Sunday, February 28, 2010

Just in Time - and Eight to Go

The 10 in 2010 challenge is based on Oslo, Norway time, which means a midnight deadline is 6 p.m. here. My February entry is Adamas, a free pattern from Ravelry, knit in a yummy alpaca/silk blend. It's times like this I wish the internet had a "touch-o-vision" feature, so everyone could see just how soft and fluffy this yarn is in the finished shawl.

I finished it a little after 5 p.m. and put on blocking wires and logged it on Ravelry at 5:22 this afternoon. (Well, the final logging was a bit later, due to the fact that my computer decided it hates me.) Yes, cut this one a little bit close. Fortunately the Mmario Mmystery Shawl is almost halfway done. With any luck March should be a little less hectic.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Further Proof I've Lost It

This is the Hylym shawl. Named Hylym for "Have You Lost Your Mind". This is my first "original" design (I use the quotes, because the edging came from a knitting stitch pattern book, so it was more of an original assembly than original design). It's knit in size 8 perle cotton on size 0000 needles. No, that's not a typo. That really is 4 zeros.

I think it turned out pretty well. The quarter gives you some idea of the insanity of the scale here. The ruffle is definitely cute - enough so I've contemplated tackling a full sized version for me. Please note, if I see men in white coats, I will not answer the door, I will just send my furry minions out to surround them and demand chickenses in adorable little ferret voices until they expire from the cute.

Now off to finish February's contribution to the 10 in 2010 madness...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Calling All Spinners!

Are you a spinner? Or even a wanna-be spinner? Do you have bits and bobs of fiber waiting to be spun, but no idea what to make from it? Have you always wanted to be exhibited in a fine art gallery?

Weird as it seems, yes, those questions DO go together! Pluckyfluff is coordinating an art show in Lillehammer that encompasses the work of fiber artists world wide. As part of this, she is assembling a gigantic skein of handspun yarn to be included in the exhibit. Information on requirements and where to send your yarn is on her blog. She is willing to accept multiple skeins, but time is short - submissions need to be to her by March 1.

Now get out there and get spinning! It's your (and all of our!) chance to show what fiber artists can do!