Thursday, 31 May 2012


As frustrated as I am... This is just too exciting!!

First, for the life of me, I can not find my video on spinning.. and it was so easy to follow and so great! So, off on the adventure on my own, I've begun spinning some yarn!

Started off with slightly fat old yarn.. figured it was OK since I was just starting.. quickly I was able to get close to a sport/fingering weight and continued like that for a bit... until I began hitting a snag. Not literally, but close enough... it was getting way too close to a lace weight!!! Yikes!!!!
I did manage to get that straightened out though... and managed to get my way through one little chunk of roving.. now I get to add more!!!

So, I'm not even done spinning a sliver of this roving and I think once I am done with it (and since I bought so much, I should have enough) I already have a plan for it... and know it will be really very appreciated.

YES!!!!!! It is finaly here!!! I can now, wait until my kids go to bed :(
But oh the glory and awesomeness that awaits!!!! Very much itching to dig into that roving!!!

Friday, 25 May 2012

As if I don't have enough yarn as it is... but I am so excited! Just ordered myself yarn to make a cardigan for myself! So excited and can't wait for it to get here. And, if I'm right, it should be here in about a week to two weeks.
 Being that it is a cotton yarn, a fibre I have only used for dish cloths so far, it should prove interesting. I'm definitely an animal fibre kind of gal.... but since it is cotton, it will give me something nice to wear in the warmer months. Of course I will wear it all year round anyway :)
Ok, so not only did my pic not work, but I have lost everything Ihad typed out :(
So, I will just stick to uploading pics on my computer only. My husband just got me a tablet and since I am so addicted to it right now... I figured I would try it out with uploading pics with it, because you never know when you,re out and about needing to upload some pics haha.

Well, off to knit some more on these tardis socks... and since my spindle and roving didn't show up today, I will have the weekend to get as much done on them as I can. Once my spindle shows up, I have no idea when I will put it down.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Alright... so these socks are not working out well... its all the sizing that has got me running around and on the verge of pulling out my hair!

My first go at it, they wound up too big, thankfully they will be easy to re do. The problem is trying to get the size and fit just right... and being that I can walk on over and grab the foot of the person they will belong to... my husband is patiently (as patiently as any man with no knitting desires goes) acting as Guinea pig...

The second attempt ended quite abruptly, when looking over my notes I noticed that I was now using a needle size larger than what my first attempt was butchered with... I was supposed to use a size smaller, or two sizes smaller than with my second attempt..

So, here I sit... at a slight impass... at least until I figure this out, and hopefully I get it figured out before my spindle gets here....

Monday, 14 May 2012

Yay!!!!! My box of yarn arrived this morning! So thankful I was able to get that last pair of socks done before this box arrived.. cause here we go, new pair of socks to start today!
And oh boy, I can not wait to get the next box... I ordered a spindle and roving.. along with a few other goodies too! I am so excited about it. I am going to teach myself to spin yarn... hahaha, I'm just so excited about it. I'm all giddy and giggly just at the thought of it!

Here is what I just got this morning.....

I will post a few more pics of these socks as I go...

And the books!!! Oh don't even get me started on those! I was so excited about the thought of spinning I forgot about my books!!! The many more possibilities for sock patterns.. my brain is being bogged down with them all!!!! AH!!! OK, I am going to get started on these socks right away... they are going to be for big feet, so its going to take a bit of math (a terrible subject for me) to get just the right size figured out... that is going to be the worst part.. but the rest, a breeze. So, I'm off to figure this out!


Alright... so I missed a step, got all excited and ahead of myself... Happy to say I am now ready to begin knitting these socks!
In all the excitement, I had forgotten that I needed to wind this hank into a ball before I could use it! Well, here it is... and oh wow is there a lot more than I had expected there to be. Awesome though, because I can most likely get another pair of socks out of the bare yarn. Or, at the very least, two pairs of child's socks.

Well, so far the cuff is done! Ready to start work on the first chart... and here is hoping that they will be the right size! Going to have to shanghai the hubby's foot to test it out.. but keeping in mind that I will have to make these socks about a half inch shorter than his feet... Don't want to make them too big.. the recipients feet aren't as big as the hubbies.
Here is a pic so far...

And I am done for the night....

Friday, 11 May 2012

First Christmas gift done!! One in the mail now... still waiting for my yarn and books to get here :(
This is not one of my patterns, I found it on Ravelry and thought it was just too cute! Decided I would have to make a pair for someone. Below is where you can find the pattern and a few pics of my finished project.
Unfortunately, try as I might, I was not able to get as close to the actual colour as I would have liked...
The yarn I used was KnitPicks - stroll in Peapod.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Well, one green owlie sock done, one to go! I'm finding myself stuck between excited and rushed... expecting a box of yarn and some knitting books, hopefully the middle or end of next week.. So hopeful it will me the middle of the week rather than the end!

Either, I am excited.. once these owlie sock are done, I will be one step closer to being done with Christmas gifts! Yes, I know... thinking about Christmas in May..

Found a really cool recipe for a rustic jacket the other day... Reading through, the instructions look really easy to follow and allow lots of wiggle room when it comes to shaping. I'm also very excited to get to work on it... Will certainly make for a nice Autumn jacket... perhaps a bit of lining as well, and it will be just awesome! I will definitely have to get after my Dad with this project.. see if he will make me those buttons I've been after. I think toggle buttons would best suit this project. If you are curious about the buttons.. I will definitely be showing them off when I get them.. no sense in showing off what I may not get...  but lets cross our fingers anyway :) I will certainly be showing them off for all to see if I can get them!

So, aside from the excitement of my yarn/book parcel.. not a whole lot to tell about just yet.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

WOOT!!!! OK.. I may never get tired of looking at my Ravelry page now!! 170 people call the "Candy Stripes" fingerless mitts pattern favourite!!!

I know... in the bigger picture it isn't all that much, but considering I only have so much done on there, this is pretty big for me! So exiting too!

Anyway, so far today that is about all I have to type about... still working on some socks! Once I wake up more I will work on them... in fact, I think laundry is ready to be switched over... type at you later :)