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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday 10/19/2007 on: October 18, 2007 11:25:07 PM
Well. Technically it's not quite friday where I am, but it is in most other places!

I finally finished a handspun project - and I had to spin extra yarn to finish it!  The ball of yarn on the keyboard in the photo collage is all I have left after binding off!

It's a wing of the moth shawl - spun from merino & angora with some sparkle - unfortunately no matter what I do, I can't get the sparkle to appear in the photos

I'm now contemplating spinning for another lace project....

Can't wait to see everyones creations (unless you guys are all quiet and resting up for Rhinebeck.  *sigh* I wish I could Rhinebeck!)
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Handspun Wing of the Moth! on: October 18, 2007 02:36:05 PM

Hi everyone! I finally finished with my wing of the moth shawl Cheesy
The yarn is handspun singles, spun by me from batts in the Arizona Sycamore colorway from Spritely Goods as well as fibers handblended at the wheel (resulting in the more stripy colors at the edge of the shawl.

I did run out of yarn during the process of the knit and had to spin more - luckily I have plenty of fiber on hand Smiley

Needles used were US6 and after a rather aggressive blocking, the shawl is very big, at 7 feet 8 inches for a wingspan and it's about 46" from the top edge to the bottom tip.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Wabenschal (lace scarf) on: September 17, 2007 04:44:41 PM

I appear to be on a lace kick.  Not only have I finally cast on for Wing o the Moth, I've  recently finished this lace project.   

The pattern is called Wabenschal
The yarn is Spritely Goods Sylph in limited edition Spring Chaparral Colorway
Knit on US 8 needles

It's a scarf, though I suppose it can be used as a table runner.  It's actually a really long parallelogram rather than just a rectangle, which is why you see the slanting of the colors in the photo.  It was a pleasure to knit, and it was quick to finish.  I had to block it twice to try to "shorten" it (by stretching it more in it's width to force the length to "shrink") since I'm no good at guessing finished length in lace projects such as this.

I also am in the process of attempting to select yarn and beads for Secret of the Stole - if you want to check those choices out and help me make my decision, the yarns are posted on my blog
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Dayflowers and Leaves - Lace Scarf on: September 04, 2007 12:17:19 PM

mmmm lace Smiley
Pattern: my own - I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to type the beast out and make it available.  The two motifs have differing rows, resulting in a full even pattern repeat 80 rows in length!

I'm also toying with flipping the leaf motifs and possibly removing the "border" stitches between the motifs...but eyeballing the chart tells me it's going to take some fussing to do it.

Yarn: Spritely Goods Sylph in Globe Mallow

Needles: US8
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bamboo Baudelaires on: May 31, 2007 04:16:13 PM

I finally got a chance to finish my baudelaires!
US 1
Yarn: Regia Bamboo Color

Pattern: Baudelaire from Knitty

Comments: Not bad once I finally got the sizing right (partially my own fault because I almost never swatch socks).  They are a bit difficult to get up over the heel, I suspect knitting longer before starting the gusset might have fixed that problem...but I'm not ripping em back again.

A much more lengthy discussion can be found on my Finished Objects Blog for those that are interested.
Direct Link here.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Garter Rib Gift Socks on: December 12, 2006 01:13:35 PM
No, I didn't just churn these off Smiley I did em back in Socktoberfest but they have finally gone to their recipient, so I can share Smiley

Handknit socks, DK weight yarn

Details via the blog as always.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Shetland Triangle Shawl! on: December 07, 2006 10:50:56 AM

I must be in lace heaven - I've been churning thru lace projects, tho I now have some emergency ast minute gift knitting to do...

Anyhow, my Shetland Triangle is now done, and it was faster than the Swallowtail!

More photos and details can be found via my blog
8  Arizona / Arizona: Central / Holiday Craft Faire December 9th Goodyear, AZ on: November 30, 2006 12:48:00 PM
oh ho! I'm the first to post for the Central AZ childboard!

Spritely Goods will be at a Holiday Craft fair in Goodyear AZ at the Arizona Enlightenment Center on Saturday December 9th. Come on out and say hello Cheesy


Arizona Enlightenment Center
13984 W. Van Buren
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Take the Litchfield Rd. exit from I-10
and go south 3/4 mile to Van Buren.
Turn west (right) and go 1/4 mile to
the Center on the north side.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Swallowtail Shawl! on: November 30, 2006 12:40:05 PM

To celebrate being free of holiday and craft fair preparations, I knit up the Swallowtail Shawl. She was done in just over a weeks time Smiley and most of the knitting was probably concentrated in to one day and a couple of evenings.

I have been trying to figure out different ways to wear triangular shawls, and I have some suggestions listed on my site - I went on that quest because I love knitting lace, but never wear it - mostly because I have no idea how to LOL

More info on the Swallowtail can be found via my Blog - if you're not interested in reading about how to wear lace, just scroll to the bottom and follow the link to my finished objects blog.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A Meathead (hat) embellished for a Faery Queen! on: November 20, 2006 03:21:22 PM

I decided to squeeze in some fun knitting in between the holiday knitting and craft fair preparation knitting and churned out this beauty in a short evening, including all of the embellishment making and attaching Smiley

More info, as always, is available via my blog
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