Not good enough!

So, for my second Magic Coffer Baby hat, I wanted the stripes to be in rainbow colors, using bits and pieces from my stash. The closest I have to yellow is some of my handspun. I thought it might be close enough, but it isn’t.

The other yarns are so bright, and the handspun is rather dull. Happily, I found I still had some piƱa agua fresca from a while back when I was doing done kool aid dyeing, plus a good amount of cream colored yarn.

Voila! Yellow yarn! (Sorry for the poor photo!).

It should be dry enough to knit tomorrow. In a way, I’m glad for the setback because I realized I only have 3 evenings to complete my spinning goal! Off to the wheel!


Magic coffee baby hats

One down!

You can see how tiny it is next to the tin of mints!
I’ve started another in the next size up.
This will be a colorful, scrappy version!

Now off to bed. I have another full week of two kids on
Christmas break, and I know they’ll be full of energy bright and early tomorrow!

Last fiber goal of 2014

Ah, the project I’m so good at avoiding: carding and spinning about a pound of Cormo locks. Spinning these is my last fiber-related goal of 2014, so I’m giving it one last push. I could feasibly finish carding tonight, then spend 2-3 evenings spinning them up. Wish me luck!

This wee project is tempting me, though. It’s a Magic Coffee baby hat for some friends who are expecting in the Spring. I’ll only see them once before then, so I want to have at least a little something to give them in person.

Back to carding! Good night!

Clement Street, and buttons!

The Wee Girl and I had the morning together without the Boy, and we started it out with a bit of shopping on Clement Street, specifically at Park Life and Green Apple Books. I found scores of amusing items…







After Clement Street, we hit up Imagiknit for buttons! I found just what I wanted, and also found adorable ornaments that I’ll have to keep in mind for next year.

I think the buttons are perfect for my Honeybee Cardigan!


Hopefully I’ll get some modeled photos soon!

New knitting project

My Honeybee Cardigan is dry and fits perfectly, but no pics yet, as I haven’t shopped for buttons yet.

With the sweater done, Instead of finishing another WIP, I’ve decided to whip up a last-minute Christmas gift.

I casted on last night and am already almost halfway done. I have almost 7 inches knit, and this cowl is meant to be 15 inches tall. I might make it shorter, I’m not sure yet. This is my second 5th Avenue Cowl by tenten knits; it’s very simple but really lovely, I think. The yarn is Madeleine Tosh Chunky in the Vermillion color way, left over from my Alpengluhen cardigan. It’s so soft and lovely to knit with!