Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday Evening

Good Evening to all.

Well this week was busy knitting socks for the Six Sock group on Yahoo. I got them finished and will have a pic with with post. Also my youngest daughter and I have been spinning. We both learned almost two weeks ago. She uses my Ashford Travler and I used the Ashford Traditional. You would not have guessed that she is just learning. Her yarn is beautiful. We plan on washing the four hanks she has done. She will be using it to knit a shawl from a pattern she found on an Avatar site. Anime site in which another girl posted the pattern. Her yarn is mixed mostly Alpaca and wool. Nice natural whitish gray.

Mine on the other hand... Well it is burnt orange and all wool. I started out with it bumpy and am keeping it that way in order to knit a poncho with it. It is a pattern that I got from May Maxim a few years ago that I got in a kit that was on sale and never around to knitting. It will be very nice and warm. Will have pics after it is washed and dried. The scanner does a nice job.

Hope all had a nice weekend.

Monday, February 18, 2008

First Fairisle Project

This is my first Fairisle project. I got it from "Stitch 'N Bitch Nation" pattern book. Great first project. I used "Lamb's Pride" Bulky, it is 85% Wool and 15% Mohair. I love it and wear it a lot.
Ok it has been a long time since I started this. But I hope to post regularly. I am learning and today put a picture of me and a link to my blog. I will be adding more as I learn this new media.

A few things have changed since I started this. I am no longer working out of the home and we are moving to a different area in Michigan. My two daughters that are at home and I will be moving closer to the rest of the family. Four of my children live in Lansing, so we are going near there. If possible I don't want to be right in the city. There are a number of small towns near there.

I have started a new career in test knitting. I am learning new stitches and types of knitting. Also my youngest daughter have finally learned to spin on our Ashford Wheels.

Ok I am going to play more now and add links to some of the Yahoo Groups I belong to and some pictures of items I have knitted.