Saturday, April 30, 2011

Prime Time April

I can't quite believe that I got this pair of socks done before the month is over. It is 10:47 pm so I am just getting them done. I finished the just before heading off to work this morning and now off and thought I better post. The sock are out of Hazel Knits Artisan Sock yarn, colorway Cami Chic. Yarn that has been in the stash for 3 years.The pattern by Wendy D. Johnson from her Toe-Up Socks in a Box, called Serpentine Socks. I liked the pattern I just have to admit that it wasn't that great of a choice for this yarn. But over all I like them.

I have restarted the Wedding Veil for Monica, I now love the pattern that we picked out this time. I am using Snow Queen Pi Shawl and it is turning out great. I have to get it done so I will be working on this pretty much full time till it is done. So in other words I don't get to cast on anything new. Which will be hard. Of course I have lots on the needles so maybe I can get something finished.

So till the end of the month everyone keep knitting .

Prime Time - April

For Mother's Day I cast on Spring Socks from the Six Sox Knitalong. These were delivered this week to my mother-in-law in Boise while my husband was visiting.

The yarn is CPY Panda Wool in the color Periwinkle. In real life it is much more purple - a pretty twist of purple and light gray.

Socks for own dear mom, a pair from Cookie A, remain unfinished. Mom was on her final day of a lovely trip to San Francisco with my brother and nephew when she suffered a head injury from a fall in her hotel room and passed away the following day with my father and sister at her side. I was able to bury myself in the frenzy of Sock Madness while waiting to hear news and then as I began to figure out how to deal with my grief. These are the SM Round 3 socks finished on my first birthday without my beautiful mom.

Prime Time KAL

The pattern is Banana Cream Pie (West Virginia) by KyleAnn Williams from the 50 Socks - 50 States CD. I used Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Silk DK in the Frosted Iris colorway. The socks were knit with 2 circular needles on size 3 and 4. It is my first toe up! Check out the easy heel. Happy Knitting, Renee' aka yoyosocksister

Hi everyone. Here are my April items. I made a Coquille shawl. It is made from Crystal Palaces new Sausalito yarn in Monet. The color is truer in the right side picture.

The other items are three potholders and one lipbalm holder for a swap I am in. They are in cotton thread. Where did the month go? I am going to make another shawl for next month in Mochi!

New beginning! Just started a scarf for the KAL.

I am knitting my scarf lengthwise. It is Mini Mochi yarn and the color number is 109. I am working 280 stitches on #9 needles.

Michelle(Insatiable on Ravelry)

Prime Time - April 2011

I had a lot of things I wanted to get finished this month but here it is the 30th and the only actual completed project is socks. My happy stripes just kept getting knitting time while some other things sat waiting.
I did a vanilla rib with the March colorway for Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber "Citrus Blush":

Friday, April 29, 2011


Well, I suppose I won't get credit for this April project since I forgot to take an in-progress picture. I'll share it with you anyway, since I am really happy with the way it turned out. I knit this for my 10 year old granddaughter. It is the Berry Bobble Cardigan from the the spring Love of Knitting magazine. The pattern didn't call for the contrast color, but I made the change because I was afraid of running out of the turquoise.


All finished! Used but about 2 yards of the Mochi. I think that this is a good pattern for this yarn because it shows the criss-cross pattern really well. Sorry about the cruddy shots....cell phone camera. I ended up using a size 3 needle for the earrings as the size 1's were just too small. My sister likes bigger earrings.
I did like how the colors changed from earring to earring.
A fun knit and she can wear it as a cowl or double wrap it for warmth or just leave it hanging down the front because I made it good and long.

WIP-- (non-conformist) Coquille

Silly me....I used the wrong yarn to be in the running for hte Coquille KAL faboulous grand prize (I was trying to stash-bust some yarn sock when I cast on....) But good news, I like my project. I have tweaked it a bit -- alternating a solid and a self striping yarn for one, and only making one of the largest gussets to make it more of a scarf size -- less of a shawl size --
Am currently taking advice as to whether I should leave the edge soft ruffly- (unblocked look -- roll edgbe under and stitch) or if I should add an edging. I feel that the project has gotten too playful for the original pattern edge finishing. Anyone??
Sometimes mistakes turn out to be our favorites!!
Now---off to find some mini mochi on line....

Thursday, April 28, 2011


bellsisterdong (the other half to bellsisterding -debbie ann) and michelle to the carefree blog!


For this KAL I made a pair of crocheted socks using the shell or scollop pattern. It is my pattern and it can be found on my blog.

I used the CPY Panda Superwash I won from last year's KAL.

Here is my April KAL. It's the Mobius necklace (and earrings which I haven't gotten to yet) from "Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders". It's Mini Mochi,color #306 and I just love the colors.

I am knitting it for my sister for her birthday and I think she'll really be pleased.

I like the pattern which shows off the yarn quite well I think.

I am going to finish this tonight and can't wait to start on the earrings. As soon as I find my size 0 dpns. *groan*

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Prime Time Project

Well, I managed to find a source for the Panda Cotton, even to the correct lot number. Thank you, Yarn Market. Once it arrived, the UFO March project got removed from the scanner and completed. This used up about half the third ball was used. If there is a pattern for a small hat, I may try one.
Since there was an order, of course it makes sense to go for free shipping, right? So now there are three balls of a variegated green to make a matching sweater for her sister. That will be May's project. And of course to make up the rest of the order, there is enough Panda Cotton in more traditionally masculine colors to make the husband more socks, to make up for not having this as socks. He was just as happy not to have these as socks. This is his gorilla, by the way. Tried to get him to hold the gorilla for pictures, but no luck.
Just got notice that his company is going out of business at the end of June. Son failed bar exam for the second time. Husband just lost his third tooth, roots and all - and COBRA dental just runs for about another year. But we haven't been flooded, nor has a tornado hit us, and the flowers are starting to bloom, so life is pretty good, all in all. Hope everyone else is doing at least as well, and preferably better.

Prime Time KAL April 2011

This was a late birthday gift for my daughter. She loved the hat but couldn't decide on the gloves so I made them both for her. The Hemlock Flower Tam works up fast and one size definitely fits all. The two glove sets are the Baby Fan Mitts and the Cupcake Mittlets.

and a "pick your wrap" for kwtp

pick your wrap, designed by our own miss debi
mini mochi, neptune

pick your wrap prog

pick your wrap back

with tweaks to pointy the ends and round out the center. =P

damson for april

mini mochi, jungle

damson prog


i think i have a new favorite mini mochi colorway. =)

April socks

New ferny green socks for me (a whole pair)! In the middle of the heel, the needle just fell apart in my hands. I wish I could say I was doing something exciting, but nope, just knitting. It turns out that I knit just a little tighter after I changed needles. Same size needles, but different material and pointier. So they're snugger than I like, and my ankles have been swelling a lot lately, so they may not get to stay in the sock drawer.

They look deformed because there's a little ribbing to pull in the arch. With the little bag, I'm good on yardage. I love little bags.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

KWTP . . my missing in action pictures. . .

I couldn't seem to bring them back no matter what I changed so here's hopng it will post this way. . .

April KAL

It was going to be a shawl, but I did not have enough yarn to make it a shawl so now it is a shrug. About 600 yards of Rainbow Sensations Boulce yarn went into the shrug. It is a knitted entrelac pattern, which was a new technique for me, but it was not that difficult to do.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Prime Time KAL - 4/11 Finished

Hi All... finished a vest for my grandson in the reverse colors of the one I made last month. We are going to go see the boys this weekend and I am anxious to see how they fit. The yarn is comfort DK by Berroco and the pattern is Hamish from the Rowan Jr. book. I used size 3 and 5 needles again. Anxious to get started on the Coquille Shawl KAL... but first I have to finish a pair of socks I am making. :)

Ok so here are my projects for April - socks aplenty! First pair is using Cascade Heritage Handpaints in colorway 9883 Wild Roses (pinks) and the pattern is the Basic Sock by Churchmouse Teas. I was really happy how quick this went - took me about 2 weeks start to finish.

Then since there was still 2 weeks of month left, and I wanted to try the same pattern in larger needles (and slightly variated) using some stash yarn which had been (ahem) aging, I made my guy a pair of socks. Somehow the 3 balls of yarn I had in my stash had turned to 2, so I found a matching superwash wool (Louet Gems 100% merino wool) for the cuff, heels and toe. He was very excited to watch the progress of "his" socks. I must say, it's really nice to knit for people that appreciate the effort involved. The multi-colored wool is Stahl Big Print.

I'm fairly certain I'm way over for yardage. The first pair called for 1 skein of yarn (437 yards) although I have a small ball left over, and the second pair used the two balls of Big Print (90yds_ and half the Louet. Now back to my May project, which is a little more time consuming since it's a sweater.

I love the little projects, they're great for my commute and so gratifying once they're done.