Thursday, September 20, 2007

Spinning and CB

Last night I learned how to use a Drop Spindle. I will post pictures soon.

I received a homework assignment. I have a small bag of raw wool. When I say raw, it is shaved from the sheep, grass, straw and all. It have to be cleaned and washed before it gets to be prepped.

The CB sweater had problems. The sleeves were not turning out right. One was wider than the other, and they were both too wide. So they sleeves were frogged. Instead of picking up 126 stitches, I and only picking up 100. My Spinning teacher is a experienced knitter, and gave me a couple of suggestions. I get the best pictures outside, and it is dark out,

Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Song

This is the way we tuck our tails,
tuck our tails,
tuck our tails.

This is the way we tuck our tails,
for each loose yarn!

Yes, I am getting around to tucking all the tails for my swatches and hat for Level 1.

Sunday, September 09, 2007


The CB sweater now has neck and collar. I'm starting the left sleeve now. More pictures soon.

I visited my other LYS, Wooly Wonders. I now own a drop spindle and a bag of roving. What are these? These are the tools used by hand Spinners. Yes, I'm going to learn how to Spin too. I'm taking a private lesson later this month on hand Spinning. I'm looking forward to it.

CB Update

Here is some pictures of the CB Sweater (CB Vest).

The Neck/Collar and sleeves are next. All will be done with picked up stitches.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Yarn Update

Been a busy summer and I keep forgetting to post.

Yes it has been another Hot summer and I have not been knitting as much.

Knitting Masters. The 16th final sample is done, and the hat is now done. I still have to tuck tails and block. I plan to re-photograph all the samples, and the hat, using the original posts.

CB. It got frogged, and restarted, with more frogging. I'm thinking it is going to be tight, but maybe blocking will help. I'm almost to the arm holes, so it will go faster.

Started a small dragon for the release of Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows. Lost a weekend while trying to read the book. Dragon did not turn out quite as expected, so he took a break.

Finally got to meet the East Side Knitters that are unable to make it to the West Side. Who? The Las Vegas Knitters. We meet on each side of town once a week.

Added two new entries to Podcasts. Guido is a hoot. Has his blog says: