Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Back Home

From a wonderful week in Door County, WI. Feeling refreshed and inspired...more to come.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

De Colores

IMG_5778, originally uploaded by myfinn.

I am in love. The warp is a variety of yarns from my stash; mostly greys. The weft is my most favorite yarn ever: 32 Flavors! I made two of these, I am keeping one, and this one is for sale in my shop.


IMG_5781, originally uploaded by myfinn.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Never a Dull Moment

IMG_5747, originally uploaded by myfinn.

Just taking a break from projects to share this newbie. I decided to try weaving my most favorite yarn in the world; 32 Flavors by Rivulette Handmade. The last time I worked with this amazing yarn I made this:

Sadly, she is no longer in my possession, I traded her for an awesome ring from myheartmoster.etsy.com.

I am also working on a very cool spiral cardigan that I will post as soon as I am finished!

Night Hand Fulled Scarf

IMG_5693, originally uploaded by myfinn.

Another attempt at hand fulling and I just love the results! I love how loose you are able to leave the ends/fringe and not worry about your weaving coming undone. Great colors too!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Have a Beautiful Weekend

The tulip orchard, originally uploaded by blondepowers.


IMG_5622, originally uploaded by myfinn.

Not a bad approximation if I do say so myself! I have been informed by the designer that the Amaranta Cape is available for purchase as a kit through the Keep & Share website!

Lucy Plaid

IMG_5590, originally uploaded by myfinn.

I decided to take a stab at true plaid on my loom and I am very pleased with the results. The design is very on-the-fly and improvised. Truly one of a kind!


IMG_5593, originally uploaded by myfinn.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Why My Husband Rocks

Without being asked, or instructed, he bought me a big '0l bag of ripe bing cherries last weekend when he did the shopping *sigh*.

My First White Hair

Yup. That is exactly what you think it is. Plucked from my very own head just this morning. The defiant little bugger stuck straight up; mocking me. One would think that 31 is much too young to spout white hairs, apparently genetics would beg to differ.

Coincidentally, my youngest's first tooth erupted this moring. Ah, the circle of life.

Plum Pudding = Love

IMG_5518, originally uploaded by myfinn.

My new favorite creation.


IMG_5567, originally uploaded by myfinn.


IMG_5556, originally uploaded by myfinn.


IMG_5520, originally uploaded by myfinn.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Back into Knit

Don't fret! I haven't given up weaving. As a matter of fact I still have a project threaded upon my loom as I type this and am awaiting some gorgeous handspun yarn to start yet another.

I do this from time to time...That is go through these phases where I want to make nothing but garment after garment after garment. Click here to see what I produced on the tail end of my last garment streak. And there are even more further back in the archives.

Right now I am working on cloning a batwing cape thingy that I discovered on etsy some time back by Keep and Share (see picture below). The prototype that I started this afternoon is in a deep forest green yarn from my stash. We'll see how it turns out. It will likely be frogged, kept or given away!

Click photo for original source

And the other item that I am working on is this pattern here by Perl Grey. This is not the first time that I have purchased a kit from Perl Grey. Sadly, the last time I never got around to completing the project and am still in possession of the yarn!

Project by Seaview found on Ravelry

Here's to hoping that this time I actually follow through! Mine will be in a lovely raspberry colorway (slightly more pink than the one pictured).

Monday, June 1, 2009