Saturday, February 28, 2015

Spinning Manx Loaghtan ~

This is the next sheep breed to spin from my New Year's Resolution. Spin more sheep breeds and learn more about individual sheep breeds. I am having fun with this!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Less Twisted Shetland ~

Using Jessica's technique to reverse a "too tight" ply. It worked for the "too tight" parts yet unplyed those parts that were fine, so I didn't implement this technique to the best advantage for this Shetland. I will have to knit something with this and see if one can tell that the plying is a bit uneven!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sweater in one piece!

Wow!  This is looking like a sweater!  A REAL SWEATER!!  The pieces are all sewn together with the lovely mattress stitch, and there was enough seaming that I am dreaming of a "one piece top down" sweater for my next one.....we will see..... Does Custom Fit have any seamless sweaters? Now, for the button band pick up extravaganza!  What a great way to spend a Madrona Weekend, at a cottage on the water with two great friends, solving all our knitting challenges!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mattress Stitch Time ~

Now is the time when I need to do 100 miles of mattress stitch to connect the sleeves and the fronts to the back.  This could take the rest of Downton Abby binge watch to finish this step!  Thank heavens we are at a lovely cottage with a beautiful view of the water, plus the bonus viewing of the pair of bald eagles circling for snacks.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Cowl!

Cast on Valentine's Day cowl with Doctors Without Borders yarn by Madelinetosh! Major Yummy!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Handspun socks!

Madrona here we are!!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sparkle 2-ply!

This turned out to be much softer yarn than I thought it would be with the sparkle mix. Can't wait to cast on a cowl with this yarn!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Cast on Socks!

These will be birthday socks for my oldest sweetie!

Saturday, February 7, 2015