Friday, October 14, 2011

Visit Fiber Monster's store and blog

Hello, With the new design of my store, I decided make a change to my blog. The blog is now here. Please stop by and say hi :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

This week store update

I updated my Etsy store yesterday.  Here's a sneak peek of what you might find at

Recently added to my favorites:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Favorite of the Day

Awww... This is so cute.  And it's their opening day at etsy.  Give them some love, shall we?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Spinning anyone?

It's been a long while since I spin anything. Here's the fiber I predrafted a few days ago. It's my own handdyed corriedale. Even though the fiber is very easy to open and I really didn't need to predraft it, I like to do it anyway because I am spoiled from spinning the batts.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Learning to knit... again...

I've been wanting to knit something reversible. This book seems like a good challenge. Have you try brioche knitting? Any suggestions you would like to share?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fast Lane

I can't believe almost three months has gone by and I haven't been spinning. Until this weekend at OFFF (Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival), I picked up my Turkish drop spindle and started spinning on it. Thanks to my friend, Carol, who helped me get it started.

And I have been spinning on it every day since then. Some days it's 15 minutes. Some days it's an hour. It's much slower than spinning on the wheel yard-wise (for me as a beginner on drop spindle). But it's amazingly relaxing.

Slowness, I miss you. My life has been on a fast lane these past few months. Spinning on drop spindle reminds me that it's time to slow things down every once in a while.

Life is moving oh so fast
I think we should take it slow
rest our heads upon the grass
and listen to it grow
~ Pink Martini

Friday, August 27, 2010

Simple lace knitting with my handspun yarn

I got a few requests on twitter about the pattern of the lace neck warmer I am knitting right now. So I thought I would share it here with everyone since there isn't enough space for 140 characters on twitter post. It is a simple lace pattern that is very easy to remember after you knit a few rows. As you can see, I just start and I am on row 8.

My yarn is lace weight. Size US 8 circular needle.
If you get ahead of me, please let me know how it goes.  It's easier to see the pattern in chart. I will post it later *if* I get around to do it :)

Simple lace pattern
Multiple of 10 + 11 sts

CO: 141 sts
Place marker at the beginning of the round.
Set up row: Knit 2 rows (You can skip this if you prefer no edge)

Row 1, 3, 5 and 7 (RS): K2tog, K3, YO, * K1, YO, K3, SK2P, K3, YO. Rep from * to last 6 sts, K1, YO, K3, SSK

Row 2 and all WS: Purl even row: Knit all.

Row 9, 11, 13, and 15: K1, YO, K3, * SK2P, K3, YO, K1, YO, K3. Rep from * to last 6 sts, SK2P, K3, YO, K1

Row 16: knit

Rep Row 1-16 as many times as you like.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!