Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Spin, spun, span?

I've been spinning over the last couple of days. I plan to take Arwen (My Majacraft Little Gem) with me to Sheep and Wool this weekend and needed to get back on my game. Oy, do my poor outta shape knees hurt. But I'm happy to say that I was able to spin up some delightful roving that my fiber pimp - aka Robin - scored on my behalf at last months Knit/Spin group.

Delightful Dave Simpson's Fiber Blends - Lily's Garden
Approximately 4 oz, 26 wpi, spun from the fold

Handspun "Lily's Garden"

Dave Simpson Fiber Blends - Lily Garden

Picked up an old UFO and if I'm lucky, I'll have something to show before I leave for Sheeps. Hope to see some of ya'll Thursday night.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Whirled Peas

Just quickly popping in to say "howdy' and show off the little bit of knitting I've done over the last few weeks. Work has kept me far busier than I've been in ages and I rarely have time to browse blogs, not to mention post. I get a break until mid-May, just long enough to visit my MD peeps at Maryland Sheep and Wool this year and to take a breather (we'll miss you this year, Kels).

Some of the stuff I'm knitting, I can't show just yet. I'm still reworking some patterns in hopes of posting them (easier said than done) soon. To appease those who wonder if I even knit anymore, I present to you a bevy of peas...

Close up of Little Pea toy

The main character from the children's book, Little Pea. What a cute book and a fun toy to knit. The story is about a pea who must eat all of his candy before he can have dessert which is a bowl of spinach. And in case you're wondering, yes Little Pea has freckles. I must give credit to mamaurchin.com/2006/12/23/the-progress-of-a-pea'>Mama Urchin's inspiration. I simply added the mods for the mouth. I made a couple of sizes but my favorite is this smaller pea that uses the Chichi body with the mouth mods.

Little Pea toy with Book

The smaller pea was given with the book and a baby blanket was used as gift wrap for a baby shower. The larger pea was given to a friend's grandbaby for her first birthday. And the others are still waiting for their faces and just might end up in my Etsy shop.

Little Pea toy with unfelted peas