Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A little of this, a little of that, and a lot of yarn!


ABANDONED: Well, I have managed to once again start a project and not finish it. The butterfly blanket has been put on hold. I'm starting to rethink the fact that I don't like that I am working the blankets in strips and then having to sew them together at the end. I haven't decided if I want to keep doing it this way or unravel the little bit of progress I did make and pull out the circulars and work it as one or two pieces instead.

FINISHED: I did on the other hand finish 4 projects! 3 knit and 1 crochet. I made and finished a scarf and hat set and a purse. All three of those projects used the yarn I received from unraveling 2 sweaters and I still have quite a bit left! The crochet project was made with some cute yarn from my stash. It is now a cute little pocket purse! I love the colors, it's 4 strands worked as one purple, green, blue, and pink. Turned out pretty cute!

IN PROGRESS: And now for the current projects I am working on. I have designed my first shawl pattern! I think it looks pretty nifty and have about the first 30 rows worked of it. I'm using the Orange lace weight cotton yarn from an unraveled sweater on size 3 needles. So it's going to take me a while! But it is going to be worth it.

I have a shawl I am crocheting as well. Where as the knit one is going to be triangular this crocheted one is going to be rectangular-ish. I haven't decided if it's going to be exactly rectangle or if I'll screw with it a bit. And I'll probably add a border of tassels along 1 or 3 of the edges. I'm using a stitch found in one of my books that was used in another pattern that I intended to use but didn't have enough yarn for it. It's pretty cute so far.

SOON TO COME: My favorite part is thinking of what's to come next. I have a couple things in the mail right now on the way. I have enough yarn to make this GORGEOUS long sweater coat that I found in one of my pattern books that I'm going to crochet. And I have about 5.2 oz of various rovings (4 oz, 1 oz, and a little .2 oz sample) on the way for me to spin. I haven't decided what I want to do with it after it is spun. I suppose I'll deal with that when I reach that point!


When I was strolling through Etsy looking at all the lovely roving I found several shops I added to my list and some absolutely amazing colorways! So today's featured shops are going to be all about roving!

Let's start here. This shop is where I bought 5 oz of the 5.2 oz of roving! I purchased my favorite from the shop but this was a close second. I love the light blush and blue mixed in with the browns in this Merino roving. I'm sure it would make a cute yarn!

I absolutely adore this roving. There are so many cute things I could see coming from this. Scarves, hats, shawls, a nice little shrug or cardigan would be lovely! 6oz of beautiful Merino, Bamboo and Tussah Silk blended together!

See? I'm not always about brights and pastels! This Merino roving was hand painted to perfection! I would love a pair of socks made of this! They would be stunning! I'd show them off every chance I could!

There are no words for this Merino and Tencel blend of roving other than: I WANT IT! I WANT IT! I WANT IT! I can't decide what I would make with it but I know it would be a prized addition to my yarn collection! I'm sure the picture doesn't do it justice. I hope to one day have this item and I hope it's one day soon!

This 8oz + monster is definitely at the top of my list of favorites. I have always loved the color combination of purple and greens and this looks like a lovely marriage between the two. A mix of various wools it would make a very nice sweater. It even got the approval of the hubby! (He doesn't show much interest when it comes to yarn related stuff so when he approves you know it's good!)


As always, thank you so very much for visiting and reading. I'm still trying to raise money for my son's birthday party next month in September through my etsy shop and am offering a sale through the month of August! That's right! All month long all items are 15% off. Every sale helps!

I'll be back before you know it with another post and more wonderful shops to share with you!

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