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).

Sunday, August 30, 2009


I have been spinning Green Shetland, a whole bobbin full. This morning it was all spun sitting on the bobbin.

Then it was in a ball on the big ball winder.

And then it was back on the bobbin again as a 2-ply yarn.

I will wind it off on the niddy-noddy tomorrow. I am tired now and have to come up with something for dinner.

Friday, August 28, 2009


See the mud, lots of mud, all over the ceiling. Now most of the time I would yell at a bunch of men tracking mud into my house, but I was so glad to see this, they were in danger of getting kissed all over their whole faces. I restrained myself with effort.

And then there is the Dormers which are all framed in and covered, maybe only a couple of moe days.

I Have Mud In My House

I found the Inca Alpaca for Sierra's sweater the second time I looked for it. And I found the pattern Greenland (Vogue Knitting F 08) the second time I looked for that. Once I finish this I will get out the swift (shut up! I know where that is) and wind some balls of yarn to start. She doesn't want the ruffles, not on the sleeve and not at the band, so I am going to suggest that we put one diamond of lace at the bottom of the sleeves, which she wants to cover her knuckles at the base of her hand, (so 23 inch sleeves). But isn't that yarn just luscious?

The 8th guy socks are past the heel waste yarn,
so motoring right along.

And the House guys have the front almost to the putting-red-metal-on stage. Once they leave I will get pictures because both of the dormers are framed and covered with plywood and paper now. Today they are ripping the roof of the porch off so they can start the metal there.

Oh, and about that mud...The guy who does the drywall finishing and painting has finally gotten here, and is mudding my bedroom as we speak, (so to speak). I'll get pictures when he finishes, don't want to interrupt.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Chase

Today the 7th guy socks will be given to Chase for his birthday. And I started the 8th guy socks on Wednesday, at the dentist. the last cavity was filled then, now 2 more crowns, and a cleaning and I am done for 3 months. I am so looking forward to this because I am convinced that the scheduler for the subs thinks that I am having an affair or something, because every time she calls I am going to the dentist. And Nobody goes to the dentist that much! Oh well, I will accept the complement and let her believe whatever she wants.
Here is the yarn and the start of the 8th guy sock, The last of the birthday socks and I really
need to start the Christmas socks...wasn't I going to get ahead this year? Oh well, I guess the shawls kinda got in the way.

The toes are left over navy, (I think it is opal) and woolly nylon and the socks are some Mielinweit that I got at the Webs end of year sale to do guy socks.

Otherwise I have been working on a swatch for a Central Park Hoodie the Ampleknitters list Knit-a-long. Using some Jo Sharp Silkroad DK in the Paper Rose colorway. According to the pattern I do not have enough yarn but there are multiple balls for sale on Ravelry, in the correct dye lot, so I will decide if I need to buy some of them once the sleeves are finished and I can make some kind of estimate of what I will need.

In House news all of the metal is on the back section of the house, the dormers are drywalled in my bedroom, and the windows are ordered. They started tearing the porch ceiling off on friday. Found multiple wasp nests, and a huge bird nest in the ceiling, and were dropping trash on the fleece on the porch so I went out to cover it up, and found out that they were convinced that it was a pile of old insulation, so I did a fast and dirty explanation of wool processing and spinning, and showed them some roving so that they could see the difference.

I will get some pictures of the inside once Carl finally puts in an appearance.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Just house, no knitting

The East side of the house as of yesterday is in the first picture. The east side of the house as of today is in the second.

No additional metal roofing but the paper is all the way up to the front ridge.

But look at the last two pictures the metal is all up on the West side.

And very nice it looks too.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Look I finished one of the lace socks, it's only been a year or more. and the 2nd one is almost up to the heel.

And the 7th guy socks are up in the leg ribbing on both of them. If I spend 2 or 3 days sitting and knitting, I should finish them both. Then just one more hanging on sock to have them all done, so I can start some more.

And in other news, we are getting roof! Red Roof! They have started putting the metal on the back of the house. Yippee! Happy dancing all round the house.

See the pretty red roof! Soon now and then windows.

If the rain holds off.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

On The Training Of Muggles

For year every time we got ready to go somewhere, my Mother would say, "Leave your knitting here." and I would decline. This trip finally she did not once ask me not to take my knitting and when I suggested that I should take the shawls that I had with me to show off a bit, She said, "Yes, you certainly should."
So I did, and everyone ask what I was working on, and did I make the sweater I was wearing, (of course I did!)

One of the cousins said that they can always find me in a picture because I am knitting, and then next year I am wearing what I was knitting last year.

The shawls were admired and the Candlelight Kimono was as well.

And I am back, the builders have a east facing dormer, and the "felt paper" (which has no felt) on the back of the house.

The front of the house looks worser and worser.