Keepin’ on.

I haven’t been posting much of late for a variety of reasons, but despite my lack of interesting topics to discuss, I have been knitting and spinning behind the scenes.

On a whim, I decided approximately 2 weeks before Valentine’s Day that I should knit my beloved a pair of socks to keep his feet warm.  Thank goodness he only has size 10 feet.  I found some beautiful Blue Moon Fiber Arts Mediumweight Sock in a one of a kind colorway (they call them “Rare Gems”) and a great pattern called Skyp and I was off to the races. I finished these the Wednesday night before Valentine’s Day!

I hadn’t planned on being matchy-matchy, but I’m already halfway done with a pair in the same pattern for myself!

I guess I was in a green mood this month because I finished another luscious green project.  I had the Multnomah pattern in my queue for a long time, just waiting for the right yarn to present itself.  More recently I have become friendly with the designer, Hello Knitty, through her blog and Twitter.  It’s been chilly here and I craved the comfort of warm wool and soothing garter stitch. So I dug some yarn with cashmere out of my stash and off I went. Every stitch of this shawl was such a pleasure to knit. My only complaint is that I want this shawl to be bigger so I can wrap myself in it.  The next one I make will definitely use two skeins!

 

Finally, I got myself in gear and finished up plying a pound of fiber I was lucky enough to get in a Hello Yarn update last year.  I’d spun most of the singles last year, but only finished plying this month.

I haven’t counted yardage since I washed it, but I believe this is somewhere between 900 and 11oo yards of approximately worsted weight yarn. The fiber is Corriedale and the colorway is Deep Dark.

I received this fiber about the time the Party Mix pattern was published in Knitty:

Pattern: Julia Farwell-Clay, Photograph: Caro Sheridan

I took the fiber to one of my local yarn stores in an attempt to find some commercial yarn to complement the handspun and found a wall of Cascade 220 and the perfect option. What do you think?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kate
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 01:42:54

    Love the Skyp socks! I am going to have to remember that pattern for The Scientist.

    I’ve been meaning to make another Multnomah sometime – I want a bigger one too. I’m glad you liked the pattern!

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