Stash Flash: Fiber

Now we move to fiber, probably my smallest section of stash. I've kept my fiber to one bin, and have mostly been successful. I am a very sporadic spinner, and quite slow so I have to keep it small, ish.

The bin

The bin, with supervisor.

Some fiber from Into the Whirled. Her Polworth is gorgeous and these are named based on Dr. Who episodes

A bump of fiber from Loop. I can never get it to pull as a center pull ball, but pulling from the outside works for me.

Some Juliespins fiber. This is always gorgeous and soft, I love looking at her Etsy store.

I plan to make these into a fractal gradient. Three ply as well. Just need to get my courage up.

Camel, merino and silk. Gorgeous and soft.
Pulling out all my fiber inspired me to start a new project. Some of my oldest merino. And a gift from my parents. 🙂


I've already finished the first bobbin, but haven't been able to get to the next because of life. Darn it.



Katie is finally back to normal after a bad infection. So glad. 🙂





Crochet Jag? Me? No…..

It started with the Artfully Simply Cowl:  Seen lovingly draped over Katie’s butt in this picture.

Then one dreadfully boring evening I made two crochet bowls:

Kitt wasn’t sure about the turtle one.

Then I made another crochet bowl to match the grey one above.  This time actually reading the pattern and making it the right height.

Just in time for valentines day. 🙂

Then I pulled out an old WIP and finished that:

I’m actually quite proud of it.  AwesomeSister chose the colours for it and it lives with her now.

Then I went digging around my craft books and found 101 one-skein crochet projects and made these gloves

v-stitch is quite fun

Finally I was inspired to make a …. well …. thingy.

He’s fun to play with.  I’m going to make another one but maybe with fun fur instead of smooth yarn.

It has a wire frame making it very posable.

But a crochet jag?  Nah.


 The kitties are getting used to some new things around the house

Stash Flash: Sweater Quantity

Ignoring the two (two!!!) sweaters I have in time out, here is my sweater quantity bin.

And here it is all spread out:

From oldest to newest.
Elann Superwash chunky (which according to rav knits up at a worsted gauge)
Dream in Color Classy: Gothic Rose
A nice dark version of this colour
Sanguine Gryphon Traveller: Tenochitlan (DK)
Sanguine Gryphon Traveller: Delft
Shrug quantity of Berrocco Vintage in Black
Berrocco Remix
I don’t have the best history with sweaters, but here are a few from my past

Technical Difficulties!

Whew, that took a bit, couldn’t figure out where my images had gone!

Finished Objects!  YAY!

First finished object of the year, mittens!

They match a hat from September

The mittens look odd, but stretch nicely:

Second finished object!


Using Regia Zoofari in white.  Used Cat Borhdi’s Sweet Tomato Heel, which i learned on her youtube channel.  It fits very nicely, but isn’t my favorite heel.  Nice to try something different.

I’ve cast on a couple of new projects as well:

a crochet cowl and some dk weight socks  hopefully both will be quick


Also, new yarn!

No, I haven’t already broken my cold sheeping, but this was my last splurge from 2014.  I had a credit at the Loopy Ewe and knew that it would make cold sheeping difficult, (especially in the spring/summer when I’m missing new yarn input to the stash) so I went ahead and used it just after xmas.

Here it is:

I wanted bright, since the early months of the year are so dreary.


Kitt has a new trick, sleeping in my lap.  I’ve always wanted a lap cat. 🙂

But he might want to learn how to relax. 😉