Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘new projects’ Category

Mush-swoon

Oh, so it’s a cheezy title for a blog post. But, seriously, this sweater is making me swoon. I am totally enamoured with the baby cables and velvety softness that is Malabrigo.

Mmmmmmmushroom

Mmmmmmmushroom

I know it doesn’t look like much yet, but as far as sweaters go, I think this one will be a hit right out of the ball park. Perfect.

Read Full Post »

I Am Learned

Check these out. Notice anything different?

Look closely...

Look closely...

Yes, they are pretty. And yes, you may have guessed that they are being knit magic-loop style. But what you may not have noticed is that they are both being knit on the same circ! At the same time.

Two socks - one circ

Two socks - one circ

I picked up this handy new way of knitting socks whilst at Sock Summit this year and I have to tell you, it’s the bombdotcom! Not only can you ensure that both socks are the same size, but it pretty much annihilates that pesky second sock syndrome that most people suffer from. Yup, both socks will be done at the same time!

If you think that this is something that you might be into, check out this book. I actually took the class from the author herself and she let us know that she will have a toe-up sock book coming out in April of next year.

Yup, it really works!

Yup, it really works!

Read Full Post »

Long after the gardening gloves are put away for good…

…after the flowers have wilted and died…

…and not long after the last steak has been BBQ’ed…

It will be Sweater Time again!

Yup, it’s that time of year again where my thoughts turn to falling leaves, Halloween, and dare I say it, SNOW! I can’t wait to get out the snuggly warm hand-knit sweaters and socks of seasons past and start dreaming of hand-knits present and future.

I have the yarn wound and ready to start my first sweater of the season; Wicked.

I am thinking that this Malabrigo will suit the pattern just fine.

And, then it’s off to the races with the Apres Surf Hoodie from last Summer’s Interweave Knits. Hopefully soon, this:

will become this:

And finally, I am thinking that with the return of fall, also comes the return of knee socks. So, watch out for these socks coming soon to needles near you!

Read Full Post »

The Ayes Have It

I finally got to cast on for Eunice with the yarn y’all choose way back in May. Great pairing!

Eunice in Koigu

Eunice in Koigu

These pics don’t really do the socks justice. In fact, they look a bit like a giant squid. See the creepy eyes?

Hopefully the next photos are a little less squid like and a little more sock like.

Read Full Post »

I have overextended myself a little lately and consequently, I have been forced to rush a little to meet some deadlines.

We spent the weekend landscaping. It was some tough, let me tell you!

Hard Work!

Hard Work!

Another project taking up a lot of my time is the Cookie A. KAL project #2.

For some reason, I decided to knit a pattern this month that requires a little more concentration than is usually allotted during the tv hours in our house. Of course, with small children, all knitting related activities need to be jammed into those fleeting moments between the time that the kids go to bed and the time that I go to bed. And, this is prime time for both tv watching and snuggling with TG.

So, not a ton of progress is being made on these Marlene‘s, but they sure are pretty.

We need to be finished in six days!

We need to be finished in six days!

This is the first time I have broken into the Sundara stash and I must say, I love how it is working up. The subtle shading and firm twist really makes the twisted ribbing pop!

Of course, things would go a lot faster if I stopped sneaking away from the knitting to buy some new yarn. But how could I resist this?

Wollmeise in Poison #5

Wollmeise in Poison #5

Read Full Post »

I’ve caught the sweater bug again. I guess it was only a matter of time really.

So, I cast on for Jane and hopefully this will sufficently scratch that sweater itch.

Simple Beginning

Simple Beginning

There isn’t much to it yet. But, I like it. Yes, I do.

And, I am still waiting to cast on with the Koigu sock that y’all so helpfully choose in the last vote.

But, I won’t be casting on with it until next month because the KAL people, in all their infinite wisdom decided to make this a free choice month.

This means that Eunice won’t begin until next month. In the meantime, hang in there, it looks like there will be a lot of stockinette sweater in my future.

Read Full Post »

New Pedicure:

Check

Check

New Sock:

also check

also check

Finished baby sweater:

ckeck, check, check

check, check, check

Get your sweater details here.

p.s. I wrote most of this post last night and when I woke up this morning, it was snowing. Perhaps I angered mother nature when I threw caution to the wind and dared to get a pedicure…

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.