I really couldn't say why it's been so long since I've posted. No reason really. I kept thinking "POST!" but didn't.
To make up for the dearth of content, I present to you, COMPLETED CHRISTMAS PROJECTS!*
Flip Top Mittens Pair #1
Flip Top Mittens Pair #2
Flip Top Mittens Pair #3
(Pattern for ALL Flip Top Mittens: adapted Knitty's Cigar and various flip top patterns. Yarn for ALL Flip Top Mittens: Patons Decor)
(3 pairs of Flip Top Mittens in a row=exciting blog reading)
Felted Socks Pair #1
Felted Socks Pair #2
(Pattern for both pairs of Felted Socks: adapted Knitty's Fuzzy Feet to be knit with contrasting short-row toes and heels; Yarn for both pairs: stashed Rowan Classic DK from The Yarn Lady!)
And, now that you've been lulled into a state of complete boredom by the repetitive Christmas Projects, I present
Knitty's Danica knit in Patons SWS "Natural Earth" (now completed)
I've also been spinning, though not as much as I would like to. I attempted a thicker thick & thin single:
2oz of Fleece Artist Merino Sliver. Yummy. I wasn't completely successful in my attempt at a thicker single, but i'm getting there.
I spun the above as practice for this:
1/2 pound Blue Face Leicester I dyed and spun for my friend (it will be a gift for her MIL). I love this yarn and want to keep it for myself... sigh.
I have a ways to got to really be able to get a consistent thicker yarn, but I'm loving the practice.
Currently I have this on my bobbin:
Ingeo I dyed and plan to do a navajo ply with. I love the sheen of this fiber/yarn and I'm trying to think of things to make with it...
Next up (after Christmas Chaos is Completed)(sorry for the alliteration):
1 1/2 pounds of (FREE) alpaca fleece (FREE) from the owner of the alpaca who gave it to me (FREE) on Monday. (did I mention it was FREE?) It's dirty and full of straw but it was... yes, FREE.
I started my new job on Dec. 4, so I've been busy, (Did I mention that I quit my job to go to a new, much better paying job? No? hmmm. I quit my job and started a new, much better paying job.) but I hope to start posting more regularly. I also hope to GET the CHRISTMAS KNITTING DONE before Christmas!
(Oh, and I switched to Blogger Beta. I hope that doesn't cause problems... )