Did you miss me??
Where have I been??
I'm just not making the time to sit down and write anything.
School, "Annie" rehearsal, stuff going on at Church, meetings and other family events have kept me away from blogland.
Let's look at pictures:
Here is the baby sweater that I entered in the Picton Fall Fair, that won 2nd prize:
It was knit about 7 months ago with my nephew in mind--and has now finally been sent off to him. I hope it still fits.
It's the Hickory Dickory Dot pattern from Juju and Lolo (Anny Purls). I knit this as a test knit for her pattern which is now available on her site.
I did a yarn trade with Chrissy of the Manic Purl Podcast. She mentioned my Tealicious yarn in episode 3 of her podcast, and I reminded her recently that the yarn was still up for grabs in the shop.
She traded me for this:
It's her own hand-dyed from her new shop YarnSprout. It's a Merino/Seacell blend dyed with natural dyes. It's called "Chocolate Raspberry Mousse" and I just LOVE it.
She also gave me a cute little stitch saver keychain (which is a crochet hook to catch those dropped stitches, while on the go).
I finished up a skein of handspun:
It's Superwash Merino in the "50's Diner" colourway of Turquoise and Red, that didn't sell in my shop.
It's very squooshy
I started a hat from my handspun:
The orange yarn is from my PippiKneeSocks roving in the "Peepers" colourway.
The grey is hand-washed, hand-carded, hand-spun Shetland fleece from a local Shetland farm.
It is a 3 ply yarn, my first attempt at long-draw spinning. It's not too bad, but I could use more practice--which is good because I have to card and spin a lot more yarn to finish this hat.
The pattern is the Morning Coffee Toque, by PippiKneeSocks.
I can't wait to finish it
I am still skeining away to finish up the dyeing for Robyns' Nest--the October Sock Club and another colourway for her shop.
Go here and buy a Sock Club spot if you are so inclined :)
Other than that, there is not too much going on (ha ha--as I think of my list of things to do: skein yarn, dye yarn, manage the family stuff, take care of Church responsibilities as Chair of our Board with a New Pastor starting next week, Play rehearsal, sleeping somewhere in there).
There is not much knitting going on--I actually only have 1 sock project on the go (GASP, SHOCK) and have yet to pick out my fall sweater.
I was thinking of this:
and had decided to start--but then realized that I really don't like pullovers--there I said it.
I love sweaters, but I tend to wear one in the morning when I'm cold, then take it off an hour later after chasing kids and overheating, then I want it when I'm cooking and then I'm too hot again.
Cardigans are good for me--so I think I might knit this
Which one do you think???
I can't decide.
I have 6 skeins of Cascade 220--so I can't knit up a huge sweater. I have been looking around on Ravelry and these ones might just work.
I'm still undecided but I have time since it's not cold here--yet