Sunday, November 30, 2008

Feb Lady Sweater


Feb Lady Sweater
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
Almost done!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wow, it's been a while since I posted!

I'm down to one final sleeve on my Ultra Alpaca February Lady Sweater -- and I love how it is turning out!! I can't wait to wear it next weekend at my work holiday party.

I'm also plugging away on a plain vanilla stockinette socks for my husband. They are boring me to death, but the pleasure he gets from hand knitted socks makes it all worth it.

I haven't had as much time to knit lately because we have a "foster" puppy from Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue at our house.

And I when I say "foster" I mean that he's already wearing a tag with our name and address. We're also discussing a new name for him -- we've been calling him Pete.

He came with the name "Pixel" but Pixie and Pixel in the same house if tough. He's 18 weeks old and a bundle of boxer energy. Maxwell our 12 year old male boxer is being SUCH a sport about all this. He's corrected the little pooch a few times about jumping around like a spaz, but he's also showing him the ropes around the house -- like how not to crap on the floor, use the dog door, snuggle on the couch....you know all the important doggie duties in the house.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lady February Sweater


Lady February Sweater
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
I started this sweater in a gorgeous 100% alpaca from Lonesome Stone, but it was DK weight and I realized it was going to TAKE FOREVER.

So I re-cast on with Ultra Alpaca which is worsted weight and I'm pretty sure I'll have it done in time for my work holiday party on the 6th of December.

The pattern is the February Lady Sweater and it's very simple. (Ravelry Link). I have always enjoyed top down sweaters for the same reason that I like toe up socks -- I have try the project on as I go and adjust as needed.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Natural Dyeing with Alapaca


Natural Dyeing with Alapaca
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
I took a class on using natural dyes today and it was so informative. My friend Cecilia was in the class as well, so that made it an even more enjoyable day.

The fiber we used was alpaca from Fiber Inspirations and it was spectacular in it's natural color and then colors made it so vibrant.

Additional photos are in my Flickr account