Saturday, August 27, 2011

I finished my ʻĀnuenue Scarf!!

Finally! I finished my ʻĀnuenue scarf in Mini Mochi in Rainbow Tapestry. It took longer than I expected because my beloved kitty, ʻUkulele, died, and I have been too full of grief to knit on it.

I just finished it today at Hawaiian Beanz Coffee Shop in Damascus, Oregon, and thought that Beanz the Bear made a great model for it.

He thought it'd be a great idea to go surfing in it...

2011 Prime Time August project

I wanted something that I could use as a wrap, but which would also keep my lap and legs warm in the car, and my arms and shoulders warm when camping, so I came up with this shawl-wrap-ghan, nicely modeled by my LYS friend Carol.

I wore it the first time this past week when we went camping in the mountains, where it was rather chilly in the evening, and I found that the design needs some reworking. It's not quite long enough in the 'sleeve' area, so I will remove the white, and knit another 8 inches total all around, then add back the white trim. But for now, for August, it's finished!

Yarn: LionBrand Wool Ease 3 skeins, 600 yards
Needles: US 8/5.00mm

August PrimeTime - More Socks!

What else is there but socks??

This month I left my comfort zone only a bit and a knit toe-up pattern, Diamonds and Cables by Wendy Johnson. That little cable up the middle was a real stinker so I was quite happy when my daughter requested short socks.

Knit in the Provence colorway in CPY Panda Soy but a tad short on yardage. I'll be back soon with a small project to fill out the month.

ETA: I left to cast on a pair of baby booties with the remainders, BUT since I'm only short by about 20 yds, I'm posting this August project to fill out this month.

I bought the Panda Soy above for a baby layette but fell in love with this Hobby Horse pattern when I found it. It's just a big 72 st sock knit with worsted weight and felted a bit. Finish work took much longer than the knitting. (Yes, you do see 3 1/2 yds of I-cord. UGH)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fulled August Primetime

I finished a couple of fulled bags this month: 1 smaller with 200 yards and 1 giant cabled bag with around 1000 yards.

For the smaller bag, I controlled the tension and stitch count so the colors would argyle. The yarn is a bulky green single from Norway.

For the larger bag, I whipstitched the cables before fulling. The cables survived the washing machine, so that gamble paid off. The yarn is from a sweater I frogged.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August Primetime

Here are my progress pictures for August. All were started in July and finished in August. I used size 7 needles and a size G hook. I used Peaches and Cream. Cleckheaton Country, and 3 mystery wool worsted yarns (2 from Goodwill!)
I will post the finished pictures later in the month.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August pics finally!

My project has been finished for awhile but the vacuum has been out of commission. Here are the husband's striped socks! I made the stripes match for you this time Adrienne! :)

Started: 8-8-11
Finished: 8-14-11
Yarn: Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber You Look Great in Stripes in Dixieland
Pattern: Plain vanilla 76st sock
Needles: 2.5mm

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fair Update

I ended up entering 11 projects at the fair. Three were in Mini Mochi and all three got first place, blue ribbons.  I also entered my Breeze socks made from left-over Maizy with Panda Cotton toes, second place, red ribbon. That's actually the most accurate photo of the sock color. I'm happy with my ribbons :)

Monday, August 22, 2011


So I have many projects finished for this months prime time KAL. First I have my only knitted project. I saw a woman work on a shadow knitting project at a LYS and thought I would give it a try. I found a checkered dishcloth project on Ralvery and turned it into a hanging towel. It is going to be more for show, because it is made with acrylic yarn and not very absorbent.
 So next I have a crocheted cowl, the pattern came off the Simply Soft yarn label.

 Next I have a Kindle cover. If you are Dr. Who fan, then you may recognize that the cover is suppose to be the Tardis. I made this as a gift for my daughter and she loves it.

Finally I have a reversible cabled scarf. I was a little disappointed that I did not have enough yarn to make this a f 60 inch scarf, so it is a short scarf.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mini Mochi Fest

I had two projects for this month -- each with a skein of Mini Mochi.

Tender Heart

This was from the pattern Tender Heart by desiger Annie Lee. I used 1 skein (195 yards) in Tropical Ginger on size 7 CPY needles.
Rav site: Tender Heart

Then I did Annisette

Based on the Shawl Annis
I used 1 skein (195 yds) of mini mochi in Jungle on size 7 CPY circular needles. I only soft blocked -- because I like the way the "collar" rolls and the lace is soft. Mostly, though, I like the color. Rav site: Annisette