Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wow! I didn 't realize it had been that long since I posted!

So many things have happened since August that I'm not sure where to start. I'm not employed yet but the reasons for this are many, not the least of which are some health issue in the family. Everything is O.K. now but I needed to be home. I've also had a few bad days on the health from myself but again everything is O.K. now. I'll start the job hunt again after the new year. If that doesn't go well I'm going to start applying to grad schools. I've been studying for the GRE to help keep me busy.

As for my artistic endeavours, as always there has been fiber on the wheel, socks and other knitting on the needles and I have also done some weaving.

One of my new favorite things to knit is the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman. You can get the pattern for this and additional instructions for doing an adult size jacket from School House Press. I originally wanted to make the adult size for myself, which I still plan to do, but the baby size goes so fast that I've completed 3 and have a 4th started to give to the local hospital.

I'm reasonably sure that my mother-in-law doesn't read my blog so I'm posting a couple of pictures of the yarn and scarf I spun and wove for her for Christmas.

The single ens of yarn is approx 40 wpi which I then Navajo plied into something approx 14-16 wpi. The fiber was dyed by Pigeonroof Studios. I got about 300 yards out of just under 4 oz. The colorway id Millefiori. The same one I bought in yarn form and knit my Nanner sock out of. I also spun up about 170 of the same weight in white merino for the weft yarn.

I love the way the scarf came out. Its very soft. The size is just right for Jackie, 8.25" x 45" which is perfect for her petite size.

I've got fiber from Zarzuela on the wheel, when I'm not spinning Sock Hop Yarn for CMF, for a weaving project. Zarzuela AKA Jess is one of my new favorite dyers! I had a blast helping her out at a fiber fest selling her wares and then brought home quite a bit myself! As for the weaving project, what exactly it will turn into all depends on if I can work up the nerve to cut into the fabric or not! I'll keep you posted.
Well, there you go I finally posted. I hope as always not to let time get away from me again.


Denise said...

Love the sweaters, so cute. Good luck on the job search.

Daniele said...

The BSJs are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Daniele aka and plurk bud. :)