Archive for June, 2009

Ravelry button

I love Ravelry buttons! -this is just an excuse to have a static location for a Ravelry button on the right side of my page.

ravelry-where are my stitches

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Loved the Lendrum DT!

Hey there!

I have to say: I loved the Lendrum Double Treadle I rented. It spins smoothly and consistently. As soon as I went from the Ashford Joy I was spinning with before to the Lendrum, I was able to feel something was better.

Merino top in Cheescake color

Merino top in Cheescake color

Merino top in Chocolate colorway

Merino top in Chocolate colorway

So I think this is the wheel I will get for me. Not sure where I will be buying it from, though…

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My Spindolyn arrived!

I’ve ordered a supported spindle called Spindolyn, from Catherine Goodwin at www.knittinganyway.com.

I had started spinning directly on a wheel, so this will take some time to get used to, but I love it.

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Spinning learning curve

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I was looking at some pictures from when I started learning how to spin and comparing them to the most recent ones, then the progress I’ve made in a month and a half.

Here are my first attempts and latest projects. Guess which is which:

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Monday Morning Cardigan

I’ve also started Laura Chau’s Monday Morning Cardigan, and here are 2 pics:

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Icewine Mittens

Hi there!

My very first post on my blog, and it is about knitting and spinning.

I’ve started a new project yesterday, the Icewine Mittens, using handspun Merino in Sprout Beans and Cheesecake colorways from Gemini Fibres.

Did a couple of stockinette stitch rows after casting on and then modified the standard corrugated rib (1 k in MC, 1 p in CC) for a 2 color stockinette (1 k in MC, 1 k in CC), because I did not like how the purl stitch of the ribbing stood out. I read that blocking the mittens would solve that issue with the corrugated ribbing, but ended up preferring this 1 k + 1 k.

Love my Knitpicks circulars!

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