Thursday, August 24, 2006

Vacation yarn

So I did get a vacation...a whole four days of no homework or papers to write. So here's the new yarn:

Blue Skies

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Water Lilies as a skein

Water Lilies knit up-I love it!

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And finally, baby camel is soooo soft.

I ran away to Lake Dunmore to camp and kayak, and while it was beautiful, I have no pictures to share as I forgot my camera. But the moutains and the water were both spectacular.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Work Study Job #3

I have now made it to work study job #3. Research slave for a professor (#2 is as a note-taker). It's becoming clear that I am crazy. How many jobs should a law student have to hold at once?

I need a vacation.

And now for your viewing pleasure, my newest yarns:

Thursday, June 29, 2006

School is in the way

Really. I don't have time to read copious amounts of crap. I want to MAKE things.

I decided to try my hand at starting my own business, and so I have an etsy shop under the same name as this here blog: it needs some work but has already brought in some business. Very exciting. So if the lawyering doesn't work out, at least I know I can make some yarn.

Here are the few projects I have managed to get in while finishing my first year, taking summer classes, and starting my very first lame-ass grad school work study job (in the library):

Felted soap and non-felted soap in double mint castille. Yum.

Popsicle yarn-dyed with kool aid and then spun

<-Lots of yarn that I made for a swap. I dyed the fiber with kool aid (orange and the skein in the upper left) and wilton icing dyes (everything else).

Another duct tape wallet. I love mine, so made another to sell.
<-Peony yarn. Spun out of soft and fluffy merino from Grafton. She cards amazing batts that are soooo nice to spin.

*Someday I'll learn how to actually organize these things spacially, but not today. However, I did finally fix my links over there to the right, which is almost too much excitement for me to handle in one day, so I'm calling it quits.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The swapping begins

Here is the first of the kool aid dyed handspun yarn...also the first mill end wool I have spun up. It's lightweight, plied, and part of my first swap package.

And there we crafty package of fun: a set of handmade cards, felted soap, cold process citrus soap, a duct tape wallet, two skeins of handspun, and glass beads that I made in Corning...

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Lookee here, I finished something!

First, big news to no one but me: my father's scarf is FINALLY finished. And only 4 months late. I used 4 skeins of alpaca and it wound up measuring around 5' long. It's nice and drapey, as can be seen on Nick above.

Next: the cheetos and blue kool-aid yarn is done. It's about 90 yards of nice, soft plied with blue/orange/pink.

Friday, March 03, 2006

An ode to the blue hair of my early 20's...

And I finally spun my own yarn...65 yards of corriedale, plied entirely unevenly. But at least it's a start. It turned out a little fuzzy, maybe I need to draft my fibers out better. I think it shall be turned into a hat for myself...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

I'm a crafster addict..

There's this great post on craftster about penis cozies (, so I made one (deviating, as always, from the pattern)...
And here's one armwarmer that I finally finished for's shiny in person.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

I've finally made something...

sort of. I still have not finished all Christmas presents, and it is becoming pathetic. I'm blaming law school. Anyway, here's my dad's scarf (only about 3' long so far, done in alpaca on size 3 needles in a 2x2 rib)

In January I went on a trek in search of roving to spin up and picked up this corriedale mix of light and dark blue. I already knitted a panta out of it and plan on plying this to see what happens...