Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Flower Meadow Done

Here's the finished scarf for Abstract Fibers, modeled by my daughter, M.

Flower meadow modeled

And a close up of the bead pattern:

Flower Meadow Close Up blocked

I also got the pedal pushers done; and have been designing a shawl for the upcoming Cherry Tree Hill design contest. I've gotten my 6 skeins of supersock at Pins & Needles-Cheri was great in helping me with the color scheme.

pedal pushers done

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

I just wanted to say that I'm proud of my DH for meeting his fundraising goal. Our family has been hit hard by cancer, with 10 members diagnoosed with different types and in different stages, and he's walking this year in the relay for life. If you are able, please visit his page here and donate. Cancer is a horrible disease, and the cure isn't much better. Even if you can't donate, please try to join a team in your area, or create something to donate to your local hospital. Thanks!

Back from Vacation

Back from vacation-sometimes it feels like you need a vacation from your vacation! I got to meet my BF's new English Mastiff, Moose. He's 5 months old and is a big sweetheart!


At least him & Bert get along. Good thing, too. Bert would be a 2 bite snack for Moose!

Moose & Bert

I got my Diamonds & Pearls socks done on Monday while watching the Boston Bruins beat up on the Montreal Canadiens. Man, do I love hockey! These were made from Tofutsies, and the pattern is Diamonds & Pearls by Deby Lake.

Diamonds & Pearls done

I also picked up Cookie A's new book, Sock Innovation. This is a must have for sock knitters!
In order to unwind yesterday after the rainy drive home, I cast on the Calorimetry, and finished it 6 hours later. This was done in Plymouth Boku on size 5's.


Next post, the blocked Flower Meadow Scarf!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I just had to share this:


Monday, April 13, 2009

Flower Meadow Scarf

Edited because I'm an idiot and accidentally removed the pics from my Flickr page. Duh!

The colorway is Glen Jackson Bridge.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Abstract Fiber Design

I received a package from Susan at Abstract Fiber on Saturday; it is a lovely supersock that I will be designing a scarf from. Just by touching, this is a very soft yarn and will make a great scarf.

Abstract Yarns

On a different note, I've begun Deby Lake's Diamonds and Pearls as the April Sockdown Challenge for the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Ravelry. This month's challenge is to knit an underappreciated or knee high sock. I was #6 to knit this pattern on Ravelry:

Diamonds & pearls begun

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spinning Away

For our 5th wedding anniversary last year, my DH bought me a Babe's spinning wheel. I've been knitting so much that I haven't gotten too much spinning done, but I did make this hat from start to finish last year:

Joy's Hat

The roving was give to me by a co-worker, and so I spun it and knit up this Unoriginal hat by the yarn harlot. This weekend I got the spinning bug again and got lost in my own little fiber world:

Dark purple handspun

Light purple handspun

I'm going to ply these together; it will probably be a DK or worsted weight. The roving is corridale bought from The Purple Fleece in Searsport Maine. They are the folks that sold me the spinning wheel. The fam was at the Commonground Fair and I was looking at the wood Ashfords and Louets she had out. Then I noticed a box with the description of the Babe wheel on it. Since these wheels are made from PVC pipe, they weren't allowed to be on display. The fair is all about organic/natural living-coffe isn't even sold inside! The ladies from the Purple Fleece were so nice, I highly recommend seeing them if you are at the Commonground or in Searsport!
Next roving up: Cherry Tree Hill merino in blues & purples bought at Pins & Needles in Farmington Maine.