Friday, March 28, 2008

That's Life!

The shop was featured on Fox 8 this morning!  You can see the clip from That's Life with Robin Swoboda here, as well as some other Chardon businesses.  Enjoy!  I'll post soon with pics of Audrey's Easter knitting, and my newest sweater project.  

Friday, March 7, 2008

A new addiction?

Yes, the rumors are true.  I learned how to spin last week, and it was awesome!  If you've never spun before, you've got to try it just for the mesmerizing effect it has.  Imagine the zone that knitting puts you in when you're doing stockinette in the round, wool on bamboo, and it's about 10:30 at night, and you just drank half a pot of Sleepytime tea . . . times ten . . . zzzzz.

I was so "in the zone" that I didn't get a picture, even though my awesome teacher Sierra left me with her wheel and merino for almost five hours. 

This is the first photo taken- when we were winding my first yarn onto a swift in order to ply it.  That's Sierra on the floor behind me.  She plied my yarn for me, and it came out quite pretty!

I spun 60 g total - enough for a nice hat - if I can stand to knit it!  It's just so pretty!  I washed it and set the spin since this photo, and the wool did bloom nicely, while retaining the "designer slubs."

Thanks again Sierra!  I loved it!  

Monday, March 3, 2008

Baby Elf

You may have noticed, if you peruse the sidebar, that I have not posted a single one of my "recently finished projects."  I'll try to correct that quickly.

I made this hat for Audrey a couple of weeks ago at Thursday Knit Night.  It took me an hour, plus a bit of time the next morning to replace a roll-brim with ribbing.  There never was and never will be a pattern.  I just worked an i-cord for the top, increased until it seemed a good size, knit straight for a bit, and did the brim.  Tada!

I think she likes it, as she's been wearing it every day since!  The yarn is Twister Space from Universal.  A nice knit!  More FO's to come . . .