She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands. --Proverbs 31:13

3/30/2006

Believe it or not,I have been trying to post all week. Blogger is so touchy sometimes. Anyway...Exciting news! Reagan has learned to knit! True, she has knit the same three rows multiple times and then ripped it out,but she is knitting!

She and I also did some dyeing on Saturday, with Wilton Cake dyes. I figured it was safer for her, and also we were in the middle of cooking for a BBQ to celebrate my FIL being home for good from his consulting job overseas. I didn't want dye powder floating around the kitchen. She had a lot of fun, and I ended up with pink hands, LOL. Her she is with the finished product.

I was hoping by now to have a finished swatch for the fair isle sock, but I have hit a small snag. Some of the yarn is too thin. I was trying to knit the swatch yesterday on size 000 needles, and it looked great, I just couldn't take it. So...I think I am going to have to rework some things and hopefully get it to work. The colors are beautiful though! I just might have to order some more dyes and fiber so I can get more of a contrast going. In the meantime, I am going to finish spinning the rest of the shetland roving I have dyed up, and work on the cabled sweater, it has been horribly neglected.  Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

I am anxiously awaiting this project. I have been following along and love the colors. Good job on your daughter knitting. I now have 3 children that knit but only one (my daughter) has really made projects.

Wool Winder said...

Reagan looks so happy to be knitting! I don't think I could handle 000's either. I hope you will be able to use the too thin yarn for something...maybe double standed.

Jill said...

Such beautiful colors!

Shelley said...

Congrats to Reagan on the knitting and dying!!

Oh my goodness...just look at those pretty yarns at the bottom of the post! They look so soft!