Sunday, April 22, 2012

This Weeks Finished Projects

I think a combination of spring-like weather and going to a fiber festival at Beaver Lake has inspired me to be more productive this week.

Last weekend I went to a small fiber show at Beaver Lake and not only bought some new roving, knitting needles and a beautiful handmade yarn winder, I also won 8 oz of lovely roving with the raffle.  I don't usually win anything so I was very surpised and happy!

I came right home and finished plying the mint green handspun that I had started months ago that was left in the corner feeling very neglected. With that yarn drying, I put the beautiful black cherry romney that I purchased on the wheel and just kept on spinning!  I love the draft on this stuff and it spun very smoothly.   The results, including my neglected mint green wool, totals 615 yards of handspun goodness!

I don't know if it is spring or that I am surrounded by people having babies lately that I was inspired to come up with a new design for felted baby booties.  I tried them out initially with my grandson, Gavin, and they passed the test!  He loves them and wears them often.  And so, I will debuting these cuties in my etsy shop later this week.  The first pair is in a nice royal blue and fits 6-9 month babies. I'm calling this pair, Little Boy Blue...

And finally, I knit this sweet baby hat on Friday night.  The pattern is in 60 More Quick Baby Knits from Cascade Yarns and is a new technique for me.  The bubbles are made by undoing stitches and picking them back up again.  I found it to be fun and easy to make and results in a great textured design.

I'm off to spin some lovely tangerine wool and make some more baby booties ~  Until next week, keep your needles clicking ♥

1 comment:

chris said...

DO YOU EVER SLEEP...???!!????