Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Mine has started out okay, nothing real exciting, I'll take that as a good thing. We sent our Marine off to MO again today. It was sad seeing him go but we were so lucky to have him home for the holidays!
I have a few things to show you.... I'll start with the project that I finished right before Christmas that I didn't want to post here about because it might have been seen...

This is my Starr Kitty Jr., knit from the Knitted Kitty pattern.

I knitted this cute little kitty as a Christmas present for my Childhood BFF. We are all grown up now, but you’re never too old for a cute stuffed kitty! :)

I knitted her with some of my handspun yarn, which contains cream wool & Starr (my BFF’s kitty) fur. So she is a kitty made with kitty fur! This was a quick & fun little project.

This is the real Starr.... we took some super cute photos of Starr with Starr Jr. at Christmas, I'll share them once Beth gets them downloaded. :)

Next up, I finished knitting a Calorimetry, with more of the pink/purple handspun. This was a quick knit, I used size 6 needles though. If I had used size 8 it would have been huge. I'm pleased with it, but I don't know how good it is going to be about keeping my ears warm... tends to want to slide off of them. And that's what I wanted it for, I wear my hair up the majority of the time & it would be nice to have something to keep the ears warm.

Next.... check out this great little bag that I got from Beth. It's a great small project bag, with wonderful pockets on the outside, just right for all your little extras like stitch markers, tape measure, note pad, etc! Go check out her etsy shop, Blue Mountain Handcrafts, she has more great bags & tons of awesome yarn & fiber!!

And I got this wonderfully soft Targhee Merino fiber, Violets & Moonlight, from Beth too. The photo doesn't do it justice. I'm looking forward to getting this on the drum carder!

And I finished up some spinning.... This is Falkland roving from Spinning The Web. I only got 170 yards of navajo plied yarn, but I love the yarn.

I hope 2010 brings everyone good things & peace.... please keep Barbara, Coffee Yarn, & her family in your thoughts.. they are having a rough beginning to the year.


Bubblesknits said...

That handspun turned out beautifully! Love the greens and browns and blues.

Maybe a few bobby pins will keep the calorimetry in place?

Off to check out that bag!

Happy New Year!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Oh boo. He wasn't home very long ~ hope he is able to have another visit before too long!

Lots of fun stuff ~ I also like my ears covered and might have to try a calorimetry. Anyway to move the button or sew it up to tightened it up a bit?

Indeed, one is never too old for a stuffed cute kittie!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love both the kitty's and wow that bag is gorgeous and the fiber knocked my socks off so special and you have been very busy lots of lovely eye candy.Hugs Darcy

Grace said...

THe kittys are perfect, I have never knit a calormetry but may have to give it a whorl, I joined 52 projects in 52 weeks and need some smaller fill in projects.

Channon said...

It's all quite lovely, and I'd write more, but I'm off to check out those bags. Can't wait to see that fiber carded up!

Nichole said...

Love it all!

NH Knitting Mama said...

The kitty is so cute!

I love your handspun - that is gorgeous!

gaylen said...

I made a calormetory too - but didn't take any photos. I also made Ladybug from Interweave holiday - maybe?

I love how that fiber turns into yarn. I have no idea if the yardage you got was good, but I do know it looks lovely. g