Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Clap On.... Fetch Off!

FO ALERT!!! I finally got my Fetching mitts off the needles yesterday! For those of you non-Ravlers, I used 1 strand each of Zitron Ecco & Heirloom Alpaca held together, which made for a very dense, soft fabric that I'm sure is going to be quite warm! Some pics... first a couple from the second mitt in progress during my snow/ice day last week...

fetchinginprogress FetchingRachael
Coffee, Rachael Ray and knitting... what could be better? Now for the finished product...
MyFetching208 MyFetching208b

MyFetching208c


With Fetching off the needles, I cast on my
Clapotis for the Fashionably Late in '08 KAL (have you signed up yet???). Nothing really much to see here just yet, but its a start. You can see the yarn (SWTC Amerah in Vineyard colorway) I chose and my new Peace Fleece needles (I needed some new size 8's and I just love these needles... what better excuse?).

Amerah

Of course, I didn't need to cast on yet another wip, as I still have plenty, but since I did sign up for the KAL. Speaking of wip's, I picked up my Cabin Fever tank a couple weeks ago for some Wednesday night knitting. I'm still in the never ending ribbing from hell section... not too exciting.
cabinfevertank

Then there's the Loopy Ewe Celebratory Socks...
Loopyannivsock

There's plenty more of UFO's stashed all around my living room, but that's it for photographic evidence today (I've had a slight case of startitis again). Instead, I'll share with you another FO, just of a different crafty variety. I took a beading class on Saturday and made this gorgeous set...

ChokerEarrings208

You like? I'm wearing it today... Not only was it a fun class, it was a great Saturday afternoon spent with wonderful ladies, yummy food, good coffee and beading! Of course I couldn't not pick up a few new things (including those Peace Fleece needles above)... Wanna see something yummy??!! When Joanne had her girls shorn last year, she got their fleece spun into some fantastic yarn that she is now sharing!

AKGyarn

On the left is the 80/20 mix of Josie (jacob sheep) and Bonnie & Gracie (angora bunnies) ... and on the right is 100% Harriet (shetland sheep). Aren't her girls gorgeous? She has a limited supply available at the shop and is planning to have more spun later this spring after their next shearing. I already have a fun project in mind for my yarn, but will keep it to myself until I get started... hee hee!

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday... and thank you to everyone who has voted for the dogs in the Spay Day photo contest! Please keep the votes coming (you can vote using as many different email addresses as you have/know)! I just downloaded a bunch of new photos of them, but will share later... in the meantime, Charlie is Home!!! I've been following Operation Bring Charlie Home for some time now and could not be happier for Charlie and Sgt Watson - please read the article (the first link)!

7 comments:

Dianne said...

I like the yarn you chose for the clapotis. I ordered mine yesterday--I'm going to double up a laceweight from knitpicks. I saw the idea on Ravelry. Kisses to your babies from Emma & Tara!

chanknits said...

I'm ordering malabrigo in a bit, unless I change my mind. Love the colorway you're doing though!

Sonya said...

Wow it all looks great. I love those needles.
You did a wonderful job on the bead work. I bet you look very pretty :)

vegasangelbrat said...

They look great! Great job! Also like your beadwork, glad you had fun!

Gnat said...

You seem to have a lot of pretty things on the needles. :) I love the finished fetchings. They look great.

Rachel said...

Hi Nichol--thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on that amazing swap package that Mary sent me...and on one of my favorite elk baby photos that I've taken! I couldn't find your email so figured I'd stop by and reply this way. Glad I did...great job on the Fetchings and I really like the necklace you made...the colors and the style!

Criquette said...

Charlie's home!!!! Yay!!!!

Your jewelry is gorgeous! I can't wait for you to get your Etsy shop up and running.

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