Roving is not just for spinning! Plus Socks, continued.

It’s been such a busy week, I haven’t been home long enough to work on much of anything fibery, or to Blog. So consider this a catch-up and just to let you know I did do something(!) I’ll show you my new hair style ;o)

roving braidI was inspired by the cover picture of the latest Yarn Market trade magazine (you can see it partially on the right edge of the first photo). I took 3 colors of roving (wool, combed into long strands but not spun) and braided them into a 1 yard braid. Just for reference, the colors are grape, dark teal, and chartreuse. Incandescent lights strikes again!

needle felted endsI needle felted the ends so it would stay a braid. I thought that was rather clever (she said smugly).

I then coiled it into a cute little “bun” and proceeded to embellish it with leaves and berries from the floral section of the local craft store. Abracadabra, a festive hair bun! I wore it to work (in a yarn store) where it was a great hit. And the crown of my head was nice and warm  🙂

coiled bun

Hair Bun!

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So I did do something fibery!

Silk SocksAnd I knit, if I’m a passenger in a car, I knit. If I’m sitting in a meeting, I knit. If I’m watching a movie with my honey, I knit. If I’m waiting for anything, I knit. I’ve been working on my socks, the grey cabled Silk socks I mentioned in an earlier post are coming along wonderfully and I’ve actually done my first short-row heel. I’ve knit dozens of pairs of socks and this is my first short row heel! It was stupendously easy and I sort of miss the durable looking and feeling heel stitch I’m used to but I did not (can I say that again?), did not miss picking up stitches. I’m now on the home stretch and will knit until I run out of yarn or patience, which ever comes first.

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Cat Bordhi Tofutsie SocksAnd, because a girl can only look at sooooo much grey, I started another pair of socks. This is the Tofutsie yarn that came as the August installment of the Tofutsie club. The accompanying pattern is the one being used for the grey Silk socks and so this fun and colorful yarn is becoming a “Bartholomew’s Tantalizing Socks” from page 27 of Cat Bordhi’s book; New Pathways for Sock Knitters, book one.

I’m also doing a few things for Christmas presents but you’ll have to wait for peeks at those. Meanwhile…  off to knit! 🙂

Roving is not just for spinning! Plus Socks, continued.

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