Saturday, March 27, 2010

Another WIP

Oh I love love love this pattern! It's Adrienne's offering for last month's sock of the month club offering from Her pattern, my yarn which is Madelinetosh sock in color fathom - doesn't it just glow? I'll use approximately 400 yards. Here's an in progress picture and a close-up of the first sock.

March Project

Ok, it has been a crazy past 4-6 weeks and I haven't had a moment to just breath.  Anyhoo, I wasn't able to finish Knitting Olympics to my displeasure.  Things have been calming down recently, and I have had a chance to knit something and actually finish!!!

Behold- Lavelette in Cascade 220 (591 yds). 


It's huge!!!  It's 90 inches across the top and 50 inches down the center.  I can't wait until it dries and I can wear it to work.  :)


Friday, March 26, 2010

Thank you!!!!

Unfortunately, I had a surprise emergency room visit and have been in the hospital for the last 7 days. What a treat and surprise to find out I was an Olympics KAL winner when I got home. I thank both of you for the support and for the wonderful prizes!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Forgot picture of beginning?

I think I forgot to post the start up pic of my Nefertit...

Socks for March

Yesterday evening I finished the pair for March. They were done in Drops Delight, and I needed 325 meters to create the pair. I have been playing with the heel, and the gusset decreases... hope the recipient likes them ;-)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March's Knitting

Well I didn't get my sock finished yet but I did knit a shawl. The pattern is Waves of Leaves and my yarn is Socks that Rock "Grawk". I like how the colors show. The first pictures is of my progress but it shows the colors in the yarn and the last is the finish project blocked.
Hopefully I will get a pair of socks done this month the Rivendell are almost to the toe.

12m/12p/12boy Project #5

Yarn: KnitPicks bare fingering dyed with food colouring
Needles: 2.25mm

Pattern: Wearin' o' the Green
Mods: tabi toes

March Finish

Double knit hat - blue is public side and orange is private side, at least until I change my mood.

Finished for now, at least. It's in use - there was snow here last weekend. I'll probably rip it down and rework the top this summer, as it did not taper as smoothly as I had hoped.

The dragon is an adaptation of MMario's Lung Wang Dragon, and the rune on the back is (hopefully) a Norse rune for household prosperity.

Once again, a learning experience - this was not a good bus riding project. It is made a bit large on purpose, as I was not sure of the size (gauge, hah, I don't need no stinking gauge) so it can be fulled at a later time. It is definitely warm. And only two ends to weave in - definitely a plus.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Can you believe it?!?!?!

I'm done with a project BEFORE the end of the month. Whooot Whooot! Here's the Shoulder Cape by Debbie Bliss made out of Marble Chunky. I used about 525 yards of yarn. Now I should be able to give it to her in time to pack away for next fall. A girl can only do what a girl can do.

Happy Spring!!!!

feb 12/12/12boy progress pics

Hi, on vacation with my socks. I caught kidney stones on Sunday and I want to give them back to whoever gave them to me! I am doing the Simple Side to Side Socks with Flat Feet yarn. The deadline for the Sock Madness pattern 1 (on ravelry) is tonight at midnight so I think I am out. But, I will be a cheerleader.

Wow, thanks for the gifty on the Olympic KAL Susan! I am so surprised! I love the Chili Red color I used in the Panda Superwash. I will email Adrienne when I get home from my California vacation (tomorrow) with my choices!

New Socks Started

I just started the Solid Socks Mystery Socks March/April 2010. What a beautiful pattern! I am using the Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Silk Solid that I won (thanks, Adrienne and everyone). Before I knit the foot I will just have to decide who is going to be lucky enough to get them! (The photo on the left is the cuff and leg, and the one on the right is the cuff, leg, and heel.)

GablesDeb on Ravelry

Monday, March 22, 2010

Finished Socks

I finished my Opal Socks! These really flew off the needles, and I can't wait to wear them. The yarn is Zwerger Garn Opal Regenwald / Rainforest in Frosch.


March- stuff in progress, stuff that's finished

I need to be more organized about posting! I have one FO - my St. Paddy's day socks. Here are before and after pictures of them. I used about 350 yards. The pattern is my top down plain vanilla sock and the yarn I used is Knitterly Things' Vesper sock yarn in colorway Shamrockin'. What a fun colorway to work with!

and finished:

I started sweaters too (I clearly am not a monogamous knitter). This is the beginnings of Jared Flood's Seneca sweater. I'm using Madtosh Vintage yarn in colorway tart and will use about 1200 yards. I'm actually on the yoke now of this sweater and am loving the way it's knitting up.

I love this pattern!

I'm taking an advanced sweater class at my LYS that I started in mid-February. This is what I have so far. The yarn is Cascade 220 - I'll use about 1200 yards of this as well.

I have a couple more projects OTN that I need to photograph.

March Progress

Muir Woods socks from the 50 Socks 50 States CD. Using Fleece Artist Sea Wool in the Bronze colorway and size 2 dpn.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


My name was drawn as a winner for the Olympics KAL! Many thanks go to Susan for her amazing generosity in supplying the prizes AND allowing additional winners to boot! Thanks also to Adrienne and DrLaura for hosting the KALs. You all are awesome and I appreciate everything you all do! :D

March socks in progress

I had to do something different for a while. The shawl is progressing well, but especially on the rainy evenings we had in the past couple of days a bit hard to see. I needed something along the side to play with, and started a pair of socks on Friday evening... LOL! The yarn I am using is Drops Delight

I am from now on planning to note down historical facts...LOL! A personal fact is that I did the gusset decreases in a different way... and I like the result thus far.

I worked on it, on March 21, while watching the World Championship Ice Speed Skating, held in Thialf Stadium in Heerenveen. Sven Kramer won the 10 km in an amazing time. He also won the world title for the fourth time. It is the first time ever in history that a skater wins the world title four times in a row.