Sunday, March 30, 2008

Finished Stuff

You get a lot done sitting around at a volleyball tournament...

The Hubbo's team participated in the state championships this past weekend in Battle Creek (they did pretty well-- made it to the semifinals) and whilst this was going on I watched and knitted. I wasn't even the only knitter this time, which was pretty wild.

I made another Calorimetry (since I lost my other one) out of some of my handspun. The wool was superwash merino with sparkly Angelina that I spun on my wheel and Navajo plied. It came out a nice heavy worsted weight.

The socks are for Emma, just a plain vanilla affair with short row heels. The yarn is Opal Rainforest (in the "Flamingo" colorway) which I bought last April at the Knitter's Frolic in Toronto (super on sale).

Even though Emma and I couldn't have breakfast with Tony the Tiger this time around (Cereal City is closed, so sad) we were still happy to tag along and cheer for Hubbo's team.

Monday, March 24, 2008

New Socks

First off, I finished the socks I was working on in Socks That Rock Mediumweight. The color is "Sherbet" and yes, they are VERY bright. Very quick, too, in the Mediumweight!

I started another pair (or two) while we were having Easter dinner with Hubbo's family (one pair for Emma, one for me). Will take some pictures when there's more to show (I did finish one of Emma's socks already).

Work-wise, I'm waiting for yarn for some new designs and up to my armpits in tech editing. The good thing is that since I just shipped out a bunch of designs it's not too crazy (at least until more yarn shows up, right?) The good thing is, when I get tired of editing I can knit, and when I get tired of knitting I can edit-- kind of balances each other out. I kind of take it as a given that I'll be very busy from now until June TNNA, but hey, that beats having nothing to do in my book.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

What will I do today?

1. Knit whatever I want (not design work)
2. Play with my wheel
3. Eat something tasty
4. Knit with my friends

Monday, March 10, 2008

Little sigh of relief

The two sweaters I was working on for Westminster Fibers are done at last-- and off they went this morning. It's been really nuts trying to finish them what with all the sickness and general craziness around here, but it happened!

Yesterday evening I had some free time, so I finished up some yarn I've been (trying) to spin on my new wheel in little 5 minute snatches. It's some pink Romney I got at Knit Michigan, and even though it's not the softest stuff in the world, it's REALLY easy to draft. I think I've got the hang of the wheel now!

I'm finishing up another sweater for Alpaca With a Twist, working on some tech editing stuff and bracing myself for another huuuuggge tech editing job. I'm also hoping to get out to knit with my friends more than once this week, since we're not expecting our typical huge-snowstorm-of-the-week like it seems we've been getting all winter (unlike most winters).

OH- I got the spring issue of Knit Simple with my dress in it-- and imagine my surprise that they did a technique article on it as well (for eyelets and picot hems). Yay!