Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Proof positive I've got an almost-finished sweater! It's Rogue blocking!

See those two blue-green squares? They're swatches blocking for my next sweater! Want to know which one? :)

Meanwhile, while I'm waiting for Rogue to dry, I'm trying my hand at designing! Here's the beginnings of a sock!

We'll see how things go!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

knock...knock...knock... Is this thing on?

Whew, sorry everyone for the radio silence--I didn't expect to be quiet for so long! I've been busy since I last blogged.

I managed to snag some Wollmeise sock yarn, but can't manage to take a decent picture of the 5 skeins I was able to get during a nighttime sneak up at the Wollmeise update.

They are some de-lish colors! That Claudia sure knows how to manipulate color!

I also was lucky enough to grab some Sweet Georgia during her update this month. I got Superwash Sport in Bluebird:

and some Superwash Sock in Denim. Denim is dyed using indigo.

On Sunday, Bernie and I took a trip up to Skagit Valley for the annual tulip festival. I borrowed my friend Dave's wide angle lens (LOVE IT!) Here's some eye candy for you!

Bernie and I had a great time!

Next time--a finished SWEATER!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

First 3-ply

First 3-ply, originally uploaded by eksrn2002.

My first of several spinning challenges I've set for myself. This challenge was to spin three singles, then ply together to make a three ply sock yarn. It's a little thicker than intended, but I think I did ok! :)