Saturday, September 25, 2010


Since recovering from the frenzy that was the Knitters Fair I've managed to get quite a bit of knitting done.

I'm nearly finished my over the knee socks, and love them!

I haven't quite figured out just how I'm going to wear them, but I'm determined! They come up to mid-thigh area, so these are some serious socks! I've started into the ribbing on the second sock, so I'm in the home stretch now.

I whipped up a chickadee cowl in one of my new yarns, M/C/N worsted

And I have to say, I'm going bonkers for this yarn! It's a blend of 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon. It's amazingly soft and smooth with a beautiful sheen and great stitch definition. The colourway is new as well - Graphite. It was a really easy and fast project, and I love the way linen stitch shows off pretty hand dyed colours :)

I also knit up up a Boneyard Shawl in Fancy Sock. Another super quick and fun project!

But I'm so excited to show off my latest bit of spinning. It was so long ago now that I don't even remember if I mentioned this little 4 oz bump of Hedgehog fibres merino/silk...well take a look at it now...

...It is a single ply lace weight, and I just can't wait to cast on a great big stinking shawl!! I've no idea how much yardage I ended up with. I'm sure not about to count each tiny, frail little strand either! So my plan is to knit a simple triangular shawl and keep on going until I run out of yarn. Woo Hoo!

I have just one complaint with this lovely fiber; the colour TOTALLY ran when I soaked the yarn to set the twist. The I haven't taken pictures of the post-soak yarn, but most of the green and gold is overdyed with black-y/purple. Sad.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I just ran across your Boneyard scarf/shawl on Ravelry. I like yours the best! I see that you knit it out of yarn that you spun yourself so I went to your etsy site. Do you have any plans for selling anymore sock yarn? Just curious....I'd love to buy some.