Well, I will jump right into the knitting. I showed you Antonio's Sock Monkey Bed Socks last week....well, here is a picture of him wearing them....I think they are a bit too small. I may take out the toes, and knit them a little longer....or just make him a new pair.
Then, I finished Rosen Bridge.....Yahoo! Camp Loopy #2 done!
Here it is before blocking, during blocking and after blocking....I really like it!
The only other thing I knit on was maybe 2 or 3 rounds on Sandbank (I do not have a picture) and some socks I need to finish by Friday. These are for the Sock Beginner KAL with HiyaHiya.....I am enjoying them, but I am itching to cast on some socks with Self Striping yarn.
Speaking of self striping....or gradient...a friend of mine posted a picture on FB over the weekend.....it was of a shawl called Halona. She is making it with a gorgeous rainbow gradient yarn.....it was yarn she spun herself from a Loop Bullseye of fiber.....
Here is her picture (drool):
Well, that made me get out my spinning and see if I could do it one more time.....I moved some fiber onto the gorgeous Bosworth spindle I bought from Darlene and gave it a whirl....well, my grandson said it best:
Antonio: "Ga-Ma, is that hard?"
Me: "Yes Handsome, it is very hard!"
Antonio: "If it is so hard, the don't do it."
Here is my spinning on the spindle (no laughing):
I came to the realization that I am just not ever going to be a spinner....I want to still practice a little here and there with some of the fiber I have...but I will never be able to do my Loop Bullseye fiber justice....So, I contacted a spinning friend, Laurel, and she said she would spin it for me.....she is an awesome spinner and I cannot wait to mail it off to her to spin for me......Thank you Laurel! I think I will only get about 500 yards from it....so I will have to find the perfect shawl for it. Here is the my Loop Bullseye in Abracadabra color:
Then, I have a couple of stash enhancements
First is the most awesome bag from Bags By Awesomegrannie......To try to condense the story, Darlene and her hubby had a contest about how to make some bags with scrap material....and LAST week Darlene came to work with 2 awesome scrap bags....her hubby did not color coordinate, but she did......I told her I thought the bag was awesome and she had lots of great feedback on her instagram photo...but (now, remember, I am not a sewer, so I do not really know what I am talking about), they take forever to make.....but she made me one! She said it took over 3 hours, so I understand why she is not going to make them for the shop....but I am soooooooooo happy she made me one! Thank you Darlene! My Camp Loopy #3 is going in this bag....and I get to start that on Saturday!
I got some more of that color changing cotton from Wolle's Yarn....with a 50 grams of contrast black:
Oh.....and some good news.....it is official! I officially have more hand knit socks than store bought socks.....mind you, I do not really have a lot of store bought socks, and I am no where near a full sock drawer for #operationsockdrawer....but I was pretty happy!
Okay....someone got a new rubber band gun...Jaime (aka Pam-Pa) got it for Antonio and he loves it!
I have a video of him too!
I leave you with some pics of my handsome man.....I watched him this past week on Tuesday everning, Thursday evening, then Friday evening all the way to Sunday evening.....boy am I pooped...but it was lots of fun! He stayed cool with a tiny little pool that I got him for my house.....
Stay cool my friends!
Happy Happy Happy Knitting!