Saturday, June 18, 2011

Prime Time - June

I opted to try a thinner yarn for Rachel Wilson's Magic Mystery Dog pattern. The CPY Maizy is stretchy enough to make me happy with the fit.

The all knits and purls pattern was definitely "carefree" knitting!

Only about 16 grams left from the 2 balls, so these required a bit more than 320 yards.

Thank you and new project

Thank you, Susan!!!
Here's a pic of my pretty Panda Soy prize yarn:

Trying to find the perfect project to use this for a baby girl due in October in our family!!

I am currently working on my first sock design project for the SKA group challenge for June. These will be my Prime Time project for whatever month I end up finishing them! ;-)

I am designing a pair of fair isle socks using Panda Soy in Velvet Blue and Natural Ecru:
I am using Alice Starmore's wonderful fair isle book to help me put together the patterns in the chart. Getting the chart worked out was a challenge, but I love knitting fair isle!! I am working on the leg now, so I should have one finished sock soon.

-Cathy (n3tue)

June Projects

Lots of things to post today. First, I finally finished the Dragon Melody Shawl. This may become my all time favorite. It was easy to knit, although the edging took longer than the entire rest of the shawl. I didn't think I would ever finish it, but when I did it was well worth the effort. It took about 1485 yards of Jojoland Melody Superwash in Blue Dream, a variegated purple to teal. I can't remember whether I posted the progress photo which was taken before starting the edging, so I am posting that along with the finished photo. Please note that the colors in the progress photo are more accurate than the completed photo, where they look very washed out.

I have also started 2 pairs of socks. The first is a pair of Double Tadpole. I loved the Tadpole Socks so much that I am using the pattern again but knitting the pattern on both the front and back of the leg. I am using Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Mexiko Cotton Stretch in variegated pink.

I also started a pair of plain socks, stockinette with a ribbed cuff, in Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Cotton Top & Top Color.
These will look like fair isle, which I love. I can't wait to see how the pattern develops as I knit them.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Prime Time Again

Here is my Prime Time project for May, socks again. I designed these socks and am working on the pattern.

Cast on June 4 and bound off June 14, 2011
Yarn: Knit Picks Essential in Pumpkin
Needles: 2.5mm

Progress picture that I thought I posted earlier. This is sock #2. It seems that I didn't get an in progress photo of sock #1, and you don't like a photo of one sock finished.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Prime Time KAL - 6/11 WIP

This month I am making Magic Mystery Dog socks by Rachel Wilson from the 50 Socks/50 States CD. I am using Mountain Colors 4/8's wool in the Sagebrush colorway because I had it in my stash! May not have enough yardage... so it should be interesting. I am also making my grandaughter a scarf with large needles in pink eyelash yarn since the Mt. colors yardage will be short...

additional pics of mini mochi rainbow hitchhiker

I would have added these pics of the gorgeous shawl pin made by bellsisterding's daughter, Karen, but it just arrived today. This was a gift from Ding (Debbie here on our KAL) in memory of Razzle and the workmanship is as lovely as the sentiment behind it. "Razzle's love forever" is inscribed with hearts and it even has a flower like the hollyhocks now sprouting from the seeds we sprinkled on his grave. Contact Debbie on Ravelry (Bellsisterding) if you are interested in getting one of these heirloom quality shawl pins for your special knitting. :) I think the rainbow mini mochi and this pin are perfect together.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tangled up in Blue Hitchhiker

Tangled up in Blue Hitchhiker
25 teeth in -- Size 6 needles -- maxim MardiGras in the Blues.
This is a sportweight yarn -- I have 2 skeins -- total of 700 yds----but I doubt that I will be using all of it. I am going to see how it looks after 1. Thanks to Peacockmom for the inspiration -- it is a really fun project!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Join the Crowd - Prize Posting

I'm another one of the lucky ones with a yarny surprise in the mail. This is from the Prime Time KAL drawing for Jan-Apr. Thank you Adrienne, Susan and all the other enablers!

I feel lucky...oh so lucky!

LOOK at the beautiful skeins of Sausalito I received!!! I got 2 skeins for the Prime Time KAL and 2 skeins for the 50/50 KAL... My brain is already trying to decide what I want to make...THANK YOU SUSAN FOR THE GORGEOUS YARN! Adrienne thanks for all you do and Dr. Laura too!