Saturday, February 18, 2006

My spinning efforts

The yarn on the bottom is the 4th skein I made, compared to the one on the top, which is the 2nd skein I made. Quite and improvement, hey?! By George, I think I've got it! LOL

This is romney sheep's wool that came from New Zealand with my spinning wheel.

My new nephew's goodies

My new nephew is due next month. I made these things for him. Yes...I know you think I've put up the same pictures twice, but I promise I haven't! I'm strapped for cash, so I used the same pattern, same yarn type, and same needles, so I wouldn't have to try to buy two sets! :)

Baby Warren's Gifts

Here are pictures of the diagonal baby blanket, socks, and hat that I knitted for Baby Warren, who will be here in a couple of months. :)

Updates on knitting projects - felted purse

Here are pictures of the knitting projects I've done since December's postings. I'm in the middle of working on homework, so I'll have to list the yarn types, etc. later on. Right now I just want to get the pictures up :)

This is the first felted purse I ever made. It was about three times this size when I finished knitting it (before I felted it). I gave it to a friend for her birthday.

My spinning wheel

It's been a while since I've been able to post...too busy working on stuff for Christmas, then my BSN program started back up and I've been up to my eyeballs in homework. Last week I was elected President of our local Emergency Nurses Association. So....lots to do...little time to knit! :( I also have a new hobby...spinning! My loving hubby bought me a spinning wheel for Christmas, and then bought me a double-treadle kit for my birthday. Here's a picture. It's an Ashford Traveller, and it came all the way from New Zealand. It's used, but it's in great shape, and I got a wonderful deal on it! :) The bags lying around it contain various fiber...alpaca, romney sheep's wool, rambouillet sheep's wool, etc. The folks at SheepStreet tell me that my wheel is an early 1970's version of the Traveller - so it's nearly as old as I am!