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, January 30, 2010

Snow Queen started

To celebrate some breathing room from gift knitting, I cast on Snow Queen pi  I decided to go with the silver because it looks like snow, and the crystal silver lined beads look like the sun sparkling on snow.  So the first 3 charts are finished.  Now to wait for the next section.

In the meantime back to Sheer Dumb Luck.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Can't make up my mind

Which one do I want to use?  the Silver is ColourMart 2/30 Merino on size 2 American.  The Fuchsia is Jaggerspun zephyr wool/silk on American 4's.

So which one should I use for the Shawl?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

3 Down

Mike's birthday socks are finished and wrapped, Carl has his, and Mark's raccoon has his eyes and nose and is wrapped.  He is also getting the 7th Harry Potter book, to finish his collection.  All of them are wrapped and ready to be mailed tomorrow morning.  Now I get to breathe for a bit because the next birthday is in April.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


After the rush of Christmas presents, most people get a bit of a breather in January.  I don't, on January 25 my husband has a birthday, on February 3rd Grandson Mark has his birthday and on the 11th his father Mike has one.  So as soon as the new year starts I go into frantic birthday completion mode.  Since Jan 1, I have finished a pair of double thick boot socks for Carl, a regular guy socks pair for Mike and have the front of the Raccoon Sweater for Mark finished.  Tomorrow I will sew the sweater together and get at least a start on the sleeves.  Mark's and Mike's presents have to go in the mail too, hopefully by Wednesday.  Then they can go regular mail instead of Priority.  The brown socks are for Mike and the blue are for Carl.