Hey sock knitters
Well, I am off to the races!!!!
My 2nd baby is being knitted from the book "Socktopus" by Alice Yu.
The name of the socks are called "Shur'tugal"…Continue
Happy Easter !!!!!!
Well, I am done!
I am warmed up and ready to go these socks were kind of easy to knit.
I hope that you enjoy them. Right now I have a house full of people eating Easter…Continue
I had read a lot about how to do natural dyeing using black beans... I thought it was a nice thing to have a dye bath, PLUS a pot of black bean soup to show for my efforts...
I used 16 oz. of black beans to 4 oz. of fiber (Polwarth BTW)
I soaked the black beans for 24 hours in plenty of water... at a ratio of 5:1... 5 cups of water for each cup of beans.
I also put my fiber in a mordant of nearly boiling water, with 2 Tbsp Alum and 1 Tbsp of Cream of Tartar. I had read…Continue
My carpet warp came, along with five wooden bobbins for my boat shuttles, which I ordered from the Yarn Barn in Lawrence, Kansas. The bobbins will be used to make scarves out of my sock yarn (and other) stash:Continue
Hey my fellow sock knitters
I know it has been a while since I announced my goal.
I have been busy with work and school, so by the time I get
in at night, all I want to do is pass out. …Continue
In spite of my injuries, I made it to Vintage Stitchers this week.
I have wanted a nice cozy sweater with cables for years... since I started knitting in 2005... I looked for patterns, I looked at yarn, and more than once I got a book/pattern/yarn for that perfect for me sweater, but each time something went wrong... I re-purposed the yarn and moved on....until one day a friend (Tara Addesa) called my attention to this gorgeous pattern. Cables and Flowers Top Down…Continue
Added by jbarr on March 14, 2013 at 7:35am — No Comments
It has been way too long since the last time I posted a blog, even though I regularly contribute to other blogs, and to some of the discussions. I am not lazy, but just did not have any real motivation until NOW!
I got to go to a fiber event this weekend in Columbus, OH... It was held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds and Expo Center, and was in conjunction with the "Best of the U.S." alpaca show. The event was called,…Continue
So I bought a beautiful skein of yarn from my local yarn shop last year. It's a 50-50 merino/silk lace weight yarn in a wonderful navy blue color. When I bought it I knew that I wanted to make a cowl with it, which I did, but since the skein(ball) has almost 800 yards, the cowl didn't even come close to finishing it off.…Continue
Today as I was trying to make the last 30 minutes of work go by I came across some yarn that I had to have. This is not a new thing. I often come across yarn I think that I absolutely have to have. The thing about this yarn is that it is hand painted and a limited edition. It is based on one of my favorite paintings. I sent a link to my husband and then went on with my internet browsing. A few minutes later I went back and put the yarn in my cart. Then browsed away. About 15 minutes…Continue
I started warping/dressing my loom on Sunday afternoon. Um...I made a few mistakes.
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Here's what I've been working…Continue
Hi I am back to start another goal I need a challenge to jump start my knitting passion so I will be knitting a pair of socks a month and learning spanish at the same time. So here is what I am going to do. I will be "trying" to use up my sock yarn stash and patterns from my sock pattern books, which won't be hard because I have a lot of them. …Continue
READ 2/25 Pub Date Sep 10 2013 Lace One-Skein Wonders 101 Projects Celebrating the Possibilities of Lace by Judith Durant
This follows the series of one skein wonders, in different formats: knit, crochet and now lace.
Love the sections, broken up into: head to toe( has things for heads,…
Added by jbarr on February 25, 2013 at 4:55pm — No Comments
Please contact me if you have a skein of this yarn in your stash and you are willing to sell it. I need about 1/2 a skein to complete a fisherman knit sweater for my new grandson.
Wednesday, Deanna, my weaving teacher, came to my house to help me set up my loom and give me a lesson.
A lot of things have happened in my life since I last wrote anything. I did finally master sock knitting and my preference is two at a time, toe up. I have also made some lace items. These are two of my knitting goals. I have also been learning to spin on my Kromski Sonata. I'm getting better at it , but it certainly still looks like homespun. I have moved to Greensboro, GA and am living in our lovely retirement home…Continue