Saturday, August 27, 2011

Irene is visiting us

Well, batten down the hatches.  Irene is coming.  We are ready here.  We are suppose to get rain and wind, but not as severe as New Jersey and New York.  Let’s see what happens.  I am more concerned about losing power, but we are prepared for that.

I finished the Daphne socks from the Cookie A sock club.  I used size 1 needles with a Verb for keeping warm Metamorphosis yarn in sugar jets.  This yarn has silk in it.  It is a sport weight.  I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the yarn and may just buy more skeins.


Daphne Socks Complete

I did start another sock using a basic sock pattern.  After three pairs of cookiea sock’s, I think I need a break.

I also completed the August Midmonth KAL from my Monthly Dishcloth group.  The pattern is Summer Daze by Alli Barrett.  I used Peaches and Crème yarn in the light grape color with size 6 needles.

August Midmonth Dishcloth KAL

I also started a frog puppet.  I thought I would make it for my great nephew.  Let’s see how this knit goes.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Yard Sale

We had a three family yard sale today and I am exhausted.  I did pretty well and most of the stuff I had left over, I took to a local church for their sale.  It was wonderful to get rid of that stuff.

I was worried about the weather.  I was afraid it would rain.  The day started off foggy, but the sun came out and it turned hot.  So glad that is over with.

I did finish one of the Cookiea’s Daphne socks from the sock club.  The yarn is Metamorphosis from a verb for keeping warm.  This is a sport weight yarn and has silk in it.  I wasn’t sure how I would like knitting with it, but it’s not bad and I like how the pattern is turning out.  The color is Sugar Jets and I used a size 1 needle.

Daphne Sock 1 complete

Still working on the Sugared Violets shawl, but I did buy more yarn.

I purchased some Plucky Knitter single ply merino in the color Barndoor.

Plucky Knitter - single ply merino - barndoor

One of my knitting friends bought some  of Sanguine Gryphon’s Mithral lace weight yarn and I loved what she knit.  So, I had to buy some for myself.  I got a skein of The Reader and Paesaggio a Bordighera.

SG - Mithril

I love Madelinetosh’s Pashmina yarn, so I bought 3 skeins to make the Sothia shawl.  I got 2 skeins of Cloak and 1 skein of Antique Lace.

Mtosh - Pashmina

I’m not knitting the Stephen West Mystery shawl after all.  I waited to see some of the spoiler pictures and I am not thrilled with the pattern.  I don’t believe that I would wear the shawl, so I’m not wasting good yarn on something I won’t use just to participate in a Mystery KAL.  I am really disappointed.  I loved the Daybreak shawl so much and plan on knitting another.

Off to knit and then relax for the rest of the day.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Summer of Cookie A Socks

I finished the second pair of socks using a pattern from the Cookiea sock club.  Honestly, this is the best club.  The patterns are great and the yarn is wonderful.  The yarn is Hazelknits Artisan sock in Oh my darling.  The pattern is by cookiea and is called Jubilee sock.  I used a size 1 needle.

Jubilee Sock - Cookie A June 2011

I started on the August sock from this club.  The pattern is called Daphne sock.  Yarn is by A verb for keeping warm.  It’s Metamorphosis in the color sugar jets.  I am using size 1 needles.  Since this is a sport weight yarn, I cast on 60 stitches for the medium size.

Daphne Sock - 1

I also finished the August KAL from my dishcloth group.  The pattern is by Elaine Fitzpatrick and is called Baby Seahorse.  I used Peaches in Crème yarn in the color Persimmon with a size 5 needle.

August 2011 KAL - Baby Sea Horse

The Loopy Ewe got Swans Island fingering merino yarn in stock.  At first I thought, no way.  Then I checked out the web site and looked on Ravelry and I caved.  I bought two skeins in the Marine colorway to make a shawl.  It is so soft.

Swans Island - Merino - Marine

Saturday, August 06, 2011

My new favorite sock yarn!

It’s Hazel knits Artisan sock.  I got a skein of oh my darling from the Cookiea sock club and I’m knitting the Jubilee sock pattern.  The yarn is so soft.  It’s not splitty and very easy to knit.  Here is is one sock completed.

Cookie A Sock Club - Jubilee Sock One

I do have some of this yarn, but haven’t used it so far.  But, I did buy a skein of Sweet Crush from the Loopy Ewe.  I couldn’t resist the color.

Hazel Knits - Artisan Sock - Sweet Crush

The August shipment of the Cookiea sock club came this week.  I got another skein of yarn that I never had before.  It’s a Verb for Keeping Warm, Metamorphosis yarn in Sugar jets.  I already know which pattern I will be knitting.  I plan on knitting it after I finish the Jubilee sock. I love this sock club!

Cookie A Sock Club - August 2011 - A Verb for Keeping Warm

I also bought Sanguine Gryphon’s skinny bugga in The very hungry caterpillar.

Skinny Bugga - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

And, I couldn’t resist these knitting kits from my local yarn shop.  I think the puppets will make great gifts.

KE kits