Even with all the crazy…

…around here lately, I managed to finish something!  Remember these?  Well now they look like this:

FO: Isle Caribe Socks

I did a Sherman Heel – my favorite since there are virtually no holes.

Isle Caribe Heel

Just in time for the end of Summer of Socks ’09 (my ONLY PAIR this summer, I’m such a SS failure!) and the weather to turn chilly in the Northeast, too!  ;o)

Details:

Pattern: My own toe-up magic-ish cast on, Sherman Heel, 1×1 rib sock pattern

Yarn: My own handspun – 4oz of sport-weight in the Freckle Faced Fibers colorway ‘Isle Caribe’

Needles: Size 3 Addi circs

Next up:

Aestlight Shawl - the beginning

Aestlight shawl in Malabrigio sock won in a blog contest at Risa’s (thanks for picking my name out of the hat!)

Also, thank you all for your congrats and well wishes regarding my bags being offered at a yarn shop in my area!  You guys are awesome and the reason why I keep sewing like a madwoman!  :o))

p.s.  If anyone is interested, I started a FaceBook fan page for Stitched – I’ll post updates n stuff on there and you all are welcome to share your thoughts on your bags!  Thanks again!

Tour de Fleece…

…#majorfail.  *sigh*

To catch you up, I set out to spin all my Spunky Club fiber that has been sitting in my stash since 2007.  Roughly 15 packages of 4 oz of fiber (one 2 oz of merino/tussah tencel).  I wanted to empty this bin:

Tour de Fleece 2009 Goal

I did not empty the bin.  In fact, I am willing to swear that bin has some kind of magical regeneration properties because the level of fiber in the bin never seemed to get any lower.  Seriously frustrating.

I spun?  Seven.

Tour de Fleece Final Results

If I have to only count the skeins that were finished and plied then I spun five.  It’s more fiber than I’ve ever spun in that space of time, though, if that counts for anything.  ;o)  Want a list?  Okay…

Party Dress – 236 yards – 4 oz

Aspen – 120 yards – 2 oz

Acadia – 266 yards – 4 oz

Pie for Everyone – 246 yards – 4 oz

Rose…something – 312 yards – 4 oz

Think Spring! – ? yards (not plied) – 4 oz

Mud Season – ? yards (not plied) – 4 oz

My totals are 1,180 yards of plied yarn and 26 ounces of fiber total.

Okay maybe not a #majorfail but I definitely fell short.  ;o)

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ECF…

…the one with all the spinning.

Sick of bags yet?  Yes?  No?  Either way, today you get my spinning from the past three days:

Three days of spinning

From Left to Right, Mud Season, Rose…something (no tag, got it from Amy at Cummington last year) and Think Spring!  There’s still a heckuva lot of fluff in that bin though, something tells me that I will not be reaching my TDF goals this year.  However, I have made almost 50 bags in the past week and a half so if it weren’t for Sock Summit I probably would have come a lot closer.  I still have two days left though…anyone have a time turner I can borrow?

I took the photo on the iPhone, not sure if I like what I did to it to make it all dark and gloomy… ;o)

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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