Thursday, April 27, 2006

My Stash

Louisa Harding Kimono Angora
70 percent Angora, 25 percent wool, 5 percent n ylon
Color: Blue/purple/teal (2) Dye lot 851
375 yards (3 25g skeins)

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky
55 percent Merino, 33 percent microfiber, 12 percent cashmere (maybe!)
12sts/10 cm (US11.5)

Color: 16019
300m (4 100g skeins)

Color: 16003
300m (4 100g skeins)

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino chunky
55 percent Merino, 33 percent microfiber, 12 percent cashmere (maybe!)
14 sts/10 cm (10.5)

Color: 17005 - bright pink (dye lot 992)
260m (4 50g skeins)

Color: 17004 - pale pink (dye lot 994)
130m (2 50 g skeins)

Lana Grossa Royal Tweed
100 percent Merino
Color: Dusky Blue (10)
14 sts/10cm (US5-6)
500 m (5 50g skeins)

Jaeger Luxury Tweed
65 percent Merino
35 percent Alpaca
Color: Cardoon, a dark heathery purple (828)
21-23 sts/10cm (US6)
1800 yards (9 50g skeins)

Debbie Bliss Wool/Cotton
50 percent Merino
50 Percent Cotton
25sts/10 cm (US3)

Color: Charcoal (507)
920 meters (8 50g skeins)

Color: Orange/apricot (105)
575 meters (5 50g skeins)

Sophia by Tivoli Spinners
Color: burgundy (774)
900 meters (10 50g skeins)

Debbie Bliss Merino Aran
100 percent Merino
18 sts/10 cm (US 8)

Color: Blue (701)
1368 yards (18 50 g skeins)

Color: Violet
200-plus yards (2.5 50 g skeins)

Sock Yarn:

Cherry Tree Hill Supersock
100 percent superwash merino fingering weight
420 yards/4 oz
Color: Winterberry

Lang Jawoll Color Superwash
75 percent wool, 18 percent nylon, 7 percent acrylic

Color: 0107 gray, white, blue
760 meters (4 45g skeins)

Color: 0067 red, multicolors
760 meters (4 45g skeins)

Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn
75 percent washable wool, 25 percent nylon
2 50g skeins (approx 430 yds)
Color: Vanilla (10)
Dyelot: 036
Purchased April 2007
Plan: Socks for Mom.

Regia 4 ply wool
75 percent wool, 25 percent nylon

Color: 5033 "Lampion" multicolored (dye lot 44135)
2 50g skeins (420m)

Color: 5160 "jeans" Norwegian stripes(dye lot 44133)
2 50g skeins (420m)

Color: 5159 gray and white Norwegian stripes (dye lot 31942)
2 50g skeins (420m)

Color: 5379 "Multi Effect" (dye lot 36876)
2 50g skeins (420m)

Color: Self-striping 5219 (dye lot 44148)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Look Ma, Two Hands!

Here is the lovely headband I made in my Fair Isle knitting workshop yesterday, courtesy of Lynne Sherwood and the Rochester Knitting Guild. OK, the headband itself is questionable, due to some iffy color choices (not sure I have any affection for "Snickerdoodle") and some highly suspect casting-on, but ... I learned how to do Fair Isle! With two hands! I'm very excited about this.

Knitting with my left hand was not *nearly* as terrifying as I had feared, in fact it seems almost intuitive, though my fingers were very tired afterward. And Fair Isle itself ... do-able, though it will clearly take me lots of practice to get the wrapping down and figure out how not to get all tangled up.

I'm inspired to try, though. I think I'll start with a hat. Steeks still terrify me; I don't think I'll go there for a long while.

Yarn: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes
Needles: Inox Express US6 (16")

Friday, April 21, 2006

This is the Stash a Skein Built

My sock yarn stash. Entirely acquired in the past two weeks. The front row is the cotton blend yarn that came in the mail today from Little Knits. The rest is from my local yarn store, where it was on clearance ($3 a skein! How could I not?), except for the skein at the top right, which is from eBay, because I thought I needed it to finish the first pair of socks I started (see below). That's what started the whole sock yarn shopping spree in the first place ... only it turned out in the end that I already had the skein I needed. Oh well.

There will be many socks in my future. Someday I may even try another brand.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Auden's Rainbow Socks

Wool socks, just in time for summer.

Pattern: Classic Socks from Yankee Knitter Designs
Yarn: Regia Ringel, 1 skein
Needles: Clover Bamboo #2

(Those toes look awfully pointy, don't they!)

First Sock (Singular), April 2006

Pattern: Classic Socks from Yankee Knitter Designs
Yarn: Regia Mini Ringel
Needles: Clover Bamboo #2

Auden's Super-Soft Heart Sweater, Spring 2006

Pattern: The Simple Sweater from Jo Sharp Family
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Denim Aran (heart in Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille)

Baby Sweater, 2006

First Intarsia!

Pattern: Mickey from Rowan's Pipsqueaks, by Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: Stork by Dale of Norway

Eli's Hobbit Sweater, January 2006

Pattern: Fletcher from Rown's Pipsqueaks by Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: All Seasons Cotton

Eli's Vest

Pattern: Billie, from Rowan's Pipsqueaks by Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed

Auden's Sweater, January 2004

Pattern: Haiku, from
Yarn: Mission Falls Cotton

First Sweater, October 2003

Pattern: Easy Bulky Sweater from Yankee Knitter Designs
Yarn: Sirdar Stampata, Super Chunky