Saturday, June 25, 2011

My lovely package of Mini Mochi came yesterday!! It is color 123-Brandied Apricots and I love it. The colors aren't true in this picture but they are luscious. Now for the perfect project. Thanks so much for the great prize and I really enjoy seeing everyone's projects. So many neat pieces.

Early for June

My rav project page Artichoke pattern, in Panda Silk (about 1.4 skeins = 285.6 yards). Beads from Joanns. I started on May 27, 2011, finished on June 24, 2011.

These booties will be part of a set but they were enough to give me enough finished yardage for June. Used 10g of yarn (54 yds). Rav page for set . The pattern was written for straights. I changed it a bit so I could do it in the round = no seams, yeah. Much quicker that way. Started and finished today.

Prime Time June again

I finished my scarf - 304 yards of Plymouth Zino
Needles #5/3.75 mm
This is my own design, which I have no plans to publish, but I may do something similar in the future.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Purple Rain

New Project for KAL -- but I am not sure if it will be finished this month!!
I am calling it..."purple rain". It is based on the pattern (free from Ravelry) Shizuku by Angela Tong Designs. She says "Shizuku means drops or tear-drop shape in Japanese. This scarf is knit from side to side with the droplets knitted along one side. The droplets are made with short row shaping." I am making this out of Taos #19 --- which is purple-y. I have 2.5 balls to work with, about 320 yds, and am using #10s. If I finish this up with yarn to spare, I may make a matching hat...fringe and all! This is a gift for my daughter who is a chef at Foreign Cinema in San Francisco.

Can be found on ravelry: Purple Rain

June Prime Time

I'm lazy. I finished this on June 10 (perhaps before that), and I'm only posting it here now even though it's in my other blog already. =D

This is the Summer Mystery Shawlette by Wendy D. Johnson and it is the first mystery shawl that I ever finished right on schedule! It was knit on size 5 needles with Knit Picks Palette in Tidepool Heather and it came out to just over 300 yards (about 304 yards) for a qualifying knit for this KAL. :)

Here is a picture of the shawl just after clue #2.

You can go see more pictures over at my blog:

Prime time part 2

A pair of socks in Mini Mochi. Started with Judy Becker's cast on, created my own style heel up to the cuff.Russian bind off was used for a flexible cuff. Wietse's feet size - he loves them! I did not know though that my camera had such a cute features for images!

Een paar sokken in Mini Mochi. Ben begonnen bij de teen, en heb daar de opzet van Judy Becker voor gebruikt. Ik heb mijn eigen variant hiel gebruikt en na het breien van het boord de Russische afkantmethode gebruikt. Het is Wietse's maat, en hij vindt ze prachtig. Ik wist alleen niet dat mijn camera zulke leuke foto's kon maken.

Together with the first pair I made - for your convenience I pasted the images below..., I have used two balls of Mini Mochi in total.

June Projects

I won some wonderful yarn from here:
And a friend of mine had some good news and so I decided to make a baby kimono:

This yarn is so soft and nice to work and it is perfect for making baby stuff. Here is the completed set of kimono and hat:
It took all three skeins to make the set. And to round it out I also made some more dishcloths in the moss roses color of this yarn.
I love working with Cotton Twirl. It is a really nice yarn.

Joyette started

I started another Joyette for myself using a DK wt cotton I've had for about 25 years. I just came across it recently and knew right away what I wanted to knit with it. :) I'll probably finish this next month since I'm also doing the Jasmine scarf KAL + knitting a pair of socks for Fred's birthday. Good thing I've had a lot of insomnia lately...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

snail mail sur-PRIZE

It came in the mail today!!!!! Wonderful, wonderful mini-mochi in spice market (#303) and some great CPY needles for the shawl I am about to knit. Big thanks to Adrienne and Susan and all the folks at CPY that make these fab prizes and the wonderful KALs possible.
You guys are great. ----tracy (aka meadviewmarket)

2011 Prime Time! June project


A simple, lightweight cardigan...the pattern is Neckdown V-Neck shaped cardigan by Diane Soucy. The DK weight yarn will make it perfect for year 'round wear. (It's always fun to see a wrinkled mess become something lovely after blocking! LOL!!)

Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool - 1536 yards/400 grams
Needles: US6/4.00mm

June Burnt Toast Primetime

I finished a lot of little things in June, but this is my biggie: a honeycomb brioche .. um shawlie? Mega-kerchief? Pointy scarf? It's quite long enough, and I really like the dimensions, I'm just really not sure what to call it (this is why I do not publish my designs). Whatever it's called, it makes me think of burnt toast.

It's over 300 yards of cashmere and cotton, dyed in my oven (that big brown thing on the couch is the dyed blank). I loved working on this.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sausalito/Jasmine Scarf KAL on Rav

we are hosting a kal for the "new" sausalito scarf and the "old" jasmine scarf on the cpy rav group. the kal starts on june 25th. details are here. come join the fun!

sorry, no double dipping with prime time.

Prime Time June

I've been working on a little shawl/scarf from Plymouth Zino, a color blocking sock yarn. Here's where it was a day or so ago.

The square is the center back. It's one of these "I wonder what would happen if..." projects

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bleeding Hearts for June!

My June project is another SOTM kit.
Bleeding Heart Socks
Bleeding Hearts Socks Finished
Close up of the instep lace pattern:
Bleeding Hearts Socks Instep Detail
Started: 6-5-11
Finished: 6-17-11
Pattern: Bleeding Hearts Socks by Debbie O'Neill
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Queen Anne
Needles: 2.5mm
Mods: Decreased 2 stitches on back of leg after last twisted ribbing row so the heel wouldn't be so baggy.

Tangled up in Blue Hitchhiker

Tangled Up in Blue Hitchhiker -- I loved this project.

(this is my daughter Brooke!!)

I used some sportweight Mardi-Gras (1 skein - 350 yards) on size 6 needles.
Instead of the usual 42 "teeth", I stopped at 32. By then, it was 58" long and 11" wide---Very wearabe.

More details are on Ravelry: Tangled up in Blue

wip is after 25 "teeth"
I would recommend this pattern -- fun and fast in the bulkier yarn!