Thursday, June 28, 2012

Three Hats, Two Socks, and One Omission - In Reverse Order

I completely failed to make mention about the most important aspect of the Zombie BBQ yarn I blogged about the other day - it is a gift from Neuro!!!  So not only it is theeee coolest yarn ever, but it carries with it many happy memories of a terrific Weekend of Weaving!

OK, so inbetween all the weaving I did manage to get some knitting done.  These are Water Lilies socks, made with Cascade Handpaints.  Great yarn and pattern!

In addition to all of her other marvelous creations, Neuro has made three fantastic hats for Mr. Oogy in the past couple of years.  This one, the latest version, is made with the fabulous high-tech stuff, and was also knit inbetween episodes of frenzied weaving.

This next one is both handsome and warm - perfect for indoor use in the coldest of winter months!  (I know - hard to believe when it's been so hot here lately!)

These jaunty stripes keep cold heads warm!

Here is a formal portrait of the Hat Triumvirate.  Made with TLC by the talented Neuro!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

So Full of Promise!

These fun, easy socks served me well as stress knitting recently.

These special request wristwarmers for Mr. Oogy are way ahead of schedule, but they were also a quick, fun knit.  I also over-dyed the yarn in Twilight - much nicer than its former pale blue!

My UFOs are mocking me.  Notice the not-quite-so-finished-but-done-with-the-weaving scarf in the middle there.

This yarn screamed "Unleaving!!!!" when it was a skein, now it is yelling, "Socks, you dumbass!!!"  Pattern TBD.

Unleaving candidate #2.  No hollering yet.

This awesome yarn is from Lorna's Laces, and contains thermal phase regulation fibers that help moderate body temperature.  And the best part - the colorway is called Zombie BBQ!!!  It looks like it wants to pool its colors, so I will need to find a good slip-stitch pattern to combat that tendency.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Oogy and Neuro - Weavers!!!!

We made this!!!

Here is my progress after Neuro's departure from a fun and relaxing weekend spent learning how to weave!  I've got a ways to do yet, and I'm dreading warping the loom all by myself for the next project, but we were able to accomplish many things in just a couple of days! Neuro made a gorgeous scarf for herself, and our first product is nice enough to give as a gift.  We're thrilled to have a whole new use for handspun.  It might not get much fancier than this, but my hippocampus is definitely satisfied!