Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day

I'm almost to last to say Happy Thanksgiving but I hope to get this done before the stroke of midnight. So here goes. We had a fairly good turn out for Turkey Buffet. So all went well there. My knitting has been marching on.

I have finished the cardigan the picture doesn't do it any justice I've got it blocking and drying right now and will be able to wear it for my birthday as planned. Our mini getaway has been made and we are going to go to Vegas for a few days of sun and fun. Anyway I hope we get some fun. Now to make this work I had to make a few quick gifts for people that where going to work extra or just help out in small ways so we could runaway.
For Corey I made a quick beanie. The pattern is Jared Flood's Turn a Square. The yarn is Cascade 220, this is a very easy hat to make and was done in 3 hours. He now has the beanie he has been asking for. Now I just have to hope the rest of the crew in the kitchen doesn't want one too.
Donna got a mobius scarf and fingerless mitts to match, she is the recess lady at one of the Lynden elementary schools. This should keep her a little warmer on those cold recesses.
I have cast on another mobius and it is done I have enough yarn to make a pair of mittens that I'm going to give to Mom for her trip to China. The yarn is a silk wool blend so it should keep her toasty. I working on a par of sock toe up two at a time to take with on the plane and have to find a couple of other easy projects to take. So keep warm and those pointy sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


My works in progress are still the same as last week but I have added one more project.  My sweater is coming along I'm working on the sleeves, they are going to be 3/4 length. I'm always rolling up my sleeves so I might as well make them that length. One more to go and then weave in the ends and block I have a week to get it done and I should make it if I don't mess around. I am enjoying this yarn and I love the color I feel that it is matching up with this pattern.

I decided to make a quick gift for Donna, she is going to help me out so that Tony and I can take a mini vacation. We will only be gone for 2 days but it's away from the phones and work. I'm making a mobius cowl with fingerless mitts to go with it. She mentioned that red was a color she loved so I using a bulky yarn fr4om Brown Sheep Company Lanaloft. It knits up fast.

I'm still working on the first sock, I'm not getting much time on these but I want to get these other items done. I don't know if it is the yarn or the needles but this yarn is splitty and I don't like that.I'm always dropping stitches and it is a  bitch to pick up.
Well we will see what I get done this week so you know how it goes. So keep warm and those pointy sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This Weeks Work

Here is the cardigan I'm working on, I have to admit I'm having fun working on this project. I have restarted it several times I want this almost perfect or I know me, I won't wear it. So once I figured out the pattern and the increases I've had no problems and it's been smooth knitting.  I love how the yarn and the pattern is coming out I know that I have to block yet and it will look better.  I've been using the ChiaoGoo Needles they are the lace stainless steel. I have heard lots about this needle and that the cable was a great one and the needles have a great point. I love the red cable so far I enjoy using these needles. I am enjoying knitting on this project the big challenge will be to get it done by my birthday. Let me know what you think of my work here.
I'm also working on a sock, come on you had to know that, it hangs out in my purse and gets pulled out when I'm tired of the other project. The yarn is from Crafty Meow in Witches Brew, I got this at SS09 so it is time to be using this. The pattern is Ghoulish Rhapsody from the Trick or Treat Woolgirl kit. 

I needed a quick and easy fix, you know what I mean something you can finish in a day but I wanted to do something that I haven't done before I have to learn something new. So I wondered on Ravelry in the pattern section and decided to learn how to do a mobuis cowl. I knew that Wear on Earth had some bulky Malabrigo that I was dying to use. So I bought some a new needle and Elva and I cast on together and made a mobuis. You ask what is that it is a cowl or a scarf with a twist in it. You are knitting the top and bottom at the same time, this is a fun fun knit.

I got some new pretties in. Starting from the left, from Rainy Days and Wooly Dogs Goth sock club "The Colors of Autumn" it has a little more orange in it then what shows up. It is her Laudanum Lache yarn 80/20/10 sw merino cashmere nylon.  The middle is from Wondering Wool in her North Country Sock Self-Striping called Devil's Advocate. It has large black strips with smaller red ones. The yardage on this skein is great 463 yards I can make some tall sock using this. The last is from Roman Hills and the color is Sweeney. The yarn is a 3-ply sport but with great yardage 350 so once again some tall socks are in my future. 
Well that's it for this week you know what to do Keep those pointy sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

WIP and Pretties

Here's a couple of pretties I have add to the stash enhancement program I seem to be on. They are from Ladybug Fiber Company on Etsy, they are a beautiful self stripping yarn. The bottom one is called Bird of Paradise, a mixture of teal purple and orange I cant wait to see how this one stripes. Top one is called Phlox and Deaine interesting name but I like the colors dark to light pink with grey, this one is an Abby yarn for sure.
I finished by BFF socks by Cookie A. What I am surprised by, is the way these socks stripped and that they match up fairly good. It was not planned I just cast on and knitted. The pattern is easy to memorize and I like the little cables throughout the sock. The yarn is easy to use and I'm glad that I pulled it out and reknit and used. So now all my work that I shown is done and I get to show some new projects.

 The first one the cardigan that I talked about. I have cast on. So far so good I have ripped out and started over several times I want this to be perfect. I am having trouble keeping my row count straight so I have ordered a row counter that should help me I just hope it gets here soon. I want to have it done by my birthday, I hope.
I can't travel with a sweater in my purse so I had to cast on a new pair of socks. I went through my wound yarn and pulled out Witches Brew. I have tried to knit with this several time with no luck but this time I will have a pair of socks. Well till next week keep those pointy sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye