Saturday, March 23, 2013

So, where is Spring?

We had snow this week, but it melted quickly and now we may have snow on Monday, but it just sounds as if it will be snow showers.  I am certainly sick of the cold and the snow and hope it starts to warm up soon.

I finally finished one sock using Gnomeacres sock yarn in the I Lurve Ewe color with a size 0 needle.  This is the Skype sock pattern. I don’t know why it took me so long to finish just one sock.  I guess I have to blame it on too many projects on the needles.  I cast on 64 stitches for this sock and it fits snuggly and feels so good.  I already cast on for the second sock.

Skype Sock 1 complete

I bought another skein of Lollipop yarn’s striping sock yarn in the Big Kitty color.  I liked the colors and how it striped, so I couldn’t resist it.

Lollipop Yarns - Big Kitty

I cast on right away using a size 1 needle and a basic sock pattern.  One sock finished.  This flew on the needles.  The colors do appear lighter than they really are.

Big Kitty Sock 1

I also purchased 3 skeins of Madelinetosh merino light.  I am using this to knit an advent scarf.  Not that I don’t have something to use in stash, but my LYS got Madelinetosh yarn in and I couldn’t resist this color.  It is called Rainwater.  A pretty blue with grey tones.  I will be casting on the pattern in early April.  Two of my other knitting friends will also be knitting the pattern.  I have been partial to grey lately.

Madelinetosh Merino Light - Rainwater

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Spring Forward

Well, it’s finally here.  Daylight Savings Time starts tonight and for some reason it means the start of Spring for me.  I am ready for it.  Currently, the temperature is 51 degrees and it feels great.  We were suppose to have snow this past week, but hardly got anything.  I hope it stays that way.

I haven’t been doing too much knitting.  I don’t know why, I guess my mojo has slowed down.

I did work a bit on the Simple Skype socks using Gnome Acres yarn in the color I lurve Ewe with a size 0 needle.  I love how they are turning out and it’s a very simple pattern.

Gnomearcres - Sock 1

I have also been working on the Sunny Baby Blanket.  I need to get this finished by the end of April.  Baby is on her way.  I am using Encore worsted yarn in the color 449 (pink).

Sunny Baby Blanket - Third Repeat

I really have been good on the yarn buying.  I had over a $50 credit for the Loopy Ewe, so I got several skeins of yarn there and only spent around $18 out of pocket.  From left to right, Malabrigo Worsted in the color Sealing Wax, Dream in Color Everlasting from the February Dream in Color Club, and Malabrigo sock in the color Piedras.

Loopy Ewe - March 2013

I also couldn’t resist buying a skein of Lotus Yarn’s mimi in a grey color.  The yarn is mink and I saw a sample cowl knitted up using it and it was so soft.  Had it buy it.

Lotus - Mimi

But, I did pass up buying Madelinetosh at my local yarn shop.  They got merino and sport yarn in and I decided to pass this time around.  I am on a roll!