Tag: spinning

Something Garish This Way Comes

Something Garish This Way Comes

August 3, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 1 Comment

I finished plying! The overly-saturated yarn of doomy-doom has had a timeout in its own personal bath & is currently air-drying in front of the back door. If all goes well and the weather clears up, maybe it will do some sun-bathing later on today. Next up? I’m thinking this lovely purple fluff (I’ve started […]

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Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

August 1, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

It’s another WIP Wednesday! I would have posted sooner, but with the weather being overcast and rainy, I barely had time to bring in the laundry yesterday. Which is OK, because that gave me time to turn the heel on the 2nd of Robin’s grey-and-red socks It also gave me time to turn some of […]

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Reminder: Check yarn before washing it.

Reminder: Check yarn before washing it.

July 31, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I spent most of Sunday night working on chores that needed to get done, punctuated by furious bouts of spinning. Which is why my knitting progress has eased off, but still….spinning! I’m now at the point where I’m plying from a hugely packed bobbin that contains almost 200 grams of fibre. I overflowed onto a […]

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One down, one to go!

One down, one to go!

July 25, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

So I decided, after all my issues with gauge, to just rib the heck out of Robin’s new socks. I figure that if they’re a wee bit large, the ribbing will fix that little problem! 😉 So I’ve started on sock #2, and am ticking along fairly quickly all things considered. Having to purl usually […]

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Almost a week later…

Almost a week later…

July 15, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I really do try to be modest. I always feel weird giving myself a pat on the back or trying to promote the things I do. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t feel like what I do is anything out of the ordinary, or if it’s because I’ve been trained for critique, but […]

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WIP Wednesday: Malabrigo March!

WIP Wednesday: Malabrigo March!

March 2, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Another WIP Wednesday!  Things are continuing.  The February Lady Sweater has pretty much gone back into procrastinatory hibernation (but will likely be pulled out when the whim strikes).  The design-socks are still being kept away from cameras, and that leaves two things.  Two?!  Yes.  Two. A Shawl!  Well…whatever it is, it’s sure a bright pink. […]

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WIP Wednesday: Knitting *and* Spinning

WIP Wednesday: Knitting *and* Spinning

February 23, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 2 Comments

I finished the Noro Shawl last week.  Actually, it’s less a shawl than a small blanket that resembles an equilateral triangle.  I really don’t feel like re-knitting it at this time. so it may stay that way, maybe to eventually become something useful for someone.  You never know. This means that other than design-knitting, which […]

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Sometimes it’s the simple things

Sometimes it’s the simple things

December 1, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Remember that whole pretending to be grown up thing I was talking about?  We’re making a pretty concerted effort to be more aware of what’s going on, and it’s really paying off. This is what it looks like around here tonight.  We’re finding that with both of us working on our respective writing, we can […]

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