Sunday, April 03, 2011

March Project Round Up!

Well, some of you might be wondering what all I made in March....well, so am I! I will try to capture it here as best I can - and there will even be pictures of some of it (yay!!). Now, I know I haven't been very good at blogging for the past month. There are a couple of reasons. The first one is that I was sick for a couple of weeks. It's been hard to be awake! The second one is that I work a lot. I've got some really great opportunities at work, and I'm trying to grab them! What? You don't care? Ok ok, on to the goodness!

 The projects finished in March:
  • 1 pink woven scarf (short) 
  • 6 pairs of baby booties/some premie (not all had pictures taken before being given away)
  • 1 pair socks (for Smartest Monkey)
  • 1 French Press Cosy (my own design, and out of handspun)
  • 3 huge skiens of maroon 3ply!
 9 total (yarn does not really count as a finished item because it still needs to be spun)
1 project  for me (the scarf - I can't count the french press cosy since I'm not the coffee drinker in the house)
8 projects for others.

Selfish index: 12.5%
Not doing as well as last month - but ok! Baby booties really skew the ratio.

See that? that's 6 premie booties on one circ.Or, you can call it 2 pairs and 2 extra. I finished all of these, plus the mates for the 2 extra and one more half pair.

Here is some more of the Debbie I've been spinning. I think I'm about 4 oz in. Not sure if I'm going to do a 3 or a 4 ply yer. She spins like butter!

Remember that blanket I was making out of scraps of my handspun? Well, it had a little growth spurt last weekend. I added some little balls I did which aren't really fit for a project and also left overs from some other projects. The purple there? It's like IRON. It's my first Navajo Ply.  The hot pink and turquoise? That was my first dying experiment.

Below is the fibre I left the Nova Albion Steampunk Convention with. The middle one is a crown mountain job called "San Francisco Nights" The left one is another crown mountain. The right one is a Purlesence one off.

Because the finacee had noticed that I was having trouble with spindle spinning because of the constant filling up the shaft and having to wind it off, he bought me this beauty.
 See the three interchangeable shafts? Now I can spin onto all three and then ply onto a different spindle or my wheel!

But that won't change the project I'm currently working on. I do this mostly at breakfast while we're waiting for a seat on Saturdays at our favorite cafe.

Next up, what am I weaving? Well, a gorgeous green scarf for the MAID OF SCIENCE for my wedding. She loves the color green, so this was my choice for something that she'd like.

Remember this pink weaving? This is my first Cricket project?

And look, it's done! Here it is with a pair of socks for the finacee.

Gotta love the weaving porn shots.......

But wait, what have I been working on lately? Well, here a bunch of fake flowers that I've hot-glued hair pins too. They are working well. I'm wearing one of the ones I made right now so it isn't featured. I'm starting to veer toward an orange place and that scares me very much.

Last, but not lease, the Japanese garden shawl - this was a pattern that one of my listeners gifted me over on Ravelry. I thought it was so sweet that I grabbed some handspun that I call my "raincloud" and cast on. It's different than most lace I've done in 2 ways:
1. It has some stitches which are purled on the front and knit in the back.
2. It starts on the big side and tapers down instead of starting at the point of the triangle and growing. This seems very cool to me since it means that the closer to done I get, the faster the shawl will go. What a great idea!


Pandora's Box of FIber said...

What brand/where can I get an interchangeable spindle? That is sooooo cool!

Your fiance won super brownie points for that, right?

Heather said...

Wow, lots of good stuff! I LOVE the fibre that you got at the steampunk convention. Such pretty colors! The weaving looks awesome. And I can't wait to see what your patchwork blanket ends up looking like.

Alicia said...

Oh how cool that you are knitting the JGS! And I remember you talking about spinning the cloud fiber.

That makes me happy!

VeganCraftastic said...

Whoa, 6 on one circ, impressive!