Saturday, July 28, 2012

Trying to finish up projects

I finally blocked the color affection shawl that I finished.  I think it came out really great.  I got most of the puckering out on the one edge.

Color Affection

Color Affection - Corner

As you can see that there is some puckering, but it’s not near as much as preblocking.  I used my Inspinknity Blocking wires for the first time and I loved them.  They were worth getting.  Now I have to start on another Color Affection shawl.

I finished knitting the July 2012 midmonth dishcloth.  It was a dress dishcloth that you can put on your dish liquid soap.  The designer was Debbie Trainor of the Knit and Sew studio.  The pattern is called Let’s Go to London.  I used Peaches and Crème in red with a size 7 needle.  It’s cute.

July 2012 Mid Month KAL

I am getting close to finishing my USA sock.  I finished the first sock and have turned the heel on the second sock.  I hope to finish it off by Monday.  Let’s see if I make it.  I am using a size 1 needle with Lollipop self striping yarn in the USA color.

USA Sock 2

I had to buy two skeins of Sweet Georgia Tough Love sock yarn.  The top color is English Ivy to make the Park City Socks and the second is cherry to make the Cherry Lane Socks.   So, I need to finish up my USA socks so I can start one one of these patterns.

 Sweet Georgia - Tough Love Sock - July 2012

Off to knit!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sock Obsessed

I finally finished the Karen’s Sock by Monica Jines.  I loved this pattern with the cables and lace.  I used Socktopus Sokkusu yarn with a size 1 needle.  I just can’t believe that it took me way over a month to finish these.  How time flies.

Karen's Sock complete

I started on another sock right away.  I had to start these because of the Olympics.  I am calling them my USA socks.  The yarn is Lollipop Yarns in the color USA.  I am just using a basic sock pattern.  I may just do a heel flap for these socks instead of an afterthought heel.  I love the yarn!  It’s nice and soft and I love the striping.

USA Sock - 1

I haven’t been doing much other knitting.  It may be because of the heat, although it has cooled down some lately.

I did buy a kit from my local yarn shop.  It’s a crochet pattern and I thought that I needed to do more crochet since I don’t crochet much and don’t feel too comfortable doing it.  Maybe this will help.  It’s a crochet watermelon dishcloth.  I couldn’t resist it because of the colors.

Watermelon Crochet Kit

Saturday, July 07, 2012

I have been knitting

Even though it’s been really hot this week, I have been knitting and I’ve gotten quite a bit accomplished.  I need to knit because I have other projects itching to get started.

I finished the July Dishcloth KAL.  The pattern is really cute.  It’s called Knitted Mini Wash mitts by Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskins (from Little House in the Suburbs).  I used a size 6 needle with Peaches in Crème in red and Sugar and Cream in white.

July 2012 Dishcloth KAL

I did get the body finished of the Ruby the Huggable Monster.  Still have to do arms and legs.  I am using a size 5 needle with Lornas Laces Worsted Yarn in the color Zombie Barbeque.

Rudy Monster

I got a lot further with the Karen’s sock by Monica Jines.  I am working on the foot and hope to complete one sock by the end of next week if not sooner.  I am using a size 1 needle with Socktopus Soccusu yarn in lime and basil.  I really am enjoying the pattern in this sock.  I love Monica Jines’s patterns.

Karen's Sock

I haven’t been knitting much on my fair isle hat.  I did get a little further.  My goal is to work on it more this coming week.  I am using a size 7 and 8 needle with Madelinetosh Vintage yarn in scarlet and tern.

Faux Fair Isle Hat

I was going to start on another Color Affection shawl (still have to block the last one), but I think I will pick up a work in progress called the Copycat shawl. Once I get further along with this shawl, I will start a color affection shawl in Shalimar Breathless.

Friday, July 06, 2012

I’ve Got Yarn

Boy, do I ever have yarn!

The Loopy Ewe got in a shipment of Madelinetosh Pashmina.  I have wanted some to knit another Color Affection Shawl.  So I bought 3 skeins (2 will be for the color affection – the third is just to have because I love the color)

Madelinetosh Pashmina - July 2012

From top to bottom, the colors are grove, dahlia, and cove.  I will use the top two for the shawl and add tern which is in my stash.

From my local yarn shop, I bought Shalimar Breathless.  I was so excited that they got this yarn in.

Shalimar Breathless

From top to bottom, colors are limerick (very light green), loden, and byzantine.  To the left side is tequila sunrise.

I also got some more Dancing Dog Dyeworks in Waltz Worsted. 

Dancing Dog Dyeworks - July 2012

I got a half skein of tangy orange, and mazie and bella in the varigated color.

Now, I have to get to knitting!