Crazy Monkey Creates

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An alignment of the planets… February 24, 2008

Filed under: 2008,update — crazymonkeycreates @ 4:07 pm

We headed out to California on Thursday night, and found ourselves in Sparks, NV on Friday evening, where we finally stopped driving. Saturday morning led us San Jose-ward, and we went to a ballet with our friend Ed — Swan Lake — and then today, I ended up at Stitches West. I saw a lot of booths, and saw many people knitting, spinning, and some crocheting. I test-drove a pair of Signature Needles, and drooled on things at the WEBS booth. All I ended up buying was a kit from Philosopher’s Wool, a lovely fair isle sweater for Ben.We’re hanging out with friends today, and tomorrow… um… I don’t know. We’ll make our way down to San Diego for that leg of the trip, where we’ll find whole wheat pastry flour and sheets and corn meal. 😀 


I wore Earnshaw today. February 17, 2008

Filed under: 2008,FO,knitting — crazymonkeycreates @ 10:53 pm

I’ve been obsessed with this sweater since I started swatching for it at the end of January.

I finished the sleeves on Friday night, finished the hood on Saturday night, and started seaming it. I finished seaming it this morning before going to work, and wore it to work.

I spent the weekend doing a couple of things, including teaching the 2nd half of 2-socks-1-circ class, which included the heel and how to bind off — I think I’ll make a couple of samples for the next class, in case the students aren’t prepared.  The rest of the weekend was spent spinning and knitting and sewing up. Two of the merino-silk rovings “fell off” of etsy, and I’ve spun up one (yellow-green) and added mohair locks to it. It’s on the drying rack downstairs. The other, a pink-orange, is half-spun-up… one bobbin done, the other bobbin half-full. I’ve got some of the peachy-yellow locks to be plied into that one, and they’ll all go up for sale… sometime this week. Before Thursday, hopefully, as we head out on Thursday to visit California.


I didn’t think you’d be interested in my miles of stockinette… February 5, 2008

Filed under: 2008,My Etsy Site — crazymonkeycreates @ 1:21 am

so I didn’t post about it. I’m knitting Earnshaw, from “Simply Noro”, and it’s miles of stockinette and miles of garter stitch. Not the most interesting blog fodder. But a fast knit, and fun. So here’s some of the stuff I listed in the crazymonkey etsy store tonight, in a handy photobucket slideshow:

There’s more to come. I still have a half-dozen skeins of yarn drying on the rack, and fiber hanging out next to it. I have 2 huge supwerwash rovings to photograph tomorrow, and another half-dozen skeins of yarn as well. But I’m finally caught up, and everything I’ve photographed is now posted on etsy.