Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fiber packed fall ahead!

Finished Fiddleheads
Finished Fiddleheads with lining
Finished Fiddlehead Mittens -(I would say this is the last of their pictures but I plan on taking them to SAFF for my "Taking Pictures of Your Projects" class with Franklin Habit).  I just love them and the color work is fun to do. The liners went pretty quickly but were boring. I didn't take enough care with the size but they work. I will do better on my next pair - now to pick out the pattern!

I seem to have activities scheduled almost every weekend until the end of October! I am not sure why I am so surprised since I did all the scheduling/committing but I am. Yesterday was a whole day of basket weaving. I took a class organized by a spinning guild member (thank you Mina!). Started the process at 10:00 and stayed until it was finished at about 6:00.
Morgan and my basket Basket bottom and Spunky Eclectic Apr ‘13 Club - Seashells - oatmeal BFL
The yarn with the basket is Spunky Eclectic Apr ‘13 - Seashells - oatmeal BFL spun single for Taygete, one of Rosemary Hill's lovely shawl patterns. Just started the second fiber for that pattern,
Chameleon from Oct. 2012 SCF Batt Club in BFL/Silk.

TdF2013 This is a picture of my finished yarn from Tour de Fleece - The big bunch is for a "Vine Yoke Sweater". It is Southern Cross Fiber Polwarth from a sale "lot 86", 26 oz.. The 4 oz on the left is Spunky Eclectic "Not so Seaworthy" Wenslydale.
 I am combining 2 colorways into one yarn to knit the yolk on the Vine Yoke sweater, Lot 86 will be the body. So far only a picture of the 2 fibers drafted together. I took the pictures on a beautiful day spinning at a B&B with some Spinning Guild friends last weekend.
Aug2013 combo fibers Aug2013 combo fibers drafted together both are Southern Cross Fiber, the dark green is Shetland and Silk"Night in a Forest" and the batts are Merino/Silk/Cashmere "Teeming". Will have to wait to see how the resulting yarn looks with Lot 86.
My knitting has been focused on a little baby blanket for a niece's baby, Debbie Bliss "32 Triangle Edge Blanket" .
YAY Fall!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Catch up August

It has been a busy summer with a busy Fall ahead so I had better catch up now!  I met my final TdF goal of a minimum of one hour spinning on work days and 2 hours on non work days. My pile of fiber was over ambitious as usual and still no picture of finished yarn!
Aren't they cute!
My lovely niece was married last weekend - time leading up to that event was stretched thin. Pictured with her husband on the ship that was the venue. She and her husband are now on their way back to Korea where they both teach English. I wove her a light wt. Summer wrap but the only picture I managed was after warping with Silk Cloud. The weft was that cone of Xie at the right top of the picture. I beat very lightly which resulted in many "waves" in the weft but a very light weight fabric.
Hannah's Wedding Wrap - the start!
 Guess I don't have to feel bad I didn't get my sister's wrap even warped. Another project still in my queue!
I finished my Birthday Maroo Mitts, pattern by  Ambah O'Brian:
Birthday Maroo Mitts
Also finished my Fiddlehead mitten liners. The liner mittens were a learning experience, next pair of lined mittens I will take better care to get a better fit but I do love them, finished pictures soon!