Monday, March 23, 2015

Prairie Spring Socks

My latest sock has just come off the needles and I am so happy with the results. This pattern was written by Devonshire Knots and be found on Ravelry here. It is a $6.00 pattern and pairs beautifully with speckled yarns. This is a sample worked up in my SW Sock 80/20 in a newish colorway "turbo gypsy".



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sock mini kits


Sock yarn scraps have a tendency to pile up but if you're new to knitting or have destashed your scraps to help someone else out you may find yourself in trouble when you go to knit that memory blanket or monster sock! I began making these kits late last year and I had a hard time keeping up with the demand. A lot of prep work goes into these! Currently I have three left in the shop until this coming summer. In the kits I included a recipe for a toe up sock using an afterthought heel all while magic knotting your way through resulting in some pretty crazy looking socks.

Other common projects with mini skeins that I have seen are the Sock Stashbuster Slouchy Hat  and The Beekeeper's Quilt both are super cute!





Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dandy Sir

I just finished this little guy for a friend. The pattern is called Dandy Sir Cephalopod by Susan Claudino. The cute mustache button can be found here. Next time I'll opt for the bigger mustache because that would be super cute!! I used scraps of leftovers from my double knit Sprout cowl made in Jill Draper's Hudson yarn.

 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Snappy Sock is back in stock!

The Snappy Sock base is back, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Its great for those $20 and under gifts. This is my most basic sock yarn, a mix of superwash Corriedale and Nylon. It makes for a serious sock! Below are some colorways that have been recently added to the shop.



 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Spinzilla. A week of spinning!

Spinzilla, a week long challenge in spinning. It's all about the yardage! This was my first year participating and I was so excited to be a part of Team Ply. Spinzilla was a super challenge for me. I usually don't devote that kind of time to spinning these days so I considered it a vacation. By the third day, I was pooped but I kept trucking along. In the end I tallied up my yardage and I counted over 5,000 yards. For more info about Spinzilla check out the website here.

 



 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Batt Carding & Corespinning

I made a few batts the other day with the idea that I wanted to stock pile a few new art yarns. This purple one really tempted me to get going right away and within minutes of being peeled off the carder it was on the wheel. I like to use my Ashford Country Spinner for these pups.
 

 
 
It's a blend of teeswater locks, merino, bamboo, silk waste, glitz and various mystery wools. My favorite way to spin these batts is to corespin them and then ply with a mercerized cotton thread. You should try it, it's fun!
 
 
 
This the skein I ended with. From carder to complete is was only a few hours of work. I have 20 yards of soft, bubbly yarn. She weighs in at 2.35ozs.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sock Splits!





Sock skein splits are here! What does that mean? Well, its a half skein of sock yarn in a 75% SW Merino/25% Nylon base. These little babies are super soft and are GREAT for colorwork, Entrelac, quity motifs, modular knitting, stranded Nordic patterns, etc.
 
I have many colors available, the photo below is just a sampling!
 

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CNY Fiber Fest

The Etsy shop will be closed this Friday through Monday for the CNY Fiber Festival. Any custom orders or reserves can be arranged through the BigCartel website. For more info on the festival visit their website here.
 
 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sew Together Bag

I finished this cute little bag a couple of weeks ago and I thought I'd share it with you. I found this pattern while floating through my Instagram feed.  
 After I found it a 1000x over I decided that I need to make one too! The pattern can be found here.
 



Of course it's not really sewing unless I have a bit of a disaster!
 

But I managed to pull through and I completed it in a little less than two days. There is a great sew-a-long through the Quiltbarn if you'd like a bit of a walk through while making yours!

 






 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Off The Needles

I finished the Sprout Cowl this morning! Hooray! The final product is fabulous and I am so happy with it! If double knitting is on your list to try this is a great first timer pattern. Very easy to follow and the sprouts are super cute! Honestly the hardest part was choosing the colors! I used Hudson by Jill Draper Makes Stuff. Jill is also the pattern designer and she teaches this project among others on Creative Bug. The class is awesome!!