Sunday, September 30, 2007

Handspun, Buttons and Socktoberfest!

This week has been super busy as I have been performing in my schools musical Disco Inferno (see original post here). We had five performances spread over three days and it was an absolute blast! Man, I love performing!

Winding down after the busy week (and the after party that ended at 2!) I sat down and did some spinning. Here is my first handspun! I am so proud of myself!

Fiber: Handyed English Lecister from here
Sport weight, 154 grams

Who doesn't love cute button pictures? Here are some buttons I have been buying lately. Click here to find out what I will be using them for.
And finally, It's socktoberfest! My first project is Baudelaire my Cookie. A. Once again, I am using Cleckheaton Merino Bambino.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Her Name is Lola

No, not the showgirl, my new (borrowed) spinning wheel. I believe Lola (yes, I have named her, ahem) is a single treadle Castle/traveller style spinning wheel but I am unsure of the maker as there are no markings or stickers. Miss Millie wanted to join in on the photos. I have ordered some English Leicester fleece from here which I am hoping will be easy for me to spin as this type of fleece has a long staple. Wish me luck!

P.S: This is my 50th blog post! hurrah!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Jaywalker socks

Pattern : Jaywalker by Grumperina for Magknits
Yarn: 4 balls of Merino Bambino that I dyed myself
Ravelry link here

I am so pleased with these socks! so pleased in fact, that i am entering them into the Mount Gambier show. I am really surprised that the yarn striped as well as it did. I would like to do some more yarn dyeing in the holidays perhaps, but this time I think I might use acid dyes.
I haven't mentioned it yet, but I am on ravelry! I have been for months now. I just haven't got around to telling. If you would like to 'friend me' my username is beckydee.

oh, and I have been buying lots of buttons.............

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Knit.1 Fall preview

After a what I thought was a rather boring Fall Vogue Knitting, seeing the preview projects for the knit.1 magazine was quite surprising. This looks like a rather promising issue and there are a few knits I know that I will be knitting.

I Absolutey love this unique little cardigan/pulloover. I can see myself knitting this one as soon as the magazine comes out

This ribbed cardigan has really cute details. love the toggle button closures.

This coat has potential. I would prefer the pleats to be under the bust. Reminds me of the Stella McCartney sweater coat

I really like this top too! Would be nice over another 3/4 sleeve plain top. All these are only the preview. I can't wait for this issue! It will be out on 11th of September.