Sunday, November 27, 2011


I made lots of things over this delightfully long 4-day weekend.  My favorite is the evil-eye themed yarn seen above.  I hand carded the wool into rolags (which as it turns out, work infinitely better for long draw than pseudo-rolags.)  The lighter single was equal amounts of the blue merino wool blended  with undyed coopworth.  Beads were strung onto the blue single which was more even in diameter, and both were plied.  I am a little worried about the larger beads weakening the overall strength of the yarn, so it will be an interesting experiment while I knit it up. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Yes, I made a brain hat.  Somebody at work is taking a leave of absence to finish their thesis and I decided they needed a good thinkin' cap.  I saw one on regretsy at some point and it just stuck in my craw as a "need to make someday" kind of project.  It was a lot of work, but I'm happy with how it turned out.  No, I will not make one for you.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I picked up the 2011 Interweave Holiday Gifts Edition and dove headfirst into some stranded color work.  These are called "Chivalry Mitts" and have been worked in knitpicks chroma fingering.  They're a bit twee for me and will be given to a co-worker.