The Fiber Artist

Wow, that sounds pretentious doesn't it. But it is the name of my company, so I decided to use it. This is where I will keep a record of works in progress in the hope that it will result in more productivity. It will also give me a place to ramble on about my life, so that maybe later I will remember what happened in ___ (fill in day, month, year of your choice).

Saturday, February 07, 2015

January Birthdays

There are 4 of them.  Starting with the one I have had the longest:

Carl got season 2 of The Big Bang Theroy.

Naomi got a pair of socks I need to measure her so she can get something besides hats and socks.

Anna got a sweater:

And Mark got socks to match his Where's Waldo Sweater and Hat.
Now on to June which is the next bunch of 4 birthdays.

2014 Roundup

What did I finish in 2014?
15 pair of socks, 10 for gifts.

8 Hats, 5 of them for Rayne (fashion statements) and one each for Mark Caleb and Chaun

Three Sweaters 2 for me.

One Vest:

One Shawl:

And one poncho:

Then there was Christmas.

I know it is February, but after Christmas, I have the January and first of February birthdays so this is the first I have had time.

Ameya's Poncho

Chase's socks
Naomi's socks
 Chase's Family got socks for Naomi and Chase and a poncho for Ameya.

Anna's  Chatelaine
 Anna got a knitters Chatelaine and a Knitting book.  We taught her to knit this year.

Christopher's Socks
Chaun's Hat

Caleb's Hat
 Chaun and his son Caleb both got hats.  Caleb and Mark got Brainz hats.

DJ's Hat


Rayne's Hat
 Mark uses his Brainz for thinking.  Raine is a fashionista  so I am including a picture of the hat in progress.
Megan got nice warm socks.   Carl got the first season of The Big Bang Theroy.
Megan's Socks

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Winter is Coming

And along with it Christmas and Birthdays so this week I finished:
Ameya's Poncho

Naomi's socks

Chase's socks
 The poncho for Ameya.  From Ornaghi-filati  Wonderful a mohair yarn I have had forever that I got to make something girly and floaty for one of the granddaughters. 
Brainz Hat

St Augustine Socks
Then there are the size 11 socks for Naomi.  a fair amount of knitting but she loves hand-knit socks, so, I knit them.  From hand-spun.

Chase's socks have been finished for a while, more size 11 this time for a man.

So one family down.

Then I started the St Augustine Socks for Megan, and the Brainz hat for Mark.

Haven't started it but there will be another Quiver full hat for Rayne.

Now back to knitting.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Birthday Bash

Ready for oven
 Carl cooked this year, he made Lasagna.  Here it is ready to go into the oven.

And after cooking.

and after the meal, (and putting the leftovers in the fridge and freezer.

There was Fruit salad and Almond Cheesecake to go with it.

And it was all delicious! 

I got Chocolate and a Webs giftcard for Birthday gifts, and Christopher and Anna helped celebrate.  Fun!
Out of Oven

Empty pan.

October Already

Or almost November, I have been knitting just not posting finished objects, So here are some.
 Since Tour de Fleece I have finished Surry Hill. 
 On the Bias was a fun knit for once, not something I am going to repeat often.
 Socks for Chase for Christmas.
 More of the Patons stretch for summer socks.  Pattern default 2X2 rib.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tour de Fleece ends for another year.

Spun 15 minutes per day per machine, 4 machines, so 1 hour minimum spinning per day.  Check.

Finish gray Romney fleece this was the first fleece I bought and it was huge, I have been spinning on it off and on, given it away to beginning spinners, used it with the Jacob last year for a sweater for Christopher. And now at last it is all spun. Check.

Started spinning the Dragon's Blood (wool/alpaca/nylon) that is the 1 1/4 dark red in the pictures.  Check

Continue the White Romney and get it down to really fine singles, with the new flyer. Check.  Still lots to go, but it is spinning nicely now. 

I did not get the Princess Blue Merino Silk started because I found another 8 oz of Garnet and the goal was finish the Garnet and start the Princess blue, and I did finish the 8oz of Garnet I was spinning before the tour, but  I found the other Garnet so started that instead.  

Start the green and yellow cotton from the dyeing exchange.  Check.  And by the end got the cotton spinning mojo back.

While the tour was happening, I have also been working on Surry Hill, 2nd sleeve and 11 inches of the body, so probably I will finish this repeat and join it into one piece for the bodice and done.  Must look for buttons.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tour de Fleece over half way

 The halfway point of the tour was a rest day, and it and day 12 were used to finish plying up the Merino/silk.  This is 8 ounces, the first half.
 The gray Romney is finished.
 This is the 2 pounds of Dragon's Blood a wool/alpaca/rayon blend.
 The cotton has a full weaving bobbin.
 This is the start of the Dragon's Blood.
 The start of the second half of the Garnet.
I started the White Romney on the new flyer and bobbins, this is the first bobbin.