Thursday, April 30, 2009

sock knitting

Last month I started a couple of pairs of socks with yarns from Cozy. First, the Berroco Sox, a self-striping yarn that we'd had forever, but I had never tried it out. It's a simple toe-up sock with a short row heel, no official pattern. Here are some progress shots.


Berroco Sox sock

And the other pair is Malabrigo Sock yarn in the Velvet Grapes colorway. I'm doing the Waving Lace socks from Interweave's 25 Favorite Socks book. Fun pattern.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

spiral pillow class

Last week I taught the last session of a 3 session spiral pillow class at Cozy in Durham. Mary, Tish, and Laura were in the class, and I have pictures of Mary's and Tish's pillows. Pictures of Laura's soon to come!

spiral pillow class

spiral pillow class

spiral pillow class

If you're interested in taking this class with me, I'll be teaching it at Yarnbirds in Raleigh in June. Come join us! If June is not good for you, watch for it to appear on the Cozy schedule sometime in the future. This is a fun one.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

another scarf to save for cold weather

The bag of black Koigu KPPPM that I bought years ago through Great Yarns has dwindled a bit more. I used 3 or 4 skeins for a mini-Clapotis scarf, and finally finished it last week. This one will be so nice for cold pits and cool outdoor wedding gigs. It turned out very nicely.


Monday, April 27, 2009

malabrigo sock yarn...

....makes a great scarf! This was a perfect yarn for a Frilly Scarf.

Frilly scarf in malabrigo sock


I finished it just in time for warm weather. Oh well, I'll look forward to wearing it next year!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

scrumbles mailed out

Though I haven't accomplished a lot of yarny projects in the past few months, these scrumbles were finished and mailed out to some of the ladies in the freeform scrumble exchange group. I'm a little more than halfway through the list!