Monday, September 27, 2010

Alpaca lace


Alpaca lace
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
I am continuing to practice spinning thin. This was a batt that I purchased at the Illinois Fiber Festival back in the spring. The white is some tencel that was added to the batt. I only had 2.4 ounces of this lovely batt, however, I did get a nice amount of fiber out of it. 168 yards altogether. Not as much as I would have liked, but I think if I use it for some fingerless mittens or a cowl; I should have plenty.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Strange Folk


Strange Folk hull
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Strange folk was great! There were a ton of people milling around. The weather was perfect for hanging out with freinds and shopping. I love the paper mache' fox. The colors will look great in the craft room. Dyeabolical fibers was a must stop, of course. Color wizard, Rachel, had the most awesome section of fiber, batts, and yarns. I got a colorful fall combo of 5/2 cotton. I can't wait to get it on the loom and makes some tea towels. Peeking out in the back is a bar of rose scented soap. I love handmade soaps. All in all it was a great day!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Electic Jelly


Electic Jelly
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Real lace weight. I knew this would need to be something very thin since I only had 3 oz to play with. I laced my wheel across the bobbin using both hooks. This helps lower the tension so there is more time to draft the fiber out. It turned out heavenly. I have 385 yards, now I need some ideas of what to do with it. Suggestions please!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Looking Toward the Weekend

It's been a long busy week. I have been sick, sleepy, and crabby. Needless to say it makes for a long week. To top things off, it's been standardized testing to boot. Which translates to me reading tests the whole way through. On the upswing, I finished everybody's tests. Now to playing with fiber, dogs, reading, and hangin' with hubby and my peeps. Hope your weekend is well.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

2nd scarf


2nd scarf
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
The weaving is getting better. It is way prettier in person, but I think it turned out nice. It could have been a little longer.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Selfish Citron


Selfish Citron
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
I love how this turned out. The colors are just fantastic together. I spun this lovely 18 count Merino nearly a year ago. I spilt the fiber into skinny sections and just spun it randomly. It was fun to watch the colors change since I wasn't sure wehat would be next.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Noro Hat


Noro Hat
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Just a quickie. I love knitting hats. They are quick and mindless. In the background is the start of the craft room. Still need a few things like paint, a chair, some shelving units, etc. Of course, I am in no real hurry as I have moved my stuff in the room already. Its just nice having it all in one spot.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Mad fish


Mad fish
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
His pissed because I cleaned the tank. He reminds me of a teenager!