Saturday, February 23, 2008

My Merino's Gone For A Walkabout

I have somewhere in this house 10 balls of beautiful navy blue Merino from KnitPicks that has gone astray, or maybe run away from home, who knows.

Now I have to admit that I didn't love it a much as I should have, in fact I have started two different sweaters with it and frogged them both times. I suppose it had good reason not to feel my love. But yesterday I found a pattern for a triangular shawl that I thought would work for this wool but the wool is elusively missing.

After hubby went to bed early (he was really tired), I started searching everywhere for it to no avail. There are only so many places in this little house where it could be hiding but thus far it remains elusive.

If your out there and can hear me, please come home...I promise to love you this time.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I Just Can't Help Myself

Those socks just keep on coming. I'm a little late of course they were meant for Valentines Day but I think my sweetie is patient. After all he just got a new pair two weeks ago so waiting for these is not so bad.

This is how I show my love, I knit socks...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

I Made Some Yarn

Last week I got this new toy; my husband just shakes his head and asks me if I'm nuts. It tell him it will relax me and keep my blood pressure down, although at the moment, not...

I took these photos with the tripod and self timer and of course 10 seconds doesn't really allow me the time to get a spin on, but you get the point. Maybe someday I will get the technique right but for the moment it's kind of uneven.

It is a little bit of yarn though...


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Not Socks For A Change

I have started a new project but it's a secret. So on that note, this is the only picture I will be able to show until it has been received by the lucky recipient, who shall remain nameless for now.

Of course I will post it on Ravelry where those who are members can find me under Rosimom...

But since I love knitting socks and I have some time to finish the above project I'm also starting some new socks this week.

If you've noticed, I've changed the template on this blog I hope you like it. I did try the new Blogger but was quite stumped on those little taggy things so reverted back to the old Blogger. I did get to keep this template though. I did want to change my other blog but at this time I'm inclined to say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I'm such a computer chicken, sigh...


Friday, February 8, 2008

Look What I Got Today!

A spindle and some roving together with an instruction book. This should be fun, stay tuned...


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Good Customer Service Still Exists

This arrived in the mail today less than one week after my initial email to the company telling them about my experience with Seawool. I was finding a lot of splits in the yarn and after having to cut and connect the fourth time I'd had it.

The company apologized and insisted on sending replacement yarn. This morning it arrived and it looks gorgeous. From a quick view it looks like it's pretty perfect. I don't think the colorway lends itself to the Monkey sock pattern though so I may have to look for another pattern.

Nice surprise on a snowy day...


Monday, February 4, 2008

Monkey Socks To Be Frogged

The lovely yarn that I got as a present from my friend is not working for me. The problem is with the spinning I think, although not being a spinner I can't say for sure. I sent an email to the suppliers Fleece Artist and they insist on replacing the yarn.

Now maybe I'm picky but for the price of this yarn I don't want to be constantly cutting out the bad bits and reattaching my yarn. I only took a picture of one piece but in the 6 inches of sock I knit I cut about 5 pieces out. I'm sure these things happen from time to time and it's really cool of the company to offer (unsolicited) to replace it.

So I will wait for the new yarn and start the socks again. I might use this yarn to knit a little cowl that only needs 100 yard. I think even after cutting out the bad bits I'll have enough since this hank was about 115 yards. I'm told that seawool is hard to spin and since I'm not a spinner I can't say. I think there is seaweed in it. Anyhow while I'm waiting I will work on my shawl a little more.

I also ordered a spindle and some roving on line and when that arrives I will try my hand at if I didn't have enough hobbies!


Friday, February 1, 2008

More Socks

Remember this yarn? The most expensive sock yarn at 28 bucks for a pair of socks. Well, I've started knitting them.

New Sock Yarn

So far though, I'm not feeling the love... I love the sock pattern which is from Knitty and can be found here. What I'm not loving is the yarn and I don't think it will wear well. I hope I'm proven wrong.

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The pattern name is Monkey and I love the way the pattern just flows. This time I'm doing one sock at a time because there is enough interest in the pattern to keep my mind occupied. I just know I will get the second sock done. I started this one yesterday and look how far I've gotten. I guess the fact that it's snowing outside and I can't really go anywhere has a little to do with it. Happy weekend and happy knitting all...