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Christmas Day

In crochet, knitting on December 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

Christmas Day was spent mainly in bed and then to a friends. I got gifts from co- workers and I had saved this from Fable Fibers. I opened the other gifts from my coworker’s, so those were no longer a surprise but this was. I stuffed it in a box waiting for Christmas for the reveal. I got Fable Fibers Biography DK in Fairy Garden, take a looksie:

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I’m not sure what I’ll do with it. Ideas?

Status: Complete

In community challenges, finished projects, knitting, stash busting on December 9, 2013 at 10:36 pm

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As you know, I participated in Fable Fibers November KAL and I had an ammmmmmmazing time doing it! It was just what I needed at this time in my life….pseudo mindless. I was very protective of my yarn and placed a lavender sachet inside to keep bugs at bay but also to keep me peacefully knitting as if I have no care in the world! It was wonderful having that lavender scent penetrate the yarn, my nostrils and the space I worked in. It was so relaxing that a couple times I fell asleep!

I chose to do the Barbara Cowl because I thought it would not only showcase my yarn, but it would be quick. It was a mistake rib pattern. “Surely in a week I’d be done,” that’s what I told myself. HA! It is absolutely true that ribbing is a painstaking process! and the fact that the yarn was DK weight did not help, but once I found the rhythm it was an amazing journey! There were times, I admit, I thought it would never end! The result though was beautiful!

November 2 through November 27, 2013 I worked endlessly and tirelessly, but it was a task I would accept again in a heartbeat. I hope you enjoy my cowl as much as I do!

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KAL beginnings and things

In community challenges, stash busting on November 2, 2013 at 12:18 am

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November 1 marked the beginning of Fable Fibers November KAL. I started at work during lunch and when I got home, the Portuguese knitting busted out a good 4 inches! I’m working on my Barbara cowl first because it will require more yarn. The width on the cowl seems a bit small but I’m not sure. I’ll be doubling it over itself around my neck like an infinity cowl so I think it will be alright. What do you think?

About the pattern: Barbara cowl is so simple you can do it in your sleep (but I’d rather not). It was late when I was working on it and began sleepy head bucking/nodding so I put it down. I find that when I knit sleepy that my project becomes riddled with errors. (It’s the same for blogging sleepy…please forgive any errors). That’s so annoying to rip back.

About the yarn: It’s Fable Fibers DK Superwash Merino Biography in Chloe. I.love.this.yarn. Oh my goodness! This has made me a believer in variegated yarn! It works up beautifully, all without pooling and flashing. It’s also scrumptiously soft. The stitch definition is incredible! Of course I instagramed my progress and Lelah loved it. I’m not much a fan of lighter weight yarn and I asked if chunky would be available and she said yes! Woot woot! I can’t wait!

It’s not too late to join!

Change my mind

In community challenges, knitting, stash busting on October 26, 2013 at 9:04 pm

While I sat under the dryer, oodling over yarn and patterns, not too long ago, I came across a cowl. It’s simple. It’s elegant .  I guess my subconscious still had me looking for the pattern for the upcoming KAL.  This cowl…it’s what I had envisioned for my Fable Fibers Biography. It’s called Barbara Cowl.  So, while I still love Stagger Cowl, I love Barbara Cowl better, err, more.  I think it will showcase the beauty of the yarn instead of muddling it, like I fear my initial choice would.  I think this fall set I’m going for is attainable in 4 weeks.  What do you think?

I also began preparing for another project which involves bobbles, which I have no idea how to make.  I found that Webs Yarn had the best video and best result. Although this project is a while away, I like to be prepared.

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=mTpZsSlsNCg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Awww huh…I’m all caked up

In community challenges, knitting on October 25, 2013 at 7:30 am

image I’ve gotten myself together for the Fable Fibers November KAL. I caked my yarn without any difficulties and selected my projects. Because we’re making accessories, it made my selection much easier. I decided on: Stagger cowl, Paton’s basic mittens and Snow trails ear warmers. I hope you decide to join. I’ll post each project as its completed.

Instagram KAL with Fable Fibers

In community challenges, knitting on October 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm

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Ahoy there folks! Not only am I a tester for Dapper Man but I’m joining Fable Fibers Instagram KAL. Lelah has decided on accessories. Come join the fun here.

Look Who’s Got Mail

In knitting on July 2, 2013 at 11:18 pm

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I came home this evening,pleasantly surprised by something I found in my mailbox (and it wasn’t a bill)! I ordered The Knitters Guide to Hand-Dyed and Variegated Yarn because although I was (and still am) loving the Fable Fibers yarn I got in my Yarnbox, I was concerned that I wouldn’t do it justice. I’ve had some ideas floating around, and lots of discussions had on the Ravelry group though. But I guess I wanted to be absolutely sure I’m making right choices in pattern selection to accommodate the yarn. I’ve just began flipping through the pages as I type this( I literally just got it) and I can already tell that I will, absolutely and assuredly, become a more informed knitter in utilizing these sorts of yarn. Because to be honest, I’ve actually stopped buying variegated yarn (although I often find them to be the most beautiful and intriguing) because I don’t like pooling and I don’t like flashing and I didn’t know how to prevent that from occurring. With this book, I feel that there is nothing I won’t be able to tackle!

I’m really excited about this purchase and I just wanted to share!