On my needles and on my wheels

I am knitting two-at-a-time socks on a long 47" circular. I prefer Knit
Picks Harmony needles and so that's what I'm using. They are #2. The sock
yarn is a really boring midnight navy superwash merino 75%, 25% nylon. I'm
making them for my hubby. I like to make colorful socks for myself or my
friends, but since he is a guy I decided to just go with a nice dark color
for him. He's always complaining about the toe seams in his socks and so
since I'm doing a Kitchener weave at the toe, I thought this might solve the
problem. I hope he likes them.
I'm also spinning right now. On my Matchless wheel I'm spinning some lace
weight angora dyed a sea green, and I'm beading it about ever 10 inches or
so. When I get the bobbin done, I plan to ply it with some very shiny
beautiful teal thread I found -- two strands of thread and one of the yarn.
Then I plan to make a beaded evening bag out of the whole thing. This yarn
is taking a LONG time to spin. Normally I can spin pretty rapidly, but
because of the beading it's taking time. Should be worth it though, but I'm
looking forward to finishing it so I can move on to just plain old spinning
which I love to do at night and which eases my mind after a long day.
On the other wheel, my Ashford Elizabeth 30", I am spinning up some
beautiful Australian merino dyed aqua and kiwi green and carded together. I
don't have a drum carder (yet) so have been hand carding rolags to spin. I
expect to get a little carder for Christmas though so I'm holding off on
this stuff for a bit.
June
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Briggs
I am `readjusting ` my 20 years old woven dress into a newer shape .. knitting a matching shawl with left over wool of that dress [added loads of beads] ,,, for an exhibition opening . as a well as a new vest for me and a moebius for a friend. Also have several art works on the go ... mirjam
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mirjam
I am working on a pair of socks for a friend, a sweater for a baby who is due late in January, and a shawl for myself. I have also just received a request for a hat from my son. So I'll be busy! Higs, Katherine
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Katherine
You are also busy! I finished those socks mentioned in my post. My hubby loves them. I started on a pair of worsted weight socks in pink and lavendar for myself. They are going quick -- on size 8s in that heavier yarn. I also started messing around with my new Louet Jr. drum carder today. I LOVE that thing. I carded together some merino in two shades and it spins like a dream. I am also spinning some corriedale for the first time on my Baynes wheel. I have 3 spinning projects going at once -- each totally different, so it's fun to decide which to do.
Can we see the shawl when you finish it? I love shawls.
June
I am working on a pair of socks for a friend, a sweater for a baby who is due late in January, and a shawl for myself. I have also just received a request for a hat from my son. So I'll be busy! Higs, Katherine
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Briggs
Here's a link for the shawl. I spent several years looking for JUST the right pattern, and this is it. It will take me forever to finish it, because I have to knit in absolute quiet.
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weight socks do knit more quickly, but I can't wear theminside most of my shoes.
Lucky you, spinning! I tried a drop spindle once, but couldn't get the hang of it. I think that I need a person to teach me.
Higs, Katherine
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Katherine
Here's a link for the shawl. I spent several years looking for JUST the right pattern, and this is it. It will take me forever to finish it, because I have to knit in absolute quiet.
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weight socks do knit more quickly, but I can't wear theminside most of my shoes.
Lucky you, spinning! I tried a drop spindle once, but couldn't get the hang of it. I think that I need a person to teach me.
Higs, Katherine
Oh that shawl is fabulous! I understand about the absolute quiet when knitting lace. I wear lots of thick socks so most of my shoes work.
I did take lessons when I first got my first wheel. It helped a lot to get the hang of the whole thing, but most of it is just practice/practice/practice.
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Briggs
Well, we are starting a knitting group here, and since I AM the starter, I will need to be there all the time. I plan to take TWO items with me to each session - the shawl, which I will work on when I am alone, and something else that doesn't need intense concentration when others come.
Yes, practice probably would have helped me, but since I wasn't even sure that I was doing it right, I likely wouldn't have gotten any better, in any case!
Higs, Katherine
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Katherine
Well, we are starting a knitting group here, and since I AM the starter, I will need to be there all the time. I plan to take TWO items with me to each session - the shawl, which I will work on when I am alone, and something else that doesn't need intense concentration when others come.
Yes, practice probably would have helped me, but since I wasn't even sure that I was doing it right, I likely wouldn't have gotten any better, in any case!
Higs, Katherine
I know what you mean about something that requires no concentration. I can't turn a heel or do a gusset unless I am by myself.
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Briggs
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quiet.http://www.siviaharding.com/patterns/diamond_fantasy_scarf_or_shawl/> Higs,
Onkly dud i manage to look at it K A T H E R I N E it is wonderful mirjam
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