Friday, January 27, 2012

June Hat - DONE!

Started Jan 15/12
Finished Jan 26/12

I don't have enough of the worsted to make this hat. I will make the band in white (held double, its sport weight).

Jan 24/12
- ran out of handspun so will finish hat with white

Needle: Size 5 & 8

Yarn: JulieSpins Roving: SW BFL in Berry Freeze (worsted) & The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in Irregular Naked (held double)


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gaming Gloves - DONE!

Started Dec 23/11
Finished Jan 23/12

Jan 12/12 - finished first glove

Needle: Size 6 circular

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Hawk


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Summary of Kitting & Spinning 2011!

Well, as always lots of yarn & fiber were bought in 2011. I'm still trying to figure out what fibers I like (that is my excuse for the fiber buys). I know I don't really care for Romney, corriedale or Wensleydale. I really like silk and BME's (Bee Mice Elf) merino. I also like SW BFL & SW merino. I'm okay with polworth, Falkland & 100% merino.

I am getting more projects done. I made 49 items in 2011. They are:

4 cardigan
5 neckwarmers
1 glove
6 socks
7 hats
2 scarves
9 shawls
1 leg warmers
1 mitt
1 shrug
1 baby booties
1 slipper
10 snowmen

I'm amazed that I made 4 caridgans. I think 2011 was the first year I tried a cardigan. As you can tell from my list. I like to knit socks and shawls. Going back to work allowed me to wear those shawls out. My goal for 2012 is to keep knitting and try some new items and maybe some more color work. Here are some pictures of the projects of 2011.

I have seen a big improvement on my spinning in 2011. I've managed to get fingering weight with my yarns. I spun 6 yarns in 2011 and I even managed to knit with one of my handspun yarns! Joining Tour De Fleece really helped me in yarn production. Nothing like spinning daily for a few weeks to make you focus on spinning. My goals for 2012 is to spin some of my batts, spin some of the nicer fibers (its hard because I still feel that I'm not good enough to work on the nice stuff) and see if I can spin finer then fingering weight. Here are some of the yarns I spun in 2011.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Painted Maid Shawl - DONE!

Started Sept 17/11
Finished Jan 1/12

Dec 28/11 - ran out of Painted Damsel during row 4 of Chart D so using Oak Timberworm to finish

Jan 1/12 - I would have finished this for 2011 but at 11PM binding off wasn’t in the works.

Needle: Size 6 circular

Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in Painted Damsel & Oak Timberworm