Saturday, November 29, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

It was a nice week.  I only had to work in the office one day.  I was able to get a lot of cleaning finished this week and was even able to get most of the Christmas decorations up.  I only have to put up my small tree and I will do that later today.

I got the Bella Shawl blocked and here is the finished product.

Bella Shawl - complete

I really like this shawl.

I also finished one of the Grade School Turkey socks.  The yarn is by Desert Vista Dyeworks and I am using a basic sock pattern with a size 1 needle.

Grade School Turkey Scok 1 - complete

I started on the second sock.  Looks like I won’t have this finished for Thanksgiving.  Oh well.  I am enjoying knitting this sock.

I also received a skein of yarn from the Lemonade Shop.  It’s fingering weight yarn and the color is Holiday 2014.

Lemonade Shop - Holiday 2014

I still have one more day of peace and quiet before I am back at work again.  December is going to be a hectic month.  I have to get my Christmas shopping finished.  Enjoy the holidays!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I finally finished something

It’s been awhile, but I finally finished the Bella Shawl.  This was made with Miss Babs Yowza in the color Zombie Prom using a size 6 and size 4 needle.  I am happy how it turned out.  Here is the shawl blocking.

Bella Shawl - Blocking

The Miss Babs skeins are Babettes, which mean that no two skeins are the same.  Two friends of mine also made this shawl using the same color.  See how they differ. I think mine is on the top.  We each like the color we got.

Three Bella Shawl's

I have also been working on my Thanksgiving sock using the color Grade School Turkey.  I have turned the heel on the first sock.  This is Dancing Dog Dyeworks yarn using a basic sock pattern with a size 1 needle.

Grade School Turkey Sock 1 - Foot

I have bought more yarn.  I had to get more Miss Babs Yowza for another shawl (plus a spare).  The colors are Bat S**t Crazy and Prince.

Miss Babs - Yowza - Nov 2014

Also, I got Noro Kureyon to make some mittens from a pattern that Susan B. Anderson did.  The pattern is called Waiting for Winter.  The color is 344.  Plus, I also got some Lang Jawoll sock yarn that has the reinforcing thread.  The color is a green.

Noro Kureyon and Jawoll

From the Lemonade Shop on Etsy, I got Lavender Speckles in a fingering weight.

Lemonade Shop - Lavender speckled yarn

From Knit Circus, I got one of her gradient sock yarns (Greatest of Ease) in the color Tropical Sunset.

Knit Circus - Greatest of Ease - tropical sunset

It’s getting cold outside. Time to get knitting!