Monday, September 21, 2009


Sweet Georgia May 09 Fiber Club
3-ply (Ply-on-the-fly), spun on a Golding Tsunami
Approximately 209 m, 4 oz

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A long absence....

Many stitches.
From top to bottom:
Skeleton Scarf from Arctic Lace
Baby Quilt
Laminaria from Knitty
Cathedral Windows quilt

Friday, February 13, 2009


I have been busy.

I came home and looked outside and the sun was still shining. I decided to gather all of the knitting that doesn't have a picture on Ravelry and document them.

Parts of this pile go back to the summer, and parts are recently finished.

I have two socks I'm currently working on, and both are exactly halfway completed. Embossed Leaves, and Anastasia.

I spun 4 oz. of wool on my new Golding spindle. I finished yesterday and am going to cast on for Ishbel as soon as I finish posting this.

On the first freezing day, I realized I need a new hat. Enter Thorpe.

Around the same time, I realized I could use a cozy, warm, woolen sweater. I've been eyeing Notre Dame from Interweave Knits for quite some time, and decided to go for it with some Cascade Eco-Wool. It is wonderful, and I can't wait to wear it. It's been through the wash a few times, because of the lanolin in the yarn. I'm now just waiting for the perfect button.

After revisiting all of my recent (and not-so-recent) work, I looked up and there was still just enough time for me to take this picture of the buildings across the street. I love the sunlight in the winter air.

(All of these projects can be found on Ravelry.)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Looking Back; Looking Ahead

In 2008 I completed:

3 lap quilts &
3 sewn shirts
2 bags
2 pairs of stranded mittens
6 pairs of socks
8 sweaters
3 shrugs
3 hats
5 scarves

I tried out many new things:

sewing clothing
knitting for a commission
knitting a sweater with lighter yarn
wearing vests
blowing glass
(among others)

My goals for this year:

Use what I have instead of accumulating needlessly
Be creative
Eat more foods I prepare instead of packaged foods with preservatives
Become more adept at sewing my own clothes
Stay organized
Try something new each week

Happy New Year! Here's to 2009.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Another Bag

The past few weeks I have been lucky enough to have several days off of work, and I've been keeping myself busy. I started this bag over the summer, and have been gradually working away at it.
Each of those blue circles were sewn by machine and turned inside out. There are slits in the blue where they were turned. Then I sewed them together into the shape above. I put batting and the green batik in the centers of the circles and am in the process of stitching each of these down by hand. Once all of the batting is in, I think the bag will have a good deal of structure. I love the way it is coming together.