• Spindles 24.02.2015 No Comments

    This is a 27g/.95oz Jenkins Marblewood Lark on a walnut shaft. It’s my latest addition!

    Marblewood Lark front

    Marblewood Lark side

    Marblewood Lark back

    in the sun

    And the first project is 4oz of BaaBaa Huey BFL in Pine gradient.
    First project

  • Projects 12.02.2015 No Comments

    I’ve been working on some small stuff. Not a lot of spinning right now, so here’s what I have:

    This is the unblocked Eileen Mary (called Mary Helen in my projects). Nice pattern and nice yarn. I’m waiting for it to dry, for a final picture.
    Eileen Mary

    Wingfeathers in Dream in Color Baby. The yarn was bought by mistake. I thought it was red, not orange. I haven’t done crochet in a long time, so that was sort of fun. I may do a few more of these.

    New project, Joan Fuller (called Joy Levin in my projects). I’ve had this yarn for a long time, and got it from Joy. This seems like the right project at long last for it and it’s coming along nicely.
    Joan Fuller

    Zuzu’s Petals for Quinn’s girlfriend, Shanna. I wanted to do something for her. I like to make shawlettes, but thought this shawl/cowl might work better for her. Bought the yarn while at the office for a staff meeting.
    Zuzu's Petals

    And since I had leftover yarn, I made a beanie for Shanna to go with the shawl.
    Mistake Rib watchcap

  • Thoughts 02.02.2015 No Comments

    (Crossposting from NotSoThoreau)

    One of my favorite new blogs does her resolutions on Groundhog Day. I thought it was a great idea! So here are my fiber resolutions (which I’m going to cross post over on Spinditis.)

      • Knit three cardigans. At least one will be done from handspun
      • Buy yarn only for specific projects. The only exemption is sock yarn.
      • Sew at least three new skirts and tops.
      • Make at least three new pairs of socks.
      • Sell off some knitting books/magazines
      • Use or give away yarn and fiber stash
      • Design one sweater and one shawl
      • Make as much food as possible from scratch
      • Start an herb garden.
      • Do more dyeing.

    I want to work in color this year. I love my natural colored fleeces, but I feel the need for more color. I also want to work more intentionally this year. I want to knit sweaters to go with clothes that I make. I don’t know how many more years I will be able to knit and spin. Best to start working with an end in mind.