Friday, December 30, 2005
Anyways, in knitting news...DH's Irish Hiking Scarf is finito..blocking now, pics tomorrow!!
Off to rest the wrist!
Navy Cascade pastaza....clogs maybe??, LL S.sock in knit happens colorway...
New Classic Elite Marl LA and more LL Shep. sock in Aslan. Both from Little Knits, great service!
DB Soho, been collecting this, now up to 5 skeins...what will it be, no clue! Hat, bag, clogs, LL Shep. Sock in Vera... Knit Happens
My swap with SharonP, Silk garden, my first, which will become a mini clapotis. Now I am seeing a color pattern here...hmmm, I guess I love all the combinations and different yarns...Sock yarn...been collecting that...have I ever made a sock...No..will I....YES! My New Years Resolution!!! Make Socks and buy more yarn hehe (well, gotta stop/slow down on the yarn front)
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
So, I've done just that...for now! I've joined a KAL Behind the Times and I think everyone is starting on the Clapotis from Knittytm..
Originally I wanted to use Sock Garden in Pansy. Since I am making a scarf sized one, not the full width and not sure on the length, I could probably adjust to use this. Some people have with good luck. But I really want to use it for socks...so socks it will be.
But, me...I fell in love with this yarn after I saw it up for a swap from my Knittytm Holiday Secret Pal and bestest swap mate SharonP. I thought, definately a scarf...maybe a hat?? Luck was with me as I was online at the same time and saw her post and requested...I wanted it all. So I have 4 skeins of this to make a medium/mini clapotis with.
Anyone else out there get yarn obsessed???? Inquiring minds want to know!
Monday, December 26, 2005
Hi all! Well this was my first felted hat attempt...prefelted--top pic, post--bottom Chic Knits felted bucket hat in Patons Classic Merino in Navy and Leaf Green. Used almost 1 skein in Navy and about 1/3 in Leaf green. It was a pretty easy knit and the recipient loves it.
This hat/scarf set done in Marble acrylic yarn as SIL is allergic...
Chic Knits Bucket hat and ribbed scarf, no specific pattern.
This is a ribbed hat I made for FIL out of Lamb Pride Bulky Sandy Heather, which was a dream to knit with. With my ever growing stash of LP, I have finally used some. Sadly, it...well....is a bit too small. So rather than adding more to the top, which I really can't as not enough on the skein. So with my LP Oregano (sniff was supposed to be for something else..) I'll make a longer one and add the leftover from this to make stripes.
All in all it went pretty well for my first knitmas...although the above ribbed hat gave me a few problems and I stayed up way too late to finish it. DH's IHS is coming along, hope to be done this week. I am making a felted bag with 9 stitch I-cord that is killing me...it took me forever to finally "get" it....then I go along about 10 inches (need 30 total) and all of a sudden, it is out of pattern...so I frog...reknit....frog....reknit...STILL NOT WORKING...So I had been calm before then...frogged right down to the start of the handles and it is going ok...
I'm having some trouble learning how to add code, etc. I want to put blog links, KAL's and progress bars...WIP's, etc. No luck tonite, so all you get is pics :-) However I finally figured out how to add some things...
More news later......
Friday, December 23, 2005
I've been getting a lot of blogging helps/hints so keep on looking for more updates and pictures soon I promise.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Today was a busy day at chez Z. Got our Christmas tree at a great price and it actually is still alive. The needles are so soft and flexible, not dry and brittle. We were kind of worried, being 1 week away from Christmas...but been a very busy time here. Pics tomorrow as it is resting today. Normal chores..shopping, etc were done by only me as DH is recuping from surgery.
On the knitting front, poncho #2 is blocking, to be seamed tonite and hopefully will do a crochet border to stop the curling. Poncho #1 was the first one knitted, however just 2 short seams and it is done...so saving the easiest for last.
Sunday, I plan...that is plan to start 2 hats, work on DH's IHS, make cookie dough, and 2 pairs of pj pants...plus the ton of laundry. I don't think I'll be too busy, do you? Hopefully I will have FO pics also.
Friday, December 16, 2005
I've read so many and hope that mine is as interesting as others are. Bear with me as I learn the appropriate do's/don'ts.
On the knitting front. I have 2 ponchos to finish this weekend, a felted bag, and work on IHS..
start 2 hats...
On the sewing front...sew a few bags..... pj pants...