Saturday, April 04, 2015

Back to the knitting

Well, I think I got my knitting mojo back.  I have been knitting a lot more than I have been in awhile.  Maybe it’s because the snow is finally gone from my yard and after ending March with snow, it looks like April will really be bringing us the spring weather.   Although, we may have rain, at least it will be warmer.  Tomorrow and Monday are supposed to be in the 60’s.  How wonderful is that?

I have been knitting on my Yowza  weigh it shawl.  I am using a size 7 needle with Miss Babs Yowza yarn in the color Prince.   I still have a way to go, but it has gotten bigger.

Yowza Weight it shawl

I finally finished one of my St. Patrick’s sock except for the heel.  I am doing an afterthought heel on these socks, so I will do the heels when I finish both socks.  I am using a size 1 needle and I’m using Fab Funky Fibers shades of green yarn.  I did start on the second sock.

Fab Funky Fibers - St. Patricks Sock

I also worked on the Blue Heron Bulky Rayon Diagonal Cowl.  I am using Blue Heron Bulky Rayon Chenille  in a blue violet colorway with a size 6 needle.

Blue Heron Cowl

I like this cowl so much and also the yarn, so I bought another skein in the color silver.

Blue Heron Bulky Rayon Chennile - Silver

I am working on a third hitchhiker.  I am using Wollmeise pure in the Amazonia color with a size 2 needle. 

Hitchhiker #2

Last, but not least, I am knitting a second baby blanket for charity.  This is the Sunny baby blanket that I have made before.  I really like the pattern.  I am using a size 8 needle and I’m using Encore worsted yarn in the color 0215 (a yellow color).

Sunny Baby Blanket - Yellow

I did finish a Bonbon bunny for my great niece for Easter.  This is a great pattern by Susan Claudino (no knit sherlock).  The pattern has great instructions.  They are very detailed and I love it that you don’t have to sew the limbs on.  They are attached as you knit with a three needle bindoff.  It knit up very fast.  I used a size 4 needle with Gnome Acres Squishy Gnome in the Bunny foo foo colorway.

Bon Bon

I have so many other projects that I want to start, but I need to finish some of these projects.  So, back to the knitting for me.