Monday, February 19, 2007

Crocheting an Afghan

So right now I am attempting to actually finish an afghan I want to make. I am bound and determined to use my stash before I buy new yarn(yeah right) Afghans are all I can think of doing with all the acrylic I have. I am shooting for an afghan for each of my immediate family members for their birthdays. This one I am making n ow is for my own personal use. I had a ton of Red Heart Symphony I bought for $1 a skein at a clearance sale at Wal-Mart. I bought every bit they had. The afghan is turning out to look very 70's which is fine with me because I love the 70's. It started out going really fast but the bigger it gets the slower it goes. I am just doing one big granny square. Anyway here is a picture of it so far:

Thursday, February 15, 2007

My first package from my SP

I got my first package from my SP today...all I can say is wow. I was totally thrilled with everything I got. Here is a list of what I got:

WPI tool ( boy I seriously needed this)

A sample of White Musk from The Body Shop which smells really good

Capo for my guitar(it was my birthday present in the package) which I love having

Worsted weight Malabrigo merino wool in a gorgous red color

A lace weight spindle (pure awesomeness)

100g of blue and white merino fiber which is very pretty

100g tussah silk that is an absolutely gorgous colorway I can't wait to spin it up

I also got various yummy cookies(or biscuits :-) my sp is from the UK)

And my son got some mini jelly babies

This package really made my day

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Some Homespun

I just got done with some yarn I spun and so far I am really proud of it. I just hope it does what I am hoping it does. I am kind of looking for a variagated self striping look. I spun one ply qith the two colors just held together, then the other ply I spun a couple of yards of each color alternating them. I think that should be enough to make it stripe. I am thinking about knitting a hat with it.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Finally done

After going way over the deadline for Christmas I finally got my boyfriends scarf done yesterday. Heck it was only 5 feet long...10 inches across with fingering weight yarn. I don't know what took me so long. Anyway here it is. I am pretty proud of it. It might have taken me forever but I also can't see any mistakes in it. One plus from all of this....before I started on the scarf I was working on a cardigan using worsted weight yarn and size nine seemed like it was taking forever. After I did this scarf I picked up the it is just whizzing along like nothing.