Mysteries Abound

July 23rd, 2012

Just started a new mystery shawl from WestKnits – still on clue 1 even though clue 2 has been released. Taking my time with this one. Interesting construction so far.

The Summer Solistice Mystery Shawl from Wendy Knits is done. Not too happy with it. Used needles recommended and had tons of yarn left over. It barely fits around my neck. May frog, use 2 needle sizes bigger and add extra rows. It’s in the time out for now. I’m so disappointed – I’ve never been disappointed with any Wendy Knits pattern, but there’s a first time for everything I guess.

I got sidetracked by the Marin Shawl by Ysolda Teague. Beautiful construction and fun to knit!

I just blocked 2 shawls – the Sangria Shawlette and the Secret of Change Shawl. Hopefully they will dry quickly. Photos coming soon. Here’s a teaser:

Happy Knitting!

Mystery Shawl Time

June 21st, 2012

So it’s time for another WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl.

Yarn dyed just for this project:

First Clue:

 

Can you guess what this post is about?

July 31st, 2008

Socks. Hasn’t gotten old for me yet – you’ll just have to put up with my sock ramblings for a while longer :).

 

I finished my 4th pair of socks for SOS

 

 

These socks are the last installment in Knitting Central’s Sock Club.

 

Pattern: Catch a Wave by Pam Grushkin
Yarn: Alchemy’s Temple
Needles: Size 3 & 4 Addi’s
began: July 27
finished: July 30

 

Such a quick knit – sport weight socks are the best! I love this pattern – it’s easy to memorize and shows off this gorgeous yarn – Alchemy’s Temple – it’s a new superwash – so soft and yummy. The pattern features a picot edge with ribbing inside and a short row heel. I will definitely make these socks again.

 

 

The actual color of the yarn is somewhere in between these close up photos and the one above. I love how the color spirals and almost stripes around the sock.

 

 

In other sock news, the green Spring Thaw socks are in time out – even thought I got gauge, the sock is huge. I think I’m going to frog it and use the yarn for another pattern. The Big Basin Socks in the Sockina have been frogged. Again, the sock was way to big. Teaches me to short cut Cat Bordhi’s new techniques. Her book is amazing but you have to flip back and forth all over the book to knit a sock. When I found the Big Basin Sock pattern, all the numbers were in one place, all nice and neat, all figured out for you. Problem is, the sock is way too big for me. Next time, I’ll just do the math and figure everything out for myself.

 

I’m also working on a new sock design – should be published by the weekend. Here’s a little teaser:

 

 

Happy Sock Knitting!

 

Socks, socks, and more socks

July 6th, 2008

Well, the summer of socks continues.

 

SOS #2: Rainy Day Sock progress – moving along nicely

 

 

SOS #4: Big Basin Socks from the Six Sock Knitalong, Sockina Cotton, Size 1 Addi’s

 

 

SOS #5: Spring Thaw Socks, Shibui Sock, Size 2 Addi’s

 

 

Yes, I finished the third pair started before the second pair started. I’m fickle, what can I say?

 

Off to knit more socks.

 

Hope you had a wonderful 4th. This is what I woke up to this morning:

 

 

I made sure this little one wandered back into the woods instead of the street just beyond the trees there. Don’t know what I would have done if he wandered toward the street. Guess if you see a crazy knitter running through the street at 6 am chasing a deer, you’ll know it’s me. Wave and say hi!

 

Summer of Socks 2008 has begun!

June 23rd, 2008

Well, want take a wild guess as to what I did this weekend? The Summer of Socks knit along kicked off at 12:01 am Saturday morning. I made it to midnight, cast on, knit one row, then went to bed – yes, I can still party with the big boys! I knit on and off all weekend, and here’s what I accomplished:

 

Pattern: Toe-to-Cuff Lace Rib Socks, Heartstrings
Yarn: Artyarns Supermerino
Needles: Size 5 addi lace circs

 

 

One sock done, the other growing quite steadily.

 

Pattern: Rainy Day Socks, Yuliya Sullivan
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
Needles: Size 3 addi lace circs

 

 

Just finished the gusset decreases and am cruising down the foot.

 

You didn’t think I could just cast on for one pair of socks did you? Though the patterns are similar, both are easy to work. When I get bored with one, I switch to the other. Hopefully I’ll have both completed by the end of the week – don’t quote me on that though – life has a tendency to get in the way sometimes.