Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I changed my blog over to this, since I can't seem to make this one work most of the time.

daddy&keira 001, originally uploaded by brijeebee.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

So I decided if I'm going to teach myself how to spin yarn, I should go get some books from the library. I was there with a toddler who had better things to do, so I grabbed 1 of 2 books I could find (it must be a very popular subject, since most of them were checked out).
The picture on the cover looks like what I spun last night! It's the same color exactly. Weird, huh?


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Here's what the yarn that I made looks like all knit up on size 17 needles:

It's really scratchy. Toward the top it's more even, because that's when I started to get the hang of plying.
More elaborating per request of mom--making yarn is really easy. First you take some fluff and tie it to a thing that looks like a top. Then you spin it around, and twist up the fluff, so it's tight. Then you wrap that around the bottom of the spindle. After you fill up the spindle or get bored, you unwind it, and roll it into balls. To ply the yarn, you take 2 of these balls and put them in coffee cups and put the end through the handles. You tie the ends back on the spindle and spin it in the opposite direction and let the 2 strands wind up on each other. Yay, string!

I made yarn! It's easier than I thought it would be. I got sick of waiting for someone to teach me how to spin, so I followed directions off of the internet.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

I finally knit a sock. It's a nice sock. It fits. I like the colors. It's not going to get a mate though. I don't think I have enough yarn, and I thought it was kind of boring and tedious to knit. I'll try again to knit some socks for N, but I don't understand the big sock knitting excitement.
Here's how I knit now with the baby in the sling. I'm re-doing the longies I'm knitting for Goozle since the first try was too small. I put the waistband on Girly's head, because I was bored, and I thought it looked like a crown. I lead an exciting life, I know.

Monday, March 05, 2007

This is the most boring blog ever. I also keep forgetting how to post new things. Here's some more stuff I knitted:

Some fancy pants for the girly!

Pattern: my own

Yarn: Malabrigo

They're super soft but kind of pilly. And she's almost outgrown them already!

And some fancy pants for Goozle. They started out as a Fair Isle hat.

Pattern: my own
Yarn: Cascade 220