Thursday, June 26, 2008

Dirk's Socks


Dirk's Socks
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
The end.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wine and Roses Mitts


Wine and Roses Mitts
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
They are done! This pattern was so fast and so easy -- and I'm pretty certain I have enough of the yarn left to make a second pair.

The yarn is Jo-Jo Land 100% cashmere 2 ply and it's *delicious*.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE!

My husband totally rocks!

Guess what he bought me?!

Go ahead, guess!
What? No guesses?
Ok, I'll tell you:
AN ANTIQUE SOCK KNITTING MACHINE!!!
It's an Auto Knitter made in 1920 in the original wooden crate and even still has the documents and manual with it.
I am thrilled beyond thrilled and can't wait for it to get here.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Wine and Roses Lace Mitts


Wine and Roses Lace Mitts
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
....Fastest lace knit project EVER.....

I cast on for this project on Saturday at YarnArts, which means I didn't get a lot done -- but last night I wove in the ends on the first completed mitt and cast on for the second one.

The yarn is JoJoLand 2 Ply 100% Cashmere and it's delicious. Kathleen at YarnArts also carries it in a stunning bright dark blue and a warm chocolate brown...I'm thinking these would make a great gift for my mother and mother-in-law. Especially since it takes less than one skein of this yarn. And who doesn't love 100& cashmere??

Monday, June 02, 2008

2 Ply Wool - It' YARN!


2 Ply Wool
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
Color me thrilled -- I was really jazzed by the results of some practice spinning this weekend.

This is some Lincoln wool that Dirk got for me at the Alpaca show a few weeks ago. What a difference there is spinning wool versus alpaca! I have been struggling with me spinning, not realizing that I was using totally the wrong fiber for my skill level.