Well no one really asked but yes I am still alive, just been extremely busy. Happy New Year and all that jazz. You won't see any resolutions posted here just because... I just don't wanna. My holiday season was pretty low key just spent at home chilling with the family.Not a lot of knitting or spinning going on. I'm not going to recap my knits for 2007 either for the same reason stated previously. With all of that said, why did I start this post? Oh yeah, I just want to bring my blog up to date for '08 (I like the way that sounds).
I'm currently working on a secret project which will be revealed once it's finished. All I can say is that its super cute and way out of my comfort zone. I don't know what was in the water this summer but the preggers people are coming out in full force. I made my first Baby surprise jacket and I am now officially in love with the pattern. I made it for one of my coworkers that attends our purls of hope knitting sessions there. She is so incredibly sweet so I knew I had to make something extra special for her impending bundle of joy.
The yarn is Red Heart baby soft and I can honestly say that I enjoyed knitting with it. I mean its acrylic thats soft, doesn't squeak or hurt your hands, what more could you ask for? It took me about a week to make and I used the pattern from EZ's Opinionated Knitter book. I tried to make the bonnet that has sort of the same mitered lines as the sweater but it looked rather odd to me. I ended up seaming of the side of it and turning it into a hat. I'm planning on knitting another one but with some handspun yarn with a lot of color. Speaking of, have you seen the one in the new Spin Off magazine? Yeah, I know!
As far as my wip's from my previous project, I ditched the sock (just wasn't feeling it) and I lost the chart I made for the vest. Once I get the energy to try and remember what patterns I used and where I left off then I'll resume knitting it. Hopefully I'll have it done before winter is over.
I know I keep making reference to a spinning project that I'm working on but I haven't actually given any details. That's because I don't feel as though I have enough content to show as of yet. Plus I don't really know where I'm headed with it so I want to wait until I have it a little more planned out. But I will take you through my steps so far.
I took some White scoured New Zealand Romney wool that I purchased from RH Lindsay and dyed the locs in shades of purple, green and salmon. I then carded the colors separately into nice fluffy batts. I then added specs of the other colors into each main color (i.e specs of green & salmon in the purple batt etc).
I feel stumped right now because I'm not sure of how I want to spin it and what I want the end product to be. I think I may want to make a fair isle hat being that I only have a little over an ounce and a half of each color or I may make fair isle mittens. So once I know what I want to make, then I can spin and the whole process will be posted here for you all to see.
I think I'm done for now so I'll try not to make myself so much of a stranger. Later.