Posted by Amber on May 29, 2008
I was so close to finishing my Labyrinth with 6 balls of Be Sweet Bamboo. I had to tap into ball 7 for a mere FIVE rows.
Here’s hoping I don’t have this problem with the contrast yarn (Tilli Tomas beaded silk). One inch-ish of ribbing to go around the neckline.
Posted in labyrinth, sweaters | 2 Comments »
Posted by Amber on May 13, 2008
Now that the rain has left DC for a minute, I can finally show you the socks I finished on my recent Texas trip!
Pattern: Rainy Day by Yuliya Sullivan; Originally from MagKnits, pre-implosion. Now available as a Ravelry download.
A 6 stitch x 4 row repeat even I can memorize!
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces, Shepherd Sock. Colorway: Ice Storm (January 2008 colorway from JimmyBeansWool.com)
Needles: Addi Turbo US 0; 32″ (magic loop!)
Time: March to May 2008.
Mods: Figured that since it was a 6 stitch repeat, I could just cast on more stitches to use some of my extensive collection of Lorna’s. So I went with 72 stitches (more stitches = more time to knit; therefore they weren’t so much a sock for a Rainy Day, but rather a Rainy Weekend). I also did an Eye of Partridge heel. I didn’t like it very much, although it is very pretty with the handpainted yarn–
I *heart* picots!
Posted in fo, socks | 1 Comment »
Posted by Amber on May 11, 2008
Yay for new yarns!
This year was very much like years past — drove up with my friend bloglessStephanie and her friend bloglessCristie; saw lots of fun things, ate a delicious lamb sandwich, and then promptly fell asleep on the way home.
I didn’t hit any of the meetups, and for a change only ran into a few people I knew (instead of EVERYONE). I also didn’t go as crazy buying yarn – I just have so much at home that I can’t wait to knit up; so adding more super cool yarn (especially when I couldn’t/wouldn’t cast on for new projects until returning from Texas; and already had a project earmarked).
Spirit Trail Fiberworks;100% Bombyx Silk Laceweight:
I sent my mom the URL for that photo; she asked me “what’s that giant silver Kentucky thing under the yarn?” … “A quarter.” My mom’s not one to read the spinning blogs :-)
Brooks Farm, Willow (30/70 bamboo/wool):
I’m thinking of making a cute summery cardigan. Probably top down, so I can get as much sleeve as possible.
Green Mountain Spinnery, Sylvan Spirit (50/50 wool/tencel):
Although it’s a single ply, I’m going to use it to make the Tangled Yoke.
So that’s it. I figure I still have a few things (actually, pretty much everything…) from the last sheep and wool. Must get knitting!! The yarn needs to fulfill its yarny destiny!
Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »