Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I've got a little bit of this and a little bit of that on the needles right now.  First off and the one I'm knitting on the most right now is Multnomah.  I'm just now done with the garter and getting ready for the lace.  The yarn is yummy...Stricken Smitten's Sinful Sock (merino/nylon/cashmere).


Next is a vest from Fitted Knits.  It's the Back To School U Neck Vest and I'm knitting in Cascade 220.  I'm feeling the need to add a vest or two to my wardrobe and this one spoke to me.  It's great knitting for Knit Night.

I have another shawl in the works that is going to be over-dyed as soon as I'm done with it.  I'm only a chart or two from being done.  It's the Milkweed Shawl and I'm making it in BMFA Socks that Rock lightweight.  The colorway has not worked for anything I've tried to knit so I'm going to attempt to over-dye it to a caramel brown.  I haven't worked with acid dyeing beforem so I'll let you know how that goes.

Lastly I'm participating in Kristen Kapur's Mystery Sock '09 and loving the design so far.  I'm using my favorite sock yarn, Dream In Color Smooshy in the colorway Cinnamon Girl.  These socks will match my
Liesl perfectly.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Beautiful Colors

Just spent 3 days in Myrtle Beach and I'm in love with that place.   I never spent so much time out on the balcony just relaxing and listening to the waves.  I brought a ton of knitting and only knit in the car and just after waking in the morning.  It was 86 degrees both days and the waves were huge.  My tan has returned.  :)

We even woke up to watch the sun come up one morning... 


On the knitting front...this came in the mail last week.

A friend of mine spun and dyed all this.  Isn't it beautiful?  I'm almost done knitting it all up into items for her to sell at shows. It has been so much fun.  You can find her at handsandnotions.  Her dye work is stunning.  Please go check her out.  And for you spinners out there she does beautiful roving as well.