Monday, August 29, 2011

Knitting up a storm here. These are some bulky armwarmers from the new Rowan magazine (#50). I have several projects earmarked but the yarn will have to wait on the bigger ones. This one was easily knit from 144 yds of bulky yarn on size 11's. If only it were cool enough to wear them. But they will be nice once fall finally rolls around.
Another mystery kal done! I love this pattern and I will definately knit this again. I will make them longer though now that I know what they look like and how much yarn they take. But the pattern is fun and easy and I really enjoyed it.
This is a Trellis shawl that I finished and it's kind of crazy looking. But it will be nice to wear around the house.
Busy today so I will write more soon.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Gee, knitalong pictures....what a surprise! This is a kal from the Ravelry group KnittingLikeCrazy.It's a mystery kal and so far I love the pattern. I will probably make it again with another yarn also. One more clue on next Friday and I can't wait to see the finished socks.
Finished this kal also. It's the Carefree Kal and I think they came out quite nice. Although they are stretchier than I thought and do not fit me. But they will be a present for someone.

The yarn is Panda Cotton and I don't think I will use it again for anything. It feels nice and knits up well but it's very splitty and just kind of unravels as you pull it out of the skein.
I must recant something that I posted about earlier. (The June 14th post). I decided that I wasn't going to go back to that yarn store but I was down in that area today and mom said we should give it another chance so in we went. I must say, it was much better this time. They were quite friendly and chatty and lots of great yarn. I will definately go back now. Although they did raise some of their prices. I bought a skein of Cascade Heritage for $8.95 and now it's up to $14.95. Which is still not bad but more than I wanted to pay for it. Got a pair of HiyaHiya steel dpn's in size 0 6". I really want the 5" size but no one locally carries them and I don't want to order just one thing from Patternworks 'cause it doesn't justify the shipping.
Vegan coney. Well, 2 of them anyway. I made "Cincinnati (Skyline) Chili" from "The Happy Herbivore" which is good since I'm from Cincinnati. Also some veggie dogs, yellow mustard, steamed buns and Daiya cheddar cheese. Tasted just enough like Skyline that it totally fulfilled a craving.

Farmer's market goodies. The best squash and peppers from the market in Loveland and so cheap also. I will definately go there again.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Crazy looking scarf, no? This is the yarn "Sashay" from RedHeart. I thought it looked like a fun scarf to have and it was so easy to knit. It takes just one ball of yarn and very inexpensive as well. Just under $4.00 and you get a unique scarf. Didn't take very long either.
Bad, bad blogger.
I didn't realize that it had been so long since I'd written anything. It's just been so unbearably hot that I haven't had the energy to do anything much. However, I have been knitting. This is the Helleborus cardigan from Knitscene. The yarn is Lion Brand Pound o'Love and the color is denim. Although the picture doesn't really show the true color. It's a fairly fast knit and I think that I'll really like it.
The knitalongs are going along just fine. This is the "Niagra" sock for the Solidsockknitters group I love the yarn ...Dirty Water Dye Works BFL.
These are the cabled socks from "50 Socks,50 States" cd and the pattern is "Muir woods (California)". The yarn is Panda Cotton and the socks will now be for mom because they are too big for me. Even though I knit them on a size 2 which is the normal size for me. Unless it's lace and then I use a 1 or 2. I thought that since it is cabled it would be the right size. Oh well, she will be happy with them.