Sunday, October 17, 2010

Awesome Comp!

I couldn't go to the New York Sheep & Wool Festival this year because my health is very bad.  I waited until two days before and reluctantly decided not to go.  

My straight mate Dan felt so bad for me, he told me I could spend what he had budgeted for NYSW on fiber related stuff.  So I ordered a pound of roving from KnitPicks, a Namaste Buddy Case and - get ready - a Golding Spindle

She's a 3" whorl, 2.2 oz., solid ebony beauty!  Here she is upon arrival yesterday:

And here she is unpacked (and a little fuzzy, sorry):

And here is a photo of her lovely whorl:

Piccies of the roving and Buddy Case when they arrive!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

(Almost) Instant Gratification - Pink Mitts

I got the Nov/Dec issue of "Crochet Today" at about 5 pm yesterday.  By 10 o'clock last night, I had whipped these puppies up!  Pretty close to instant mitts, if you ask me!

The Details:
Pattern: Cabled Mitts by Brenda K.B. Anderson
Yarn:  Cascade 220 Wool, Pink
Hook: Size "G" (4 mm)

I think they came out great!  They certainly were very fast to make - I can see a few more of these getting made soon!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kitties and a Shawl

Here are my three cats, Zowie (marmalade kitty) Izzy (black kitty) and Duke (Maine Coon) attempting to snooze their way up Mt Warm & Clean Laundry.

And here is Zowie test-napping a Snuggle I made her:

And here are Duke & Izzy inspecting my Faux Spanish Lace Shawl during blocking:

And here is the shawl being blocked sans les chats:

And finally, the blocked shawl:

The Details:
Pattern: Faux Spanish Lace by MMario
Yarn: Cascde 220 in Silver Gray (#8401)
Needles: Size 10.5, U.S. (6.5 mm)