28 April, 2008

Some FO's, UFO's, and New Yarn

I've still been a bit AWOL from my blogging duties here. So I do have some stuff to show you.

A finished object! A Mr. Greenjeans sweater from Knitty.com. Sheri at the Loopy Ewe is having a sweater KAL with Dream in Color yarn. I know, a sweater KAL from a sock yarn paradise. Basically,Sheri really wanted to knit a sweater and thought that if she did a KAL and had all of her loyal customers knit with her she might actually finish it. There has been talk of prizes, but I don't know for sure:)

So here is my Mr. Greenjeans in Dream in Color Classy in their Good Luck Jade colorway. The button came from Mudcakes Etsy shop. It's not really that bright of a green in person. My mom will be proud. I knit myself something to wear and it's not black!

One of my current UFO's or WIP's- WIP is better since I am actively knitting it. I am turning some Sunshine Yarns soft sock in Tree Frog into a sock. I'm test knitting this sock, called Spirited for Rebecca aka Bellamoden. If you knew Becca, her yarns or this pattern you would know Spirited is the perfect name for it. This yarn is also the perfect yarn for the pattern.

Another FO! A pair of Jaywalkers in Paca Peds from The Loopy Ewe (of course). I don't remember the exact fiber content, but it's an alpaca/ superwash wool blend of some sort. Since it has alpaca I just had to try it. Not as soft as I thought it would be while knitting it, but nice and snuggly on my feet. The color is Mixed Berries.
Alpaca Jaywalkers again.

On Saturday I went on a quick trip to Fiberspace in Sterling, CO. My LYS- it's the closest shop to me and Linda, the owner, rocks. So in that pile of yarn-y goodness I have five skeins of Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Worsted- two in Chianti and three in Deep Pine. One pretty skein of recycled sari silk yarn that I've been meaning to try for years. Two skeins of Brown Sheep Wildfoote Handpaints sock yarn in Soft Jazz. That pretty blue yarn you see up there is Lonesome Stone Yarn- handpainted 50/50 merino/alpaca in Old Blue Eyes. It's so soft and I love the color, she only had one skein but it's 500 yards so I'm sure I'll be able to find something good to knit with it.

There yo have it. What I've been up to. Well, some of it anyway:)

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