Monday, August 16, 2010

Hello World

Hello (insert echo: o, o, o)... is anybody out there? No? I suppose I'll take this opportunity to welcome myself to the vast blogosphere. Cue warm applause. Now that that's out of the way...

I'll use this blog as a space to report my findings as I delve further into the world of knitting, spinning, and general fiberphilia. I will aim to provide as much eye candy as my little point-and-shoot will allow, since pictures are the primary reason we all "read" blogs. ;)

A couple weeks ago, I ventured out to k2tog in Albany. The activation barrier to get there is very low, as the number 18 bus drops me off right at their doorstep. Not so good for the stash, but excellent for mental health! Anyway, while there, I picked up two skeins of Cascade Ecological Wool and one skein of fingering weight Malabrigo

The former quickly became this: 

o w l s by Kate Davies
Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool, in colorway Light Taupe
size US 10 needles

and the latter morphed into this little number:

Gail (aka Nightsongs) by Jane Araujo
Malabrigo Yarn Sock, in colorway Cote d'Azure
size US 6 needles

and, the obligatory blocking photo to show off the lovely peacock-y motifs:

About a month ago, my boyfriend got me a "learn to spin" kit for my birthday. It consisted of a top whorl drop spindle, 1 oz of a white merino/alpaca blend, and 3 oz of a gorgeous hand-dyed merino roving (deliciously dark blue and purple, with hints of pink). I quickly devoured both, and let's just say it was a learning experience! My first mini-skein is *almost* too embarrassing to post, but here goes:
The second attempt was more fruitful:

My current ambition is to turn 4+ oz of undyed Louet BFL top (a birthday present from my mother) into massive laceweight yardage. Good times.


  1. The "peacock-y motif" is beautiful. I think I might want one like that.

  2. Welcome to Blogville, k.
    Warm applause for your fabulous creations.
    I wonder if your mom has pointed you at Peahen's blogs? If not, perhaps you might have some fun with these:

  3. These works of yours are truly amazing ... I say this because I'm absolutely hopeless at knitting, beyond a knee blanket or a "blankie" for the cats. So, welcome to blogville sweet child of Scout.