I loved seeing everyone’s choices for the prompts! I can’t keep up with these type of “challenges” every month, but it’s nice to have prompts every once in awhile to help me post more regularly.
I opened an online shop at TeePublic.com! All proceeds from sales of these designs will be donated to the ACLU.
The Annual Big Summer Sale is coming!
I’m gearing up to list some new things including a small selection of 150g Maki, test colorways, and select Maki from the Come as You Are Tripping Yarn Balls club. These special items won’t be included in the 20% off sale, BUT they will be listed at a special price (some more than 20% off!)
Keep an eye out for sneak peeks of the Season 11 Yarn of Letters colorways. They will go live in September!
The new yarns and dyed-to-order spots will go live on Monday, April 4 at Noon. To celebrate, in stock rainbow yarns will be on sale for a limited time! I will also be introducing my newest base, Terran Sport Sock a squishy and strong SW Targhee/nylon blend perfect for fast knitting socks.
I finished my Hitofude today (pics to come!) and immediately cast on a Hachure. The red/brown is some Boundless Sock that was a second. It was Fascinator, now it’s a lovely contrast to this orange from the Tripping Yarn Balls Retro Toon yarn club.
This is another sweater with interesting construction; it starts almost like a triangular shawl. I’m kind of excited to see how it goes. I’ll keep you guys posted!
I finished my Askews Me sweater over a month ago and I’ve finally gotten some decent pictures! I loved knitting this.
The foreground yarns were reclaimed from thrift store sweaters. The taupe yarn is 100% merino, and I believe the blue is a wool/acrylic blend. The background yarn is Lion brand Fisherman’s Wool which is suprisingly soft.
I’m not entire sure it’s the best shape for me. I’m kind of bottom heavy so I tend to stick to tops that are more fitted, but this is so comfy and warm that I’ve decided not to care if it’s a bit of tent. And it’s great with skinny jeans and boots.
Good news: I’ve been able to knit with no pain! I’m able to get in several rows in the morning and evening. I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to any marathon knitting sessions, but as long as I can do some knitting, I’m happy. I was going a bit bonkers!
My dog, Layla, really wanted to help me with this photoshoot. I’ve given her the “look” command in the first photo. I have my phone camera set to snap a pic when I say, “cheese.” It’s better than a timer!
I made it through the weekend without doing any knitting. Zero. I did finish spinning and plying 8oz of wool/alpaca/mohair roving from Avalon Springs Farms and I probably shouldn’t have.
I picked up my Hitofude last night and my right hand/forearm felt really tight and unhappy. Strangely, it was my left hand bothering me last week and that seems to be fine since putting those tight socks in time out. So I’m taking a break from knitting AND spinning for the rest of the week. I’m icing, and taking an NSAID, and consoling myself with coloring. I am not one of those people that can veg in front of the tv; my hands are always moving.
Hopefully, a full week of rest will help. I want to get back to this project so I can start a new one. I have so many in my queue!
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Maybe…
I’m blaming these socks for the morning hand/arm numbness I’ve been waking up with lately. I guess knitting tightly on size 0s for several sessions each day is too much to ask. I took a break last night and I could already tell the difference. I’m putting these bad boys in time out for a while, and keeping an eye on it. I’m going to lay off knitting for a day (BOO) and I promise to have it checked out if it doesn’t improve with a rest. Pinkie swear!
I am going to live in this sweater this winter! Beekman Tavern (designed by Thea Colman) is a fun, but not challenging knit. After a couple of rounds, I was able to easily read my knitting, making it a good tv-knitting project.
I recycled the yarn from a merino thrift store sweater (above right.) I wasn’t into the pale pink variegated colorway, so I over dyed it a grey/brown.
Check out my Ravelry project page to find out how I modified this to fit my ginormo arms.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth at this year’s Fiber Festival of New England. We had great crowds both days of the festival and I’m still readjusting to my usual work schedule. Show prep can be a bit hectic and I’m enjoying being able to plan new things and do regular, everyday tasks. Like blogging! Which I am very, very bad about doing regularly. Now that I have a new phone with an excellent camera, I’m hoping to at least keep you apprised of my latest projects. I’m back at the dye pots this week and will photographing and listing new items by Friday.