Thursday, March 24, 2016

Knit Knit Now Can You Knit Faster

Round 2 came out on Sunday, of course I was at work and had a road trip planned for Monday.
Came home from work wound my yarn pre strung the beads tried to cast on, didn't work, tried again, still didn't work. Put it to the bag take it with me on the road got it figured out and worked on the cuff.  It now Tuesday,  looked at what I did in the car and didn't like the beads rip it out again.  Tuesday night recast on everything worked out I am now on the gusset.   Here they are I'm using Hazel Knits Yarn.  Love her yarn so very nice to knit with.
I also make some soap on Thrusday with Gena here is a picture of the cut product.  The hard part is to wait the 4 - 6 weeks to use it. It smells so good, I used Lime and a Coconut Citrus Sorbe I'm calling it My Lime in the Coconut Mix it all up.  That's about it for now, Bye.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Waiting for Round 2

This is the part the I don't like about Sock Madness the waiting in between rounds.  I know that this is the longest wait, teams have to be setup, the email check, then the specs are posted and finally the pattern is released. My problem is what do I knit on just finished a shawl, needs to be blocked.  Want to knit a sweater but it is more lace so I don't want to start that. So I decided to do a cowl.  I picked out Sallah cowl out of Knitty 2012, winter issue.  This is a fun cowl, using 2 different needle sizes, a 5 and a 10. Pick out that skein of yarn that you love the colors but what do I make.  My big problem is which side do I like better.

     Top picture is right side and the bottom is the wrong side.  What do you think?                                                                        
Got to get ready for work, Bye.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Time Has Slipped From Me

I can't believe how fast time seems to slip by.  March is almost over and Easter is upon us.  I have been working on my Sock Madness round 1 socks. I managed to finish them in time but it was not easy.  Started on  March 1st and had til the 14th to finish them. Should have been no problem, yea right, seems I had one problem after another. Started over 3 times till I got yarn I liked.  Got down to the heel, doing a sweet tomato heel from Cat Bordhi.  Got through it and I thought the CC yarn was in the wrong place, rip it out. Begin heel again omg dropped a stitch, couldn't pick it up, rip it out. The third time, I actually read the pattern, note to self PLEASE READ, I got through it and finished 
it.  The second sock had no knitting problems, I had life problems.  A migraine that lasted 3 days and had trouble concentrating on anything. Had to work extra shifts and lost power for a day. What else could go wrong got it done on the 14th just in time for the deadline.  I do like how they turned out and I use 10 year old stash yea me.  Well off to work, Bye.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

It's March and You Know What That Means

It's Sock Maddness time.  Yes it's that time of the year when you you knit like a crazy lady with nothing else to do, that would be my dream. But alas it is not so I just try to knit as much as I can and hope my wrists don't hurt to bad. The first pattern came out today and I have started it. The pattern is toe-up and a toe pattern I haven't done, I like how it looks. I'll post a picture soon.

Here is the picture that I have promised:
 Here is the Wisp by Cheryl Niamath I used Universal Yarn Amphora in the colorway Dusky.
I knit it on US 10.5.  This was a great and easy knit the pattern called for a lighter weight yarn but I think it turned out well.  And is now residing at Wear on Earth in Lynden WA
I reblocked my Campside Cardi by Alicia Plummer  I used
Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Sport.  I had 2 skeins but only used maybe a third of the second skein. The colorway was
Mermaid Tears.  Like how this turned out and will get lots of wear out of it.

I also finish a hat and mitts I used madelinetosh pashmina in her Modern Fair Isle colorway.  The hat was by tincanknits called Gather I wanted something very easy but I still wanted to learn a new stitch love how it turned out. Picture to come later. Falling asleep till next time, Bye.