Making some progress with DH’s socks The other two projects are also coming along – will hopefully have something to show on them over the next couple of days 🙂 How did your Monday go?
In addition to the DH’s socks of earlier post fame, I’ve got two projects on the needles right now. The Cemetery Drive cowl is moving along. I like the yarn colors together a lot, and it is a pretty straightforward pattern. So far, so good! The first Burnished mitten is done, and got a little… Continue reading Wednesday WIPs
DH, Mom and I went to Palmer today for the MatSu Fiber Festival! I have been to this festival several times over the years. Last year’s was cancelled, like much else in 2020. This year’s fest was a smaller event in many ways. There weren’t as many vendors as other years. However, there were a… Continue reading MatSu Fiber Festival!
Finally at the beginning of the end of my Bonbori! By the pattern, there are actually 40 more rows to go, but I ran out of one of the yarn colors, so I’m calling it. Now I just have to knit about a mile more of i-cord bind off. Then there’s blocking, which is going… Continue reading Almost……..there!
Yup – another online yarn tasting! Hill Country Weavers were again the hostesses with the mostest, and this time the yarn brand was Sandnes Garn. This is a Norwegian yarn brand that is now available in the US through a distributer, Mother Knitter. The tasting kits came with samples of 6 yarns, tags for labeling… Continue reading Mmm – mmm! Tasty Yarn
Sorry for the long radio silence – busy work week! However, I did manage to get some knitting in 🙂 My Bonbori (Ravelry link) is coming along pretty well – I am on the last section! There are still quite a few rows to do, but at least there’s progress. This is a ridiculously big… Continue reading Progress Report
Still working away on the Elizabeth Montague socks – they are a pretty fun knit so far 🙂 Just a few rows to go until the heel increases start. This pattern uses a fleegle heel, which I have not done before, so I’m interested to see how this goes. I’m pretty happy with my usual… Continue reading Sock It To Me Monday
From my perilously low one project on the needles this past weekend, I’m back up to the usual three! Two is the Elizabeth Montague socks of earlier post fame. Today’s start is the Patina scarf from AC Knitwear’s Confident Knitting technique club, and the technique is embroidering on knitting. First you have to knit your… Continue reading And Then There Were Three
There are not a lot of options for local yarn here in Alaska, though that is starting to change. One of the big factors in the change is Coyote Trail. The owner started the mill a few years ago as a retirement project. Before her startup, local wool producers did not have any in-state options… Continue reading Its’s Raining Yarn: Coyote Trail Farm and Fiber Mill