Where did the time go? I can’t believe that it’s been over a month since I posted anything on this blog. First, I started back at work part time and as a result I haven’t been knitting much. That certainly hasn’t stopped me from starting something new though.
I did buy some yarn. I got a skein of self striping yarn from Quaere Fibre Arts. The color is called Zombified and it comes with a solid color green for heels and toes.
I also bought two skeins of Malabrigo worsted yarn in Apple Green.
I bought the Malabrigo because I bought a zoom loom by Schadt. I have been wanting to try this for awhile and finally took the step.
I used the Malabrigo yarn on the loom to make a square.
This works up fast. It took maybe 20 – 30 minutes for my first try. Now I know what I am doing it should go faster. You can sew the squares together to make all kinds of things. There is even a book you can buy called Pin Loom weaving my Margaret Stump for project ideas. I got all of this from the Woolery.
I have a couple of other looms like this but never used them because the instructions weren’t clear. It was ideal that I didn’t have this size and the instructions were great. I will have to try using those looms too.
Because I haven’t been knitting much, I haven’t been knitting on any socks although I do have a sock on the needles and I really need to finish those. It’s starting to get to be sock weather and I have started to wear socks again and I keep buying self striping sock yarn.
I have been knitting shawls. I finally got to the second color on the Cameo shawl. I am using a size 5 needle with Madelinetosh sock in tart and farmhouse white (although the white looks like a really light grey in person). This shawl keeps getting bigger and takes longer to finish a row. Yikes!
I also started the Bella Shawl using Miss Babs Yowza in the color Zombie Prom using a size 4 and size 6 needle. There are three of us knitting this shawl using the same yarn in the same color and they are all different. One is more green, one is more pink and mine is more purplish. This is knit sideways. I do love the Yowza yarn.
One other thing that I did finish was the Almost Lost Washcloth pattern. I used Sugar and Cream yarn in the color Over the Rainbow with a size 7 needle. The pattern called for 14 points, but I did 15.
There are so many other projects that I want to start, so I guess I have got to get knitting!