Saturday, April 15, 2006

Yarn in the Early Spring Afternoon Sun

The recital went very well (in large part due to Jill offering to watch the twins for me. God bless her for that.) and we were soon back home. Since it was sunny, I got out the camera. (I've also used up all my "uploading" credits for the month with flickr. oops.)

So here we go. First, some of the new yarn in a big happy Flash-Your-Stash pile.

sockyarn (mountain colors), handpainted originals in sea glass and plum.

This is the mountain colors sockyarn that Max picked out. I just finished casting on this morning. Up till this point I was swatching it.

This is the Jaeger sock yarn that I had frogged, cast on again in zero's.

This is part of an outfit for Baby Oliver. Really, it's all I should be working on, but the yarn is hard to work with--it catches so easily--so I need breaks from it and then I work on whatever else is at hand. It may or may not get done before the shower at the end of the month. It's a generous size 12 months, so it would be okay as a baby gift instead.

A sock for Chris in Manly Men colors.

The first twin's sweater vest in the cotton my grandmother bought for me. It's about a half inch away from the point where I'll have to start the arm holes. Since I don't know how to make steeks, I'll have to switch to back and forth at that point. I added a close-up of the yarn.

This is the blue-and-white striped sweater in prairie silk. Ben accuses me of neglecting this project every time he sees me working on something else, which pretty effectively keeps it close to the top of the list of project to grab when I'm not working Baby Oliver's outfit. It's shown here with the green and white that will become the second sweater of the pair.

This sock is maybe 12 rows further along than the last time I displayed it. It's made with stash yarn and long ago lost its label, although it's definitely wool.

This silk and cashmere lace weight will eventually be an orenburg shawl. Maybe for me.

This is the silk and cashmere lace weight that will become the piano teacher's Orenburg Warm Shawl.

This is a silk and cotton blend that has beautiful drape. It's a baby Oliver sweater. It has to be done before the shower because it's size 6 months.

The Orenburg sampler in the mohair that won't work--but I'm doing it anyway because it's still teaching me the basics of Orenburg lace knitting.

That needs to be finished soon so I can have the rest of the yarn for booties.

This blue and green striped sweater is the same kind of wool I'll be using later in Chris' sweater. I'm not fond of the dramatic color changes in the green, but the blue is very nice and the wool as a whole is incredibly soft and magical to work with. I'm blanking on the name, but it's in my sidebar.

This is the blue sweater for myself that I've been working on for some time now. I always put projects for myself on the back burner. Plus, the yarn is difficult to work with (same yarn as the one for Baby Oliver's outfit). But, it's coming along nicely. I'm about an inch and a half from being done with the back.

And that's all the pictures for today. I'm off to feed people and then I really should do some paying work. bleah.


Emma said...

So many beautiful yarns and projects!

JoVE said...

Wow. Great stuff. And looks like a totally reasonable collection of projects.

BTW, you don't want to steek cotton anyway. Steeking is a technique that is best suited to wool (esp wool that is a bit clingy and might even felt a bit),

Dy said...

WOW! I love the things you make with that beautiful yarn! So pretty (well, except for the manly man sock - that one's so... handsome?)

Thanks for the pictures!

The Queen said...


Thanks for the giggle, Dy :) Yes, that sock is so handsome ;)

Jove, see? This is stuff I'd never know without the internet. Of course, without the internet it would never occur to me that cutting up your knitting could somehow be considered a useful technique for any kind of wool.

Anonymous said...

Vewy vewy pwetty!

All that lovely yarn in good lighting makes me a bit woozy.