Sunday, July 29, 2007

Cowl in July

Cowl in July, originally uploaded by Fletch Knits.

Makes perfect sense, doesn't it? Even more sense that I was wearing a swim suit in the picture. =] Silly me.

Pattern: Purl Bee's Cashmere Lace Rib Cowl
Yarn: Handspun angora/lambswool blend, about dk weight. The gray part is fiber from my own Louie.
Needles: US 8 bamboo circular
Modifications: I only cast on 120 stitches instead of 180. I also went up two needles sizes and knitted it with a different yarn.

I think I'm going to like it once the Michigan Fall/ Winter shows up.

Friday, July 27, 2007

I love this red.

Well, acutally, this picture shows it a bit lighter than it really is because it's over exposed, so if you click the picture, you should be able to see what it really looks like.

Burgundy Two, originally uploaded by Fletch Knits.
Speaking of spinning, this yarn was spun on my Victoria, but what I really want right now is a new spindle. I have a toy wheel spindle from ebay, and I've never spun with a quality one, but I need this, from Spinsanity.
ETA: The spindle is already gone...Poo. I didn't think it'd last long. It's beautiful.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tangled Yoke Cardigan

JangBk, originally uploaded by Fletch Knits.

YES! I've wanted to knit this ever since I saw parts of it on Eunny Jang's blog.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Almost finished.

Handspun sock, originally uploaded by Fletch Knits.

I'm almost finished with the first of my handspun socks. I thought I was going to make them knee highs, but I tried them on and decided I liked the length, so I've switched to US 1s (down from US 2s) and I'm doing a twisted rib for about two inches.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Clean room!

Clean room!, originally uploaded by Fletch Knits.

My best friend came over and we cleaned. For four and a half hours. Which meant I got my computer back. My mom had taken my laptop away because my room was an utter mess like it had been for months, but she was in a mood...Anyway, clean room equals computer returned. Yay! =]

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Look what I can do!

Tomorrow, I get to go get more spinning supplies! And it's my grandma's treat too. Score.
This is Hello Yarn's Very Cherry BFL top. It's amazing and I love it. I already have about 300 yards of singles spun up. About fingering weight. Mmm.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Agri-Environmental Wilderness Expedition (AEWE)

Alaska was so much fun. We flew from Detroit to Atlanta then up to Anchorage (Wednesday). Airplane food is crap, but we got to watch Wild Hogs, which was funny. Once we got up to Anchorage at 2 AM Michigan time, 10 PM Alaska time, we got vans and went to Centennial Park and stayed the night. Woke up the next morning (Friday) to go to the bathroom and a fox crossed my path. When we were tearing down camp, we saw a black bear hanging out around the campground. There was also a young moose. We drove for about three and a half hours to Seward and we set up camp at the Seward Military Base. They have nice showers and bathroom facilities. We went on an amazing dinner cruise through the Kenai Fjords (pronounced Keen-eye). We had some really good salmon on board. I would totally suggest going on the cruise. Then on Friday, we went to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and saw a year old moose calf. We did something else, but I can't remember what. Then Saturday morning, the groups separated and found our trail heads. We hiked Crow Pass from the Girdwood side. The first three miles were all up. The whole trail was 27 miles of beautiful. There were a few spots where I didn't think I'd be able to go much farther but a couple of my leaders were awesome and helped me realized that, heck, I only get to do this once, might as well do it right and finish. So, I carried my pack the whole way this year, and it felt great. We spent two nights on the trail. We finished early and then hung around Anchorage for a day, went shopping, which sucked because I only brought food money. It was still fun hanging out with my group. Everyone got along so well. Everyone is freakin' hilarious too. One of my leaders is going to be my physics teacher next year. Can't wait. On the last day, when all anyone wanted to do was go home, we went on a tour of Elmendorf Airforce base. Oh, boy, was that exciting. "This is such and such building, the Airforce is awesome! This is yadda yadda plane. These are the benefits of the Airforce." The actual tour wasn't bad, but the lady just yelled the whole time. Then our flight out of Anchorage was delayed three hours, and everyone got split up between three different flights, but we all made it home safely. I think we're going to Colorado next year.