Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall is here

So glad that it is raining today.  We really need it.  Fall, it reminds me that I need to get knitting.  What a great time of the year to do that.  I sure am not lacking for yarn.

I got some Jojoland Rhythm yarn in color RS71 to knit the Preppie Scarf by Anni Howard.  I love how you knit the fringe.

Jo Jo Land Rhythm Yarn - Color RS71

Marble Chunky in color MC15 to knit a prayer shawl for my mother-in-law who is in a nursing home.

Marble Chunky

Freshile Fibers Double Down fingering yarn in Watermelon to knit socks.

Freshile Fibers - Double Down - Watermelon

And Sanguine Gryphon in Skinny Bugga (I just love Skinny Bugga and Bugga) in Faithful Beauty.  Maybe for a shawl or small shawl and socks?

Skinny Bugga - Faithful Beauty

I did finish a dishcloth from my Monthly Dishcloth KAL group.  The pattern is called Leaf Patterned by Andi Worthy.  I used Peaches and Creme in verde green with a size 7 needle.

September 2010 Midmonth KAL

Off to knit!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Where did two weeks go?

Time flies I guess.  Well, I haven’t been blogging lately because I took a full time job.  Am I crazy?  I think so.  We shall see how this goes, but if it doesn’t work out then it’s no big deal.  Something was calling me to do this and I guess there is a reason.

As a result I haven’t been knitting much these last two weeks and I have a lot to catch up on.  I did frog the Madelinetosh sock I was working on.  After casting on several times, I gave up.  I didn’t like how it was turning out so I ripped it out and threw away the yarn.  Sometimes you just have to give up on it.

I have some new yarn and projects to blog about, but I will save that until later this week.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Wool Girl – August Sock Club

I got my Wool Girl sock club shipment for August.  The theme is Butterfly Kisses.  It included:

  • A skein of Zen String Serenity 20 fingering weight sock yarn in the Butterfly Kisses colorway.
  • Flutterby sock pattern designed by Debbie O’Neill
  • Butterfly Tattoo Scarf designed by Renee Strouts
  • A set of embossed and glittered butterfly diecut notecards
  • A Butterfly notions tin
  • A fabric sticky note post-it note holder
  • 2 Butterfly stitch markers
  • A handmade gift tag

So cool.

Wool Girl - August 2010 - 2


Wool Girl - August 2010

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Time Flies

Time sure flies.  I can’t believe that it’s after Labor Day already.  I really enjoyed my summer this year.  I finished the Calendar Scarf, but need to block it.  I hope to do that in the next few days and will post pictures after it is blocked.

I did complete the Sprout hat that I working on for my niece’s baby boy due in November.  I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in color 340003 (green) with size 2 and size 3 needles.  It had a tricky stitch in the directions, but I emailed the designer and she sent me a tutorial, which was very helpful.

Sprout Hat

I also started on the Twist hat by the same designer.  Pictures to come later.

I finished the Flounce scarf.  This was a fun knit.  I used color 06 (green and purple) with size 9 needles.  This worked up quickly.

Flounce Scarf

Doesn’t Maggie looked thrilled modeling it?

Maggie - Flounce Scarf 

I finished two dishcloths.  The August Mid-Month cloth.  The pattern was Ice Cream cone by Andi Worthy.  I used Peaches and Creme in cream with size 6 needles.

August 2010 MidMonth KAL  

I also completed the September KAL.  The pattern was Do I Smell Cheese by Elaine Fitzpatrick.  I really like her designs.  I used Peaches and Cream in silver grey with size 6 needles.

September 2010 KAL

I did pretty good in the last several days finishing up some projects, didn’t I?