Saturday, January 24, 2015

New Toy

Someone got a new toy after Christmas:  A SPINNING WHEEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to my parents and boyfriend and grandma who contributed funds or gift certificates, I was able to afford a new spinning wheel!  My friend Sandy at Knitorious cut me a great deal, too!  It's a Schacht Ladybug and it's awe-to-the-some.  Awesome.

And lookit! My first handspun yarn!

This above pic is dark, but best represents the true color of the finished yarn.  The next pic has better details.  And the pics that follow show it at various stages in progress.

The fiber was Malabrigo Nube in #33 Cereza.  It's bulky and lumpy and I love it.  I think it's pretty awesome for my first yarn.  I got about 70 yards once it was all done.  Here is the link to my Ravelry project page about it.

Monday, October 13, 2014


A lot of stuff going on.
A lot of stuff happening.
Here's some stuff I wove.

I love weaving random plaids. 
Lots of textures.
Lots of fun.

I need to get better pics of the red one.  Photos aren't doing it justice!  :)  The reds and pinks are much more vivid in person.  But the other one with blue photographed pretty accurately.  Sold that one at a craft show this past weekend! 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Love-Me-Knot Cowl

Procrastinate much, Amy?
Why, yes.  Yes, I do.

I created this pattern back in February for a class I was teaching at Knitorious.  And I never got around to posting it to Ravelry or writing about it.  Bad Amy!  Bad, bad Amy!

It's made from this awesome yarn from Dyeabolical.  It's the Strong Arm Skinny in Velociraptor Says What.  I think the base has since been discontinued, but all the yarns there are awesome.  Buy some.

It's surprisingly warm to wear!  The open work makes little air pockets when it's all scrunched up around your neck and you will stay WARM!  AND it's lightweight!  Crazy-town, I know.

Anyway, it's a free download on Ravelry.  You should make one, too.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Purple People Eater

Okay, so this shawl didn't really eat anyone. Just shamelessly stealing a bit of a silly song* to title my post.

This here is my first woven lace!
....and evidence that I really should press things better before photographing. Ugh.

I made this for a co-worker who retired. Much to early, in my opinion. Not that she cares what I think. Harrumph.

*By the way, I never understood if the song was about a purple people-eater or a purple-people eater. Now YOU want to know, too!