Thursday, February 18, 2010

Knit 'n Spin

It's been a snowy month and a busy one for this spinner/knitter. There's not enough time in the day for me to accomplish all that I want to do. Add Mr. Bettis wanting in and out all day long and see where this is going.

This little shawlette scarf thingy (for lack of a better name) was knit from a skein that I spun. I love the spin to knit process. It's gratification in the finest.

This little sweater was gifted and received with appreciation.
It was made with Sirdar Bamboo and I can't say it's my favorite yarn to knit. I'm not a yarn snob and knit from just about anything including plastic shopping bags. Hey don't knock it, I must try something at least once. LOL
Back to the yarn review. The colors are beautiful and rich but it was a slippery yarn to knit. The only thing that saves it's little yarn soul is the end result. Finding the button was a task in and of itself but I found a lovely little heart button that was perfect. I will definitely knit this one again only in different yarn.

Smarty Pants #2 Son's afghan. Mr. Smarty Pants didn't want the "technicolor dream coat" afghan and requested a solid teal color. Not too sure he really understood the concept of the circular lace afghan but I think his wife appreciated it.
Hoping to accomplish some much needed spinning this coming week. Looks like the map is calling for another snow storm next week but time will tell. In the meantime, Mr. Bettis wants outside. Again.


Anita said...

You have been busy! What great projects!! First, let me just say that I LOVE your handspun & that scarf/shawlette thingy!! Gorgeous. And that afghan is just stunning, if they don't cherish that heirloom they have no idea what they have!!

Grace said...

love your finished projects!!!

Channon said...

They're all stunning, but that afghan... I'm just gonna' have to make one. Off to study your project page and plan my attack.

No... wait... I have a baby blankie to knit before April 13th. What do you do when you're sure it's a red-headed boy but the two ultrasounds show girl?

Nichole said...

WONDERFUL FO's... love them all... the afghan is beauteous and the red sweater, gorgeous (LOVE the color).

Bubblesknits said...

All of those are gorgeous! I love the handspun shawlette in particular. :-)

Tia said...

Gosh yes you have been busy ! Oh how would I ever love to spinit then knit it ! I LOVE the scarfette ...beautiful !

Laura Neal said...

Very nice work! I wish I had the gumption to do all of that.
Can you say doggie door for Mr. Bettis? Oh wait, that would mean half of a door...Dutch door?! :)