Saturday, January 1, 2011
I was sweating it out about 10 last night, but I got 'er done. Yippee!
This is a compilation of about 3 different patterns made out of something silk from Tess' Designer's Yarn. It's the last of my Stitches Midwest haul.
Hope you all are having a great start to the new year!
Yeah, I didn't think my face was going to be in there. Yes, I've cropped it. Nope, I cannot find it! -chuckles- It's nice to know the more things change, the more they stay the same!
I finished the thumb of the 2nd mitten at 10pm last night! Adrienne is laughing at me for making the whole set in 24 hrs, but aren't they pretty??????
So they together weigh 159gm, which is 333yrds by my calculations. (And I even started a sock for my January project when I was done!)
Friday, December 31, 2010
leave me a comment and tell me something. i will draw winners on tuesday, december 21st. how much easier can it get? you must be a member of the carefree kal blog.
ps. there is one package of panda cotton, so please let me know if you don't want a wool blend.
eta: extending deadline to december 31st.
carol (bustapurl) who has been kal'ing on 50 socks
denise (lost city denise)
becki (cre8ing gospol links)
melanie (la dolce knita)
Thursday, December 30, 2010
thank you for a wonderful year of knitting and sharing! congratulations to all of you who managed to finish a project every month. i bow to your awesomeness. (total slacker here!)
here's to a wonderful 2011! and to some "prime time" knitting!!!!
the galway seaman's scarf
designed by meagheen ryan
and here is an official photo of the socks i posted for the holiday or not kal.
designed by moi for a sock club
i am almost done with one more project! just 4 more rows....
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I finished this little Shrug on Christmas Eve, just in time for my daughter to wear it with her Holiday dress on Christmas Day. It is the Little Girl's Shrug from Knitting Pure & Simple with mods to make long sleeves. I doubled the yarn and did the 18 month size to make it fit a 3 year old. It was a bit snug, but worked fine. I also made long sleeves and tapered them to the wrist, then did the lace pattern which made a bit of a flare. I used Bernat Baby Coordinated yarn and used nearly all of the skein so, well over 400yrds. It was white with a shiny thread which made it "sparkly" as per my daughter. Not my favorite yarn or FO for sure, but she loves it!
A little bit amazed with myself that I completed a project every month. Can't wait to do it again next year!
Jill (jaerrt on ravelry)
Here's what I knit with the yarn I won in helping to name the CPY Purls from the Palace (I wasn't the first to suggest it though)
For my grandson, in Merino 5 this vest.
And the Mini Mochi sweater for my granddaughter. It's the Nadia lace trim pullover.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Also this month, I ripped out the ending of last month's shawl and made the other border. When posting, I discovered that it was 100% merino and realized that neither mother (91 or 86) would want to care for a handwash shawl, so it could be larger. That took almost another ball of yarn.
The double-knit dragon hat was also modified. The top was frogged and reknit to a smoother curve. It could still be better, but not without modifying the dragon. As it came down to my mouth, it then got semifelted. (I know, it's really fulling, but that sure sounds weird.) Warning: KnitPicks BlueJay yarn bleeds. Also, there has to be a better way to do it than sitting in the bathtub and using my head for a mold, with a bucket of cold water beside the tub. When first wet, it came down to my chin - yikes! It now comes to my eyebrows and is quite warm. Works well, as it it is 20 degrees (F) in Milwaukee today.
All this energy (frogging, cleaning, plus cooking and some home repairs) is because I was off work since before Thanksgiving. I'm back to work for three days now, and then off again (burning accumulated vacation time) until I retire officially in January. It's good to be back to work to get a rest - we have a boomerang son at home now and cooking has been a full time job, not to mention the guys are expecting real meals on a regular basis now. Since husband normally works evenings and I worked day shift, we were out of the habit of cooking during the week. I've been doing at least 10 dozen cookies and three dozen muffins at least once a week, plus regular meals. Husband has gained at least 15 pounds, as he and boy seem to be in an eating contest, and boy has taken over the dog walks (three dogs, walked individually, at least an hour each). Sigh. They are upset because I am not cooking this week while working. LOL.
Hope everyone is having a good holiday season, and staying healthy and warm. Regards to all, aj
our generous sponsor, susan of crystal palace yarns, has decided to send a prize to everyone who posted a completed project. but wait, there is a deal! we are hosting a rodekool brioche scarf KAL on our sister group over on ravelry. if you choose "door #1" and promise to join the kal, susan will send you a skein of mini mochi or 2 skeins of panda silk for the project. if you choose "door #2," susan will send you 2 balls of sock yarn.
so, angie, bianca, brenda, debi, jardin rouge, jill, jody, kadezmom, lorraine, peacockmom, and yoyosocksister, email me at carefreekal at gmail dot com with your mailing address and whether you want "door #1" or "door #2." if you select "door #1," please let me know whether you want mini mochi (with 3 color choices) or the panda silk (with 3 color combinations). if you select "door #2," please let me know if you want a wool blend or a non-wool blend.
congratulations to all!