Saturday, March 31, 2012

Time Flies

I can’t believe that another week is over and tomorrow is Palm Sunday and the beginning of April.  Watch out for April Foolery.

I have been knitting.  I started a new sock.  The pattern is called Hayrick by Anne Hanson.  I am using Lornas Laces Solemate in the Pine color way with a size 1 needle.  I do like the yarn and this green is a different color of green.  The pattern is easy.  I will probably change the heel to my normal heel flap heel instead of the short row heel in the pattern.

Hayrick Sock 1 - Leg

Working with this yarn reminded me how much I liked knitting with it, so I bought another skein.  The color is chagrin.  It probably doesn’t show up well in the picture, but it is more of an orange color.

Lornas Laces - Solemate - Chagrin

I am still working on the Sheldon Blanket.  I am more than half way finished with the actual blanket.  I have also been working on the Hitchhiker scarf.  I have 26 points finished and the rows keep getting longer.

Hitchhiker - p2

I also bought some Jeanne worsted weight yarn to make some rabbits for Easter.  I got yellow (0056), green (0055) and orange (0053).

Jeanne Worsted

I have to play more with this new camera because of the shadows.

Well, back to work this coming week, but it’s almost over.  I will be looking forward to getting back to my normal routine.

Friday, March 23, 2012

What a beautiful day we had today

It was 83 degrees outside and the sun was shining.  It felt so good, but I know we are going to go back to cold weather and I will really be sad.  It is so nice to have this warm weather early.

Today, I completed the Basic sock that I was working on.  I used Online Sportive sock yarn in color 1167, which is a blue multi color yarn, with a size 1 needle.  They look like spring.

Online Basic Sock - March 2012

I also completed the Mid March Dishcloth KAL.  The pattern is called Blackberries by Daisy (Tomato Lady).  I used a size 6 needle with Sugar and Cream yarn in Robins Egg Blue.

March 2012 Mid Month KAL

I did buy some new yarn.  My intent is to make monsters or toys with this yarn.  It’s Dancing Dog Dyeworks yarn, which you have to stalk when there is an update.  I got a kit with Flamenco DK yarn in Sugar Skulls and a Hot Pink.  I just may knit a monkey with this yarn using a pattern by Rebecca Danger.  I also got Waltz Worsted in the color Lacey Jane.

DDD Dyeworks Order - March 2012

I finally bought a skein of Watermelon fingering weight yarn by Abi Grasso (KnitPurlGurl on Etsy).  One of my knitting friends got this yarn and knitted up a pair of socks.  They looked great.

KnitPurlGirl - Watermelon Yarn

Last, but not least, I got a Bertie Lou kit from Happy Knits.  I wanted the blue color bird, but they were out of that color, so I got the Persian Rose kit.

Chubby Chirps Kit

So, I guess I better start knitting toys.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

It’s so nice outside.  It was over 70 degrees today and I had the windows open.  It was wonderful.  We really had an easy Winter this year.  I only hope that the Summer doesn’t turn out real hot.

I’m still working on the Sheldon Blanket and the Hitchhiker, but haven’t gotten real far with them to take another picture.  I am almost finished with the Online Sock.  It’s amazing.  It was knitting up so slow and I was close to the heel flap when I noticed that I had a ladder up the one side.  I never get ladders.  So, I frogged the sock back to the ribbing and started over.  Now, it’s knitting up fast and I have no ladders.

Online Sock 1 - Pic 2

I am getting into trouble looking around Ravelry because I found the Color Affection Shawl.  The Plucky Knitter made up kits using several of her yarns.  I liked the Primo, which was a fingering weight yarn, but she didn’t have any in the color ways she had listed that I wanted.  But, I was able to ask to be notified when it was available.  Luckily, a day or two later, I got an email that the Speakeasy kit was available and I jumped at ordering it.  I love the colors, but won’t start this until I finish something else.

Plucky Knitter Primo

She also had a kit for the Sonoran Cowl and I ordered one of those.  It may take awhile to get, but I can’t wait.

That’s all that I did this past week.  I am looking forward to this week as I only have to work part of the day Monday and have off the rest of the week.  The weather is suppose to be in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s and I am looking forward to it.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Daylight Savings Time is Here

I love it.  We are closer to warmer weather.  Although it hasn’t been really a cold winter,  I am looking forward to warmer weather.  I even had a window open this week and it was wonderful.  Maggie really loved it.  She was sniffing like crazy.

I finished the March 2012 Dishcloth KAL.  The pattern is called the Cable Twist Dishcloth by Laurel Wadley.  I used a size 6 needle with Sugar and Cream in the Sunshine color way.  It’s a spring color and reminds me of daffodils.

March 2012 KAL

I didn’t finish anything else, but did start another sock.  I am just doing a Basic Sock pattern using size 1 needles with Online Supersock Sportive in color 1167.  Since Easter is coming soon, the colors reminded me of Easter and Spring.

Online Sock 1 - Leg

I did buy some yarn.  I got Valley Yarns Northampton worsted yarn from Webs in the Red color for the Red Project.  I plan on using their Hearts of Oak pattern.

Valley Yarns - Northampton - Red

I also had to get another skein of Lollipop striping sock yarn.  The color is Whole Lotta Shaking Going On.  I love the colors.

Lollipop Yarn - Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

The Knitter’s Edge also got in more Yarn Bowls.  When I saw this one, I had to have it. 

Yarn Bowl

I did get my new camera and I love it.  It is literally a point and shoot camera and that is exactly what I needed.  It’s a Canon Powershot S100 and as you can see, it takes great pictures.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Shaelyn is Blocked

Here are my final pictures of the Shaelyn Shawl.


Shaelyn Blocking


Shaelyn Shawl Complete

Shaelyn Shawl Closeup Complete

I need to get a new camera pronto.  Mine is dying.  I need recommendations. (Got the new camera and retook the Finished Pictures.  I like these better.)

I also finished the Cookie A Rambutan socks from the December 2011 sock club.  I used size 1.5 needles with Sanguine Gryphon’s Bugga in the Heuschrecke color.  The Second sock went really fast.

Rambutan Sock Completed

And, here is the three amigos with their Heart’s O Plenty socks.  Love the different colors.

Hearts O Plenty Socks 2