Friday, August 24, 2012

Harvest Moon

I finished my second 2012 Southern Cross Fibre Spin Along sweater. (The first one was Tappan Zee.) I posted the second SAL yarn completion back in March. The sweater pattern is Harvest Moon by Heidi Kirrmaier.
 SCF SAL 2

SCF SAL 2

SCF SAL 2

After finishing with Harvest Moon, I was already looking at the Idlewood pattern by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. I particularly liked the modified version with a shorter collar, made by another Raveler in handspun, shown here. My third spin along yarn, the "Leaf Peep" colorway, seemed well suited to make an Idlewood, and I've cast one on, already. Of course, I posted earlier regarding my Leaf Peep spinning. Below are some progress pictures, down to the armholes.

Leaf Peep Cowl - to the armholes

Leaf Peep Cowl - to the armholes

Leaf Peep Cowl - to the armholes

Leaf Peep Cowl - to the armholes

Yay for sweaters! Yay for fall! Yay for cooler weather!

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ravellenic Roundup

I finished four of my six Nestlets before I ran out of time on Sunday night. I got 85 yards of three of them, and 65 of the other. Here they are...

Nestlettes

Nestlettes

Nestlettes

Nestlettes

I won the "Random Number Generator" selection of a Nest Fiber Studio prize in the Ravellenics, also. It was another bag of Nestlets!

Nestlettes

Happy Spinning!
Lisa Kay

Friday, August 17, 2012

First Grade

Mitchell started first grade, this week. Chris took some photos that morning, as I was already gone to work (per usual).

First Grade - Day One

First Grade - Day One

First Grade - Day One

First Grade - Day One

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Saturday, August 11, 2012

One Day of Ravellenics Left

I've finished my socks...

Nest - Analog Girl - sock - pair - heel

...and another spin of Nest Fiber Studio wool. This time, it is BFL and Silk in the colorway "Bingo Queen." I separated the colors and spun it in a long gradient. It is about 390 yards of worsted.

Nest July 2012

Nest - BFL Silk - Bingo Queen 2

Nest - BFL Silk - Bingo Queen 1

Nest - BFL Silk - Bingo Queen 3

I also started spinning the first Nestlette, the one in front. I believe it is "Twiggy" on Shetland. I'm not sure how many of these I can get done by tomorrow night, when the Olympics and Ravellenics end, but I should at least get this one...

Nest July 2012

Nest - Tangerine Nestlette - Bobbins

Happy Spinning,
Lisa Kay

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Desiderata Done

I finished my two sock skeins of Nest Fiber Studio's "Desiderata" on Mixed BFL. Each skein is about 160 yards.

Nest - Mixed BFL - Desiderata

Happy Spinning,
Lisa Kay

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Flintknapping

We went to the Cahokia Mounds museum, today, for their "Archeology Day." They had extra people there doing special exhibits and activities. Mitchell particularly enjoyed trying to make an arrowhead from chert, which we were told was the most common stone in this area that was suitable for flintknapping. When it is dark or black, it is considered "flint." Working it into tools is a craft known as "flintknapping."

Flintknapping

Flintknapping

By the time he was done, he was giving instruction on the topic...

Flintknapping

Happy Spinning,
Lisa Kay

Ravellenic Update

I finished my third yarn, Nest Fiber Studio's "Block Party" on Mixed BFL. You may note that this is the same fiber base and the same colorway name as my last yarn, but from a different dyer! This time, I started with two bumps. I spun about 375 yards of worsted.

Singles:
Nest - Mixed BFL - Block Party

Plied skein:
Nest - Mixed BFL - Block Party

Closeup!
Nest - Mixed BFL - Block Party

I also started my next yarn, this morning, Nest Fiber Studio's "Desiderata" on Mixed BFL. I just have one bump of this one. I'm going to go for a three ply sock yarn. Here is the first of the six bobbins:

Nest - Mixed BFL - Desiderata

I've also been working on my knitting Ravellenics project when I'm out and about (not at my wheel). I've finished the first sock.

Nest Analog Girl sock

In the meantime, the Ravellenic Games have begun giving out medals for completed entries, and I received mine for my first two spins. It is really just a blog badge... I looks like this:


Happy Spinning,
Lisa Kay