Friday, August 31, 2012

More Yarn

This is just about it except for some yarn I have on order from Dancing Dog Dyeworks and my Cookiea sock club.  Then I really need to pick yarn from stash and stop buying.

I had to have another striping yarn from Lollipop Yarns.  It’s her Angry Birds color.  This is 75% superwash, 25% nylon.  This will look so cool knitted up in a sock.

Lollipop Yarns - Angry Birds

Then I was lucky to get another skein from Rainy Days and Wooly Dogs.  This is her Henbane Sock in the color Sailor Pluto.  It’s 100% superwash merino.  Another striping color.

Rainy Days and Wooly Dogs - Henbane - Sailor Pluto

I have been wanting some yarn from Twisted Fiber Art for awhile and was waiting for the right color in her Evolutions gradient to do a Citron shawl.  I finally got Tasty in the Circle color.  This will knit up really nice.

Twisted Fiber Art - Evolution - Tasty - Circle

And since I was ordering from her anyway, I decided to get another striping yarn in her Arial base.  The color is Lagoon (bottom).  She also sent a sample of the haunting color in her playful base (top).

Twisted Fiber Art - Sock

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Catching up on WIP’s

I have been trying to get some of my works in progress finished.

I completed the Cherry Lane Socks.  I used Sweet Georgia Tough Sock in the cherry color with a size 1 needle.  I enjoyed this pattern and loved the yarn.

Cherry Lane Sock Complete

I also completed the August Mid Month Dishcloth KAL.  This pattern was really nice to do.  It’s called Lazy Zigs by Janet Nogle. I used a size 7 needle with Sugar and Cream in the robins egg color.

August 2012 Mid Month KAL

I need some coasters for my bedroom, so I used the Skinny Rib coaster pattern with Fantasy Natural in the color 8013.  I finished one and would like to do more.

Skinny Ribbed Coaster

I’m getting closer to finishing the Copykat shawl.  I completed the body and just have to pick up stitches for the ruffle and knit that. I am using Swan’s Island merino wool in the marine blue color with size 5 needles.

Copykat shawl - body complete

I just had to start on another Color Affection shawl using Shalimar Breathless.  This yarn is wonderful.  I am using the colors Limerick, Loden, and Byzantium.  I am on the second color. I am doing yo’s with this shawl so I don’t get the puckering.

Color Affection - Shalimar - 1

I’ve seen so many shawls using gradient yarn, so I had to buy some.  I got Desert Vista Dyeworks in her shadow colorway in purple haze and witches brew.

Desert Vista Dyeworks - Shadow Colorway

Saturday, August 18, 2012

More Yarn

Yes, more yarn, but I’m excited about what I got.

From the Loopy Ewe, I got more Shalimar Breathless in the Stag and Scarab color way. I will probably be making another Color Affection Shawl with this yarn. I also got Madelinetosh sport in the Cove color way.  I love this color.

Loopy Ewe - August 2012

I thought I had missed the Rainy Days and Wooly Dogs (Goth Socks) update, but I was able to get some Strychnine yarn (80/20 fingering) in the Fire Bad and Tree Pretty color way.  This looked so like Halloween and fall.  It’s a self striping yarn.

Fire Bad Tree Pretty

More yarn is on it’s way and I should be getting it on Monday. Pictures and details will be posted next week.

I have been working on my Second Cherry Lane Sock and the Copykat shawl, plus I started another Color Affection Shawl.  I will post pictures of these next week.

It’s a busy week for me next week and I can’t believe that we are nearing the end of August.  Where did the Summer go, but I’m looking forward to Fall and cooler weather.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

August–I can’t believe it’s August!

Ugh! As much as I wish that it wasn’t so hot (although this next week should be cooler), I’m not looking forward to winter.

I finished one of the Cherry Lane Socks.  I just love the pattern and the yarn.  I am using a size 1 needle with Sweet Georgia’s Tough Love sock in the Cherry color.

Cherry Lane Sock 1 complete

I also completed the August 2012 Dishcloth KAL.  The pattern is School House by Andi Worthy.  I used a size 7 needle with Peaches and Crème yarn in Baby Pink.

August 2012 KAL

Yes, I got yarn.  I got two skeins of Lollipop Yarn self striping 75/25 Superwash in Beach Baby and Waterfall.  Yes, I am on a green kick.

Lollipop Yarns - Beach Baby and Waterfall

Then I was lucky to grab a kit of Dancing Dog Dyeworks in her Waltz Worsted Base in Boo.

Dancing Dog Dyeworks - Boo

It came with a half skein of dark purple too.

DDD - Dark Purple - Waltz Worsted

The CookieA Sock club shipment for August came.  The yarn is Enchanted Knoll farms Superwash Sock Yarn in the color called Genmaicha (green).  I’m not liking the patterns, so I will use this yarn for another project.  But, I do like the yarn.  Another Green color.

CookieASockClubAugust2012- Genmaicha

I’m still working on the copykat shawl and have to cast on for the second sock in the Cherry Lane pattern.  Off to knit!

Friday, August 03, 2012

Finishing a project is satisfying

Yes, it is!  Especially when a project has been on the needles for awhile. 

I finally completed the Sheldon Blanket.  I used a size 7 needle and Knitpicks shine yarn in french blue, pea pod and cream.  Now all I have to do is knit Sheldon the turtle.  This will be for my nephew Carter.

Sheldon Blanket complete

Also completed are the USA socks.  I used Lollipop yarns in the USA color with a size 1 needle.  The pattern is a basic sock pattern.  I love striped yarn (especially Lollipop yarns) and it knits up fast cause you can’t wait for the next stripe to show up.

USA Socks complete

I had to start another sock, so I am using the Cherry Lane pattern by Felicia Lo with her Sweet Georgia tough love sock yarn in the cherry color and a size 1 needle.  The cuff is complete on the first sock.  This will be my 72nd pair socks.  I got new bedroom furniture and moved things around in my drawers, so now I have two, yes 2, drawers of socks with room to grow.  Looking forward to colder weather so that I can wear them (well, not really looking for colder weather, but this next heat wave we are going to have could be shorter).

Cherry Lane Socks -Sock 1 beg

I worked on the Ruby monster and got the arms finished.  I am using Lorna’s Laces worsted yarn in Zombie BBQ with a size 5 needle.  Now I just have to do the legs and stuff it.

Ruby Monster -arms

I was working on a Copykat shawl by Rose Beck.  When I started this project, I decided to just knit a plain shawl.  Then it sat.  I started it up again and didn’t know where I was.  Since I didn’t have much completed on it, I ripped it out and am now using her Diagonal Rib Body.  I am enjoying how this is turning out.  I am using a size 5 needle with Swans Island merino wool fingering yarn in marine blue.  The pattern is easy, but now the stitches are growing, so it is taking longer to knit a row.  The ruffle that goes around the whole shawl will really take a lot of time.

Copykat shawl take 2 -2

Guess, it’s back to knitting!