Thursday, July 15, 2010

Handspun BFL Socks

Last Christmas I received this handpainted, Bluefaced Leicester braid as a gift.

By January I had it spun into a beautiful, soft, 3 ply. At the time I thought it was about a fingering weight, but it knits up closer to a sports weight.

I've finally knit it up into a lovely pair of warm, cushiony, winter socks. I know, I know. . . . just in time for the heat of summer, but these are scheduled to be entered in our fall fair only a few more weeks away.

Time to take them off my feet, wash them, block them, and get them looking their best. They won't be going in the hand-spun and hand knit category though, not enough separate categories there for me to enter the items I've made. I'll have to put these socks in with the "regular" hand knit socks category and hope for the best.

The pattern is my (wider, rounder toe) adaptation of Jackie Erickson-Schweizer's "Basic Toe-to-Cuff Socks" available through HeartStrings FiberArts

Monday, July 05, 2010

Just for a Laugh

Here's a picture just for giggle-snorts. I was playing around trying to create an avatar image for the DOA forum.

When I eventually get my Narae she'll be my avatar picture, but for now this image will do.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Canada Day

Rather than fight our way through the crowds gathering at the publicized community celebrations of Canada Day, my husband and I set off to enjoy one of the finer things about Canada. A short drive from home we enjoyed the great outdoors with a hike to the summit of Mount Thom.

It was quiet and peaceful, just the way we like it.

Although I wasn't fast enough to get a picture, we saw a beautiful deer amongst the trees.

When we got to the summit we had a nice view of Chilliwack, Cultus Lake, and the Fraser Valley.

We enjoyed it so much that it just might become a Canada Day tradition.