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Sunday, May 18, 2014

UFO's and WIP's

I finished the Hermione's Everyday Socks!they were a present for my mom and since today was her birthday I couldn't find a better time to give them to her. She's a little camera shy but I did get 1 picture of her modeling them.
 I think they turned out really well, but I need to work in the Kitchener Stitch. 
Really good, well written pattern.
My awesome sister gave me a late birthday present that I am totally excited about! Corriedale Spinning Batt! It's gorgeous!
It's more purple, the picture doesn't do it justice.
I did finish some Handspun. I have a really big monster I spun up, it fell of the ball winder and it was my first time using a ball winder so I do apologize that it is sloppy.
Ooh! That reminds me! I didn't show you the package from KnitPicks that came in the mail Thursday! 
Gorgeous really. 
I also started another pair of socks on the way to TBF ( more on different post).
It's a different ball of my Handspun that I'm using, it's really soft but I still have more than 4 oz. left to spin. Probably shouldn't have bought 8 oz. of the same thing. 
I only got the cuff of the socks done and they're from the pattern book Joy of Sox by Linda Kopp. It's  called a Roll in the Hay. The yarn isn't at all close in color to the yellow straw color they used which they think is hay. Hello, but hay is green!
Anyway thanks for listening to me catch up. It was a long post.
- SpinKnitLove12 :)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Birthdays and Progress!

On Friday it was my birthday and I can gladly say it was awesome. 
First I need to mention this newly made FO. It was that Irish Hiking Hat I mentioned a while ago. Let's just say it was a wee bit bigger than expected. My dad's okay with this because he got a new winter hat! :)
Do you see the beautiful crocheted afghan in the background?
I also turned the heel on the second sock. Not much progress really, so I won't bother you with a picture.
I started plying these singles I had. It was variegated so I tried Navajo Plying for the first time, it's not as hard as I expected it to be. It's basically just a crochet chain.
I finished 1/2 bobbins then I still have another 4 oz. to spin from Spinner's Hill.
Isn't it so pretty? 
I'm going to try posting at least once a week now, lets see if I can do it!
- SpinKnitLove12
P.S. Isn't this lovely weather great?!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Socks and the Stash :)

Today after my sisters basketball tournament I talked my mom into taking me to the Village Yarn and Fiber Shop.
Before I talk about the WIP socks.
They're going along well, I just finished the first sock. So don't want to weave in ends. I also cast on the second one.
Now about the spinning fiber ad yarn I got. It's all so pretty! I got a lot of alpaca, not all of it though.
There's some Silkpaca from Malabrigo nestled between some baby alpaca Rowan.
Now up top is some Luxe Alpaca is some yarn my mom fell in love with but will never use.
The red is beautimous hand painted Mountain Color with this hypnotizing Crazy Zaunderball yarn from Schoppel.
Sorry I didn't finish many WIP'S but I did get some spinning fiber candy. Hand dyed from Holiday Yarns. It's more pink than the picture shows though.
 Have a happy fiber weekend!
- SpinKnitLove12

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Reads

I picked up some new books to read from the library!
The first one, Cold Calls is a good read.
It's about some teens who were blackmailed into bullying some classmates. They band together to find out who is blackmailing them. I'm only half way through it, but it seems to get better as it goes.
The second one, The Rule of Thirds is amazing! I'm not going to say much but it's about a teen photographer and she is just a genius! But then let's just say some  trouble comes but love always saves the day. At least in this case.
I've been doing some bus knitting lately. I get a lot done. 
Drum line starts up again this Friday! Can't wait! 
I apologize for the bad camera work but I stink at taking pictures.
Hope you have a knitty fun week (Even though I can't share progress).
- SpinKnitLove12

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Knitting Around

I apologize for not posting in a while. In 2 weeks it while be my birthday and my dad has promised to take me to the yarn store. In the meantime I'm trying to use up the stash so I have enough room for more yarn, pattern books, and maybe needles.
In the meantime I'm working on this baby blanket called Little Checks. I'm not that far yet but it's okay because I have until October. 

Have you noticed? I figured out how to post pictures!
I'm also making a pair of Hermione's Everyday Socks. If you search it on Ravelry it should pop right up.
They don't look like much yet, but they're getting there. Love the pattern though, it's super easy to use. Although I'm a little confused on the gusset directions.
I've started reading the blog My Sister's Knitter, it's really good! I even went into the archives to find past posts.
Also, here a plain pair of socks I made a month ago. I'll try and get better at posting regularly.
They're not finished in the picture above but I promise that they are.
It's really just a month of WIP's.
Wish me luck!
- SpinKnitLove12 :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Agh! Blogger Gone Bad!

Wow this is way worse than last time. School has not been my friend lately. Way too much homework, sick days, and pure laziness has kept me from blogging.
Lately I've been working on a basic pair of toe up socks. If you want the pattern you can find it on 
I'm also still working on that hat. Don't laugh at me but I already gave up on my lenten promise, may GOd forgive me, but my spinning has been too tempting that's why I haven't gotten much knitting done.
I desperately want to go on a fiber shopping spree for some angora. It's so soft how can I keep resisting temptation?
I'm also excited to hear that I have another niece or nephew on the way. Can't say since I don't know it's gender yet. And we shall call it Wild Child.
I'm not sure if I have any followers so I wanted to know if I had any before I announced a giveaway/raffle thing. So leave a post in the comments.
- SpinKnitLove12 :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spinning Tragedy

I'm so sorry I haven't blogged in a while. I have no excuse. So let me bring you up to date.
Since I have to have more than one project going this blog may take a bit. First I finished those lovely Zig Zag Socks in some old Elann Sock it to Me collection yarn. Although I don't recommend it because the pattern doesn't really show up well. I'll make sure to have some pictures up soon.
Now I'm working on this gorgeous cabled Irish Hiking Hat designed by Nicole Reeves. I'm doing it in teal and I think I'm going to give it to my drum line instructor. By the way we beat Dundee! Squeal! 
These socks are really beautiful but I'm already having difficulty with them but I shall not give up on the prettiness! These are the Cimorene socks designed by Becky Greene. I wonder how she came up with the name for them?
Last but not least is the Diamond Waves Hat designed by Kaleigh McLelland. My dad has promised me a trip to the yarn store tomorrow to get yarn for this. The yarn in my stash isn't quite right for this project.  It's going to be my first fair isle project it was recommended for beginners. Hope I can figure it out!

Now for the Spinning Tragedy I mentioned in the title. As some of you may know lent started yesterday. I made the most giant mistake of my life and gave up my spinning. :( These next 6 weeks are going to be rough. Who am I kidding! It's already dreadful. I welcome support. 
I'll post a picture of the bobbin I was working on before lent started. It's this beautiful hand painted merino blend from Spinning Hill in Bainbridge, NY.
- SpinKnitLove12 :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Poll Time!

 Since we're having February break me and my best friend and I got really bored so we decided to think of the most random things to say.
We want to know what you think is the most random. So leave your opinion in the comments.
  • Pina Colada Puzzles
  • Peanut Butter Butler
  • Clock Flavored Pizza
  • Lifesaver Calculators 
  • Sausage TV's
  • Lacrosse Stick Cars
  • Banana Lamps
  • Magic Tooth Brush
  • House of Pringles
  • Cheese Snorkels
A bet is relying on this so choose carefully.