Monday, July 28, 2014

Great Divide KAL

The knitting bug has hit me right in a good time, Lynai Yarns and House of A La Mode is hosting a Great Divide Shawl KAL (on Instagram #greatdividekal) and I jumped in! I've been wanting to knit this shawl for a long time now but keep putting it off or frogging back to use the yarn for other projects, so this is a perfect reason to cast on. I forgot how much I loved this pattern!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Shop Update - Sock Yarn

Just listed 5 one of kind sock yarns to the shop! I will be doing repeatable colorways shortly as well, but for now grab them while they're hot!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Milky Robot Newsletter

After years and years, I have finally set up a newsletter for Milky Robot! I'm working on my first one and it will go out next month, yay! If you are interested in signing up, I promise I will not clog your inbox. I am aiming to send out a newsletter once a month right now (unless I have super exciting news that just can't wait).

To sign up, here HERE

Blank Yarn + Knitting

Woot! Sock base has landed! Yesterday I got a fun package filled with 75/25 sock yarn base and new dyes. I have to replace all my dyes since most were messed up in the love last year, boo. Lots more dye will be ordered again over time, but I'm starting out slow this time around and trying to be more business savvy! If all goes smoothly today, I will be dyeing up some test colorways... I am itching to get back into the grove of things again!

This morning I finished up the toe's on my Exploder socks. I could have done them quicker, but I knit when I can around my 5 year old... (did I mention school starts on the 6th?!). Loving this yarn, it's by Spun Right Round, colorway is Exploder, hence the name of my socks, ahem.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Halloween in July

It's been a while since I've really been able to knit and relax a bit without feeling guilty. I've had so much work piling up that even when I did anything for myself I felt such guilt since I should be working on other things. Now that work has been caught up and done, I picked up my sock knitting the other day and finally finished them yesterday! While these are by far my least favorite socks, I'm glad they are off the needles and done, rather than frogged.

I tried out Jeny's stretchy cast off on these for the first time and it worked like a champ! I only knit these as ankle socks because I just couldn't stand knitting with the yarn anymore, but hand knit ankle socks are SO not for me. I have *ahem* wide ankles, so they tend to roll slightly, but if I cast off like normal I won't be able to get them past my heel. So my next pair will be taller, normal socks. I've only ever knit ankle socks to... you would think I would learn my lesson, right?