Wednesday, April 05, 2006

What do you know? I've been busy!

We'll start with the mundane--mom's German socks:

mom sock top

I decided to go with a lacy cuff (officially the pattern is "Toe The Line"). It's not as fast as the boring old K2P2 cuffs I put on my pair, but it's getting faster. When I was out at lunch today walking the marsh loop, I became inspired to design my own socks. I'm going to have to do some searching for the right color yarn first though. Damn, socks ARE addicting!

Remember the frogged sweater my Cashfree SP sent me? Well it now looks like this:

Hand dye

I'm really digging that pinky/orange skein. I actually did a green skein last weekend but didn't take a picture. This yarn is screaming "cables" at me. Maybe there's a fruit loop cabled tank top in my future?

And then we can't forget my good old raincoat can we?


I've got a few more inches to knit on one of the front, um, what do you call the front half of a cardigan? Anyway, you get the picture. So after I finish this, I'll have the other half to knit, the back and the hood to do. I've got some ideas about finishing it too (buttons and trim that is). The Mad Scientist was complaining about how loud of a knit it was and remarked that there's no way that this is going to keep me dry in the rain. I told him of course it would, because I don't think I'll want to be seen in public wearing it thus, I'll be running inside VERY quickly!

And last but not least, my latest ebay acquisition came in:


It's a top-whorl drop spindle, and unfortunately it didn't come with very clear instructions. No bother, I merely moved the cuphook to the top of the shaft and now I can use the much more detailed destructions for bottom whorl drop spindles that are in Hands On Spinning that I checked out from the library. I'll probably be spinning a small skein of ghetto beginner drop spindle yarn this weekend!


Blogger Pyewacket said...

Ooooo, I love that yarn! Looks luscious draped all over the place like that.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

That recycled yarn you dyed is fabulous - shame here in the UK the majority of stuff in charity shops (at least where I live) is either a) acrylic or b) old women's clothing that smells of cat wee :(

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey that dyejob looks great! I'm so happy you'll find use for the yarn I sent. Looks like your working through those plastic bags as well!

-cheepie SP

1:00 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...


I love the creative use of a fan stand for your recycled yarn! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

6:30 PM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

Looks like you will have beautiful "fruit loop" colored garmet - nice yarn. I can't wait to see you modeling that raincoat.

10:19 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

I was wondering if you had abandoned the raincoat. I really just want to see you model it. Standing in the shower of course, since you won't model it outside. ;)

Hey! Nice dye job! And wow, that's what I gotta do. Get me a drop spindle kit thing from e-bay. That's the way to do it. Hmm...

1:33 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Don't worry- ghetfab beginner yarn is the sweetest kind. You never forget your first time...

Speaking of, love the yarn porno. Is it weird that I got turned on? Oh, and BTW, where are you from in AK?

3:34 PM  
Blogger Bezzie said...

Thanks guys!

And KnottyKodiakKnitter (I almost abbreviated your name there--eek!), I was born on Elmendorf AFB, raised in Palmer, and went to college in Juneau. Never been to Kodiak, but it's as beautiful as the rest of the state! (and it's ok to get turned on by yarn porn--but only if you're a knitter ;-) )

3:47 PM  

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