Tuesday, February 24, 2009

in the last week

I have done a lot:)

  • I finished my Errant Socks and they look fabulous. They are my best pair so far and fit PERFECTLY!

  • I started another pair of socks with my sparkly yarn from the previous post.
  • I ordered the yarn for the Hemlock Ring blanket from Knit Picks. I am not very paitiently waiting for it:)
  • I bought the yarn for Dahlia and started knitting it on Friday. My goal is to have it done in 1 month!

I also need to send out my last SP13 package. I am trying to decide what I should send and am having trouble. I keep thinking a theme package would be fun. Maybe send out a box of Idaho stuff (local yarn, candies, postcards and misc stuff) since this is the reveal package where my pal gets to find out who I am!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Yarn, FO

This weekend was a blast. First I made it to Fuzz!! Thursday just as some very sparkly very new sock yarn was being pulled out of the box. Of course I bought a skein and am killing myself for not buying one of every color. I am going to be at Fuzz again on Friday night and if there is still the yummy sparkly sock yarn it will be going home with me!

I also bought some Ultra Alpaca for a hat I had found on Ravelry that morning. It turned into Habitat by Jared Flood. I love his designs and love this hat! I ordered some Swish Worsted from Knit Picks so I can knit the Hemlock Ring Blanket.

Saturday I went to Handmade too and they were having a surprise sale -- 40% off anything pink, white or red. It included books and all yarns. I just about lost it in the store, but, since Larry was with me I was VERY good:) I only bought 1 skein of yarn and 2 magazines. I got the new Debbie Bliss Magazine and I must knit LouLaBelle Bag. It is so cute. Yarn wise, I bought a skein of Rowan Kidsilk Night in Pink. Since I finished the swallowtail I have been eying more lace patterns and the Rowan is something I would probably never buy at full price, so since it was on sale I had to buy some and now I just need a project to match.

Well, back to the cabled sock I have never made the 2nd one for. I must finish those so I can knit some with the sparkly yarny goodness from Fuzz!! (So I can buy more of it guilt free:)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Swallowtail is Finished! Yippie!

Late last night I did something I thought I would never be able to do -- finish a large lace project using little needles and thin yarn! But, I did it, all thanks to a super encouraging Secret Pal! Without my secret pal sending me the yarn and pattern, I probably would have given up on lace.
Well, it is done and I don't hate lace anymore, I actually was thinking of what my next lace project was going to be while I was casting off the shawl! I do have to say I am not in love with the nupps.

So, here it is in all of her glory. I have a few people to show it to and then it will be flying off to my Grandma in Hawaii!

The photos with the red background are while it was blocking and the photos with the black background are after it had dried. It is not perfect, but, if you are that close to the shawl to see the mistake (in the nupps section) then you are too close:)

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Knitting completion

Ok, not completion. But I did finish my first Errant Sock. Not especially loving the socks, so I am putting them down for a while and finding something else to work on.

I have been working on the Swallowtail shawl as well! I have made it pretty far with only a few mistakes. I started the nupps section last night. Not in love with the nupps, but, I am determined to finish this shawl. I would love to be able to send it to my Grandma in the Spring.

Otherwise, I am not really knitting anything else. I am a little out of sorts, I can't seem to find a project I want to knit and am almost feeling bored at the thought of knitting! I am not sure what will inspire me, but, hopefully that inspiration hits soon:)