Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Stash Dash 2012

So, I'm doing StashDash with the Knitgirllls again this year.  The set-up is a little different this year since we are going by grams instead of yardage.  My first goal was 907 grams.  I blew that one out of the water.  I spun this yarn for 113 grams

along with knitting two more bears for Mother Bear, spinning this Colinette Merino
and two more of the Frog Tree Meriboo rovings (brown and gray), knit a pair of socks, finished my February Lady, some knitted cupcakes for Carin,dishcloths, some hexagons, and a hat from my handspun.  I am officially at 1592.3 grams.  That's not where I actually am though because I have some things that will go into Checkpoint 5 when the thread opens. (I also found something that I listed in a post, but didn't add the weight, oops) I haven't added four dishcloths or the brown Meriboo roving.  That's not all though.  I have another pair of socks on the needles, am currently working on my ten stitch blanket that will be a really cute baby blanket when finished, and am still making hexagons.
I upped my goal to 2000 grams.  I think I will make that and have some to spare.  It's been really productive for me to have a goal and work toward it.
I did "compete" in the Tour de Fleece and got to know my wheel.  That was my goal and I've enjoyed it.  I'm on a team for the Ravellinic games, but I'm only WIP Wrestling on that blanket.  Nothing exciting.
I was going to add more pictures, but blogger and I are arguing right now.  More later.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tour de Fleece progress

I haven't made much progress in my knitting lately, but I have been having fun with my new Ladybug wheel and the fiber that I'm spinning for Tour de Fleece.  I've completed a few things and bought some more to play with while on vacation during the first days of the tour.

Mountain Colors Roving

The Colinette is finished and I'm really happy with it.  I worked on part of it sitting in the back of our van while my husband was driving while we were on vacation.  He even got a short video of me spinning while we were at a rest area.
I had a really fun time shopping at The Woolery while we were on vacation.  After that we headed down and I got to shop at Smoky Mountain Spinnery too.
I wasn't sure that I would love spinning on the wheel even though I was fascinated by the idea of it.  I was wrong.  I have been having tons of fun spinning and can't wait to do more knitting with my own handspun.  I even bought a pound of Potluck Roving so that I would have more than my usual four ounces to play with.
I am still working on my February Lady sweater and hoping to finish it sometime in the next week.  I have a pair of socks on the needles for the husband, but other than that I'm not sure what my next project will be.  I need to finish my ten stitch blanket that is going to end up being somewhere around crib size instead of a bigger one simply because I want it finished. 
I haven't made a hexipuff in ages and guess I really need to get back to those too.  I have decided not to stuff most of them and may go back and take the stuffing out of the ones I've made that I did stuff.  I can always use the stuffing for Mother Bear bears or Monsters.  I've completed a couple of those lately too. Pictures to follow.