Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sadly running out of neon yarn

waiting for appointment and find out that I am almost out of my neon yarn for this helix hat. So sad, as these neon hats have been a blast to knit!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

490 yards!

It seems like this fiber took forever to spin and ply, yet so happy that it is done and such a large yardage amount!  No wonder it took so long!!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Finally Plying!!

After all these months of slowly spinning singles, I am finally plying this fiber!  Still lumpy in parts, but feels lofty and soft!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Caucus for Bernie!

Doing a bit of knitting while waiting for the doors to open for our caucus this morning.  Happy to volunteer with family and friends, and so proud our of neighborhoods for such a large turn-out!  #BernieForTheWin

Monday, March 21, 2016

Still Spinning!

I have been spinning this Abundant Fiber since October.  I need to finish the singles so I can ply it to see how the yarn feels. So far, the singles have some bumps and lumps, not sure if that would be from the merino or alpaca....just keep spinning!!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Back to Sallah!

I haven't knit on this project since Madrona weekend! I've been missing this lovely yarn by One Twisted Tree!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Yup, next blanket!

Yup, just cast off the graduation blanket yesterday for youngest daughter, and now casting on the Christmas gift blanket for oldest daughter. Knitting is Great!  I still love this pattern and these bright colors! Life is good!

Friday, March 18, 2016


These are always the cutest hats EVER!!!Such a fast knit, too!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Am I Done Yet?

I think I am ready to cast off, as the new blanket is now as long as the one I crocheted in the 1970s. My youngest said that the length of the "old" blanket is perfect, so that has been our guide in length.  Can't wait to cast off this one and then cast on another one for oldest daughter's Christmas knitting!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Knitting help ~

Yes, even Charlie is helping me focus on Only Blanket Knitting!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Back to Blanket!

I need to focus on only blanket knitting so I can finish this!!! I am so close!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Hat and Cat Knitting!

Such a treat to be knitting during the week, plus a bonus when Charlie "helps" with the knitting! This baby hat should knit up pretty fast with his help!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Plying Cormo!

Cormo was a great spin and a fun diversion from my Abundant Fiber. One ounce spins and plys so fast, instant gratification! I needed this diversion over the weekend!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Emma's Flock!

I love how this turned out!Daughter helped pick out the colors, as we didn't want the "snow" to be white and interfere with the sheep, so the snow stitches (or lice as the Scandinavian's call them) are pink, top of hat is lavender heather and bottom is dark purple heather.  All from my Philosopher's Wool sweater leftovers. Daughter would like one with green bottom and sky blue top....with a longer cuff to flip up......sounds like a fun combination!

We Have Sheep!

This hat has been knit so many times, and most of the color combinations are adorable! So I'm taking a break from my helix hats to #bangoutabaable.  Using the leftovers from my Philosopher's Wool sweater from many years ago, yet still love these colors of purple and pink heathers!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Cormo Today!

I was feeling some spinning ennui with my most recent Abundant Fibers, even though it is lovely fiber and a joy to spin. The spinning is taking so long as I have not had a lot of spinning time, so it seems to be taking forever.... so I decided to mix up the spinning today by going back to my 2015goal of spinning a different sheep breed each month with my samples I bought from Woolgatherings. Today is Cormo, and this fiber is just what I needed to get past my spinning slump!  Soft and springy, and I hope to be plying before the weekend is over!