Posts tagged #cascade 220 sport

another snowy monday

It is a wonderful day for spinning and knitting!  I am almost done spinning the 3 ply's that will eventually become my socks.

I did finish the hat to this pattern. Winter Woods Hat and Gloves by Veronik Avery

It is knit using Cascade 220 Sport in three colors, and size 3 needles.  I did modify the hat to be just 6 !/2 inches until you begin the decreases.  

The gloves are heavily modified.  I knit the cuffs and first chart as written, and added a few rows of ribbing to hopefully keep them snug around the wrist.   I omitted the strips and will turn them into a shorter version and mitts not gloves.  I am hoping to finish them today.

I have not worked on the Charleston Tea Cardigan by Thea Colman in a few days.  I was busy getting ready for the spinning guild meeting.  The first meeting of the new year is always Roc Day.  It is a fun time!

Show and Tell from the Week...

This is the Evolution Shawl knit by Kathy using 3 skeins Rylie yarn by HiKoo.  Its not noticable in the picture but she added some beading to the pattern!  It is just beautiful!!

Janet's woven fabric and scarf.  Unfortunately, I did not take notes but I think that the scarf is tencel and the jacket is cotton.  Janet, please correct me if I'm wrong.  

This is Janet's amazing finishing work on her jacket.  WOW!

Hope's  Claire Cowl , from Outlander.  The pattern calls for bulky yarn, but she used 2 strands of a very soft yarn, (again no notes) held together.  This is a very soft, very warm and very fast knit!

Hope's Claire Cowl, from Outlander.  The pattern calls for bulky yarn, but she used 2 strands of a very soft yarn, (again no notes) held together.  This is a very soft, very warm and very fast knit!

We did a drop spindle bee, a wheel spinning bee, and a knitting bee.  Each was 15 minutes, with lots of fierce competition:-)  

knitting with chop sticks was challenging!!

The results of the completions are at the shop and I am sitting comfortably  in front of the fire at home.  This is what I remember... in drop spindles, Dawn was the winner... in spinning wheel, Dave was the winner, and in the knitting, Mary was the winner!  I will update this and give more details later

This afternoon, I am leaving the comforts of home and headed to the barn.  I will be working with Tom and Greg to worm all of the sheep.  At this point they are all in the barn under Tom's watchful eye.  On Saturday the 24th we will be shearing, then the watching for lambs will begin.  

The New Year

I have done some thinking about this post.  I have several things that I would like to happen in 2015.  Some things were not possible with the terrible internet that I had in the past.  Now in the year 2015, we have high speed internet!  Thank you Hudson Valley Wireless!!

In no particular order...

*I want to get ravelry working for me.  I can spend hours looking and lurking, but it needs to help me more than it does.  Did you know that you can purchase ravelry patterns at the yarn shop? Now that the internet is working you will be able to browse ravelry and find the pattern you were looking for and I can print it for you.  I also want ravelry to help me keep track of my stash and my projects.

*I want the blog to be a place that you can see what I'm working on and what I'm thinking about working on.

*I want the blog to also be a place to share your projects also.  Knitters always like fresh ideas and I can't possible" knit all of the things".   I am hoping that you will be willing to share some of your projects with me to post.

*Do you know about craftsy?  I have know about craftsy for quite a while and when a sale comes along I would purchase a class or two.  Now with the high speed internet I am able to watch the classes from the shop.  They are wonderful!  I am enjoying them.   I am a craftsy affiliate, if you log into craftsy from my webpage it helps The Yarn Shop.  I get a small percentage of your purchase.  That helps :-)

*I want to be a better spinner, and a better teacher!  The craftsy classes are helping me, but I am also going to go to fiber events and take classes.  I am signed up to go to Vogue Knitting Live and I hope to continue to embrass this wealth of knowledge that is available for us.  

*I want to become a weaver.  I do dabble at it, but I want to learn more!!  On the second Thursday of each month, beginning in February, I will close the shop at 6pm and  I will go to the Hudson Mohawk weavers guild meetings. 


So what am I working on??

I have pulled out The Charleston Tea by Thea Colman.  I started this project in May of 2013, deep stash!  I will bind off the body of the cardigan today, then begin the sleeves, button binding and collar.  I have decided I don't want the hood.  

I have cast on the Winter Woods Hat and Gloves. from Interweave Knits Gifts 2014.  I am using Cascade 220 sport.  I will be turning the gloves into fingerless mitts.  I hope to have something to show for this next week.


I am spinning some of our Romney fiber into what I hope will become a 3 ply fingering weight sock yarn.  

This has been a long post so pictures next week!


Posted on January 5, 2015 and filed under roving.