Sunday, January 23, 2011

Oink, Oink!!!

Have you seen the little piggies
Crawling in the dirt
And for all the little piggies
Life is getting worse
Always having dirt to play around in.

Have you seen the bigger piggies
In their starched white shirts
You will find the bigger piggies
Stirring up the dirt
Always have clean shirts to play around in.

In their sties with all their backing
They don't care what goes on around
In their eyes there's something lacking
What they need's a damn good whacking.

Everywhere there's lots of piggies
Living piggy lives
You can see them out for dinner
With their piggy wives
Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon.

Someone likes little piggies, and these are very, very little!

Remember the Robin and Wren roving I talked about here?  Well, I plied it up and it became this lovely yarn.  Since the singles had been sitting for over and year and were quite stale, the yarn is far from perfect, but I think it will knit ok, depending on what it is made into and it turned out awfully pretty.  It came out to 206 yards of a heavy sport/light worsted weight yarn.  Don't have anything to use it for, anybody have any good ideas?  What would you use it for?  It's not next-to-skin soft, so hats & scarfs are out.

I spun up about 4 ounces of the lovely Northstar Alpaca Farms alpaca roving and then navajo plied it to make just over 100 yards of lovely 3 ply yarn.  This is going to someone who paid for the roving and is paying for the yarn.  (Love that - have fun for free!)  I have 8 more ounces to spin and ply and make into yarn for her and since she is ready to knit it, it has to be done soon.

Here are my Family Jewels Knit along socks.  I hope I'm not giving away any secrets by posting them.  I really love the pattern that's starting to show up on them . . . and I still love the color, plum wine.  As you can see, the pair I'm knitting for Girl Far From Home is still at the end of the first clue.  Hmm, do you think she'll be mad about that?

We interrupt your normal knitting schedule for this transmission of the emergency theater knitting broadcast network.  Get out the 45 Fine and Fanciful Hats book and knit one Angela (the hat with the long arms) out of the yarns in the first picture and one Egyptian hat out of the yarns in the second picture.  These hats must be completed ASAP, so this is an emergency . . . repeat this is an emergency, not a drill!

1 comment:

TypsTatting said...

Your Piggies are so cute and I just love the colour of your yarns!