Saturday, October 24, 2015

It’s getting colder

I finally turned on the heat about a week ago.  It killed me to do that.  It did warm up for a day or two and now it’s getting cooler.  At least it’s above freezing.

I hadn’t been knitting much,but  this week I got back into it.  I worked on my second Must Stash Night at the Roxberry sock.  I used a size 1 needle with Must Stash yarn perfect sock in the color Night at the Roxberry using a basic sock pattern.

Must Stash - Night at the Roxberry - Sock 2

I couldn’t wait to start on another sock and since it’s close to Halloween, I cast on another Must Stash yarn perfect sock  in the color Oh Spooky.  I am using a size 1 needle with a basic sock pattern.  I plan on doing a heel flap for this sock, so I am going to use some black yarn for the heel.

Must Stash - Spooky Sock

I like knitting dishcloths and haven’t been knitting much of those lately.  I particularly like the pattern called Almost Lost Washcloth.  It’s a circular pattern and it knits up quickly.  I used a size 7 needle with Lion Brand Cotton in the Americana color.  The pattern calls for 14 points, but I made 15.

Almost Lost Washcloth - Americana

I also made a mini Almost Lost Washcloth in the same yarn and color.  This pattern calls for 9 points, but I knit 10.  This will make a great coaster.  I will definitely be making more of these.

Almost Lost Washcloth - mini

I have been buying yarn.  How can I refuse?  From Knit Purl I bought Bumblebirch yarn in the Glen base.  It’s a fingering yarn composed of 80% superwash yarn and 20% silk.  It’s beautiful yarn. I got a skein of fog and eggplant.

Bumblebirch - Glen

I also bought another skein of Lollipop Yarn in her Gripes base in the color Rebel without a Rainbow.

Lollipop Yarn - Gripes - Rebel without a Rainbow

Lastly, I got a Loopy Kit from the Loopy Ewe.  The pattern is by Susan B. Anderson and the yarn is from their Loopy Series in the colors red, tan and white.  This is such a cute pattern.

Loopy Kit

Well, must go knit some more.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

I can’t believe it’s October!

I haven’t updated my blog since early September and I really haven’t been knitting too much.  I have been busy working and taking classes.  I think it has finally settled down and I can get back to the knitting.  I have already started and I am going crazy with casting on.

I did finish one of the Night at the Roxberry socks (except for the heel)  This is Perfect sock by Must Stash yarn in the color, Night at the Roxberry.  I am using a size 1 needle

Must Stash Sock - Night at the Roxberry - Sock 1

I want to do both afterthought heels when I finish both socks.  I just cast on for the second sock today.

I love Must Stash Yarn and was able to buy two more skeins.  I got Oh! Spooky in Perfect Sock and Elsa and Anna in her Ritz base.  I plan to cast on the Oh! Spooky very shortly to make the socks in time for Halloween.

Must Stash Yarn - Oct 2015

I am working on my second Antarktis shawl.  I am using Shalimar Breathless in the color scarab with a size 5 needle.  I am getting close to finishing this shawl.

Antarktis - Breathless

My local yarn shop got Malabrigo in, so I had to buy some of it.  I got the Malabrigo Mecha yarn in the color Candome.

Malabrigo - Mecha - Candome

So, I cast on for the Garter Stitch Eternity Cowl.  I am using a size 10 needle. I love the yarn.

Garter Stitch Eternity Scarf = Malabrigo

I did knit a dishcloth from the Dishcloth Diva book.  I made the organic dishcloth using a size 7 needle with Universal Cotton yarn in the color 611 turquoise.  I really didn’t like this yarn.  It was too soft for me.

Organic Dishcloth

Well, hopefully, I will be knitting more than I have been.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Where did the Summer go?

I can’t believe that it’s September.  I enjoy the fall, but dread the winter, especially if it snows a lot.  I think we may have lots of snow this year.  Oh Boy!

I finished the Flutterby baby blanket using Bella Chenille in the Pansy Purple color with a size 10.5 needle.  I really enjoyed knitting this and I love the yarn.  It’s so soft.

Flutterby Baby Blanket - Bella Chenille - purple

I like it so much that I bought more yarn to make a lapghan for me.  The color is Clover (color number 111).

Bella Chenile - Color 111

I love Lollipop yarn, but it is getting harder to get.  I was lucky to snag some yarn in the Gripes base in the color Blue Skies and Rainbows.  It came with a mini me skein in blue skies for the heels and toes.  I will probably only use it for the heel, but maybe I will change my mind.

Lollipop Yarn - Gripes Base - Blue Skies and Rainbows

I also got Trick or Treat in the Beefcake base with a mini me skein in the color pumpkin patch.

Lollipop Yarn - Beefcake Base - Trick or Treat

It’s almost like a game to me to see if I can get this yarn.  But, I really love it.

I am still knitting on my sock using Must Stash yarn in her perfect sock base in the color Night at the Roxberry.  I am using a size 1 needle and will be putting in an afterthought heel.

Must Stash - Night at the Roxberry - sock 1

I haven’t been knitting too much and have a lot of projects on the needles, so I need to get back to it.  Maybe the fall will be the incentive to knit.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Summer is coming to an end

I am still reading and knitting.  I did finish two projects.

The first is the Zig Zag sock.  I used Fleece Artist basic merino sock yarn in the color Rainforest with a size 1 needle.  I really love the sock and the color.  Sorry that the picture is dark, but the color is a dark green.

Zig Zag Socks - Complete

I also completed the Antarktis shawl using Araucania Italia Multy in the color 1001 with a size 5 needle.

Antarktis Shawl

Antarktis Shawl - pic 2 - closeup

I enjoyed knitting this shawl so much that I can on for another one for a gift.  I am using Shalimar Breathless in the color scarab with a size 5 needle.

Antarktis Shawl - Breathless - Scarab

I also cast on another sock using a basic sock pattern with Must Stash perfect sock in the color Night@ the Roxberry with a size 1 needle.  This is a self striping sock yarn.

Must Stash - Perfect sock - Night at the Roxberry

I did have to buy more self striping sock yarn.  I just love Desert Vista Dyeworks yarn, so I bought 3 colors.  Fireworks for the Fourth of July in the Zien base (a sparkle yarn), Harold’s purple crayon, and If they kill Abraham in her Viso base.

Desert Vista Dyeworks - August 15

Then, I couldn’t resist more Hazel Knits Artisan sock yarn in the color Tastes like Purple.

Hazel Knits - Artisan Sock - Tastes Like Purple

Must get knitting!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Too many neat projects to knit and not enough time.

I have been knitting, but I keep coming up with more projects to knit.

I finished the first Zig Zag sock.  I am using Fleece Artist basic merino sock yarn in the color Rainforest with a size 1 needle.

Zig Zag Sock 1

I am enjoying the pattern and think that I have knitted another sock in a similar pattern.

I’m almost finished with the Antarktis scarf and want to make another one using Shalimar Breathless in the color Scarab for someone else.  I would also like to make another one for myself.

Then I want to cast on for the Adamis cowl suing Madelinetosh vintage in grey garden.  I have a leftover skein of this from the Restoration cowl and another full skein of it.  That should be enough.

I still have the Flutterby baby blanket, hitchhiker, and Gale sweater on the needles.  It seems as if I can only handle two projects at a time.  I must get knitting!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Finishing–Thank goodness

I have been knitting quite a bit, but I finally finished two projects.

The Restoration Cowl is complete.  I used Madelinetosh vintage in grey garden with a size 7 needle.  I enjoyed knitting this project.

Restoration Cowl - complete

I also complete the Dark side of the Moon socks by Must Stash Yarn.  I used a size 1 needle (but it was a 2.5mm instead of a 2.25mm).  The sock is a little bigger on me, but fits okay.  I love the socks.

Must Stash - Dark Side of the Moon EPV - complete

I then started another sock called Zig Zag socks.  I am using Fleece Artist Basic merino yarn in the color Rainforest with a size 1 needle (2.25mm).  Of course, I love the color.  This yarn has been in my stash for a long time.

Zig Zag Sock

I also cast on for another shawl called Antarktis.  I am using a size 5 needle with Araucania Italia Multy yarn in the color 1001.  I think this will be a great shawl.

Antarktis - start

I got my next skein of sock yarn from Must stash yarn in her basic sock.  The color is Wish you were here.  This is another self striping yarn.  I love the colors.

Must Stash - Wish you were here

I have another cowl that I want to make and hopefully will cast on for that project soon.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Rainy Dreary Day

It’s raining today.  I think it’s been raining most of June.  I guess it makes it a good day to knit.

I finished the Lemonade Shop Rainbow socks.  I used a size 0 needle with a basic sock pattern and an afterthought heel.  I love how these socks turned out.

Lemonade Rainbow Socks - complete

Then, I had to start a new sock.  I am using Must Stash yarn in the color Dark Side of the Moon EPV.  I am using a size 1 needle.  These socks are working up fast.

Must Stash - Dark Side of the Moon - EPV - sock 1 - leg

I also started to knit a cowl.  Its’s called the Restoration Cowl.  I am using Madelinetosh vintage yarn in the color Grey Garden with a size 7 needle.  I like this pattern and of course, I love the yarn.  Can you believe that I am using yarn from stash!

Restoration Cowl - 1

I love project bags and had to share these new bags I got from Craftsomatic on Etsy.  They are all medium size bags.  The bags are well made and I love the fabrics.  She usually puts new bags up in her shop on a Friday morning.

Craftsomatic Project Bags

Well, off to do more knitting…..