Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hats and other wierdness.

I confess, I have been knitting less than six months and have only been spinning since July '08.

I go to a Friday knit night here ; http://www.beauknitsltd.com/ Beauknits

They have NOT seen my halting 20 stitch cast on practice project that I ripped out because it's "only knitting" They have only seen me do this :



Which I was crazy enough to do twice.

Pattern available here. Hat for a Boyfriend

I admit, the Plymouth Yarn Boku
was damned fiddly and kept splitting when I was knitting it.

and they saw me work on this;




Pattern here Helmet Liner

So it's weird being the only male to show up Friday's (until recently) and being taken for an experienced knitter.

If they only knew ;-)

If they only knew when I get trusted to look at screwed up knitting and see where the mistakes where. I was most honored when I was asked for a second opinion.

I love the fact that I was accepted into this circle; also I am NOT AFRAID to take on new projects.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's blue and bulky.

Now what to do with it? I have a few ideas but nothing that screams at me YOU MUST.

Let's backtrack a little, I was gifted this roving during the summer. I have the darkish red cousin to it still in the bag. It spun up slubby when I plied it. So it's really not uniform

I want to do something for me that is not going to look like ass.

Example ;


Yes I said it; Heresy you say... The Jayne hat will look like ASS on me.




Here is what I have to work with 250 +/- yards bulky.




I want a hat that's going to be for me and fit my head and style.

Suggestions?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Okay it's not rocket science



It's spinning on an Ashford Traditional circa mid 1970's with the 3 ratio flyer mod along with a "springy" drive band mod. 

Example of genre to my left.

It's far from rocket science as one could get.
I mean it's wood and leather and metal.

I am trying to spin fiber for socks that I will be knitting.

Example of fiber;









So add that to my skill set besides fixing bloody windows boxes.

I like this yarn and hope it does work out for soxes..

Stay tuned for 250 +/- yards of Blue Super Bulky tomorrow


Just what we needed, another fiber blog.

I have a quick 25 minutes before I leave for the day.

Yes, another fiber blog but with a twist. There will be geeky news.

Odd references to TV shows and my occasional OMG I can't believe he's KNITTING that.. etc.

Also expect me to wax poetic about turning fleece into yarn.