Friday, January 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Needles: Knit Picks Options US 3 & 5
Modifications: I think the only thing that I changed was to work the hat magic loop instead of on a small circ. Found it alot easier to control my tension with the colorwork using magic loop.
A Montego Bay Scarf for my SIL using Sea Silk. This is the silkiest yarn that I have ever touched, because of this the knitting isn't going as quickly as I would like. I seem to be spending more time petting it then I do knitting with it, thank goodness this is a mindless knit.
And to show off what Angelina spent the afternoon today learning:
Some finger knitting...After about 5 minutes of showing her how to wrap the yarn around her fingers, she informed me that she was a big girl and she could do this all by herself. And she did...so far she has about 24" of a belt done, and is already to start knitting clothes for the cat;)
Sunday, November 18, 2007
An "N" for November. I have finished my November socks for SAM4, although I almost feel like I cheated, just plain toe-up St St. Yay for quick and easy socks. I really do love these socks though, the yarn is from heaven( actually it's Plucky Knitter, but close enough) it's so soft and squishy and the colors are awesome.
Yarn: Old Oak Tree Superwash Sport from the Plucky Knitter
I've also finished my first Chevron Scarf, which I am also very happy with how it turned out.
Pattern: Chervon Scarf by Joelle Hoverson
Yarn: Claudia Hand Painted Fingering in Oops and Stormy Day (1.5 skeins of each)
Needles: US 5
A quick peek at my WIPs...
the Moose Hat
Saturday, November 10, 2007
US 5 - 10" = $3 (6.99 retail)
US 1 - 6" set of 5 = $3 ($7.40 retail)
US 1 - 6" set of 4 = $2 ($7.40 retail)
US 2 - 8" set of 4 = $2 ($7.40 retail)
US 3 - 8" set of 5 = $3 ($7.60 retail)
US 2 - 9" = $2 ($4.05 retail)
US 3 - 9" = $2 ($4.05 retail)
US 0 - 16" = $4 ($7.99 retail)
US 6 - 13" = $3 ($5.75 retail)
US 8 - 13" = $3 ($5.75 retail)
US 4 - 29" = $4 ($8.25 retail)
US 5 - 29" = $4 ($8.25 retail)
US 6 - 24" = $4 ($8.25 retail)
US 7 - 29" = $4 ($8.25 retail)
US 8 - 24" = $4 ($8.25 retail)
US 0 - 6" = $3 ($6.75 retail)
US 6 - 6" = $3 ($6.75 retail)
US 4 - 16" = $1 (I'm not sure how much I paid for these, but I'm sure it wasn't much)
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Yarn Love - VioletsFleece Artist Sea Wool - Stone
Cherry Tree Hill Sport - Cherry Blossom
The Plucky Knitter BFL Suri Alpaca - Lara
The Plucky Knitter Merino - Pesto
A pic of my most recent WIP...I have joined the bandwagon and started a Chevron Scarf. I am really liking the pattern and the yarn, and it's knitting up pretty quick which is always good.And last but not least...if you haven't checked these out yet you should. Pink Lemon Twist mentioned these kits on her blog, and I am always looking for a quick Christmas present. They are hat and headband colorwork kits, very cool and for a very reasonable price, $19.95 for the yarn and the kit.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Pattern: Swan Lake (MS3) by Pink Lemon Twist
Friday, October 19, 2007
Well I have some news(which will help explain my spotty blogging). DH finally got his orders for the last stage of his training. Yeah! We are very excited to be almost finished all of the training part of his job, the only sucky part is that we'll be separated for 4 months while he finishes this last part. On the plus side we are 4 months closer to be stationed somewhere for longer then 1 year at a time. So now that we have the orders we can start getting everything all set for a very big move from here(California) back to Georgia. So I've been busy filling out forms, going to briefings, collecting files and downsizing the house. Busy, busy, busy. I was very excited on Monday when we went to Transportation and found out that the Army would have a professional moving company come in and pack everything up and put it in storage for us. That takes alot off my shoulders. Well I'm off to make phone calls and to work some more on the Monkey socks.(they are sooo close to being finished)