Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Shepherd Knits

Hello Everyone,
I realize that it has been a while since I last posted and I'm sorry for my absence but life happens.
Anyways, I'm sure you've notice the name change. Well that is due to the fact that I have an Etsy shop now called the Shepherd Knits. I currently have some items in my shop now with more to come.
Below are the items in my shop:
Cotton Dish Clothes



I hope you will stop by and check it out.  I should have more things to add soon.

WHAT IS ON MY NEEDLES AND WHEEL

I currently have several WIPS as usual. Some may be shop things and some aren't.

First is a pair of socks I'm knitting for a customer.
I'm calling them my Lego My Eggo Socks
The yarn is a wool, nylon mixture by Patons Kroy Sock yarn 4ply. I purchased 2 skeins  50g each. The color way is called Cameo Colors.

The second project is another Phoebe Mouse Doll. Here is a picture of two that I've already finished.
They are made out of I Love This Cotton yarns.  Taupe is the brown color way. The other colors are cotton mystery skeins I had in my stash. These are a pattern from the book Phoebe's Sweater by Joanna Johnson.

Third project I have is one I am creating.  A pair of fingerless gloves. I called them Diamonds are a girl's best friend. I 
plan on having a column of diamonds going the length of the glove up the middle. With a jeweled bead in the center of each one. Plus small cables on each side of the diamond column running the length of the gloves.
I've been working and writing the pattern as I go along.
Here is a picture of what I have done so far. All I have done is the cuff, which is alternating colored vertical stripping.

I also have a seed stitch cowl on the needles but I don't have any pictures of it yet.

Spinning wise I purchased some fibers from a shop on Etsy called Walnut Farm Designs. It is 4 oz. of BFL and silk roving in the Fuschia colorway. Let me tell you this stuff is super soft and squishy.  It spins so easy. It took me a minute to get the handle of the silk's slipperyness but oh it is beautiful.

Well, that is all I have for now. So I hope you enjoy your day and happy knitting.