FO: Color Affection

 

Yes, I have another finished object to share with you! This one I finished right before Rhinebeck so some people have seen it in person.

FO: Color Affection

I love this knit. I mean Love.

FO: Color Affection

I wear it almost all the time – it’s been super cold here in the Northeast and the wood stove isn’t doing a very good job keeping up with our 200 year old windows (my old farmhouse still has the original handmade glass in the living room) so lately when I’m on the couch, I’m wearing this.

FO: Color Affection

It keeps my neck and shoulders cozy warm.

FO: Color Affection

It helps that the yarn was dyed by two good friends – and that it has cashmere in it ;o)

FO: Color Affection

The blue and purple were dyed by Judy of Ball and Skein, the grey was dyed by Kim of The Woolen Rabbit. It’s like getting a hug from both of them whenever I wear it!

Project Details:

Pattern: Color Affection by Veera Välimäki

Yarn: Ball and Skein Sophia in Fox Grape and Beach Glass; The Woolen Rabbit Harmony Sock in Raven

Needle: Knit Picks interchangeables – but I don’t remember the size! I want to say 6?

Time to Knit: 4 months!

 

 



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TdF and Ravelry *lympics

yep, I participated. You probably don’t know this because I was so crazy busy I never blogged about it. /sigh

So first, Tour de Fleece – I started out with my usual plan, SPIN ALL THE SPUNKY CLUB THINGS!

I pulled out all the club fiber from the Bin of Shame Awesome:

R’s iPhone is included for scale. This, btw is what 6 pounds of fiber looks like.

Once I took a look at the pile and then looked at my sewing schedule, I realized that there was no way, so I lowered my expectations and decided to just get 4oz spun and plied over the course of the TdF. I chose my fiber:

..and forgot to take a photo of it while it was still fluff. Oops! I do have an early bobbin photo:

Superwash BFL in the colorway “ooh la la tro-pi-cal”

I ripped strips from the prepared roving so there were shorter repeats of the color sequence, here is the bobbin with all the singles done:

Done! :o) now to let it rest so I can ply #spinning #tdf

I chain-plied it to preserve the color sequence:

 

and it came out gorgeous, IMHO:

TDF 2012: Spunky Club in Ooh La La Tropi Cal

 

I cast on socks during the opening ceremony:

My #olympic #knitting maybe I'll have socks in 16 days ;)

and managed to finish them almost the minute we arrived in Indiana for Pyro convention! Here is a collage of the knitting:

Olympic Socks

I LOVE these socks! They’re so squishy! I’m so very happy that I managed to actually finish something during TDF AND the Olympics (and technically, Summer of Socks although I didn’t officially participate) this year!

 

 



Finished!

It’s finished! Now it just needs to dry so I can take pictures that will prove it has a sweater shape! ;o)

Effortless Fini

Thank you to everyone who entered yesterday! The winner will be posted tomorrow so don’t forget to come back to see if you won!



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