Thursday, October 27, 2011

Some Yarn, 1 FO and a WIP

Here is a picture of the yarn that I promised from last week. I love how you can see the sparkles in the yarn. The yarn color are (from left to right) Juliette, Aqua and Sapphire all are in her Lisa-Marie Sock yarn, 75% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon/5% Stellina. The yarn has good yardage 438 yds.  If you want great customer service and beautiful yarn check out Evermore Studios on Etsy. 

Now for what I've been working on  finished the Mitts that I made to match my Rustling Leaves Beret. The first one took over a week to do but I figure that's not to bad since I wanted it to match.  The second one I finished in no time at all. I love how this turned out and I hope that Alana Dakos would approve.
I still working on my socks the BFF by Cookie A. I'm on the second one and am on the leg. So i should have them done soon. I want to start a shawl the Whirlpool Scarf by Anna SudoI have purchased yarn to knit the Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fetting. So my to do list is growing, I need more hours in the day to knit.

Here is some more yarn that I bought from Evermore Studios, I also got on a later shipment, Teal Gradient, Lemon Ice4, Aqua in lace and Pale Twilight in lace. LOVE LOVE her yarn.
I received some books in the mail: "My Grandmother's Knitting" family stories and inspired knits from top designers  Larissa Brown. "Socktopus" by Alice Yu, 17 pairs of sock a great looking book and can't wait to knit out of it. The last book is "The Knitter's Book of Socks" By Clara Parkes. The yarn lover's ultimate guide to creating socks that fit well, feel great, and last a lifetime. This book is filled with great information on wool and yarns, with patterns compiled from great designers a true must have for any library.
Work is going good and keeping me busy, so keep warm and those pointy sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

1 Finished Object and 2 WIP'S

 Here's my finished object this week:
I finished the Rustling Leaves Beret. I enjoyed the knitting of this beret, it was a fast and easy knit. And the yarn is a dream to knit with I
 LOVE knitting anything with cashmere in it. I've got lots in my stash and I think I'm going to knit more of it. Here is also a picture of it on a head I need to block it yet and then it will be done. My next goal is to make some fingerless gloves using the same pattern. Now the 
 problem that I'm having is that I'm trying to figure out if I want to go with 1 leaf or 2 to start with to put one into the thumb gusset. I'm still playing with it. 
 I have also finished the first sock of my BFF socks by Cookie A. This a fun sock using cables and is quite easy knit. Now I have to start the second sock and I will have 2 pair done this month. 
Work has been keeping me busy, I had a long weekend and hopefully this week won't be as long I enjoy the work just not 9 to 10 hours on my feet. The cement floors are hard on the poor feet. 
Before I leave I want to enable you to a great seller on Etsy Evermore Studio's I bought yarn from her and she made an error in my order and promptly got a hold of me to let me know she sent the wrong yarn that I had order. She promised to sent the yarn out the next day so I had to placed another order from her right away she has some lovely colors. I will share the yarn when it gets here. 
Well that's it for this week I'll post again next week, so keep warm and those pointy sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

One FO and Two WIP"s

Here's my finished object: I finished my Count Dracula. They are a simple stockinette with an afterthought heel I LOVE how they turned out. I can't wait to wear them. I now want more self stripping yarn it is so much fun to knit with. I have more in the stash and will be using it soon.
Now for my works in progress: My Rustling Leaves Beret is coming along I'm on the third repeat of the leaves. I love how it is turning out and the yarn is a dream to work with but any yarn with cashmere in it is yummy!!! I want to make a pair of fingerless mitts with the yarn that is left. I plan to incorporate the leaves going up the front of the mitts.
I always need a pair of socks on the needles so I went to ufo (unfinished objects) bin and took out a sock that I messed up on in the foot and frogged it. I decided to still use a Cookie A. pattern BBF socks. The yarn is some that I purchased last October at Wear on Earth when she had the yarn show "Yarns on Stage" this is one of the yarns Cherry Tree Hill in their finger paint yarn "Sweet Pea" it is a fun colorway.
That's it for the knitting. Life in general is going good and I'm keeping busy. 
So till next week Keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye.

Friday, October 7, 2011


 Here is the first of my works in progress: I'm working on a simple sock using self stripping yarn that I bought at Sock Summit 2011. I must admit after going through the stash this is the first time that I have used self stripping yarn. I love it. The yarn was bought from The Amy Lee Show her Canon Hand Dyes in Count Dracula. A perfect socks to wear on Halloween.  Now I just have to finish them. I bought several other self stripping yarns from her so I'm sure you will see them pop up now and then. I am just knitting a stockinette sock with an afterthought heel. I still don't have the heel the way I want it but I figure if I keep working on it I will get it where I want it.
The other project that I'm working on is called The Rusting Leaves Beret by Alana Dakoes of the Never Not Knitting Podcast. She has gotten together with Hannah Fettif aka Knitbot and they have a new book out Coastal Knits which will be released October 15, I have preordered the book and and you got a pattern from each designers. The reason I ordered the book was for this beret pattern. You'll see it as I get it done. I know that I have enough yarn and want to make a pair of finger less glove with the leave motive on them.
That is all I have on the needles at this moment, I want to cast on for another pi shawl I have the yarn and the needles empty I just have to find the time.
I had too show a picture of a corn field by the house, we had a wind storm and everyone knows the power of wind I just have never seen it blow down a corn field. It's been two weeks since the wind storm and the corn is still down and they haven't gotten it picked up. And from what I hear it won't get picked up what a shame.
Till next week keep those sticks aclickn'