Thursday, February 28, 2008

70% BFL, 30% Mohair. From Firesong many years ago at Md S&W. Spindled 8oz then, wheelspun 4 oz now. 177yards 3ply, very soft. Bravely put the whole skein on 1 bobbin, barely made it. Excavated this from the bins as a bright spot in some rainy cold weather.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New camera

New camera box made a sudden (impulse buy) appearance on the table. "Is this for me?" "No, it's for my work" So I tried it out and it had the super flower pot icon. And I could find it. "You can have the old camera for your work, this one is too small and would fall out of your pocket." So there can be better pictures and closeups. Should go back and reshoot lots of stuff but that's not going to happen. Flickr is going to fill up.
This is RA 11, catchy name, merino from creativelydyed, 8 oz, 478 yards, 3 ply.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Chevron Mitts

pattern from

Yarn: Fiesta Boomerang color Rhubarb
Knitpicks #1 circular.
This made a very firm fabric but appropriate for the use and yarn. I think it would be too thick for socks for me but ok in a colder climate with boots. No errors in the pattern. I knit it as written with close gauge (lengthened the cuff to 3") and they are a good fit on a small hand but there is some stretch. Also too long as written for me.

More 3ply from creativelydyed.

8oz, 498yds total.