Saturday, March 30, 2013

Camera back!

DP has been using the camera so much that I haven't been able to get pictures of much of anything (or get pictures off that I've taken).  However, I got it back, so I present my Love Actually cowl:

cowl dk

My Baba's Fence scarf:

fence scarf

My Plump Mitts:


and my Grackle (for the Volsung KAL):


More pics and descriptions later, but I really wanted to get these up!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

It's what?

I finished the Love Actually cowl - it actually keeps me warm, though it could be warmer :)

I have two pairs of slippers and a cowl to finish, and then I have to make a decision.  What next?  DP asked for another pair of fingerless gloves in fingering weight.  Colorwork if possible.  I don't know if I have the patience to make another colorwork project so soon after the cowl...I like to be able to buzz along in a pattern, and colorwork doesn't stick in my head as well as texture or cable patterns do.

In order to finish the cowl (which I have not yet actually started), I need to finish the yarn.  I'm spinning a bulky two ply from the Foxfire cormo silk alpaca, my absolute favorite spinning fiber of all time.  I finished the singles last night, so tonight I need to ply, soak, and spin out the yarn.  It's so dry in the house, the yarn will be dry by Friday, and I'll be able to start the project, which needs to be done by Monday night.

Then onto the slippers - the Non-Felted Slippers have become my go-to pattern.  I can make a pair in a day, and it's pretty easy to tweak the sizing.  I'm going to use Knit Picks Wool of the Andes bulky and worsted for these two pairs:  one Wallaby/Silver and one Jam/Avocado.  I need to double the bulky to get close to the gauge and fabric that I like, so I'm planning to quadruple the worsted.  We'll see how it works out, but I bought enough yarn so I'm not too concerned!