Saturday, January 10, 2009

scarf and mitts finished 52 week KAL new projects

I made Laura Chau's "just enough ruffles scarf" and matching mitts ("Wristlets from knit 1 winter 2007) and used almost all of the 200 gms of Aussie Heirloom Merino Magic I dyed using Wilton's violet frosting dye in my crock pot. I had 28 gms left and my husband did the calculations for me: I used a total of 387 yards. This was a fun scarf and the second one I've made. I used some alpaca I dyed for the first scarf for a Christmas gift and will add a pic of my husband modeling it for me to give you a new year's laugh. I started the scarf on New Year's Day thinking the KAL began then. I understand if this scarf/mitt project doesn't count if I started too soon. I finished it Jan 8th and didn't block the scarf since it had to be mailed on the 9th to the States.

Another UFO

I'm plugging along on the last UFO I'm likely to finish in the next few months. On January 1, it was 80% complete. I'd used 8 out of the 10 balls of yarn the pattern called for. I reknit the front band. It's not so short now.

In the last week, I've shortened the first sleeve, so I can use my hands when wearing the sweater. The pattern is Autumn Leaves Cardigan by Nancie Wiseman. It calls for Noro yarn and I'm using Silk Garden. I waited a long time before it fit into my budget. I have now finished the first sleeve and sewn it in. I have 2 of the 4 buttons made from the "contrast" color yarn.

Friday, January 9, 2009

First UFO finished!

I completed the scarf UFO that had been hibernating in a box since April. I don't know why I didn't knit it sooner because it was so much fun to knit!
yarn: Lion Brand Homespun - colorway: Corinthian
US 11 needles
just cast on 15 stitches and K3, P3, K3, P3, K3 each row until I was out of yarn:

Here's a close-up (of the scarf and Shelby):
This UFO was less than 24% complete when I found it in a box with my yarn stash.


52 Week Challenge, Month One

Apparently, January is all about pink for me:

This is my January project, another pair of Sweetie Pie socks, this pair will be for me also! I'm wearing the first pair I made right now and they're uber comfy so I have to have more. I'm using Panda Cotton in the dotty Lollipops colorway, very girly and fun.

-Kala (vegancraftastic)

New Sock Project

Don't worry Adrienne... I am going to make the 350 yards with this project. Two balls of Trekking Pro Natura, one in white, and one in grey variegated. The pattern's name is Marrakech. I started it on the 7th.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

UFO's & "1/4's" for contest

Here's a list of what is done,
1) Sweater Workshop Sampler ⅞ = 87½%
2) Mystery Stole 4 ¾ = 75%
3) ODS for SFS ½ = 50%
4) DDS for SFS ½ = 50%
5) Tessa’s Shawl ½ = 50%
6) Sea Lettuce Scarf ⅓ = 33%
7) Lavender Lace Sweater ⅛ = 12½%

Sweater Workshop Sampler ¼ left,
Mystery Stole 4 ¼ left,
ODS for SFS ½ left,
DSS for SFS ½ left,
Tessa’s Shawl ½ left,
Sea Lettuce Scarf ¾ left,
Lavender Lace Sweater ¾ left

Another UFO down!

I finished up my second Sweetie Pie sock the other day:

The pattern is my own and was originally published on the Sockathon Yahoo Group in November. It's now also available as a free Ravelry download. The yarn is Panda Cotton and I used US size 1.5 needles for these lovelies. I'm so glad they're finally done, they're so comfy!

Socks ready

Yesterday I finished the pair of socks I was working on since New Year's Day. These New Year's Day Socks are made for Alexa, in Panda Cotton 0413. She actually bought the yarn for a pair of wristwarmers... LOL! Size is 9" and I worked away 340 yards of yarn.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sock yarn blanket...

small update: Since Jan 1st I have worked 448 meter sock yarn into the blanket. That equals a whopping 3 inch/ 7.5 cm. The photo is a bit dark, but it is still early in the morning, and grey... I guess a better picture will follow soon.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Show and tell.

So far this year, I've been making serviceable, practical items. I've made a set of three textured dishcloths and a pair of mittens for my oldest daughter. The low tonight is below zero, so these over her gloves should help keep her fingers warm on the walk to school tomorrow!

Thanks to everyone for sharing. I've enjoyed the viewing!


Spring Forward = Done

Yay, I finished my first UFO today!

These are my Spring Forward socks that I started way back in July of last year. Funny how thing don't get done when you don't work on them! I used 2 skeins of Crystal Palace's Panda Cotton and US size 1.5 needles. Here's the link to my original post.

-Kala (vegancraftastic)

Cathy's 1st 52 week challenge project

I decided to use my Panda Cotton beaded mystery socks as my first 52 week challenge project. I started this project on 1/1/09 when the first clue was posted. I have completed clue 1 for both socks and am awaiting clue 2 which should be posted this week, I am assuming on Thursday. This pattern is part of the SKA Sockdown challenge on Ravelry.

I want to complete these by the end of January so this is my challenge to myself!

Since I'm using this for the 52 week KAL, should I withdraw it from the UFO KAL? I don't want to complicate things! :-) I really am going to try and finish some of those UFO's I posted!!!