wonderful..On a more positive note.. I can now start on a new project. I usually use the summer months for finishing  projects that have been hibernating for a while. I have two project that I haven't touched in a very long time. One is the Gail shawl and the other is a lace scarf I was knitting with my handspun yarn. I would really like to finish both projects. At the moment I can't seem to get interested in starting something new. Or maybe I just can't make up my mind as to which project to knit first.

 The core spinning is going well at least. I'm pretty happy with how this yarn is progressing and I'm having a lot fun spinning it. I'm getting braver and adding different bits and pieces of silk ribbon and even some lace. There is just a little bit left to spin and I'll do that either today before work or tomorrow. I really wish there were spinning groups closer to the area in which I live, but they all seem to be so far and with gas prices so high and hours being cut driving that far to spin isn't an option. Lately Kissimmee seems to be at the outer edges of the knitting and spinning world hahah.

Monday, May 09, 2011

such big trees!!

 This week I have been doing a little core spinning.. and I say little because that is all that I seem to have time for. Every skein I spin has been improving. The skein above is from two small little batts of wool, bamboo, tencel and some silver angelina. To that I added some sequence yarn that I had left over from a project. I'm pleased with my progress. Below is another batt called "your full of it". Wonderfully soft wool/tussah silk blend.  This batt will make self striping yarn too. I decided to tear off strips in color progression and as I spin it I have been adding scraps of silk ribbons and threads. I love how this is spinning up. The yarn is really smooth and silky and wraps so nicely around the core thread. This is another batt that hasn't sold on my etsy shop. If the yarn ends up as good as it has started it will end up in my shop. Anyway it is really fun to spin!!

 Many years ago when we had our house built we thought it would be nice to line the very long driveway with palm trees. They were so little who thought they would grow to be the monsters they are now. Every 6 months we have them trimmed and every time they are trimmed they seem to grow even bigger and more difficult to trim. Who's idea was that anyway... 0.0