A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

March 28, 2015

March 26, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Have you heard about that "preschool" for adults in Brooklyn? The one that costs up to $999 a month for FULLY GROWN people to play dress up and finger paint? Are you already muttering, "What the hell is this?"

How about now?

Well, I have the perfect thing to wear to your new adult preschool. Adult baby pants. With a monster crocheted across the ass because you might as well fully commit to being a ridiculous, "colorful" hipster while you're at it.

Ugh, stupid hipsters, get off my lawn!

March 22, 2015

Handspun Woven Scarf

My #handspun scarf is blocked and the fringe is trimmed.

Yarn: Polwarth (dyed by Judith Mackenzie) plied with Corriedale Cross plus a little leftover 3-ply Corridale from my Linney sweater
Loom: 10" Cricket
Notes: I put on a 100" warp of the Polwarth/Corriedale. It's a frequently repeated untruth that you can't weave with handspun yarn. Which is absurd because until the industrial revolution that's all anyone ever wove with! But people say it all the time. I had no problems using this soft 2-ply as a warp. It might not have been strong enough for my table loom but the Cricket is pretty gentle on yarn, I think. I didn't know how much of the yarn I would have left for the weft (it turned out to be 100 grams for the warp with only 65 grams left for the weft) so I added in stripes of the 3-ply. It not only gives a color contrast but also a texture since the 3-ply is very round in comparison to the 2-ply. I remembered to hemstitch this one so I just trimmed the fringe to finish.

March 21, 2015

Fiber To Do List

  1. Press this scarf I wove out of handspun and trim the fringe.Untitled
  2. Comb more Cotswold for spinning.
  3. Card some alpaca with silk I bought last weekend at Fibres West.
  4. Dye more yarn. (I dyed some over last weekend but I can't show you yet).
  5. Start a new weaving project?
  6. Make some headway on some of my languishing knitting projects. I think I need to frog a few things too.
But for now I'm going to knit on Matchmaker and watch more of The Great British Bake Off.

March 19, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

If you take big, puffy down vests and knit them into vests, is that vest-ception?

I would like to wake up from this dream now, please.

March 18, 2015

March 15, 2015

New Doubleknit is live. #rosekimknits

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March 13, 2015

More dyeing, Cotswold lamb that I'm now combing. #rosekimknits

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Dye job from earlier this week. #rosekimknits

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March 12, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Hey there, little leprechaun. What's up? You look a little sad.

You've got your little leprechaun hat.

There's a little pot of gold at the end of this little rainbow.

So what's got your looking so sad?


March 10, 2015



Pattern: Celandine Beanie by Romi Hill
Yarn: Madelinetosh Eyre in Fig (less than one skein)
Needles: US7 and 5
Notes: What a nice little palette-cleanser project! I have been spinning and spinning and spinning and not doing much knitting. This project is quick with a simple little leaf lace pattern (I love a good lace leaf). I was worried my squat row gauge would make this too short but the fit is fine and it's very warm to wear.

March 8, 2015

My spinning binge continues. #rosekimknits #handspun

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March 7, 2015

Just a typical Saturday night. #rosekimknits #woolcombs #handspun

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March 6, 2015



Pattern: Quicksilver by Melanie Beg
Yarn: Hazel Knits Divine, Kitchen Sink Dyeworks Merino Fine, Fiber Optic Footnotes
Needle: US6 Addi Turbo
Notes: I knit the pattern as written except I accidentally left a stripe out of one the sections. Whoops! This is a great mindless knit that doesn't get too boring because something is always changing. It's also a fantastic stashbuster for sock yarn.

Yesterday's skein. 3-ply Polwarth from various Judith classes. #handspun #rosekimknits

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March 5, 2015

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

I don't know what's crazier, that these were for sale on Etsy or that someone bought them?