Tuesday, August 21, 2007

So much to Knit, So little Time!

Let's see if we can get a little caught up on the tons of stuff I have been up to lately. So, this will be a little photo heavy, and still not everything.

I went and washed an alpaca fleece that was given to me by a customer. This was one dirty alpaca. It definitely had a lot of fun rolling itself in every bit of dirt it could find. I still didn't get all of the dirt out, but I am going to card it over the winter and possibly dye it so that should get some more of the dirt out, hopefully.

Next, I finally finished my mobius bag that I started right before Christmas. It was a really easy knit, I just needed to get it done. This is it prefelted.

This is after it was felted. This picture does not do justice to how gorgeous this bag really is. I am letting the shop borrow it for awhile until I decide what to do with it. I also think it might need a button or two to round it out. This bag was knit with 3 balls of Dive Teseo Color #21763 Riviera Blue.

Next on my finished list is this adorable hat that I knit for Sarah's baby. I have wanted to knit this hat all summer, but had to finish my sockaplooza socks first. They took top priority! The pattern is the Emli Bonnet by Alison of The Blue Blog and I knit it with my own Lavendersheep Silk Noil in color Rosebud. Believe me I have a ton left of it too to make plenty more hats. This bitty thing only took 1 oz, so I could probably get 4 out of 1 skein!

Lastly, more knitting away on the Skull Socks. I am bound and determined to finish these off for my husband. I am actually just about through with the heel right now, but didn't feel like snapping another picture. The pattern is an adaptation of Hello Yarn's We Call Them Pirates Hat pattern and the yarn is Cool Wool in Color #433 Black & #432 Cream.

I have also started a baby surprise jacket out of the Noro Kureyon that I got from the Lint Sale. It isn't super soft, but I am having a lot of fun knitting it. No babies in sight for it to go to either, so I figure it will just be something to keep on hand. No pictures at the moment, but soon.

In other news: I am teaching a class tonight on the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs. I love this pattern a whole lot and the combination I have picked out is down right awesome. I'll show you guys what I am talking about after I get them started tonight.

Oh, and speaking of classes there is still room in the Dye Class and in the Forest Canopy Lace Shawl Class that I am teaching in September. So if you are in the area, you had better sign up soon, because they fill up fast. You can sign up online too or over the phone.


Khadijha Caitlin said...

Oh I love the skull socks. I would totally wear them myself!

Penny said...

ooh! That hat is soo pretty! I have a little girl coming in December (er, she's not mine, just a good friend's) so I want to spoil her. This might be the think for a very pretty spring hat. Hmm.. must go review your colourways and see what I can scheme up on my own. :)

knitseashore said...

You have been busy!

Did you like the Dive Teseo? I have the pink colorway and it's going to be a triangular shawl, a fall project, when I ever finish my summer ones! I didn't realize it would felt, so I'd better be careful, LOL.

Mokihana said...

Mallory's hat is absolutely darling! If I had girl babies around I might.... might... try it. It looks beyond my abilities at the moment, but I love a challenge.

ahousefullofboys said...

Hey There,
What have you been up to? I haven't had a spare moment to sit on the phone and catch up. I need to stop in and knit for a bit soon. The hat is so cute. I saw it posted on Sarah's blog. Great work. Chat soon

midgeling said...

I really love that hat! It is really pretty - reminds me of one of those pretty Anne Geddes babies. The bag really came out nicely. I really love the colors. :-)