Saturday, November 15, 2014

Chunky cowl~



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Custom Fit Progress ~

Wow!  I love knitting with this Elsa Wool and following the very detailed instructions for my custom fit sweater. This will be the ultimate mystery knitting, from the Custom Fit program to see if the sweater really fits me when I am done knitting (and blocking, and assembling...). Part of our wonderful retreat at Fort Worden was measuring ourselves and measuring our swatches. I know all this preparation "up front" will ensure that this sweater will be a success for me.
So far, I am having a blast with the knitting as the wool is so soft and firm and the Signature Needles are always perfect. I am feeling a wee bit guilty that I am not knitting for holiday gifts while I knit on this sweater... but, I'm worth a bit of holiday knitting for myself, too, right?!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Power Outage Plying

Nice to know that my Pocket Wheel still works when there is no power. Big storm last night, but did not hamper me too much as I was able to finish plying this wonderful experiment of medium wool.
I think it turned out really well - soft and even two ply yarn, not much "thick and thin" in these skeins. I believe a hat can be knit with 142 yards, total. As my daughter said of the yarn, "You are getting better!" Well, I am having fun with all the practice!