Monday, December 13, 2010

Bobbles and Bowls

This started out as the Spoked Hat from the Winter 2010 Interweave Knits. Not having the right sized needles, it ended up big. Really big. So I frogged the crown shaping back, did a few more rows of the established pattern, then repeated the first row, with the bobbles. Now, it is a spoked cowl. The yarn is a handspun, handdyed alpaca blend. There is enough left over, I could actually knit the hat too. Or maybe I'll do some fingerless mitts, using the same stitch pattern.

My second bowl from pottery class along with some tomatoes from the garden. They were picked green and are slowly ripening. The bowl is blue with some transparent purple on the inside and slopped over the side. I was trying to get more of the purple on the outside too, but I'll take what I can get!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Long Overdue Thank You

A while ago, I sent some fiber to an Internet friend. She was new to spinning, and I just wanted to do a little enabling to help her build her fiber stash. Pay it forward, just like other spinners had done for me when I first started. Then, back in September, I got a squishy in the mail.

Aren't they fantastic? She did all the spinning on a drop spindle. A drop spindle! Then she knit this beautiful cable and lace pattern and sent the socks back to me. They've been keeping my feet and heart warm ever since. Thank you G-A-M!