Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy Birthday

My name is Lori and I'm a fiberholic. I knit. I spin. And I always have multiple projects underway. And sometimes they actually get finished. If you're on Ravelry, I'm lasknits and you can find some of them here.

My grandmother taught me to knit over 30 years ago. And boy did the lesson take.

Currently I'm trying to finish this my black alpaca kimono. Black is insanely difficult to photograph. The shiny bits are the safety pins basting it together. And the black is also making it difficult to seam except in really good light and while I'm wearing my glasses. More details can be found here.

This is Clapotis and the yarn is Primero from Brooks Farm. The color is Honeysuckle. I can't believe that I'm actually knitting this, but the yarn was begging for something much simpler than the Mystic Light shawl that it tried to become. It puddled too much for that pattern.

My library of knitting/fiber books and patterns continues to grow and I'm always looking to learn something new. Cables, lace, color work, you name it and I'm willing to give it my best shot.

One of my newest additions is The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques by Margaret Radcliffe. Like many knit knitters I have been collecting handpainted yarns for several years and sometimes just haven't liked how they look when they are anything larger than socks. This book offers some great ideas about how to use them and has LOTS of color pictures to back it up.

My yarn stash is very much in the SABLE category and I own two knitting machines in the hopes of trying to conquer it.

I also own two spinning wheels and numerous spindles which have their own fiber stash and feed the yarn stash.

1 comment:

  1. Lori!
    YAY! I like it! I need you to come podcast with me sometime.. in addition to all the other stuff I want you to do. You didn't mention having a life beyond fiber. I know you do. So for now... enjoy!