Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Cool Ass Koolhaas Hat

I heart this hat! The pattern is awesome (and taught me how to cable without a cable needle), and the yarn is lovely. I used Colinette Iona, which is 70% wool, 15% mohair, and 15% silk. It's very squishy, and the color is stunning. I love uber rich colors. My only complaint was that the yarn's dye was not properly set, so I had blue hands every time I finished knitting for the night. I soaked the hat in vinegar and water, so hopefully it won't bleed on my forehead!

It matches my eyes almost perfectly, as you can see in this kinda creepy pic.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Then & Now.

I love the similarity between these shots.

June 2006:

October 2008:

Sunday, October 12, 2008

2 skeins

I've spun up 2 skeins on my Julia since I got her. I am LOVING the wheel, I tell ya.

Here's the first:

Not bad for my first skein. It's a little less consistent than I would have liked, but what are ya gonna do? It's overdyed black BFL and is quite soft.

The second is more consistent with one or two exceptions. It's even softer than the first as it's an alpaca silk blend. Not as colorful as I'm used to, but MAN is it lovely.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Best Present EVER.

My in-laws gave me the best gift ever. A wheel!!! Yes, that's right, my in-laws are the kindest, most generous, and nicest people out there. Sorry everyone else, they're taken. :)

So here's my glorious wheel:

It's a Louet Julia. I had originally been thinking of either a Lendrum or a Sonata, but after trying all three, Julia simply called to me.

And here's a teensy bit of overdyed black BFL I spun up as soon as I got home.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hoo Are You?

I finished this a couple weeks ago for my little man. So far he's flung it away from himself a few times and that's it. Of course, I'm making him another so he'll have 2 to ignore. :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Baby Socks

Look! A post! And a finished project! Yes, it's small, I know. But look how cute they are!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Flickr meme

My creation
Originally uploaded by amandakenny

1. Ansiedade..., 2. sunday_pizza, 3. Yay!, 4. Up, 5. More Johnny Depp..., 6. wisconsin state drink, 7. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, 8. Sticky Toffee Pudding, 9. World's Best Mom, 10. My son!, 11. crafty mini folder, 12. amandakenny

1. What is your first name?: Amanda

2. What is your favorite food?: goat cheese pizza

3. What high school did you go to?: LaFollette High School

4. What is your favorite color? Teal

5. Who is your celebrity crush? Johnny Depp

6. Favorite drink?: Brandy Old Fashion

7. Dream vacation?: Ireland

8. Favorite dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding

9. What do you want to be when you grow up? World's best mom

10. What do you love most in life?: My son

11. One word to describe you: Crafty

12: Your flickr name: amandakenny