Thursday, November 12, 2015


Yes, I still spin and knit, even though there hasn't been much evidence of it lately on this much-neglected blog.  I got onto Instagram with the cool kids (lboatsman there) and I got lazy about actually sitting down and writing something, linking photos, etc. etc.

Soooo, I was reminded today when The Princess asked me for photos of our half marathon, which was 5 years ago.  I looked up my recap here and thought, "I should show some knitting."  I'll go figure out what I knit over the last few months and link to my Ravelry project pages.

I made this baby blanket for a shower gift and really enjoyed working with the yarn.  I'm using it again for another blanket.

I knit these socks out of handspun and I can't wait to make some more.  They are slightly big and just perfect for around the house socks.

I wore them a fair amount over the summer, and did the same with these.  The second pair was made as part of a Spin-along organized by some really great dyers.  The event was based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld books, hence the "Noble Dragon" socks.

This shawl was also made from handspun during this same Spin-along.  "Maiden's Wish" was the colorway name and I think it came out nicely.

More socks from the same event; these are called "Magrat".  I worked on these on our trip from the desert to the NW last spring and had a terrible time with them.  No matter what I did, what needles I used, they kept being the wrong size.  I finally finished but did afterthought heels and made them too deep.  I never forced myself to rip them back a little so they are still sitting at home unworn.  I did enjoy the spinning process and figuring out how to make them self stripe.

I had fun making this guy.

Mr. Hollywood is a fan of the Sharknado movies (!?) so I made him a Sharknado shark.  I thought the bloody mouth was a nice touch.

I finished my epic Gradient Heirloom Blanket out of Plucky Trusty.  I love this blanket and it matches our new color scheme at the lake perfectly.

Then I went on to a Seahawks color scheme kick: Made a cowl for my sister, a hat for Mr. Hollywood, and a shawl.  Oh, also a baby hat for our new grand baby who is expected in the spring!

I made another baby hat too; more babies coming in March! This one was really quick and fun.

I finished a sweater but don't really like the way it fits :(  It's in time out at home in Seattle and maybe it will fit better when I get back in the spring!

 I made another hat out of some nice red yarn but don't know who will get it.

I have some other things in progress; I've been working on a baby blanket and also a Stephen West Mystery Knitalong, which has been quite fun.  Most of the way through Clue 1 yields this pretty shape.  No idea where it will go from here.

I'll catch you on the flip side.  Keep knitting!