Knit For Your Life!

So I’m nuts. I want to finish my sweater project before the nineteenth. I see many late night efforts in my future.

As you can see, it’s grown quite a bit, and I’m now into my third ball of yarn out of nine. I’ve had to make a conscious effort to knit tighter once I got to the easy part, because the garment was expanding when it wasn’t supposed to. By now I’ve gotten down to the waist decreases, so it feels like I’m making more progress faster. I have a feeling knitting sweaters with heavier weight yarn could become addicting. They’re so quick when you actually take the time to knock out four or five rounds at a time.

And, I have a lovely new fiber product up on MaidenYarn! It’s the perfect Valentine’s gift for a spinner or felter. A gorgeous assortment of luxurious fibers. I’m very excited about the way it turned out. I mean, really, how cute is that? And you get to take it all apart and spin with the “flowers” on top and a stash of extra fibers underneath.

This is the red and chocolate one. I’ve also put up a cream and red one with all sorts of great stuff in it, like bamboo and angora. I’m hoping to create more of these in future that are less seasonal. Those would be perfect for hostess gifts at a spin-in or felt party, or great for a gift swap! Or a birthday present for one of those people who already have everything and its cousin. Or the ones who don’t tell you what they might want.

Perhaps you remember the little slipper socks I made for some favorite kids last Christmas? My, it seems to official to say last Christmas. It was only a couple months ago, for crying out loud. Well, anyway, one of the pairs was far too small for the poor little guy, so I promised him that I would make him a new pair.

One thing led to another which led to another, and I only just started working on them a week ago. But here they are, almost done. It’s KnitPicks Stroll Multi in Riviera Multi. (Sounds repetitive.)

I knit it double stranded so it would come together faster, and I’m quite pleased with the way they’re turning out. Knitting with doubled yarn was not nearly as scary as I thought it would be. I’m going to take these over to him later today and hopefully finish them to fit. And, if possible, I’ll take a camera along to capture the final creations. Otherwise this will be the last you see of them.

I spun quite a lot yesterday. Mainly on the Willow sock yarn, but a fair bit of indigo merino was accomplished too. I’m getting very close to my third or fourth bobbin full.

While spinning this I very nearly asked my sister if she wanted any handspun yarn for her birthday (in a few months) but I caught myself before saying anything. Something tells me she would like the indigo dyed silk laceweight I promised her for her last birthday. In my defense, a good portion of the singles are already spun! Just not all. Almost half.

One Response to Knit For Your Life!
  1. Linda
    February 10, 2010 | 6:11 pm

    The merino is looking very pretty . . . .

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