Friday, March 2, 2012

What a week!

Welcome! Here's this weeks offering for Fiber Arts Friday. Thank you so much for coming and don't forget to visit the other creative folks that participate over on Andrea's blog...Wisdom Begins In Wonder every week.
A lot has gone on this week at home and at work, I'll save you the drama and get right to...

the knitting...
socks commissioned by Rita of Yarn Hollow
Cookie A's Summer Sox.
one Ugly Sock done, second one started
I couldn't resist casting on with the handspun yarn that Paula gifted me. This is going to be Capucine. I purchased a ChiaoGoo 10.5 x 16" circ to knit this project with. I must say, I love the ChiaoGoo (pronounced chow-goo).
These lace tips are wicked! I'll have to develop a few little callouses, since I push the needle tip back with my fingers while knitting. It's a bit uncomfortable at first.

the fiber...
I'm happy to say I had the opportunity to support a friend and add to my fiber stash this week. Emily had intended to re-stock her Etsy shop. She brought in a few braids to show her new colorways and several of them didn't make it back home with her. I promised to post a pic of the ones that came home with me so others could enjoy the pretty. So here they are.
Exact same dye - colors and sequence...the one on the left is Faulkland and the other is Superwash BFL. Isn't it amazing how the different fibers took the dye? Thanks Em, they're fabulous...a perfect addition to my stash.

the pooches...

I know I can't post without a mention (and a pic) of LittleDog so here's today's offering, along with one of big brother Sam (who insisted that I take his pic too)

Sorry for the shiny eyes...I just can't figure out how to avoid them when I have to use the flash.

PS:  Tamara, LittleDog wanted me to tell you that we're sending good thoughts to your family in Syria and we all hope that they are staying safe during this super-scary time. Also, thanks for following us on Pinterest.

14 comments:

Anna said...

The ribbing on the Capucine looks like thick luscious fringe!

Andria said...

I use my finger to push my needle too, so I can understand your pain. Great projects you have going on, and great fiber!

Kathryn Ray said...

Wow! Purple Socks!!

I'm not usually one for purple, but me likey!

... and of course I've already told you I love the ugly socks too. :-)

Very interesting how the dyes are different for the different wools.

Carol said...

Can't wait to see a picture of your finished Summer Socks. I always enjoy seeing pictures of other blogger's dogs - should post more of my Pukie more often.

Nichole said...

Love all the knitting and ooohh, pretty fiber! Good to see Sam today as well! We're working on our FAF post over here, it's just I have a 5 pound sleeping puppy in my lap and it's taking a lot longer to post than normal...

Vivian said...

Chiaogoo means handy girl, you are a handy girl :-)

Love those fiber braids, interesting how different fiber takes on the dye.

Puppy kisses from Rascal who is snoozing in his little sandwich.

WonderWhyGal said...

Wowza! Looks like I'm not the only one super productive. I love that hat pattern. It will be fabulous in handspun.

Spinster Beth said...

I love the socks ... can't decide which pair I like best!

Melissa said...

Nice selection of socks you have going.

Kathleen said...

So many amazing photos in this post---I love both pairs of socks (especially the first, what a lovely pattern!) and the capucine and oh, those beautiful dyed fibers! I wish I could spin, but I'm ogling Emily's shop anyway. It's so interesting that the different wools take the dye that differently!

And hooray for dog photos, too. :D

Jess Schleicher said...

Wow! You are super busy. Little dog is so adorably adorable. I have to say my favorite is the Capucine. Lovely all around.

Keri said...

I love the fibre. have so much fun spinning it.

storiedyarns said...

Aww, so sweet. The socks look great, too!!

Jess

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Great projects, I love my capucine although I had a few problems with the sizing. The fibre is gorgeous, are you going to spin them together?