A description of every yarn room ever.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Kelbourne Woolens did a Knitalong for the "Aleda" shawl that's in one of their books. I had one ball of TurtleMade Sparkle Sock from the Shenandoah Fiber Fest last fall, and it was a win!
I cast on May 1, and zoomed along until Thursday night.
Yep. Ran out of yarn with half a row and the bind off to go. (This is definitely a case of "losing a game of yarn chicken".)
Luckily, I picked up a nearly-the-same-green sparkly lace weight at Uniquities during this April's Metro Yarn Crawl.
It worked! It's blocking now, and the pattern is fun enough that I plan to start another June 1!
Thursday, May 19, 2016
So since vacation last week, I've somehow lost a day. Or six. Anyway, yesterday a Skeino Arabella Shawl Kit happened.
Being me, I decided to splice the whole thing into a ball.
Carefully separate single ply into two for about two to three inches. Put the joins so they fully intersect and soak in water for a second:
Then, use friction between your pans to hear it up and felt it solid. (It's done when the water is gone.)
... and continue...
... and continue.
Here's the full color run and label info:
Left to right, winter gray thru spring greens into summer golds and then the reds and browns of autumn!
I'm going to make a Fall of Leaves cloak, if I can!
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Took Laura's Toe Up Socks that Fit class. It resulted in a quick pair of socks:
The foot part fits excellently. They're a wee bit loose at the ankle (my ankles are still oddly skinny), but easy enough to correct on the second pair!
(Yep, I will get four socks out of one ball of Lang Jawoll Aktion.)
Monday, May 9, 2016
If you have Instagram, you can see all my MDSW pics (and many others) with the tag #virtualMDSW . Here are a few of my favorites:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Forgot to do a swatch for my OWL (oops.) Zipped one up today:
... and was approved within a few hours, hooray!
Got some of the yarn wound, hope to get underway on Monday.
Tomorrow is Sheep & Wool. I'll be running a #virtualMDSW on Instagram & Twitter if I get decent reception!
Friday, May 6, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
A new term started today for the Harry Potter Knit & Crochet House Cup. I've already managed to turn in a class:
Magical Literature - make something with a heart or hearts:
Started another class:
It's the Adela Knitalong run by Kelbourne Woolens, in some TurtleMade Sparkle Soxk, color 341. It's for DADA (use sparkly yarn).
I turned in my OWL proposal. It's Arithmancy, and I'm FINALLY going to make Wolly Thoughts "A New Angle". I even found all the yarn!
Plus, I got my first badge for turning in my OWL proposal, then turning in a class before my OWL was approved:
So, off to a good start! Quidditch warm ups are this week, BROOMS next week... oh boy...!