Wednesday, January 31, 2007

SP9 Bounty

My SP9 sent my last package a week or so ago. (Note: SP, I tried to e-mail you. Did you get the note?)

She included some yummy purple yarn that I plan to turn into some snuggly mittens, a Michaels gift card, hot chocolate and cute little note cards. Oh, and some little "J" sitcky notes. I LOVE sticky notes.

This round has been F-U-N. I so enjoyed spoiling my pal over at and receiving is always a treat!

Monday, January 29, 2007

New and ambitious projects

I finished my first ever sock and have cast on for its mate! I'll post photos of the pair.

This weekend, however, i finally found a perfect pattern in the Winter Interweave Knits for some Mission Falls wool I've had since July. I'm going to knit this:

AND, I had a gift certificate to Yarn Paradise in Biltmore and I found the perfect cropped cardigan for Spring. I'll knit this in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky. The color is going to be a pale blue. CAN'T WAIT to start these!

I also scored some Koigu in a beautiful colorway for socks, and ordered some more Lorna's Laces. I'm thinking that socks will become my year-round little project because they are so darn fun and portable. Now I need to get more KnitPicks circs so I can work on more than one at a time.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

A Finished Object, a sock and new techniques

I finished a baby kimono for my cousin who is having a baby in four weeks. I'll see her this weekend at my sister's baby shower. So, of course I've started one for my sis too. I've used Mission Falls 1824 Wool for both. It is really soft.

The sock is looking lovely. I had a nice lady from my church help me with the tricky step between the heel turn and the gusset decreases. This is Lorna's Laces Shep. Sock yarn. Love this stuff. I plan to buy more very soon, as in tomorrow when I visit Why Not Knit in Atlanta!! I'll be there for work, but the boss has designated Monday as a travel and shopping day.

Now what is this addiction to sock yarn? I have no idea! I'm knitting my very first sock and currently have enough sock yarn to make 6 more pairs of socks (at least). So why, oh why am I buying it like it's vanishing from the planet? I have no idea. I'm in love with sock yarn. I'M ADDICTED!

And I've learned to make a button hole and seam a garmet! YAY.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Evidence ...

The Big Bad Baby Blanket in action.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Entrelac scarf

So, this is a lesson in doing research. I went out to my LYS during lunch and bought the Scarf Stlye book ($22). Then later that afternoon found this on a blog:

JUST what I wanted to make. A great photo and a link to the FREE pattern. A quick call to the LYS and I'm returning the book today in exchange for the yarn to make the scarf.

I'm really bad to buy an entire book for ONE pattern. When, in fact, good patterns are often found online free or for a few bucks.

Note, I lifted the image from this blog:

You can also get the Entrelac Scarf pattern here! Love the blog and all the FO's are GREAT!! Have a look.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


OK, so I've been interested in this entrelac idea for quite sometime. And since I have officially finished the baby blanket, it's time to add another "big" project to the list.

It's "Lady Eleanor" from Scarf Style. Has anyone seen this thing? It's lovely entrelac stole knit with only one variegated yarn "color". I think I'll use Noro. I'm also thinking of reducing the size to make it more of a large scarf than a stole.

Now, I've never attempted entrelac, BUT I intend to figure it out and I think only using one yarn will simplify it for me.

And, although I vowed to never again knit a scarf, this book (Scarf Style) has some really beautiful patterns.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

LOOK, LOOK, it's an FO!!!

That's right ... the big bad baby blanket is FINALLY finished. Now off to block it to take to Leslie tomorrow!!

Oh, and progress on my sock ....