Sunday, November 27, 2011

Relaxation Fun!

So I took the past week off of blogging and podcasting to focus on relaxation and family time.  It was WONDERFUL!  Here's what I've been up to in the fiber world:

I finished my Cabletini Socks (pattern by Wendy D. Johnson).  I knit these in Lion Brand Yarn Sock Ease, Red Hots Colorway.  They fit so well and look adorable!  They are funky fall colors and  of course, I wore them on Thanksgiving!  ;p

I completed 5 sections of my Critron (pattern by Martha Simonsen) before I ran out of yarn.  I'm crocheting this up in Noro Sekku, Color #4, Lot A.  I was able to purchase another skein of the colorway in the same dye lot from a fellow Raveler (THANK GOD).  So I'll be working on this baby some more this week!

I CO some vanilla socks, which I am calling my Peppermint Twist Socks.  I'm using the Gusset Heel Basic Socks pattern by Wendy D. Johnson (available in her Socks from the Toe-Up book).  I'm knitting these in Toula Sock Yarn by SpinningFates  in Peppermint Twist (self-striping) colorway.

Finally, I visited Natural Stitches and took an Intro to Spindle Spinning class.  Having that short time with an instructor was wonderful!  Within 1 hr, I had that "Ah-Ha!" moment and started to feel much more comfortable with spinning.  Although it's going to take me oodles of practice to get my "yarn" to look consistent and to spin up a deliberate weight, I'm really enjoying it.  And as my spinning instructor suggested, I joined the Ravelry Group, 10 Minutes A Day, and plan to practice 10 minutes a day!  The fiber I am spinning is Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky in Almond colorway.  I picked up 4 ounces of that and also Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky in Portobello colorway.  I'm spinning it on my Golding Fiber Tools Solid Walnut 3", Top-Whorl Ring Spindle, 1.9 oz.

It's been a super fun week!  I got to spend a lot of time with the kidlets and the hubster.  We got to see my entire family for Thanksgiving!  And to top it off, we all got in some down time.  I hope you all had a fantastic holiday week! :)



  1. Perfect finished Thanksgiving socks AND perfect wip Christmas socks.

  2. Love those peppermint socks. Off to check out spinning fates!

  3. What a perfect way to spend a holiday week! :)

  4. what a perfectly lovely knitterly holiday.


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