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Archive for October, 2009

Sanquhar Gloves

These gloves took me over a year to complete, but at least I completed them and now I can move on to something else.  I like to have only one project on the needles at a time.  I make myself work on a project until it’s done, or otherwise it will never get done.   The pattern is Diamond and Roses, this was the first time I had done any 2 color knitting and the first pair of gloves I had ever made.

Sanquhar

Diamond and Roses

Sanquhar 2

Sanquhar 3

Finger gusset

 It’s hard to see, but the fingers have a tiny gusset at the bases.

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Finally got the orange & cherry dyed wool spun up and plyed with a lemon yellow.
KoolAid  orangeCherry Columbia

Socks from the orange/cherry yarn:

Kool-aid socks

These were knit on my LeGare sock knitting machine, using the 54 needle cylinder and the large hook 12 gauge needles.  They have been machine washed and air dried to full the stitches.

I also did some blue raspberry and grape.

KoolAid blueRaspGrape Columbia

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Today was the Wyoming Historical Museum’s fall breakfast and the museum was open for people to walk through and visit with the people who staff the museum and to view all the items that are on exhibit.  I was there to demonstrate spinning and knitting on a sock knitting machine.  This is a very nice historic museum to visit and they have an unbelievable amount of  things to see.

Barb

Barb

Rosie at the front desk

Rosie at the front desk

Albert and Joyce

Albert and Joyce

My husband manning the sock knitting machine(Gearhart)

Bill with sock knitting machine, two of my old spinning wheels

Bill with sock knitting machine, two of my old spinning wheels

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Socks

I’ve gotten another pair of socks completed this weekend.  These were knit on the LeGare sock knitting machine using hand spun yarn,  I spun to sock weight yarn using some commercial prepared wool (Colored) for the top and toe with   grey  jacob lamb wool for the rest of the sock.

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Snow Oct 9,2009

Yuk!! YUK!! yuk!!! Snow on Oct. 9 was not what I wanted to see this morning in eastern Iowa. It’s going to be a very looong winter if this is any indication.
Spider web in grass

Spider web in grass

Snow on the Sedum

Snow on the Sedum

Dahlia
Dahlia

Raspberries are done

Raspberries are done

 

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