Sunday, June 20, 2010

Back in the Red

Not financially, more knitting-wise. I think I am experiencing a red phase. I'm spinning red fiber and knitting no less than 3 projects, all red -- with a fourth waiting for caston. But before I share some of my reds, here is what I found in the mail room when I returned from vacation. There have been some thefts, so I'm lucky to have found my stuff still there.

A new spindle and some of the lovely, squishy St. Seraphina Knits roving. Check her out on etsy, I simply adore her fiber, I'm a ... ahem... frequent customer, shall we say.

Then, there is my first-ever Zebisis spindle. I ordered the one on the right -- dark green with lucky bats on it. I also received the 1 oz spindle on the left and... some lovely fiber. A whole order full. Just because she's nice and generous. I've never spun any kind of silk and am not quite sure how to go about it, but it's so pretty, I'm sure I'll figure it out.

Now, back to my red phase. Here are the vampire socks... one sock is done, and I'm working on the gusset decreases for the second. This won't take long, I have small feet.

Then, the Geodesic cardigan. It's taking a good long time because I decided to knit the 38" size -- I want this to close properly over my chest and not have the arms-like-overstuffed-sausage-look. I've tried on some cardigans recently, and lemme tell you, it's not a flattering look.

I am knitting the 11th repeat of the straight section on my Clapotis. I love it. Has a bit of a volcanic-island-camouflage thing going, but I really like the effect. Oh, and the Lion & Lamb... it's heavenly to knit with. Shimmery and silky. Mmmmm.

There are more socks, but I don't have good pictures of them. Truth is, twisted stitches require good lighting and no flash, and these socks are too gorgeous to show with bad photography. I'll try again when it's nicer out -- it's getting gray and gloomy.


Elspeth said...

I love that Clapotis - gorgeous!

Becky said...

Red is my favorite color, so everything looks gorgeous. Your spindles are very cool, especially the batty one.

Bezzie said...

I think my fave is the socks!

emileeknits said...

Oooh, lovely!

adrienne said...

Oh, that's beautiful fibre! I'm sure the yarn will be lovely once it's spun.

Soo said...

If you're going to have a phase -- red is a great colour to have a phase in!! I love the socks.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Dear Batty,

You torture me by announcing redness but then making me wade through other colors first. (Not that they aren't just lovely.)

Love, fooma--word verification

knottygnome said...

awesome spindles! i keep meaning to try one with a stone whorl.