Saturday, December 25, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Life around here has been cold to say the least. We where in the freezer sort of to speak last week the temperatures around here didn't get above freezing for over a week and we had the Northeast winds blowing out of the Frasier Valley hitting us. While the snow was blowing we didn't get snow that part was nice because I don't like the drifts that it becomes. On Thanksgiving we got snow, Tony decided to have a Thanksgiving Buffet but there wasn't a great turn out. The ones that braved the snow enjoyed their dinners and asked us to do it again next year. So we are. Let's hope for no snow.
My knitting is moving along. I took a class to knit two socks at one time. O.K. I understood how they where done, we did them toe up, so I got to learn a new heel. Over all I enjoy making them this way I don't know if I'll do them all the time this way. I DO LOVE MY DPN's. I'm still working on them am on the long and I want to use all the yarn so they might be long. I decided to make them for Monica, Christopher's soon to be wife. I'm using some yarn out of my stash Buffalo Gold, I have to admit this is one pricey pair of socks. I got the yarn as payment for a sample knit I did, brown is not one of my favorite colors. But Monica need warm socks for work so I thought these would be great and I want to use this yarn again. As the name says it is Buffalo and to buy it is is $65. a sock. Yea I know they should have spun some gold into it.
I am also working on Abby's wrap for her wedding, a mystery shawl, another pair of socks I have to frog back a bit on the so they are just sitting around and a pair of fingerless mitts. I need to get a few thing off the needles to so I can start more item, I want to start a whole bunch of thing but the needles I want to use are in use.
Sorry no pictures but my computer has a virus and I'm not happy about that I have to take it in and hopefully they can get it out. I don't even know how I got it. But that's how it goes. So I'm using Tony's computer and my picture are on mine not loaded in to flicker so maybe later I'll get them to you.
So keep warm and keep those stick's aclick'n.
Happily knitting, Bye
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I had fun knitting this kerchief. It was a mystery knit from a Raverly Group called Criminal Minds. It dealt with a lot of counting and I could not count on this shawl. I must have frogged it or ripped it back I don't know how many times I just could not count. I signed up for her next mystery shawl starting on Nov. 10th.
It has taken me for every to finish this post, so that's it for now, I'll be back later. So keep those sticks aclickn'. Happily knitting, Bye.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
100% low micron superwash merino with a high twist fingering weight. The colorway is Sweet Pea, I'm knitting this using Cookie A.'s pattern Pomatomus you can find this pattern at Knitty.com. This is one of Cookie's patterns that I have wanted to do but it's through the back loop which is not one of my favorite stitches, o.k. I know that it gives great stitch definition but I don't have to like it. But doing this pattern I have come to enjoy it. So who know what will come of this ktbl.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Kit 2: From Woolgirl in fact they are all from Woolgirl. This was from her Charlie Brown series, "There's a Doctor in the House" featuring Lucy. She is one of my favorite Peanut's Characters it's here crabby cynical nature that reminds me on me. The way she pulls out the football on Charlie Brown. Her fear of being licked by Snoopy. But most of all she is a strong person, giving her time to give out advice for 5 cents. Now tell me who does that anymore. So here is what we got: Yarn from Wool Candy. The pattern by Claudia Eisenkolb, a Lucy knitting bag, 2 stitch markers. An itty bitty tin ,snoopy post-it, a Lucy journal, a key chain and bubble gum. Over all I love this kit, one day I will knit up the yarn.
Kit 7: This is the last one for Sept. Divinely Inspired by Cupcakes. The yarn is by Dashing Dach in a "Cupcake: Divinely Inspired" 500 + yds. 2 patterns, knee socks designed by Jane Robbins and Hello Cupcake Cowl by Christina Wilkins. A cupcake knitting bag and a key fob. A cupcake pin cushion, a Cupcake pushpin, a stitch marker from Sunneshine stitch markers, a cupcake lip balm, cupcake postcards, and a cupcake recipe, which I want to try.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
My knitting is coming along slowly I seem to have to many projects going and cant get any of them done.Project #1: A pair of socks for Abby. The pattern is "Afternoon Delight" by Sylvia Harding. Abby choose blue yarn from Zen Yarn Garden,"Sky Blue" I am putting ice blue bead in them. I've got one sock done and am working on the second one. This is my travel project don't ask me why it's a hassle with the beads but it's smaller then the shawls.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I got a new book. Vogue Knitting Shawls & Wraps I found a pattern in there that I want to make for Abby, for her wedding. I got the yarn, the beads, the needles for this project. I figure it will take me a while to complete and I want it to be perfect. Micheal and Abby's wedding is planned for Nov. 11, 2011. So I have lots of time.
Christopher is also getting married one day. Him and Monica are now engaged, they haven't set a date, they say after Micheal's so we will see. So I guess I'll have to make another wedding shawl.
My brain is dead and my typing is terrible, so glad there is spell check.
Hope you're having a great summer and keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Had to share. Later.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
My other projects is Bitterroot shawl, this is another shawl by Rosemary (Romi) Hill. It is a free pattern which you can find in Knitty.com Winter
2009. You can make this in two sizes. I have decided to do the large one. I found some lace weight in my stash from The Painted Tiger. The yarn is Chocolate Raspberry. It also calls for beads in the bottom of the shawl, so I'm really into beads right now.
I'm going to make a shawl for Abby's wedding for her. I had picked out one pattern and have decided on another. I got a book from the library called Vogue Knitting Shawls & Wraps. While thumbing through the book I found this pattern and I knew that, that was the pattern. I need 1650 yds of yarn and 1450 glass beads. So it will be a large project and I can't wait to get it started. I ordered the yarn from Webs, Jaggerspun Zephyr, a 50 50 merino silk blend in Emerald Green. This should be a fun long project.
I put things in to our local fair this week and don't know what will happen. In July I got ahold of the fair people to find out all the info about entering into the fair. Well, they put me into hobbies.
I told them it was knitting but this was the right category for my work. WRONG. I'm in the grouping of hobbies with all the stupid little kid collections of my little ponies, comic books, and you get the idea. So I'm not going to be judged on my workmanship which is what I wanted. I want a ribbon for my work not for my hobby. O.K. off my box and quit being a baby. I will let you know how my work did. I enter 2 pairs of socks and a collection of my shawls.
Well I'm done crying. Try to stay cool and keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I picked out my next two projects and will post on them later.
So stay cool and keep those sticks aclickn'. Happily knitting, Bye.