Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Something finished in August

The pattern is Crocus fields

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocus-fields-in-early-spring I used some Jawoll in superwash. Fun knit, it has been a while since I knit a pair of socks, I had spent the summer knitting on a monster shawl that still needs to be blocked. I am looking forward to the KAL.


Ready...Set...KAL time!

I just emailed out the two Christmas sock patterns for the KAL to everyone.  If you didn't get yours it's because I don't have your email.  Please let me know if you don't get yours.

You don't have to make both to qualify for the prize.  It was ALOT of fun making these patterns and I hope you enjoy them also.

Happy Knitting!


1 skein of sockyarn = 
1 pair size 39, 2 pairs baby-size and 5 minis for keyfobs


Pattern Name: Thanks
Designer: Regina Satta
Pattern location: Ravelry
Yarn Used: Opal Surprise
Yardage: 420 meters
Needles: 2,5 mm

Saturday, August 27, 2011

August project - A travel wrap

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'm going to remove the white, and knit another 8 inches total all around, then add back the white trim. I've got deadlines demanding attention, so until I can find some spare time for the rework, it can be quite useful as a wrap and lapghan.

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

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thank you

dear Tama, thank you so much for this wonderful yarn and the stitch markers !!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 2011 Finished Project

Yarn: Patons Kroy Needles: US1. Knitted these socks in one sitting --- had to take FIL to ER. So glad I remember to grab something since I had to sit there all night. I knew I couldn't take my tablecloth to work on; hopefully, I will be able to finish it next month to post.

Prize Received

Tama, Thank you for the beautiful Alpaca yarn and matching stitch markers.

Looking forward to the KAL. I miss all of us knitting the same pattern and seeing all of the different variations. Thank you again for the prizes.

Monday, August 22, 2011

August Projects

August was a productive month. Along with these projects, I also finished three hats and another pair of socks. All those pics are on my big computer, which is in the shop. The circle thingey is the beginnings of the Diatom Shawl, a Knitpicks kit in the purple colorway. It calls for 10 balls of their Palette fingering yarn, so it's going to be HUGE. A Christmas present for my daughter-in-law, Molly. The socks were knit for the Free Pattern Testers Group on Ravelry. They are called TATU--Try a Toe Up sock (which I do anyway!). The yarn was unlabeled from my stash--I think it was one of those German ones with a name I can't pronounce.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I already gave away the sweater that I knitted over the last month! It was a jacket for my daughter. These are one of the pairs of socks I completed. I knitted them in Knit Picks Gloss. The color is Winter Night.

I would love to do a KAL. I already do the Six Socks KAL but those socks are August 1 to September 30. I should have them done before I would start on this KAL. It would be good to see one of Tama's designs again!

Monday, August 1, 2011

KAL Update

I have received a special request that I would like to do as well.  With Christmas---yes I said it---coming it would be very nice to actually make Christmas socks BEFORE December.  So what do you all think?  I am planning to design two different pairs of socks that will have a Christmas, winter theme.  The patterns, when finished, will be emailed out to you at the email you used to sign up.  So make sure we have your current email address.  Still planning to start September 1st.

So, are you in?