Friday, December 26, 2008

Thought I'd forgotten about you, huh?

No, I don't have any good reasons for having gone so long without blogging. Call it plain and simple laziness or lack of motivation, it's true.

Knitting: Actually have some good progress to report here. Finished the Easter Bunny Barf Scarf, pictured above. It grew so much in the blocking (and I didn't block it harshly!) that I'm now calling it the Easter Bunny Barf STOLE. Ceci loves it, which is exactly what wanted. Win. :)

Crocheting: Also finally finished the Seraphina's shawl. Don't have any photos of it yet, though, 'cause it still needs to be washed and blocked, and then I'm giving it to my Abuelita for (belated) Christmas when Ceci and the monkeys and I go to visit everyone in the Valley the first week of January. If nothing else, I'll be sure to get photos of her wearing it.

Spinning: Progress here too. I moved another spindleful of Falkland singles off of ZoomZoom my laceweight spindle and am off again. Yes, this IS a long term project. I also finished spinning the Insubordiknits merino and plied it with Robin's logwood merino. Don't have any photos of it uploaded, though. Will get those soon. Also, plied together a skein of worsted/aran weight using my Kundert (as a bottom whorl) from one ply of Carolina Homespun and one ply of the neutral toned wool from Angelina that Susan from Yarnorama so kindly helped me card on her drum carder. I just...ahem... need to find the rest of the Carolina Homespun stuff so I can spin up more. Also finished a skein of Robin-painted merino that I plied with the 60 yds/gm superfine plying silk from Galina. Prettypretty stuff. Again, Susan from Yarnorama was helping me wind it off of my bobbin with her electric skein winder (yay no tennis elbow!) and it SNAPPED before the bobbin was empty. Even so, the one skein is easily over 1000 yards, and weighs less than 3 ounces. Go me!

Stitch Markers: Going swimmingly as usual. I'm going to see if I can't do a major stocking at Etsy this weekend, all of the pre-packed sets that didn't sell at the HCW Fiber Fest thing a couple of weekends ago. And, before the end of the year, I'm going to possibly change the way I present the items available in my online store, 'cause taking 4+ photos for EACH different marker I make is starting to kill me.

Whew. That's it for now.

entrelac at 1:40 PM :: |