Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I started three sweaters this month, and all of them got frogged, in varying stages. The first attempt was "Madrigal" from Twist Collective. I will definitely revisit this again, but my short rows were less than stellar (must practice more) and this one hit the frog pond.
Can't remember attempt #2, but #3 was a striped sweater using cotton yarn that had been hiding in my stash. It was bottom up in the round, and I got all the way to attaching the sleeves and doing about 2" of the body before I realized that it was way too big (darn cotton yarn and gauge) and this one also hit the frog pond. It would have been beautiful though *sniff*
Oh and now I remember project #2, it was actually part of my now finished project. #2 was a mystery sock pattern that I decided to use this really cool skein of handdyed SweetGeorgia fingering merino. Unfortunately there were 2 sizes in the pattern (who does this? seriously!) and of course I picked the larger size and it was too big. That and the pattern was super complicated and a little beyond me for a sock at this point. So, that one hit the frog pond as well.
The final (and actually finished) project is the Chevron Lace Fingerless Mitts from Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. Great pattern, I highly recommend it. I really like the picot edging on both the bottom and top edges. I love learning new stitches, it's fun.
Here's the mitts in progress:
And here's finished:
As I said, sort of short on yardage, I think I'm at about 250yds :( but it's the 30th, and nothing else is getting done tonight! LOL
Ah well, on to July. Onward and upwards!
Finish date- today!
I won't finish these in June, but here's the Cast On.
Started June 11, 2011 as part of the SKA Scavenger Hunt on world Wide Knit in Public Day.
Yarn: Knit Picks essential that I won as a prize.
Pattern: my own
Shizuku 雫 for scarf &
Purple Rain ended up weighing 110gr -- 282 yds ( About 2.2 skeins) and headband added another 32 -- total of 314
**I did so want to make a hat with the left over yarn...just so I could call it Purple Rainhat! ......*I might have enough for a baby hat with little raindrop tassles, though....hmmmmm.... will post as an addendum if I do!!
This color of this wonderfully soft yarn reminds me of boysenberry pie. Yummy. Really yummy.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Finished my Magic Mystery Dog Socks (North Dakota) by Rachel Wilson from the 50 Socks - 50 States CD. I knew I wouldn't have enough Mountain Colors 4/8's wool in Sagebrush (250 yards)so I went digging in my stash and found Galway Highland Heather which blended with the Mt. Colors. I started the socks with size 4 needles, then went to size 3 and it still felt large so I changed to size 2 and knit the majority of the sock using size 2. At least the strange color change will be inside the shoe! Cut out one motif in the sock pattern - the Mystery Dog... Guess I should call them the Magic Missing Mystery Dog Socks!
I finished the scarf for my Granddaughter, Haley. Used a pink eyelash that I had in my stash. Didn't even have the yardage on the package (which I can't find)
Also, I have included a photo of the prize yarn I won from the Coquille KAL - I picked 3 skeins of Merino 5 in the charcoal colorway. Neat color!!! Susan you are something else - thank you soooooo much!!!
My June project is another pair of socks. These are knit with Panda Soy in Lemon Cream colorway. The pattern is a Crystal Palace free pattern called Creme Hearts. I modified it by leaving off the diamond motif which is below the hearts on the original pattern.
No project for this month. Went to Vermont for the Stowe Basketry Festival. It's the 20th anniversity. I missed the last two years (health), but this is the 17th year I've gone. It was great to catch up with old friends. If you want to see the baskets that were offered, go to http: www.roundhearth. com /files/ pg33 2011%20 SBF%20 Classes%20 and%20 Descriptions-final dot pdf - take out spaces and change dot to a period, hope I typed that correctly. If not, just google it if you are interested. But between seven days of weaving, five days of travel, and homework (still have one basket I'm rimming), project did not get done. At least this is not the first month I missed this year - otherwise I'd be staying up to finish this pair of socks. Instead, I'm catching up on stuff and resting, as it's off to Wyoming next week to dig fossil fish and make some jewelry.
Hope it is going well with everyone else. Regards, aj
doing the slip stitch whenever the color changes
yarn: regia cotton surf color
I finished this in the nick of time for June. I have done 2 February baby sweaters this month, but forgot to take WIP pics, so couldn't use those. This is Lintilla done in Stroll Tonal. I used all but about 2 metres of yarn ( about 420 m). Had to improvise the finishing as I was running out of yarn. Pictures don't do the colour justice. It is beautiful with a very unusual construction and ALOT of short rows. Should be an expert on that now...lol.
Jill (jaerrt on Ravelry)
First project of the month: socks.
Chevron Lace Socks from the Lion Brand Just Socks book.
|Next up was this baby hat I made for a new arrival in the neighborhood.|
pattern quite a bit from the original.
I can't get it in close to the photo, but the link to the baby hat pattern is this.
Unfortunately, none of these items used Crystal Palace yarn, but the socks and the hat were both knit on the same set of bamboo Crystal Palace dpns that my sister gave me.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
in the land of oz in the neptune mini mochi: honorable mention
ode to frogs in the bugga: 2nd place
windsbraut spitz.....: 1st placeand
TAH-DA!!!!!!!!!!!black tie, optional got BEST OF SHOW!!!!!!!
GO ADRIENNE!!!!!!!!!!!!! oxoxxoxo