Sunday, February 01, 2009

Dreaming of Spring

I'm so glad January is over. It's one month closer to spring and I can't wait. It means warmer weather (I am so sick of snow and ice) and it means I have more free time because I won't be working.

I have been knitting. I finished the January Mid Month KAL cloth called Cheyenna. I used size 5 needles with Peaches and Creme in the color winterberry. It was a cute cloth to knit.

Jan 09 - Mid Month - Cheyenna
I also started on the Central Park Hoodie using Kraemer yarn's Tatamy Tweed in worsted weight. The color is purple and I am in love with the yarn! It feels great knitting and I like how it's coming out. I am getting close to the armholes on the back side.
Central Park Hoodie
I bought more of this yarn in the Merlot colorway to make the Chic Knits Twist sweater and I plan on getting more yarn in the Cherry colorway. I may just pick up some baby colors for baby sweaters.
Tatamy Tweed Worsted - Merlot
I loved the accessories that I got from Karatstix, so I ordered more things. I got a 2 inch guage measurer, a needle sizer, and some stitch markers. Do not hesitate to order from her and she will do custom orders, which is what she did for me.
Karatstix order
I succombed to ordering from the Loopy Ewe because she got in the Crystal Palace Mini Mochi yarn. Everyone seems to be talking about this as it stripes like Noro but is softer than Noro yarn. You can make socks or scarves with it. I got Sereknity in Violas, Tuscan Grove in Black Cherry, Mini mochi in Voilas and Rainbow.
Loopy Ewe order Jan 09
I haven't done much reading this month, but I am working on it. We are getting busier at work and it looks as if I may be putting more hours in doing other things temporarily. I just keep dreaming about Spring and freedom.
Go Steeler's!


Alrischa said...

I don't think you are sick of ice and snow, because you've been knitting a washcloth that looks like a ski slope Ü

I love that Crystal Palace. Wonder where I can find it here?

Jill L said...

Wow -- great stuff! I can't wait to see the Central Park Hoodie finished. Its a great pattern and I love the yarn you chose. Need to try that Mochi yarn.....