Thursday, June 29, 2006
The people I have taught knit in the past know that I always told them to practice stitches and patterns while making dishcloths. At the end, you mastered a new skill and have something to show for it.......a good idea, right??? But, now they are back in fashion thanks to Mason Dixon Knitting! And I LOVE the patterns in the book and am so glad they brought them back into fashion!!!
And for all you flybabies out there.....they are very handy for shining your sink!! And if you have no idea what I meant with that sentence, go to this site.....FlyLady!! The site will explain everything!
I just might have to go to AC Moore today for more......who knows how many I can whip up this weekend.....and for those of you on my Christmas list...these just might end up under your tree this winter!!!!
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
I also got another wonderful package in the mail from LittleKnits!! Oh yes, more Lorna's Laces......and you know how much I love it. I am beginning to hoarde it!! So, here's the picture of the recent acquistions!!! The red skein in the back is really the Bittersweet colorway which is reds, oranges and purples and so very pretty in person!
And I promise this week I am going to spruce up my rather generic looking blog into something spiffy and fun!! I just need to sit down and rework this template a bit!! And I also need to figure out how to line up the links to the right. You all probably don't notice it, but it is driving me bananas!!!! Off to knit a bit before supper.......
Friday, June 23, 2006
We are due for a rainy weekend, so hopefully I will get lots of knitting done and will be able to show you more next week....
Keep on knitting.......
Monday, June 19, 2006
I have a new love. Remember last week when I fell in love with Lorna's Laces. Well, now it is Blue Sky Organic Cotton. I simply cannot get enough. In the words of my dear Secret Pal from One Skein, "You just want to eat it!!". And she is so right. I have tons of other cottons (I really should take a pciture of the stash, huh???I don't know if a wide angle lens is large enough") but this one takes the cake. Soft and just "plush".......sigh........I love it. I am a fickle yarn hoarder though. I find one I like, search and buy and hoarde and then move on!! I was like that with "Dune" by Trendsetters...which that will always be my favorite novelty yarn....and countless others. Unfortunately I don't have a taste for hoarding the inexpensive stuff, acrylic, NO WAY!! Although I do have some Sugar and Cream cotton, I do dig that too!!! But for the most part, I can easily walk out of a Michael's or Jo Ann Fabric with no yarn.......
I think I must simply try the BS Organic Cotton tonight.....and no, I have not finished the never- ending Lorna's Laces scarf yet....but the cotton is calling!!!
Friday, June 16, 2006
What a better way to start the weekend but with a bunch of new yarns!! Here is my recent yarn order.....one order from Little Knits and one from ebay!!
They are Lorna's Laces Shephered's Worsted in Desert Flower, Black Purl, Irving Park. Lorna's Laces Swirl Chunky in Black Purl (for the cabled cowl neck gaiter from Hello Yarn) and a LARGE skein of Fleece Artist's Kid Aran in Origin.
Guess I will be doing some knitting this weekend, huh??? :) Actually I have a big graduation party to go to...do you think it is rude to knit at a party??? Probably, although no one will probably notice!!! There will be so much eating and drinking and dancing.......
And while I was waiting (and not too patiently I might add) for FedEx to arrive with a package, I ordered MORE from Knit Pixie!! Ironically, they are only located a few towns over!! So, I wanted to support those local gals!! It's a great site and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their slogan, "Rockin' Your Stash!!"And who doesn't need more yarn, right?? But shhhhhh....don't tell my husband, he has no idea about the cost of good quality yarn! He says they are all the same and *ahem*, I think not!
Until next week.....
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
And I am anxiously awaiting TWO packages of Lorna's Laces...one form ebay (yah ebay!!) and one from Little Knits!!! I can't wait!!! I will snap a picture when it gets here, hopefully today (fingers crossed)!!!!
Until then......Happy Knitting!!!
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Thursday, June 08, 2006
No new project update pictures today as it is still grey and nasty out....and will be until Sunday!!! But I will get some nice pictures to share soon!!
So, I'm going to sign off and work some more on the Lorna's Laces scarf.......Oh I can't wait for it to be finished and we have weather cool enough so I can wear it!! And naturally it is going to need matching earrings and maybe a bracelet!!! Oh so much to do!!!
Knit on friends......
Saturday, June 03, 2006
I have been knitting like a mad woman on the Irish Hiking scarf!!! It looks beautiful and the pattern is so addictive, I have been completely ignoring my other projects in the basket!!! I am definitely making more of these for Christmas gifts!!! I will be in Nantucket for a bit next week, and plan on working on another while I am there!!
Project Update: I have decided to scrap the travel neck pillow......and make my secret pal another lovely goodie! And when it clears up (fingers crossed) and stops raining, I can take a picture of the unfinished puppy sweater I found!! See?? I KNEW I had a hidden UFO!!!! I started it in March, and as the weather got warmer and she didn't need a sweater.....the project was abandoned. All I have left is the neck portion too!!! I WILL finish it!!!
Here is a picture of the sweater I finished. This is the PERFECT dog sweater because it is so easy to put on and take off!!! Unlike some that you need to be a rodeo cowboy to get the dog in the sweater, this one has two buttons, that's it!!! The ONLY problem with this sweater is the fact that she loves it so much, she won't let me take it off her!! :)
So, I guess you might want the "stats" on this too......The pattern is from "PuppyKnits" by Jill Eaton and the yarn was Mission Falls (LOVE this yarn) 1824 wool in pistachio and mallow. Honestly, I just grabbed two colors from my stash...and I LOVE how they look together!!!
Until the nest update....keep on knitting!!!