Monday, August 25, 2008


All the moss stitch is done! The coat is all put together! All the ends are sewn in! All that's left are all the hexagons around the opening. I've done five out of about twenty or twenty-one.

The hexagons though are pretty fun to do. I'll actually have a finished coat soon.


Monday, August 11, 2008


Opal has been very busy with her etsy shop lately, spinning up some lovely handspun and making lovely stitch markers. I had to have these:

Couldn't believe they arrived already. I just ordered them Wednesday and they came all the way from Hawaii!

Anyone who has been reading my blog for a while might vaguely recall the next project. I started it around this time two years ago and have given it up twice so far when the miles and miles (seems like it anyway) of moss stitch just gets to be way too much for me. But, there's a chill in the air the last few days (truly seems a little early in the year for fall in Virginia!) and I decided this is the year it gets finished. The Hex Coat!

I pulled it out and realized that I wasn't actually that far from the armholes on the back. So now, I'm about to bind off the back and will only have to suffer through the sleeves. Of course, there are all those hexagons that go on front, but those actually look pretty interesting. Of course, we'll see how I feel about those once I get to the twentieth one.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

New Fiber

I know, two days, two posts, but I had to show off my newest acquisition. I've actually tried to stay out of yarn stores because of my ever-increasing stash and what happens, our guild has a local dyer to come in and give a talk and share her wares. *Sigh* Seriously, how could I resist these shades of purple?

These are merino silk blends, so the picture does not truly show the richness and depth of color. They are from Neighborhood Fiber Co. run by Karida who is really cool and admitted to loving pink and purple, for which I am grateful. If you're on Ravelry, look up her stuff under yarn and see some of the beautiful color combinations. She calls each colorway by a DC neighborhood. The ones pictured above are "Truxton Circle" (the shades of purple), "Adams Morgan" (purple, bright pink and black), and "Dupont Circle" (pink and purple).

Now, to find the time to spin up some of my fiber. *Sigh*


Monday, August 04, 2008

Hubby Socks

I am still around, and I actually finished something. I finished a pair of socks for my husband:

It's his second pair. He seems to like them, so he might get another pair for Christmas.

Pattern: My own plain old stockinette
Needles: My usual 0s
Yarn: Regia Galaxy in blues/greys

I'm almost done with the evergreen trees section of the Magickal Earth Shawl. So, I'm very close to starting the unicorns. That's part of what drew me to this shawl in the first place when I first got the book Gathering of Lace, the unicorns. Of course, when I first bought this book, I was definitely not confident enough then to tackle this shawl. But now it seems like the logical choice for me to work on. I feel my skills are exactly where they need to be for this shawl.

And just for fun, here's a picture of our new "pet" Audrey: