Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mitchell Update

Mitchell is getting along fine without his tonsils.

He's starting to spike up his hair:


Playing with balloons at the family reunion:


Winning the pig race at the PTO carnival:


Looking at a pottery shard at the science fair:


Playing a "red snapper" in the school fish musical:


Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Spinning: Week 15

I spun up one bump of Spunky Eclectic "Cold Front" on Wensleydale.



It made about 90 yards.

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spinning: Week 14

I finished up the brighter colors of my Spelsau gradient, hot pink to light orange. It is about 280 yards.



It will be the contrast yoke yarn go with the purples.

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tonsils

I've been a bit quiet lately... Mitchell had his tonsils out on the 18th. Here he is, right after the surgery. I snapped a shot with my cell.



And here are a couple shots of him enjoying the spring weather, today. Back to school, tomorrow!





Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Spinning Weeks 11-13

I've been working on my Spelsau, and I have the first eight colors in a purple gradient. Now, I have just some hot pink and oranges left...



I have about 900 yards of purples. I'm thinking of making a Héla cardigan, with purple as the main color, the darkest purple at the bottom, and the pinks/oranges as the yoke contrast color. The pattern is available on the Istex site.

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spinning: Week 10

I prepped Southern Cross Fibre's "Brotherhood" and "Adrenaline Rush" on Spelsau, along with a few bits and bobs of extras that came with my weaving handtowel swap, 24+ ounces, three bumps of each.

March 10 - Fauxlags

I finished spinning five bobbins of singles and plied the first two, about 80 yards of aran.

March 10 - Spelsau

The whole set is going to be one big gradient. The darkest purple is on the far right bobbin. The other two bobbins are the next color lighter, and the plied yarn is the third purple in the gradient. The gradient goes all the way through pink and then to an orange color, but the lighter colors are much less in quantity (and contained in the bottom of one of the baskets of fauxlags). Because the bright colors are a small fraction of the fibre, I'm thinking of using those in a fair isle yoke, and the rest of the sweater a "solid" purple gradient, darkest at the bottom.

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay