Saturday, April 27, 2013

Productive Knitting Week

I did well this week with my knitting.  I finished the Haystack Socks.  I used a size 1 needle with the Sanguine Gryphon’s Bugga in the color Familiar Bluet.  I forgot how nice this yarn is.  The pattern was very easy.

Haystacks Socks - Complete

I finally finished the Voodo you Love me Zombie doll.  I used a size 4 needle with Gnomeacres yarn in the Voodo you Love me color.  I got the heart button from her too.  Love the yarn and the pattern.


I finished one basic sock using Lollipop yarn in the Lavender Fields color.  I just love the colors and the striping.  I used a size 1 needle with this pattern.

Lavender Fields Sock 1

I also finished day 2 of the 2011 Advent Calendar Scarf.  I am using a size 2 needle with Madelinetosh merino light in the rainwater color.  This is the first time I am using beads in a project.  I started using a crochet hook and then switched to my fleegle beader.  The fleegle beader is great!

Advent Scarf 2011 - Day 2

I got my Seusstastic order from Dancing Dog Dyeworks.  The yarn is a sport weight.  I got a full skein of the Seusstastic color and a half skein of orange to go with it.

DDD - Sport - Seustastic and Orange

I also got Madelinetosh Sock in the Fireside color.  I am going to use this to make a scarf.

Madelinetosh Sock - Fireside

Still working on the mimi cowl with the mink yarn.  It is so soft. I plan to start another shawl this week and maybe another sock.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

It was a nice relaxing week

I really enjoyed this week.  The weather wasn’t too bad and I was able to relax, knit and read.

I blocked the cinnamon toast shawl that I finished.  I love how this shawl turned out.

Cinnamon Toast Shawl Blocked

I started another sock.  I got the Lavender Fields striping yarn from Lollipop yarns and had to cast on for a sock.  I am using a size 1 needle with a basic sock pattern.  I think I will do a heel flap for this sock rather than an afterthought heel.  I love the colors.

Lavender Fields

I did order some yarn.  I got the Loopy Ewe Mother’s day kit.  Actually, I ordered it for the mug, but the yarn is nice.  It’s Julie Spins glimmer yarn in Tuscany.  I also got a notepad and stitch marker.  It is a nice package.

Loopy Ewe - Mothers Day

I started the 2011 calendar scarf.  My friends and I are doing one pattern per week.  This pattern calls for beads and it’s the first time I am knitting something using beads.  I am broadening my horizons by trying something different.  Pictures coming next time.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Casting On

I am on a roll.  I finished two more projects.  The Sunny Baby Blanket is complete.  I used Encore worsted yarn in the color 449 with a size 8 needle.  I omitted one repeat and it worked out great.

Sunny Baby Blanket

I also finished the Cinnamon Toast shawl.  I used Madelinetosh Pashmina in the color antique lace with a size 4 needle.  I loved knitting this shawl, but the ruffle seemed to take forever.  Here is a picture of it blocking:

Cinnamon Toast Shawl - Blocking

So, since I cast off two projects.  I started more.  I cast on for the Mimi cowl using the mimi yarn by Lotus yarns in the color grey.  This yarn is a mink yarn and it is soooooo soft.  I love it.

Mimi Cowl

I also cast on for the Haystacks socks using a size 1 needle.  The yarn is Sanguine Gryphon’s Bugga in Familiar Bluet.  I haven’t used Bugga in awhile and I forgot how nice this yarn is.  The Pattern is very easy and since these socks are on my Addi Sock Rockets, they are flying off the needles.

Haystacks Sock 1 - Heel Turn

I finally am finished working for this tax season.  I still can’t believe it and keep pinching myself that I got through tax season.  It’s perfect timing too since we had several warm days this week.  Spring is finally here.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

First Reading Update of 2013

So far, I have read the following books in 2013:

The Perfect Hope – Nora Roberts

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor – Lisa Kleypas

Rainshadow Road – Lisa Kleypas

Rechenka’s Eggs – Patricia Polacco

Judgement in Death – JD Robb

Dream Lake – Lisa Klyepas

Another Piece of My Heart – Jane Green

Betrayal in Death – JD Robb

Interlude in Death – JD Robb

The Dog Who Knew Too Much – Spencer Quinn

The Power Trip Prequel – Jackie Collins

Power Trip – Jackie Collins

Seduction in Death – JD Robb

Reunion in Death – JD Robb

Show No Fear – Perri O’Shaughnessy

Crystal Cove – Lisa Kleypas

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

82 Pairs of Socks

I have knitted 82 pairs of socks so far and I’m not stopping.  I love knitting socks.  They are so portable and I love wearing them.

I finished the Lollipop yarn Big Kitty socks.  I used a size 1 needle using Addi Sock Rocket needles.  I love the needles.  The points are the same as Addi lace, but the needles are slicker and I feel as if my stitches are flying off the needles.

Big Kitty Sock

I also finished the Skype socks using Gnomeacres sock yarn in the I lurve Ewe color with a size 0 needle.

Skype Socks Complete

I bought three skeins of yarn.  I got Gnomeacres Squishy Gnome (worsted weight) in Little Bunny Foo Foo.

GnomeAcres - Little Bunny Foo Foo

I couldn’t resist Lollipop sock yarn in Lavender Fields and Spring Fever.

Lollipop Yarns - April 2013

Still working on the Sunny Baby Blanket.  I am getting close to finishing it and I’m working on the ruffle of the Cinnamon Toast Shawl.