Posts tagged ‘Cobblestone’

You must be Yoke-ing

Indeed I am!


Got all the pieces together and I’m finally yoke-ing.

Feels good to be in the final stretch.

I guess I always get a little anxious as the end of a project approaches.

Perhaps I just lose focus after working on one thing for a while and start looking for diversion.

Or maybe I worry about if it’s going to turn out just right.

But I’m close. Really close.

Chone says “lookin’ good so far, Maaaaa!”



February 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm 6 comments

The Chicken Girls Accesorize

For a long time I’ve been thinking that our chicken feed bags were worth saving.


They are colorful, with cool chicken art, and I really couldn’t bring myself to throw them away.
Sometimes they even have different background colors, like this pink one for breast cancer awareness-


And they are fairly indestructible, being made of plastic woven tarp-like material-


And this week, while stuck home in the snow, I finally decided to do something with them!


Tote bags! Aren’t they sporty?
Great for the grocery, the farmers market, holding projects, etc. etc.

The material is a little bit of a pain to sew, because it slips around some, and it is really hard on stick pins, but the tote bag styling is really simple, and I think now that I’ve done a few the next batch will go faster and easier.


And in wool news, I am making steady progress on Cobblestone

One more sleeve, then we get to the exciting part: the yoke! A little texture, some short rows.
Pretty sure I’ve got the yarn to cover it now.

January 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm 6 comments

The Wrong Kind of White Fluff

We have snow.

Now, this isn’t entirely unusual (it IS January), but I’m having a hard time mustering any excitement about it.

So I’m trying to concentrate on indoor pursuits!

Especially those that serve to promote toastiness.

For example,

Cobblestone, beginning to look like it might be a sweater!


It’s really hard to take good true-to-life colors in photos of really dark colored objects, and that’s about all I could manage for now. But I have started one of the sleeves as well-


You’ll have to trust me when I tell you that the charcoal-y grey blend of Chone and Spike is much more appealing in person.

And I’ve been spending a little quality time with Hank, my Pirtle wheel, spinning nice soft cushy singles-


Aren’t they fun? No idea what they want to be yet.
But I’m ok with that.

(see last post ) 🙂

January 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm 4 comments

Out with the Old, In with the New!

First, the sheeps helped me close out the old year, by recycling the christmas tree



They like evergreens, and it makes their breath all fresh and piney 🙂

Then in order to get the new year off on the right foot, I brought out the other herd, my spinning wheels, for a cleaning and oiling.


Don’t they look swell, all shined up and ready for 2012’s challenges?

I also dug out the partial distaff that I got with Sophie (on the right), and found a branch out in the yard that might serve as the basket-type part on top. I’m going to work on drafting from the distaff and see if I can get the hang of it.

And lastly, I got a start on my next sweater project- the Chone/Spike Cobblestone


Still have 3 or 4 more skeins to go for this one, so I’ll be working at it from both ends for a bit-


Goal completion date: end of Feb.

January 2, 2012 at 6:13 pm 3 comments

Sweaters and Sheeps and Such

Little short on words tonight, so I’ll just make this a quick progress report on current projects-

Edgar and Griff’s Shadow-

Chone and Spike’s yarn for Cobblestone-

I did observe National Hug A Sheep day on Saturday, but sadly do not have any documentation, as it is hard to hug a sheep and take a photo at the same time. 🙂

Managed to get some quality time with most of the boys as they were enjoying their dinner-



Felix too, though he didn’t stay for a snapshot-

There is something so nice about just sitting with the sheeps as they dig into their hay.


munch munch munch
munch munch munch

October 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm 5 comments

Moving Right Along

Shadow is shaping up nicely!

Sleeve #1 is blocked


and Sleeve #2 is underway-

Really enjoying this knit. Nice cable pattern that is easy to memorize.
Little nervous about the sewing up part, but I guess I’ll figure that our when I get there.

I’m also doing some planning for the next project- a Chone and Spike Cobblestone

I’ve liked this pattern for a long time, and just had someone express interest in having me make one, so here we go!



plus Spike




I just love doing swatches.

October 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm 1 comment

This is a Wool blog.

Who? Denise

Where? Skagit County, Washington

Why: To share my spinning and knitting adventures with other wool loving folk.


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