Friday, February 22, 2013

I can finally take a breath

It’s not as busy at work and I’m now down to working one day a week.  I am so happy and will enjoy more time to do what I want to do.

I have been really trying to limit my spending (especially with yarn) and I’m doing pretty well this month.  I got my Dancing Dog Dyeworks yarn for Monster Mania Club.  This is the last shipment and was a club that I joined last year.  The yarn is Waltz Worsted weight in the color Jenna.

DDD - Waltz Worsted - Jenna

This month, so far, I bought Fibernymph Dyeworks stripped yarn in her inversibles striping yarn.  The colors are hot cherry pink and silver grey.  Each sock is a reverse of the other.  I had to try this since it was so different.

Fibernymph Dyeworks - Inversibles - hot cherry pink and silver grey

Today, I purchased Plymouth Encore worsted in the color 449 to make the Sunny Baby Blanket for my next door neighbor who is having a baby girl in May.

Encore - 449

I already started on the blanket today, so I am using the yarn.

Sunny Baby Blanket - Pink

I am just about finished with my Zombie.  The pattern is Voodo you Love me and I am using Gnome Acres worsted weight yarn (Squishy Gnome) in the color I dream of Zombie with a size 4 needle.  Everything is knitted.  I just have to sew the arms and legs on and then add embellishments.  I think she is turning out very cute.

Voo do you love me zombie - knitting complete

I finished my Vanilla Bean socks using Lollipop yarn in the Downton Abbey color.  I used a size 1 needle and an afterthought heel for this sock.  I love the pattern and the color of the yarn.  Lollipop yarn is great to knit with.

Downton Abbey Socks Completed

Since I finished these socks, I started on another pair using Gnomeacres sparkle gnome in the color  I Lurve Ewe.  I wanted to start these before Valentine’s Day, but it took me longer to finish the Downton Abbey socks.  I am using a size 0 needle.   The pattern is called Simple Skyp socks. I love the gnomeacres yarn.

Skpe Socks - start 2

I haven’t done much knitting on the Cinnamon Toast shawl, but I need to get back to that.  Guess I will have enough time this week to do that.  How wonderful is that. 

Saturday, February 09, 2013

What a week

It was a busy week at work this week.  I had to work 4 days and it was hectic.  I was dreading the week, but knew that it would eventually be over.  Now I am back to working 2 days a week for only 3 more weeks (I hope).

I didn’t go to my knitting group this week.  I was tired, we had snow and I had too many errands to run.  So, I got my errands finished, ran into work for a couple of hours and then came home right before it started to snow.  We had about 6 inches of snow and at least it wasn’t the amount that they got in New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine.

Finished some projects in the last two weeks.  I completed another Butterscotch the Dog cloth.  I just loved this pattern.  Yarn is Peaches and Crème in Army Tan with a size 5 needle.

Butterscotch the Dog 2

I also finished the second Manly Man scarf that I had started.  The yarn is Taria Tweed by Plymouth yarns in color 2770 (green) with a size 10 needle.  It’s a great yarn and so soft

Manly Man Scarf 2

Started the second Vanilla Bean sock using Lollipop yarn in the Downton Abbey color with a size 1 needle.

Vanilla Bean Sock 2

I also started a shawl called Cinnamon Toast.  I am using Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Antique Lace color with a size 4 needle.  I am loving knitting this shawl and I love the pattern.

Cinnamon Toast Shawl

I thought that the Voodoo you love me zombie toy was so cute that my friend and I each started one.  I am using Gnome Acres worsted weight yarn in the I Dream of Zombie color with a size 4 needle.

Voodoo you love me

I still want to cast on a pair of fingerless mitts an another sock, but I think I need to work some more on my current projects before doing that.

I hope this week is calmer and I get more knitting time in.