Monday, March 29, 2010

March is almost over

I can't believe how fast March has flown by and it's been two weeks since I have blogged. Where did the time go? I'm certainly not upset about it as I will be glad when April 15th arrives and my life gets back to normal.

I have been knitting, but not that much. I finished the March Mid Month dishcloth KAL. The pattern is Fruited Plains by Andi Worthy. I used a size 7 needle with Peaches and Creme Shades of Spring yarn. I really enjoyed this pattern.

March Mid Month KAL - Fruited Plains

Then I couldn't resist knitting the March KAL from Rachel's knitting group. I liked the pattern with cables. I used a size 7 needle with Peaches and Creme yarn in burgundy.

Rachel's March KAL

The Knitter's Edge is encouraging it's knitters to make chemo hats for our local hospitals. They put Jeanne worsted yarn on sale and I bought a gray color.

Plymouth - Jeanne - col 1

And a blue (denim) color

Plymouth - Jeanne - col 10

I started with a pattern, but had so much trouble with it that I switched to an easier one called Easy Ribbed Jeannee Worsted Chemo Hat. It's working up really nicely and I'm enjoying it. I'm using a size 6 needle with the Jeannee in the blue colorway.

Easy Ribbed Jeanne Worsted Chemo Hat

I'm still have my Dancing Bamboo socks to finish and my scarf. Maybe this week I will work on both of them.....maybe.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Time to Finish Old Projects

Another week finished and closer to the end of tax season. I am so looking forward to having time off again. Tomorrow we set our clocks forward. I love this time of year.

I have been knitting. I am finishing up my Sprial Cowl. I love how this is coming out.

Spiral  Cowl -2

I also started another sock using Madelinetosh sock in the ginger colorway with size 1.5 needles. The pattern is called Dancing Bamboo Socks.

Dancing Bamboo Socks - Madelinetosh sock - ginger

I did finish the March KAL for my Monthly dishcloth group. I used size 6 needles with Peaches and Creme in a gold colorway. I don't know what the pattern is called, but it spells out Friend, so that could be the name.

March 2010 KAL - Friend

I got some Sock Club shipments. From Wooly Girl, I got a skein of Dream in Color Smooshy in a colorway called Pansy Go Lightly. I really like the color. I got all sorts of other goodies in the package including a note pad, two bags, a key chain, pin, pen, scissor, etc. It was a nice package.

Wool Girl - 2010 Feb Sock Club 1

Wool Girl - 2010 Feb Sock Club

I also got the Loopy Ewe Sock club package, which include Fiesta Baby Boom in the Spring Chill colorway, two patterns, and two scarf sticks.

Loopy Ewe March 2010 Sock Club

I have been eyeing the pattern Dipped Infinity Scarf by Laura Chau and Sunshine yarns had a kit made up in different colorways. I ordered the Secret Garden colorway. Don't know when I will start this pattern, but at least I have the yarn.

Sunshine Yarns - Dipped Infinity Scarf

Once I finish the Sprial Cowl, I plan on trying to go back and finish up some projects that I have started. I want to finish another scarf first and then finish up my Girasole. This is the year of finishing up projects.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Spring is coming!

It's getting warmer outside and the snow is melting. I am so glad. It really feels as if Spring is around the corner. I am even hearing the birds singing.

I have been knitting on the spiral cowl. I am close to finishing that, but did start on a new pair of socks called Dancing Bamboo socks. I am using Madelinetosh sock in the ginger colorway with size 1.5 needles. I am really liking the pattern and will have pictures on the next blog post.

I caved in and bought some more sock yarn from the Loopy Ewe. Honestly, that online store is my downfall. I was able to get some Numma Numma toasty, which I have really wanted. From left to right is: Olive Oil with Peppercorns, Fluffernutter and Jam, Grape Jam and olive Oil. The colors are really better in person.

Numma Numma - Toasty

I also caved in and bought two skeins of Huckleberry yarns in the colorway Eight Bells and Queen of Hearts as well as more Madelinetosh dk in the colorway Logwood and Cherry.

Loopy Ewe - Huckleberry Knits - Madelinetosh dk

I really need to reorganize my yarn stash. Maybe once tax season is over I will be able to do that.

Oh, and I couldn't resist getting two alpacas and a sheep from the Knitter's Edge. Aren't they cute?

Alpacas and Sheep

They are much easier to take care of than real live animals.