episode 36: “…as long as I hold a string”
On/Off the Needles:
-sock knitting. i’m working on blueberry waffle socks
-knitting the shawl still….
-getting the itch to knit a topdown sweater
-shrug is going to a good home
-creative1′s blocking sweater solution!
step 1: measure up the sweater and jot the numbers down
step 2: soak sweater in tepid water with wool wash and 1-2 tbs of fabric softener. drain and press out as much water as you can, roll up in a towel to get even more of the water out.
step 3: lay out sweater and block to an inch or two more in each direction
-Damknit pointed me over to the crochet baby booties by Sylver Designs
-hello yarn’s “we call them pirates” hat (yes, i know…i called it “they might be pirates”…..i blame the cold!)
-Whoa is the state of illinois. early intervention issues… if you want to help, live in illinois, please look here
- Little man meets Thomas the Tankengine
Daddy, Littleman, and Sir Topham Hat
eating an apple while riding on Thomas
- new therapist, little man aimed to please!
-fun in the tupperware box
-Another 2 blankets for the midwest group has been finished!
one blanket i have the list of names for. thanks to: holly, christenjayne, saraheunice, hyjinx, jeffner77, pinsandneedles, and bethanyg. THANK YOU!!!
-they also finished “Ode to Spring” yeah!!!
-The east coast group finished 2 blankets as well (and i don’t have the list of names for these either) but they had one crochet blanket and one knit blanket with the theme “It’s a Colorful World”
-The new wheel name! :) Thanks, Amy aka ToadyJoe for the suggestion!
i think it was a lot more impressive in person to see the change happen. it’s a LOT richer and darker looking. i love my new guy! :)
-replacing the tension screw knob eventually
-thanks to fiberfriend for the alpaca batt and the “nunny” for the littleman
SOAR homework (sponsered by ellen):
-Royal French sheep breed that was fine tuned by crossing with Spain’s Merino flock
-raised primarily for it’s fine grade wool
-elasticity and loft (even more the merino)
-about a 2-4 inch staple length
-somewhat consistent crimp
-i found it spun easier then the merino did. it wasn’t as slick as the merino was. i was able to do long draw, i spun it straight, and i bet you i could spin it super fine if i wanted to! :)