Tuesday, November 28, 2006

No Leftovers!

I finished my BBF Spice Cabinet socks a couple months ago. But what to do with the leftover yarn?
Meet Swatchy McSwatchypants, part of the Travels With Swatchy project. McSwatchy was my stand-in at the family Thanksgiving this year, and it looks like he did me proud.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Candy Corn

I got a lovely email from Sonja, who won a skein of Black Bunny sock yarn in the Bitchin' Mittens contest. She sent this photo:

The pattern is the Child's First Sock from Nancy Bush's Vintage Socks (a great book, by the way). Didn't she do an amazing job? She calls them her "Candy Corn" socks.

Thanks for sending in the photo, Sonja!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Stitches Harvest finished

Look at my delicious fingerless gloves. In Carol's Harvest wool and nylon yarn and the Natalya pattern. It was a simple easy pattern although there are no instructions for the pinky finger.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Black Hole of Knitting.

I swear by all that is holy I am knitting diligently, if not monogamously, on the Black bunny Feather and Fan. I am up to row 80, so could some kind soul please explain why it's not getting bigger? Or send a bottle of Chambord.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Bad, Bad Bunny!

Oh I must confess that I have neglected you, my lovely bunny! But the psychotic orange Black Bunny stole is complete!
And isn't Tina a lovely model? Carol was right, you can put her in any ridiculous knitted item and she just looks great. Much love to T-bone who knit the stole and helped to design it. We have decided to call it the Hunter's Safety Stole and it's now a Rosie Knits pattern! How exciting! And only one skein of the BBF lace weight.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


The starry night sock yarn has finally made it back onto the needles. Well, one needle. I had originally cast on using dpns but recently found someone to teach me magic loop. Just to make it hard for myself, I cast on both socks using one needle. I'm doing the ripple weave sock pattern from the Fall/Winter VK sock special. I'm hoping the pattern will create the swirly effect I'm trying for. And maybe doing both at the same time will get me matching socks!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Score at the Stitches East 2006

Look at this yumminess that I picked up at Stitches East. After much pondering and a group discussion it was decided they will grow up to be fingerless mitts. Black Bunny Harvest. It was hard though, because Shag carpet was very tempting.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Stars on Ours

The hat is done

This is that Asteriod BBF I spun with a strand of tiny star beads.

I love how the yarn striped a little bit. Beads in yarn may not be your thing, but I like the wee stars to brighten up the dark days to come.

Berried Treasure

I finally got off my butt and determined how I was going to handle the beautiful Berry merino sock yarn that I got from Carol.

It's always been my opinion that hand-dyed yarns do very well with raised stitch patterns and I have used several, including double moss stitch, to great advantage with these yarns.

But raised stitch patterns can be a stone bore. So I wanted something that would keep my interest, be simple enough so that the yarn was the star, and yet be a bit different.

I'll try to post a detailed stitch photo at some point. But for now, this will have to do. My one caveat with knitting with merino is that it probably won't stand up to excessive abuse. So these will be indoor socks, for sure.

But ya can't have enough of those.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Finally Restarted

And we have a Toe!
BBF Citrus Toe

I'm knitting these socks on 0s, so I foresee this project carrying me through the holidays. I've settled on a simple feather and fan cuff, as I think it will show off the yarn off the best. I love the way it's knitting up at a tighter gauge. But wow. This is the first time I've worked with 0s and they feel so tiny compared to 1s even!