Saturday, February 13, 2010
This afternoon I am watching the Olympics and continuing to make progress on this scarf.
I am planning on changing colors as the cable patterns change. I hope my yarn yardage for each color holds out for this plan! I am using the yarn leftover from my fair isle vest.
Friday, February 12, 2010
These are socks for me. I thought that I would try to knock out my Feb project before the Olympic KAL starts!
Socks that Rock MW Marbles
64st Vanilla socks w/8" cuff
start: Feb 7
I also got a picture of my prize yarn from the Holiday or Not KAL and the project I made.
CPY Aran Marl 3010
Tuesday Night Cowl
start/finish : Jan 22
I loved knitting with this yarn! It is so soft and squooshy. I want to thank Susan again for being so incredibly generous.
- olympic spirit: any project knit with crystal palace yarns
- team spirit: knit in declared country's colors
- : your new design in cpy
- alpine skiing: cables
- bobsled: color work
- figure skating: lace
- : beads
- ice hockey: textured/ribbing
- nordic combined: 2 or more pattern stitches (ie, lace and cables)
- : stripes
- speed skating: plain vanilla (stockinette or garter stitch)
a picture of the project in progress and finished must be posted to the blog by march 2nd to qualify for the prize drawings.
minimum yardage requirement: 300 yds for knitted project/500 yds for crocheted projects.
so, who wants to play? leave a comment on this post!
PS. PICK A COUNTRY!!!
bonus for 12m/12p/12 boy kal'ers: if you knit your project with crystal palace yarns, you can earn cpy project credit. although you will still need a different project for february credit.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Here's a picture of my Feb Project in progress. I am doing the Citron Shawl in Zauberball. I started the multidirectional Scarf, but didn't like the result, so frogged it and decided on this. I have come to the conclusion that unless I'm knitting socks, I am not a huge fan of knitting with fingering weight. Maybe because socks are such a tight weave it hides my uneven knitting? Anyway, I think I will try that scarf again, but with a worsted or aran weight.
I am hoping I finish this shawl for February. I was doing a test knit (the one I steeked) but I wasn't sure if I could use it as an FO since it's not a published pattern (yet). I'd love to show it off though, so if you feel so inclined, you can visit it here
Jill (jaerrt on ravelry)
The yarn is a mystery wool inherited from my mother. The lining is cashmere from a cone my LYS owner had. I used clear glass #6 beads. Now to make some for me. The ones I have are growing holes.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I finished the 2nd Rainbow CPY bamboo cotton sock last night. My most fav socks ever for fit, softness of the yarn and enjoyment knitting. Adrienne Fong's pattern. Wonderful combo of the pattern and yarn. I've already decided to make many socks in this yarn when I can get some sent to me. :) Taking a break from the other pair of Rainbows in the Amerika yarn for the Olympics KAL.
I'm showing a pic I just took of my Olympics project. The restraint and discipline needed not to begin early has caused a lot of "reward" chocolate to be consumed. I took an insert from Fred's suitcase and have had this "package" on our sofa table ready to go and not get "lost in a safe place" which can happen around here more than I'd like to admit.
The afghan shown is one I knit for our anniversary a couple of years ago. It still hasn't been blocked since Fred loves using it so much. I DID take off as many corgi hairs as I could in honor of the pic, really! Our own Dr. Laura designed it and it is one of my most favorite knitted projects. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/warm-hearts-comfortghan
When it gets a bath and is blocked, I will show it with another finished project.
Happy knitting up there from way down under here at the peacock palace in paradise
I've been on a beading kick recently. The beads on the hand are #6 clear beads. The yarn is a mystery yarn I inherited from my mother. The whole mitten looks like this. I'm lining them in cashmere.
The second mitten is finished. I'm working on the lining. I'll take a picture of both mittens before I put the lining in.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Wow, I almost forgot to take an in-progress photo. These are the Paw Tracks socks (Rav) by Gwen Horn. They are toe-up and work up quickly. I'm known for being slow, not because I knit slowly, but because I get bored and put it down for something else. That hasn't happened with these socks. The yarn is Lana Grossa Meilenweit Solo colorway 5202. I like the yarn, the colorway is pretty and it seems durable. I have petted softer sock yarns but this isn't scratchy, just not super duper soft.
mini solid (deep loden) & mini mochi (lake trail)
mini mochi intense rainbow
i modified them to be preemie size and added the bellybutton icord top! it only took 9 gms to knit one of these. aren't they the cutest things!
still pondering my olympics kal project...what to knit?! what to knit?! it's almost friday!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!
Monday, February 8, 2010
February - In progress photo - Socks in Panda Wool - I am doing a Sockamaniac Group Mystery Sock pattern from 2008. Also working on my pattern design for the Olympic. I hope to have this pair of socks finished before the 12th and the start of the Olympic KAL.
Brenda in Alberta
Owlsrook on Ravelry
I did them two at a time on a size 1 circular with Universal Yarn Ditto. Which as you can see turns out like crap with this pattern because the stripes are only like two rows long. But it's still interesting to look at, and my MIL should like them alright. :)
Sunday, February 7, 2010
I have started my second project for February. I found the Aran Print Eyelet Knit Scarf pattern on the straw.com website and liked the looks of it. I am using Crystal Palace Aran Print in the Birch Bark color. It is knitting up quickly and I think is going to come out very well.
I have finished the Birthday Cowl pattern for my swap group and am very happy with the results. The pattern is a super easy knit. I used about 200 yards of Cascade Soft Spun for this in a nice cloud blue color. Finished size is about 9" x 21". This yarn is incredibly soft and reminded me of Malabrigo. I am hoping my swap partner will like it as much as I do! I had never made a cowl before and really like them now.