Sunday, January 20, 2008

Well, I decided to frog the Secret of Chrysopolis. It just wasn't working out. I will use the yarn for a different project and will get something else for the Secret of Chrysopolis. I pulled "Dracula's Bride" out and started working on it again.

I also have a pair of socks on the needles, for me. I'm using the "Arrow" pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks, using B&L Durasport in the Denim colorway.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I finally got some pics of Bob's mittens. They are turning out great, except for one problem. I ran out of the yarn I was using before I got the thumbs done. Since I can't get more of the fiber I spun for that yarn, I'm going to use some of my mohair for them.

I am finally on the fingers on Billy's second glove. I'm hoping to have them done by the end of the week, so I can go back to the two lace projects that I have on the needles.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Seeing this post on a friend's blog Ask The Bellwether: Meme: Spinning Resolutions 2008.Got me to thinking about New Year resolutions and what I would like to accomplish this year in my spinning and knitting.

On the spinning front, I would like to get back to carrying a spindle and fiber with me and using it, as I haven't been doing that as much as I would like. I also want to try to spin down the mohair stash, I have 2 shearings worth of fleece to spin, with another one coming up in April. I have about 6 pounds of shetland (one fleece), 10 pounds of llama (one fleece), 15 pounds of mohair (two years worth from 5 angora goats) and assorted mystery wools.

On the knitting front, I would like to get all the sock yarn I have knitted up for everyone in the family, finish both lace projects I have on the needles and do some other lace knitting. I also would love to be able to design a true lace shawl pattern, something that is totally original and different.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Ok, Yahoo didn't like the amount of hits I was getting on my site, so they shut it down :( I put the pattern files here. I hope you enjoy them.