Hi all - it's been a while!! I've been busy. Very very busy!
I haven't posted any knitting content in a while - so.... I owe you guys a TON of pictures.
I finally got a chance to use some of my hand dyed yarn from my trip to Cape Cod. I created this crazy skein of yarn using all the leftover dyes. I just kind of dumped different colors in stripes along the skein - not really thinking about it at all. It turned out to be one of my favorite skeins. It's got orange and purple and brown and blue and all the shades in between. (It's actually perfect for Project Spectrum!)
The colors kind of remind me of space or a Nebula - so I had to find just the right socks to make with them. Along came Turtlegirl's Red Dwarf Socks. What could be better for my Nebula yarn - than Red Dwarf socks?! So - I made them! I really love how the stripes came out.
I had enough yarn left over for something else and the darling pattern for Saartje's Bootees was just too cute to ignore.
I spent forever trying to find the perfect buttons for these little beauties. (Sorry ladies - I'm sure I was quite annoying!) - but I think I finally found them.
I used another skein of my hand dyed sock yarn to try my hand at designing. I just picked a simple stitch pattern and ended up with these:
I think the Double Eyelet pattern looks good with the subtle variation of my yarn.
I am having trouble coming up with a name for this pattern. Maybe you can help... what should I name this pattern? Leave me a comment with your suggestion and maybe I'll give away some of my hand dyed sock yarn to the person with the best idea!
I have been test knitting for my friend Jolene. I haven't been able to post about any of them until now. These are her Penelope socks.
I was knitting them while relaxing on the beach in Cape cod. I have finished them - but have yet to take an updated pic - oops! This pattern is a Sweet Sheep exclusive pattern. Go and buy it! - you'll love it.
Finally - I have been a bad friend! I have gotten some really cool gifties from friends and I haven't properly thanked them yet!
First up we have an amazing collection of things from the Rockin' Mama E. I took some pictures for her and she gave me these goodies!
Some awesome roving, a Mama E 'We Rock the Dye Pot' tote, a Mama E canvas bag, and missing from the picture - some cool hand dyed yarn (it's being wound) and a Tshirt (it's in the wash!) Thanks E!!
Next up is the talented Jolene of jmknits. Jolene's designs rock - you should check them out!! She gave me this awesome roving a while ago - before I got my wheel and I knew it had to be the first thing I spun on my new baby. It's finally all spun up, washed and ready for socks.
I have about 400 yards of this stuff!! I can't wait to knit some socks with this.
She also gave me these amazing rovings for taking photos of her designs for her.
I can't wait to spin them up!
Next is the wonderful Amie. She has been absolutely amazingly supportive and loving to John and me. She gave us both notebooks to have a place to record our questions and thoughts about John's treatment. The one she gave me has an awesome hand sewn cover. I love it!
I love me some toile!
And finally - last but not least my Cape Cod livin' friend Sarah sent me some gorgeous Crown Mountain Fiber roving in the Wild Thing colorway.
I loved it so much I spun it up in less than a week! Thanks Sarah! You will always be my knitting (and spinning) twin!!
Did I ever tell you that I have the best friends ever!!!??? Thanks ladies!