Just a little housekeeping…..I have a new website, iknead2knit.net. Starting this week, that’s where you’ll find me and my blog. Thanks!
SPUN AND PLIED
This lovely fiber is from Three Waters Farm and was the November 2016 Top of the Month selection, Fall Folderol. It’s 100% wool, organic Polworth Top and spun up like a dream!
Spun and plied –
“I feel pretty! Oh so pretty!” 🙂
WAITING IN THE WINGS
Merry Poppies Colorway
100% Organic Polwarth Top
Three Waters Farm
I plan to get started on this beauty sometime this afternoon….after I finish my treadmill time. OK, it is what it is and what it is is a bribe. 😉 Whatever works, right?
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. © Confucius
Don’t forget my new website, iknead2knit.net! I’ll be looking for you!
STILL ON MY NEEDLES
My Julie’s Sweater is coming along nicely after that small hitch in the cabling. Will I have it finished in time to wear it this winter? Who knows, anything is possible. 🙂
After much back and forth with yarn, needles – wood or metal, double points or circular, and technique – toe up or cuff down, two at a time or one at a time, magic loop or two circulars. After a couple of false starts, I settled down and got into the rhythm of Simple Skype socks. See?
Simple Skype Socks
Patons Kroy Socks Yarn
I’ve been spinning up a storm – ha! it’s been raining for the past three days with more on the way today – visit tomorrow to see what’s finished and what’s waiting in the wings! I can’t wait to get started!
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. © Buddha
ON THE WHEEL
This lovely is the October Top of the Month Club offering from Three Waters Farm. If I remember correctly, this is Polworth roving, in the Hickory and Maple colorway.
I think I’m going to leave it as a single instead of plying since I’ve fallen head over heels for this
Svetlana Gordon, designer
I think the singles will do this pattern proud, don’t you?
I plan to get right on it as soon as 1) I finish My Julie’s Sweater, which, by the way, suffered a HUGE setback when I noticed that I had completely screwed up one of the cables. 🤬😱🤭 So, after much soul searching, I frogged it and started over.
The sweater deets can be found here.
and 2) I finish the Simple Skype socks my son requested –
So, it might be a while. ⏳⏰
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. © Ralph Emerson
If you’re even a little bit familiar with this blog, you’ll notice right away that I’ve made some changes. The condensed version is that three years ago, I took the plunge and upgraded from a free blog to an honest to goodness website, which gave me a ton of flexibility. While the flexibility gave me a chance to try out new things and get my feet wet in the world of big time blogging, after learning how much work goes into keeping a profitable blog going (an incredible, impossible amount), I knew it wasn’t for me. I’m a hobbyist blogger, no two ways about it. When it was time to renew my blogging platform plan, I didn’t. I took a step back into the uncomplicated world of hobby blogging and really, all that SEO stuff, with stats and keywords, passive voice and word counts, just made me feel nervous and obsessive. Yep, definitely not my thing. I’m back to blogging for fun and if it’s seldom perfect, well, I’m over it and happy. 😀
ON MY NEEDLES
Julie’s Sweater in progress
Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Tweed
80% Peruvian Highland Wool
20% Donegal Tweed
Barn Door Heather
Completed Julie’s Sweater
(photo screenshot from Knitpicks website)
It was love at first sight when I saw this sweater. I love everything about it, but I especially love the thumb holes on the sleeves. Lots of cabling and just a lot of sweater; hopefully it will be finished before summer and I can wear it at least once…
It feels good to be blogging again!
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just to realize them. Man Ray