Hello everyone! I have been reworking the website over at spunrightround.com. It has a blog/news section as well as galleries and product listings. I don't and won't be updating here so much because it's nice to have everything all in one spot so I will see you there!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
It uses one skein of Spun Right Round's SW Sock 80/20. The pattern is written in 4 sizes and is worked from the cuff down.
Photo by M.Felton
Miriam also has many other unique designs available but she is currently having a summer of socks sale over on her website!
Monday, March 23, 2015
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 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
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
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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
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 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!