Saturday, October 15, 2011

Holiday KAL 4

I started this project on 10/4/11. The pattern is called Seaside Shawlette, and the yarn is hand-dyed, by I just love the color for this yarn, and it is going to be a gift for my co-worker. Her little 3 month old daughter is fighting for her life right now, from a very rare genetic heart disorder. And I've been knitting this as an prayer shawl to give her once it's completed.

Here's a picture of the progress so far.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Holiday KAL 4 - Brenda (Owlsrook)

Oct. 13/11 - In progress photo of the cabled vest I am knitting for my Husband. This is the Handsome Pewter Vest pattern that is in the Fall 2011 Love of Knitting Magazine, which is a V-neck style pullover vest. I am using Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool, which I really like for aran and cabled garments for guys. I am about 2 inches from starting the armhole decreases. Brenda Owlsrook on Ravelry

October Progress

First up is the Prime Time KAL project: Halloween socks from Woolgirl's Halloween Kit.
Ghoulish Rhapsody socks
Ghoulish Rhapsody finished
Started: 10-4-11
Finished: 10-9-11
Patterm: Ghoulish Rhapsody by Christina Wilkins
Yarn: Dashing Dachs Dach Sox Fingering in Treat
Needles: 2.75mm for leg, 2.5mm for foot

Then I have more squares finished for my Holiday KAL project.
Sausalito in Tonga
and Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay
Pictures were taken with the flash and are a little washed out but the colors are very close.  So now I have 24 of approximately 180 squares.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

2011 Prime Time - October Chill Chasing Set

This month's offering is a set to chase the chilly weather: a small Shawl with a Beret to match.

The shawl pattern is Boneyard by Stephen West.
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, 99 grams/380 yards
Needles: 4.5mm/US 7
(Those teal coloured objects in the first photo are my feet!)

The beret pattern is The Perfect Beret by Janelle Masters.

Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, 45 grams/173 yards
Needles: 3.5mm/US 4 and 4.5mm/US 7

Combined yardage: 144 grams/553 yards

Prime Time October

One pair of socks ready... started them with a skein that was claimed by Alexa on Ravelry, from SparkleAnnemieke. She wanted to knit her boyfriend a pair of socks, but never got to it... (school/work) And since his birthday is coming soon, I thought I'd knit the pair for him instead. The yarn is a delight to work with - I had really soft hands. Mountain Colors Hand Painted Yarns in the colour Bearfoot. 325 yards were used.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Prime Time and More

Prime Time October

Cast on September 22, too early for the holiday KAL.
Finished October 6, 2011
Yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy in color Spring Tickle
Needles: US #1 - 2.25mm
Pattern: Watercress by Lisa Brackbill

Holiday Project

More socks - pattern is Rolling Thunder by Sivia Harding
It has both beads and texture, although the beads don't show up in this photo.
Yarn: CPY Panda Soy - Finally I used some CPY yarn!!!
Needles ; US #! - 2.25mm

I am way behind

Due to health I am way behind but I am working on my KAL

October Primetime KAL Clown socks

Send In The Clowns by Adrienne Fong. :) I had finished one sock and realized I wouldn't have enough yarn in the multi-colored one, so frogged back to the end of the leg section and used skinny bugga for the remainder of the socks. I forgot to take a pic of them finished before Fred wore them. He thinks they are great. Wonderful pattern and a lot of fun to knit. My start pic was posted in September.