Saturday, January 23, 2010

Panda silk

My beautiful Panda Silk prize arrived today! I'll be casting on tomorrow for a My Valentine Scarf.
The color is just beautiful, you will see! (I'm waiting til tomorrow, because then it will count for another KAL.
In the meantime, thank you so much to all who make this KAL happen, and to Susan Dr Laura and Adrienne especially!

Project #3

I named these socks as a small tribute to all of the women, including my mother, of whom it has been said, or written "....she had a heart of gold." I think my mom would have liked these socks!

Friday, January 22, 2010

January project finished!!

I started the 3rd pair on 1-15 and finished 1-17.
Ricky's socks pair 3
Ricky's sock pair 3 2
Then I started the 4th pair 1-18 and finished 1-20.
Ricky's socks pair 4
Ricky's socks pair 4 2

And here are all 4 pairs together!
Ricky's socks finished

Now that all of the boring socks are done I can start planning for my Muir Woods socks!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Soxual Persuasion

Wanted to add a nicer picture of the socks.

I am competing in Iron Knitter. Pretty much how fast can you knit a given pattern. These I finished in under 24 hours. I did sleep and I am house/animal sitting at my sons place. Being, there is a dog, as one of the animals I am over there for 2 -3 hours a day.

Not the pretty pictures, but the really quick "I am done, please let me move on to round 2 picture".

Yes Soxual Persuasion is the name of the sock pattern.

ta da! Liz in KY won!!

a free copy of our new '50 Socks' book on CD....

January Finish

Finished socks! Yarn is Prism Saki and Froehliche Wolle Blauband. Men's size 14 wide. Saki had 430 yds and then I used about 100 yds of Blauband.

Socks in progress
Motley Jesters made from leftovers and beads. So far there are 5 yarns in the sock. I may need more for the foot.

Scarf started
As a Guild Holiday gift, I received two balls of Noro Matsuri, a Cotton Wool blend. It will become a Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf. Yes, those are glass knitting needles.

prizes for the holiday (or not) KAL

the prizes are on their way to the winners as i type! please let us know when they arrive! and of course, we would love to see pictures! HINT! HINT!

what do you plan on making with it? curious minds want to know...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

message for Annie

Hi there Annie
wanted you to know your entry into blog contest 'took'. it's just that there's a 2nd page for comments - tiny blue print!
who knew? not me until today, LOL
ps this is the only way i could find you.

return to oz

it was a dark, stormy day....

mini mochi, tropical ginger
us size 7 needles

the sun came out after i downloaded pix to computer, of course!

new shawl started

I've just begun my second project, it's the Icarus shawl, knit in Lost City Denise's beautiful cobweb lace alpaca, colorway Saffron Threads. I just love the yarn and the color!!

January Hayrick socks finished + 1 Rainbow sock

Anne Hanson's sock pattern called Hayrick using yarn I had in my stash that I dyed with Landscape dye "saltmarsh". 97 gms used for size large. I used a traditional heel flap (from Anne's "sock pattern to end all sock patterns") instead of the short row heel in the pattern and Fred requested a plain foot instead of the pattern for comfort. He wanted to wear them this weekend at a course he's teaching so I stopped work on the Rainbow socks (Adrienne Fong's great pattern) for me and finished his. Now it will fun to finish the Rainbow Over Lahaina sock. I've taken a pic of the one that is finished from the side as well as the front. Love the pattern and am really enjoying using this yarn. It makes a wonderful fabric and stretches a bit thanks to some elastic in the yarn. I had 3 gms left from the 50 gm ball for this first sock. I changed from a regular toe to a 6 pointed star toe because it fits me much better. I also used decreasing needle sizes from the cuff to the heel and it fits great. I'll finish the 2nd sock soon and then do the Amerika yarn in the same pattern (correct size and first 5 rows not omitted this time). :)

Progress Picture for January

I'm knitting the SKA Mystery Sock Pattern by Debbie O'Neill and using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in the Old Rose colorway with size 1 dpn. I played around with a few different colors of beads but decided on a slightly darker bead so it would show up. At the moment I am done with one heel flap and just starting the second.... right on track - Yahoo!!!!! Happy Knitting :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January Project Finished (Again!)

I finished the second knitting of the Shalom Cardigan. I amm soooooo happy that I redid it as it fits much better than the first time. Now I just have to add buttons, but can't decide, so I posted a picture of my options if anyone wants to give an opinion. I used 4 balls of Berroco Comfort Chunky, so total yardage is 600yrd. (I used almost every last inch of each ball!)
Let's hope February's project goes more smoothly ;-)
Jill (jaerrt on ravelry)

I've finished my January project (12mon/12projects/12boy) and I'm going to have a hard time giving these away. But, they are for my very talented daughter who shares a lot of her beadwork with me, so ....... I guess they are on their way to a new home. Thanks to Adrienne for this beautiful pattern.

CPY Project for January - Brenda (Owlsrook)

In progress photo of my CPY Project for January - These are going to be a pair of
Lace Socks from the Knitting Vintage Socks book, they are a Child's lace pattern that I have just upsized to Ladies Medium size - the Yarn is "Panda Wool" and the color is "Bluebell". I love, love this yarn. It is so soft to knit with. This is the first time I have used Panda Wool, but it sure won't be the last.

I ordered my CPY yarns from Little Knits, and they arrived on Friday, so I had a hard time deciding which one to try first. I ordered several different Mini Mochi colors and several Panda Wool colors, so looking forward to knitting them all now.

Brenda in Alberta
Owlsrook on Ravelry

Monday, January 18, 2010

January Project Finished

I finished my shawl for the January project. A full skien of the yarn I used holds about 1000 yards. I started from a skien that about half empty and started a full skein and about half is gone. So maybe about 1000 yards went into this project. I wanted to add color to the shawl so I used some left over sock yarn for my edging.

Julie H


One big DUH!!!

I went to the doctor today. Have been suffering of ear pains for quite a while - but last week it was simply terrible. Pain in my jaw, pain in my ear, pain in my head, pain in my neck. Can you imagine why my knitting did not finish?  Ah well. The doctor is a nice man - and he saw something that the doctor in Berkel did not see... I have an ear infection. He put me on antibiotics, and a nasal spray. And next week see if everything has healed.

Another progress

Last year was about getting some cardigans. This year will be about sweaters and vests.
Here is the first one and posted before ready.
It is an easy and quick knit with drumsticks of 5,5mm. I cast on in the first days of this year with snow all around and hope to finish it within some more days.
Could be quicker, but I am a real XXL, 6ft tall, so there are some stitches to do. Snow is melting now.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Shelly's January....not as planned.

Well, I cast on several socks for various reasons New Year's Eve and New Year's Day....then life happened. Don't you just love that? I'm in an intensive 10 week set of classes, and it has OVERTAKEN my life. However, the folks looking at etsy have been good to me, and I needed to replenish my stock, so in the name of some egg moeny, I've been crocheting mop covers instead. What's that about the best laid plans of mice and men? AH....well. These are my January enteries. I hope to be back with socks SOON. It's January in Minnesota, and I need more wool socks!!!!! LOL. I guess I could buy some....NEVER! :) Let me know if these don't qualify, then I'll burn some 4am oil *wink*

I used (figured by weight) 522 yards of cotton on a cone. Have a great week all!