Saturday, October 19, 2013

It Finally Feels Like Autumn

Wow! It was 38 degrees out this morning when I woke up.  It’s about time Autumn gets here.  While I’m not looking forward to winter, it’s nice that it is cooler out.

I have been busy.  I finally blocked the High Speed Knitting shawl I was knitting.  I used a size 5 needle with Desert vista Dyeworks gradient yarn in the color witches brew.  I enjoyed knitting this shawl.

High Speed Knitting Blocking

I also completed the Counted Cross Stitch kit I was working on.  It’s called BOO!  I think he’s cute.  Just in time for Halloween.

Boo Sheep - Counted Cross Stitch - complete

Now, I have to start another cross stitch project that I want to get finished before the end of the year.  Actually there are two, but if I get one completed, I will be happy.

I completed one sock using Kirby Wirby yarn in the color Dangitt..where’s my broom.  I just used a basic sock pattern with a size 1 needle.  I love this yarn and the stripes.

Dangitt - Sock 1 - Complete

Then, I started a cookiea sock called Glynis.  I am using Shibui sock with a size 1.5 needle in the color 1675 (orange). This is the first time I am using this yarn and it’s been in my stash for awhile. I am really liking it.  I am just getting into the pattern now and it looks good.

Glynis Sock - Cuff

More yarn came in this week and I believe this is the last of it.  I am going to try not to buy anything for the remainder of the year.  Let’s see how I do.

First up is Madelinetosh dk in the colors Black Current and Plaid Blanket for hats.

Madtosh DK - October 2013

Then, I just had to have Fireweed Dyeworks yarn in the color Russian Fairytale.  I can’t wait to knit this up into a sock.

Alaskan Nancy - Russian FairyTale

Off to knit on my Glynis sock!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Casting On

I have been casting on projects this week.  I started a new sock.  I am using a basic sock pattern with a size 1 needle.  I just had to cast on the Kirbywirby Dangitt where’s my broom……  I love how it is striping.  It’s great for Halloween.

Kirby Wirby - Dangitt sock 1 - heel flap

I also cast on for the Hitchhiker pattern using Miss Babs Yowza in Night Lights.  I love how it’s knitting up.  I am using a size 6 needle.

Hitchhiker - Yowza - Night Lights

Another scarf I am knitting is called the Strandwanderer.  It’s a little tricky with the short rows, but it really is an easy pattern.  I am using Madelinetosh sock in the Firewood color with a size 4 needle.

Strandwanderer - Two repeats

I did finally finish my Socktoberfest sock using Regia Ringel in the clown color with a size 1 needle.  I love how it turned out.

Socktoberfest Sock complete

Socktoberfest Sock - side view


I did get some yarn in this week.  First off is String Theory Dyeworks in the Caper sock.  I got the colors Lichen and Pewter.

String Theory Dyeworks - caper sock - October 2013

And as much as I don’t need any striping sock yarn, I couldn’t pass up some Lolllipop yarn in the color We need a little Christmas.

Lollipop Yarns - We need a little Xmas

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Yarn Porn

And, I got lots of it.  It was like Christmas here this week.

First, I am excited that I got two skeins of yarn from Fab Funky Fibres.  The main color I am excited to have is her 15 colour rainbow striped yarn.  That’s 15 colors of stripes!  I also got the shades of green color too.  This came from England.

Fab Funky Fibers - October 2013

Next, I got Miss Babs Yowza.  I loved working with this yarn for the Brickless pattern and now want to do a Hitchhiker with it.  So, I got the Shaken not Stirred and Night Lights colors.

Yowza - October 2013

I really loved the Zombie Prom color, but when I went to order she didn’t have it.  But, I got an email from Craftsy and they had it. 

Miss Babs - Yowza - Zombie Prom

From Desert Vista Dyeworks, I got the other two skeins of yarn I ordered.  The colors are Sushi and Toucan.

DVD - October 2013

Kirby Wirby had another update that I was finally able to get some more of her yarn.  I got Herman Monster and Dangitt, Where’s my broom.

Kirby Wirby - October 2014

Last, but not least, I was able to get some yarn from Must Stash.  The colors I got are Unicorn Apocalypse and Night at the Roxbury.

Must Stash - October 2013

I am loving the self striping yarn!  But, I think I have enough now.  I have one more skein on order and I will try to stop myself from ordering more.  If not, I will have to join the SSSYAA (self striping sock yarn addicts annoymous).