Wednesday, September 25, 2013


I've been knitting and it's been fun (I'd lost the fun of knitting for a while - it had just become work). I also seem to have caught the dyeing bug again and just added three new braid to my etsy shop.

Knitting Flaming June using my Phat Fiber samples all spun up. So far I'm using the "Under the Sea" patchwork yarn and am loving it.

Rose Tyler fingerless gloves using Noro Silk Garden sock yarn that I acquired from my stepmother.

Would you believe that I'm not reading anything these days? I'm still waiting on a book from LibraryThings's Early Reviewer program. I was trying to catch up with the Kitty Norville books but accidentally read the most recent one before a couple that I'd missed so now I've lost interest.

Linking up with the Yarn Along, I guess.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Life in pictures

Things have been rough around here. Emotional crap and losing faith in my own abilities. This is me not wanting to complain - have some pictures instead.

Sweater for the Imp's birthday. Ravelry notes here.

Two months worth of Phat Fiber sample tags. So much stamping.

Feral mama cat. We're at our wits end with these cats. They aren't adjusting and we can't keep them locked up much longer. We can't get them fixed if we can't touch them to get them into a cat box. It's.. ugh. It's part of the frustration.

Finally finished spinning for the Nerd-along with Hobbledehoy. Ravelry notes here.

Friday, September 6, 2013


I meant to post on Wednesday for the Yarn Along. I took pictures and everything. Oops. At any rate, here's what I've been up to.

Future samples for Phat Fiber. I'm calling the colorway "Thunderhead."

More future samples. These are inspired by the sepia colors in Da Vinci's sketches.

Captain America sweater for the Imp's birthday late this month.

The third book in a series that I devoured.

Dyeing soy and tussah silk. I've also been dyeing banana silk, hemp, tencel, and bamboo. And wool, of course.

This is how the Elf amuses himself these days (when he isn't fighting with a computer to install Minecraft mods).

Linking up with Linda.