Thursday, December 11, 2008

These are pictures from early last week that I finally had a chance to upload. Things have been a bit nutty here with my seasonal night job and some medical issues going on with family. Hopefully I will be posting more soon!

This pair of longies shipped out last week. They are done with a small ruffle in WSK Cake colorway. I hope the mama enjoys them, I was just able to squeak out the length needed (there was NONE of the main colorway left and only about 6" of the trim colorway left).

I am also working on lengthening some shorties I did last summer for a customer -- pictures to come soon, they are out in my traveling knitting bag in the truck.

These longies are part of a trade they are being knit on 3ply purewool dyed by Kimi of A Twisted Stitch in her Campbell Shore colorway. It is so pretty and the colors are wonderful. The trim is a some 3 ply purewool dyed in a dark brown, I think it sets off the main colorway nicely.

And some new yarn arrivals. Some of this is spoken for already, but some skeins will be available for customs in the future.

Mosaic Moon on Merino in the Ming colorway

Mosaic Moon on Targhee in the Goblin colorway

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Monday, November 3, 2008

These are heading in the mail today. Done on 3 ply Purewool in their Hot Blue colorway with matching trim, seed stitch cuffs and cargo pockets.

This is a pair of longies on the needles now in WSK Cake colorway.

I also have another pair that I just cast on and have the waistband done, they are in my work knitting bag so I will be sure to grab a picture of those in the next few days.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Just a quick drive by post -- here are the hot blue longies in 3 ply purewool. I am working on weaving ends and grafting the gusset tonight and tomorrow I plan to work on pocket placement. The yarn knit up really nice and I am happy with how they turned out. I also have another pair of longies on the needles right now -- pictures to come soon!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This is a pair of longies done in Hot Blue 3ply Purewool with matching trim. I should have pictures of the legs started tomorrow.

This hat is shipping out tomorrow, I hope the mama likes it I know my girls are in love with it and will be sad to see it go. I really need to get going on their winter hats -- they love these hats in particular.

And the finished MM Treasure Map longies ready to ship as well. Hopefully I can get better pictures of these and the hat tomorrow, it rained all day here so the light was terrible and the true colors have not been captured.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Lots of stuff shipping today. First the two newborn sets these are shipping today. Both of these are on Mosaic Moon the first is Selkie and the second is Woodland in Spring.

This pair is shipping out as well! I am really happy with how these turned out very thick and squishy perfect for the fall weather we are having!

And last a newborn hat and booties set is shipping today, for a collaboration with my new Congo - Tied up with Strings. Stay tuned for some more sneak previews here and at the congo!

Here is the next pair of longies. These are Mosaic Moon Treasure Map with matching cascade trim. They are on some very soft BFL and are knitting up beautifully. I am just about to split for the legs (I am waiting for DH to get home so after we do supper and get the kids to bed he can take a video of how I start my magic looping to do both legs at once).
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Long time no post -- but things were a wee bit crazy for a bit. Two weeks ago my youngest had a seizure and we ended up in Boston for a week while they tried to figure out why she had such a long seizure that caused swelling in her brain. She is doing well now and we have plenty of follow up appointments in Boston to keep an eye on her, but it put my knitting behind by about a week. When we took her to the ER I had no idea we would end up in Boston 24 hours later for a week, so I only had one project with me.

Here are the MM Selkie longies and the hat - I reknit the other leg with the size 8 needles so they both match now. These are still drying and I am putting the ties on the booties tonight. They should be ready to head out soon.

Here are the MM Woodland in Spring longies and hat, again these are still drying and I am finishing up the booties so they should be ready to ship soon (to the same mama).

Here is a custom pair done on a worsted weight superwash yarn that had three different strands of variegated yarn twisted together sent to my by Kim -- it created a beautiful variegated pair of longies that are nice and thick and should resist pilling and felting. These are almost dry as well, hopefully they will be dry enough tomorrow for me to add the drawstring and ship them out. I will get some better close up pictures then as well so you can see how pretty this yarn knit up.
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Myself and the mama these are for were not happy with the way the yarn was pooling so I reworked one leg to see if I could fix it. I think I did but I am just posting this so she can check it out and let me know. The left hand leg is 42 stitches on size 7 needles with yarn knit from the center of the cake, the right hand leg is 40 stitches on size 8 needles knit from the outside of the cake (basically I frogged the leg and wound the ball so the yarn I would start the leg with had originally been on the bottom of the leg.

And here are the fall longies, they don't look much different than before because the 1" that I have knit on the legs so far has curled up on itself. Look for more pictures soon!
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

I began working on these Monday. I am just about to split for the legs. I have tonight off so hopefully tomorrow I will have a nice picture of some leg progress.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

This was originally written to be posted on the 5th for some reason Blogger or Picasa saved it as a draft and when I realized it this morning the pictures were missing so I have re-posted it. I apologize to any customers that I directed to the blog to see updated pictures -- I didn't realize that the post had not gone up!

September 5, 2008
Sorry another long time between updates. Mama's been sick with a cold and my youngest is getting her eye teeth still so she is very clingy, today she seems to be feeling better so I am getting a chance to get pictures up while she snacks at the table.

Here are the MM Selkie newborn longies. The second leg on these kept pooling really bad so I had to rip it out a few times before I found the combination that kept that leg from pooling so badly. I still have to do the hat and booties to match and get the waistband sewn in -- I should have the hat done by tomorrow and the booties for both pairs begun.

Here is the progress on the WWbN Barrel of Monkeys. I have about an inch left before I switch to the trim color to make the 1.5" cuff as requested. The colors in this are very nice and I love how the non-pooling pattern kept up for the legs, usually a yarn doesn't do that and creates a different pattern for the legs. Another project that should be done this weekend.

These went out yesterday! This is a newborn set on purewool Cyan and black colorway with matching black and cyan trim.

And these are ready to go just waiting for a shipping address. This is a small pair longies and a hat done on Mosaic Moon Kettle Dyed Rainbow with Black.

Now that I am starting to feel better and V seems to be happier I will hopefully be able to update more than once a week!
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I finished the WWbN Barrel of Monkeys longies, they came out very cute. These are being lanolized right now and will be ready to go towards the end of the week. These are the first pair I have made with Black Berry Ridge merino and I really like it, I plan to pick some up for instock and to make V some woolies.

The hat is now complete for the newborn set on Mosaic Moon Selkie. I haven't weaved ends yet because I have not heard yet if the little bit of pooling on the legs is okay. I am working on the booties to match right now.
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Woodland in Spring set is almost done, just the elastic waist to put in and the socks to knit up. I have a skein of Selkie by Mosaic Moon to knit into another newborn set for the same customer so I will do the socks and waistbands at the same time. I imagine both sets will be ready to ship by late next week.

I am waiting for some cream 3ply purewool to use as the trim with the Selkie newborn set so I worked on the Barrel of Monkeys longies as part of a trade. I plan to work on the legs a bit today.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Just got back from a weekend away so I have more pictures to add, but this is the picture from Friday. I finished the Woodland in Spring longies, during the trip I weaved in my ends and grafted the crotch gusset -- I haven't put the waistband in yet (forgot to put my elastic in my knitting bag for the trip). More pictures to come!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

As promised the start of the Woodland in Spring longies -- this is the first time I have knit this colorway and I am very happy with the way it is working up. I am so glad I ordered more of this colorway when I had a chance! In this picture I am just beginning the gusset I imagine I will be either done with the longies tomorrow or close to it. But for now I am heading to bed early (as hard as it is with the great Women's Beach Volleyball game going on -- go USA!)

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The Mosaic Moon Kettle Dyed Rainbow with black longies and hat are done and drying right now. I snapped this picture just before I washed them, when they are dry I will thread the drawstring through.

I also started another newborn set this time on Mosaic Moon Woodland in Spring -- pictures to come soon!
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