By Joji L. Cast on 1/17/14 for the homespun podcast kal.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
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Friday, August 2, 2013
So the blanket is not that uneven but I was trying to get a picture before this happened.
That would be Kelsey who should've been a cat. She loves all blankets and piles of clothes. Anyways, this is for my (future) nephew (who is born already but K & I need to get engaged and married) who I get to meet this weekend. We'll only be there for a day since it's an 8 hour drive one way, and I have to work Sat and we both work Mon. but he's getting baptized. I copied the colors from a lady on Rav. some but then modified and added the grays instead of using tans because it'll match the color scheme in his room. This kid should never go cold because he has this blanket, a blanket his aunt crocheted, and a quilt his Grandma made. I used Vanna's Choice so they can just throw it in the wash...they also have 2 dogs in addition to the baby so I know they need the easy care. I'm looking forward to seeing them.
It's really weird to knit something for someone and actually giving it to them. I usually chicken out but I'm getting better.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Vanilla sock using Patons Kroy in the Cherry Sours colorways that I bought on clearance at Michaels. I'm only going to work on these in public so I can knit on other things at home. I don't have much sock yarn that I want to knit into socks left so I have to keep these specifically for travel/ out and about knitting. I started these while sitting outside at the river trail (under a tree by the loop with the pond) while Kenny was riding his bike. I wanted to walk more with the girls but Leena hurt her paw immediately when we got there and was limping. She is fine now. She probably stepped on a piece of glass or a sharp rock in the parking lot.
Luckily, I won a $50 giftcard to Etsy for tour de fleece in the Woolgatherings group. So I spent it in her shop. I bought 2 braids of Superwash Merino/Merino/Silk.
I also bought 8 oz. of polwarth undyed wool. Since it's undyed, I didn't take a picture of it. Also, Mileena freaking tore some of it up. For some random reason, she decided to mess up that and some Woolgatherings Merino/Silk I have on the wheel (the ball rests on the treadle when I'm not spinning it).
Did I mention I have another braid of Woolgatherings coming to me today since I'm in her Fiber Adventurer club? So excited, can't wait to see what she's dyed for us.3