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).

Monday, February 28, 2011


 The February installment of the Self Imposed Sock Club is finished, soaked and  drying.

The Nanner sock by Windy Johnson knit in Sockotta yarn.  It biased like crazy, I will have to see if it bothers me when worn.  They are for me so I am the  only one who will have to deal with it.

 Terrible picture of  IN Dreams, but I was too lazy  to move it to a series of needles to spread it out and take pictures.  Maybe later.
I have finished Clue 2, so will be ready to start clue 3 on Friday.
Then in  a completely different color, a swatch for the Waltham sweater from Knitting plus.  Once it dries I will take the gauge and see where I am.  This is a cottage crafts yarn. I will be ordering the book this month, so I  can do more than the swatch.

Also Brave New Knits, because I have fallen in love with the Kimberly Cardigan by Joan McGowan-Michael. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I am nothing if not Stuborn

After 3 days of untangling and winding yesterday I rewound the ball of Merino Oro, into a loosely wound ball suitable for knitting it. In Dreams will be started  later this morning.

I think this is a candidate for using from the outside of the ball.  Hope I remember that when I start casting on later this morning.  Starting from the center is such a habit.

I received the beads from Earthfaire the end of January, and we picked out the yarn at Odd Tuesday on the 1st.  

I will cast on later this morning.  I did add 6 rows to  Wintersmith yesterday, after finishing winding the yarn.

Yesterday I also finished the knitting of the Domino Dishcloth, pattern from Holiday Mystery Gifts.
 Next month another dishcloth.

I am so exciting.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February Socks

 For February I pulled the Sockotta sock yarn and the Nanner pattern by Windy Johnson.  The lace pattern is easy to memorize and easy to work, so these are more finished than this picture shows.  The 2nd gift socks are finished but when I went to take their picture, I took a video instead so I'll get the finished pictures tomorrow.  This is the only summer sock yarn that I remember, (there may be more but that is part of the surprise. No?)

The cotton sock drawer is a little more full than the wool sock drawer so if there are no more, that is OK.
 The Six Sox for February and March is Hug Me!  Which at the smallest size given is too big for me so these will be gift socks as well.  For one of the boys, haven't decided which one yet.
There are also a pair of pink cuffs, (no pictures yet) that I found in a bag, (that is where those sock needles went) They will go in the rotation once the Hug me  are finished.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

A New Month - New Things to Do

 Yesterday, after mailing Mike's Hat, I  did not feel up to tiny needles so I took out a ball of Butterfly Cotton 10 and some size 9 (5.5 mm) needles and made this.  The double sided Dishcloth, pattern from the Holiday Mystery Gift Yahoo List
 I finished this a week ago but was saving it to show to the Odd Tuesday Bunch first, but that didn't happen so here it is.  The back
 And the front,  all steeks cut, and the shoulders 3-needle bindoff-ed.
 Then I started the sleeves.
 I have also started the February Lady in Rowan Summer Tweed.  It would be a hoot to finish this month and then it could be my February - February Lady Sweater.  But I am not holding my breath, because there are also The Feb. socks.
But the 2nd gift socks are complete to the heel, which means they have a designated recipient.  April 7th is Amy's birthday so these will be hers.

Next post the February socks.