Friday, December 11, 2009

52-week Dec

Computer problems here. I can not post but I am making santa's elf hats for the kids and Stephanie Pearl McPhee's "Pretty Thing" (ha, ha first lace project and way Something is wrong with the disk/ hard drive space/memory... I think, So, ladies please go to Laura's Sirius group on Rav for a famliy update. I will try to post when my computer will let me upload pics. Hope all is well with you all. Happy "early" Holidays.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

December post

I missed posting this for the Holiday KAL. What can I say, I've been busy knitting things that I can't show you. I'm hoping to sell the patterns, so no pictures. I also have a full time job, which takes up a lot of knitting time.

A pair of socks for a December birthday. These are for a grandson who likes orange. Both yarns are from Knit Picks. The pattern is my own. Finished Dec. 3 and already gifted.

Finished Spitzbergen

I finished my Spitzbergen Shawl, although not in time for the contest. The pattern was written for lace weight yarn, but I was afraid that it would be too small so I used JaggerSpun Maine Line, which is fingering weight. It came out huge (measuring 74" by 34" but seems larger since it curves and fits like a hug), but I love it. I know it will get a lot of use!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

ANOTHER Adrienne Fong design not named

This lovely pattern hasn't an official name yet. Maybe this post will give our esteemed designer a nudge? I think of it as my Dandie shawl because the green is like our peahen's neck and the blues are like her now 11 month old chicks born on Christmas Eve last year. She has 4 more now hatched on T-giving Day.
I plan to have this finished, blocked and ask my friend with a better camera to take a pic so I can post it this month. :)

An Adrienne Fong Sock

This is a sock I am hoping to finish for Christmas. It is an Adrienne Fong design. But, I know it will bug Adrienne not posting the name of the pattern or a picture of the pattern. Guess she will have to be happy with a heel flap.

Finished KAL Projects I have been to distracted to post...

I can't figure out how to line up the type with the projects. This is a Braided Scarf for my cousin in WoolEase Thick& Quick (colour Claret). I must have forgotten to take a WIP picture.

Next: Scrunchable Scarf for my Niece in King Cole Duet Moods DK (Held yarn double)

Next is another Scrunchable Scarf for me in Malabrigo Worsted (colour Sapphire Magenta)

Bulky Ribbed Scarf for SIL in WoolEase Thick & Quick Colour: Black and Claret

Apparently everyone wanted scarves this Christmas.
Merry Christmas all!
Jill (jaerrt on ravelry)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Final finished project

This is my lacy baby blanket, knit in cotton boucle. I knit it sideways, so the lace stripes would be vertical. I made up the pattern, it was very simple.

52 week challenge december-start

I don´t know if I will be able to get my two unfinished cardigans finished by this month. Therefore I post this new beginning of socks for my daughter´s birthday. They will be finished due to this birthday :-) by next week.
As always my picture is not too good. This is such a lovely play of colours in deep saturated shades of brick red and darker.
Maybe it is a project for next year to learn how to do better pictures.
May all of you have a nice time knitting!
Margret aka maz

Sunday, December 6, 2009

one more month to go

and the 52 week challenge kal will draw to a close. there are 9 of you still eligible for the 52 item prize package being donated by drlaura (and i think susan of cpy).

we will be starting a new year long one project/month kal in 2010; so let me know if you think you want to participate. the more, the merrier, and possibly the more prizes!!! we are working out the details now.

also coming up in february will be our winter olympics kal where we will be knitting along with the games!!!!

Holiday (or Not) kal officially over! you have until dec 9th to get your progress and finished photos posted to the blog.

wonder how many last minute projects got completed yesterday!?

looks like we will have a ton of winners!! because we have a ton of projects! there will be one winner/10 projects; plus a special drawing from those projects made with crystal palace yarns (the wonderful sponsor of our carefree kal blog!).

and i will count my projects but will be withdrawing myself from winning anything (...SOB!) because i am fair that way (...sniff!).

please continue to share your projects with us even though this kal is pretty much over. i love seeing your projects.