My Hand-Spun Throw is Taking Shape

I started with two stitches, the way I do with washcloths, and now I have 200 stitches on the needle. I will increase on one side: K3, YO, knit to the end of the row, and decrease on the opposite side: K2, SSK, YO, SSK, knit to the end of the row. This will giveContinue reading “My Hand-Spun Throw is Taking Shape”

Blocked, Ready to Wear

This is a very comfy shawl, soft and drapes well. It’s great to have a finished project out of my own hand-spun yarn. I’m ready for cooler fall weather when it arrives. In the meantime, it’s 100° outside and 73° in the house. We have the ceiling fans running so it’s nice and cool inside.Continue reading “Blocked, Ready to Wear”

Finished Ludlow Shawl

I cast off the shawl yesterday evening and put it in to soak this afternoon. It is currently pinned out on the blocking mats drying on the bed under the ceiling fan . I’ll get another photo after it’s dry. Pinned out it is 72″ across the top edge and 33″ deep from the topContinue reading “Finished Ludlow Shawl”

It’s A Beautiful Morning!

It’s 81° and mostly sunny this morning. According to the weather dude we should miss the triple digit temps today. I ran water thru the new coffee maker to make sure it’s clean inside then Brad prepped it for a full pot of coffee before heading to town to pick up breakfast croissants for theContinue reading “It’s A Beautiful Morning!”

Frog It!

I had expected to be ready to pick up stitches for the border today but I noticed that I had failed to slip the first stitch in a row…several rows back of course. So. Time to rip out those rows to fix the mistake, also known as frogging. Rip it. Ribbit. Yeah. Frogging. In anyContinue reading “Frog It!”

Only Eighty Rows…

I’m finished with the green yarn and I have eighty rows left of the purple before I need to wind off some of the newly dyed yarn for the border. So far so good and I’m very happy with this project. It was 102° outside this afternoon but a comfortable 74° in the house. WeContinue reading “Only Eighty Rows…”

Busy Day

I spent the better part of my afternoon putting away the clutter in my studio and doing a little excavating for a couple of things I needed. It’s much easier to get around and find what I need as well as having more room to work. I found my large stainless steel dye pot andContinue reading “Busy Day”

Unearthed Another UFO

I had started this Ludlow Shawl back when the weather was cold and put it away to work on socks. I was looking for something in one of the baskets in the living room and found this project. Since I’m working on UFO’s it’s perfect. This is some of my hand-spun yarn and it’s allContinue reading “Unearthed Another UFO”