Monday, May 28, 2007

Wow, long time no post!

I've been busy with Jury Duty this past month and haven't really been doing much else. I did make these though...

I edited a pattern from Lisa Loyd.

Had to make quite a few changes to get the sock to look a bit neater, but I think they came out great! I'm giving them to my Best Friend, Rhonda!

I started an afghan with my Aurora 9, but no pictures of that yet.

Happy Knitting!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

My PRGE Pal, Elspeth, is very sweet.

She sent me a card with some stitch markers in it the other day. Then yesterday I got a package with some yarn and a little photo album. She added some coffee candies too!I wonder what I should make with this new yarn?

Thanks Elspeth!!


Sunday, April 15, 2007

On the needles...

This is what I'm knitting now using the yarn my PRGE pal sent me.

It's nicely reversible.
Multiples of 5 + 3
1. sl 1, K2, PSSO *P2, sl1, K2, PSSO, repeat from *to end
2. P1, YO, P1 *K2, P1, YO, P1, repeat from * to end
3. K3 *P2, K3, repeat from * to end
4. P3 *K2, P3, repeat from * to end

Clapotis finished!

The picture came out a little more orange than it really is, but at least it's done! And I love it!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

My Secret pal sent me...

I got 2 skeins of Patons wool and bamboo yarn that is really soft and changes colors at just the right time! I love the colors! They are totally ME. I also got cute stitch markers and some chocolate covered espresso beans!! Yum!

This was a wonderful suprise to come home to! Now that we are going to get more snow tomorrow, it will be nice to sit and knit with this comfy yarn!!

Thank you so much! The gifts are just perfectly chosen for me!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

2 Scarves done

I finished my scarf made out of the yarn my PRGE Pal sent me! I love it!

Before I could finish this one, I had to make this Dragon for my son! I got the kit from Morehouse Farm.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

PRGE Pal Gift!

I got a wonderful birthday surprise! My pal sent me 2 skeins of 127 Print Filaturo DiCrosa wool in a beautiful colorway! I just couldn't wait to use it so I already started knitting with it!! I love it! I also received a nice Birthday Card and some chocolate (yumm!) that isn't in the picture because my son and I ate it already!! hehe

Thank you so much! I love the way this yarn knits! It's fantastic!!

Monday, March 5, 2007


To respond to a few comments posted...

  • The yarn for my Clapotis is from Mystical Creations Yarns, it's rayon.
  • I've never attended a Stitch and Pitch, but I do knit at baseball games!

Update on my To Do list... haven't worked on any of my projects! I got 15 balls of Aurora 8 last week and have been working on a pattern for it!

Update on PRGE... I have my first package ready to ship out this weekend! I hope she likes it!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

PRGE Questionaire

1. How long have you been knitting/crocheting/spinning? 3 Years
2. Do you consider yourself a beginner, novice or experienced yarn artist? Intermediate
3. What fibers (materials) have you knit/crochet with? Everything but that jelly yarn crap
4. What are your favorite yarns? Wool/Silk blends, Ultra Merino, Alpaca, Karabella Aurora 8!
5. What fibers are you dying to try? Anything I guess
6. Do you prefer solid, self striping, or handpainted yarns? Solids, or self striping as long as the colors blend nice
7. What fibers do you dislike? eyelash
8. What are your favorite colors? Autumn Colors
9. What are your least favorite colors? Pink/Purple
10. How did you learn to knit/crochet/spin? My co-workers knit at lunch, I just asked.
11. What projects are you currently working on? Clapotis, Einstein Jacket, reversible hats, charity project
12. How old is your oldest UFO? What is it? Will it ever be finished? If I lose interest after a couple of months I frog it.
13. What is the most heartbreaking project that you ever frogged? Frogging doesn't break my heart.
14. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Circs
15. Do you own a swift and/or a winder? Both
16. Where do you keep your needles? 2 needle cases
17. Do you enjoy helpful hints about your knitting or does it just piss you off? Hints are fine.
18. What techniques are you still a virgin in (lace, cables, ect.) and are you interested in trying them? I've tried all the regular stuff, got anything really unique?
19. What knitting magazines do you subscribe to? Knitter's, Knit Simple (for my daughter), Creative Knitting.
20. Are there any books, needles, yarn, patterns that you are dying to get your hands on? Anything.
21. Do you enjoy knitting socks? How big are your feet? No one could knit me socks but me; I have an ankle sizing issue on my left leg. I like knitting socks, just haven't done many.
22. Do you have a wish list?
23. What are your non-knitting, crochet, spinning hobbies? Audio books, my kids, Red Sox
24. How do you feel about sports? Boston Red Sox all the way, baby! Love them!
25. What is your favorite season? Least favorite season? Why? Love Autumn for the colors and fresh air, could do without the cold bitter winter.
26. What is your favorite holiday? May Day (Beltaine)
27. Do you like handmade gifts? Love them!
28. Do you wear jewelry that isn't real? I don't wear much jewelry.
29. What are your favorite foods? Scents that you love? Chocolate Coffee Beans! Scent - Lavender
30. What is your family situation? Do you live alone? Live with hubby and 3 kids!
31. Do you have any pets? None.
32. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3's? We have a very wide range of music in our iTunes library. Currently I have Doughtry in my car.
33. What are your favorite movies? TV shows? Actors? Love CSI, House, Lost, Jerico
34. What do you collect? Mermaids, tarot cards, yarn LOL
35. What do you do in real life -- besides knit and blog? I work for a software company.
36. When is your birthday? Is it a national holiday or just another day? March 15th.
37. Do you have any allergies, medical conditions or disorders that your pal should be aware of (ie. diabetes, food/pet allergies, ect.)? Nah
38. Are there any scents, phobias, or sensory thing (ie, the way certain objects feel) that your pal should be aware of? I dislike clowns and tomatoes =)
39. What is the most difficult thing that you have ever knit/crochet? Not sure, the tough ones keep me interested.
40. What is your personal style? Is there a time period/fashion movement that you take your cues from? I'm not a fashion diva, I like to be comfy. Natural things like leaves trees forests soothe me.
41. Anything else that you would like to say? Just have fun with this! I'm easily impressed.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

New Yarn

Here's the yarn I am going to use for my Clapotis...

And here's some Fantasy Natural cotton I got from Patternworks...

I haven't done anything from my to do list but wind my yarn. I cast on for 2 new projects! I've got to get organized and finish some of these things!

We're taking the kids to the Providence Bruins game today, so although I knit during church, I won't be knitting until tonight.

Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Things to do...

1.) finish the reversible hat - I knit about an inch today at lunch
2.) work on my daughter's Einstein Jacket - I am uninspired and having a hard time picking this one back up
3.) wind my new Mystical Creation Yarn and start another Clapotis! - pic of yarn later.
4.) finish my charity blanket buddy - I'm up to the head on the one I started Sunday!

I sure wish I could just sit and knit all day! But, as my name states... I knit at night between 7pm and 11pm. We are expecting a Nor'Easter tonight... maybe I won't be able to get to work tomorrow!!! hehe Come on SNOW!!

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Friday, February 9, 2007

Reversible Hat

I started on my 2nd reversible hat. I'm knitting both sides at the same time. I'm alternating knitting a few rows on one side and then a few rows on the other side. The pattern is at Elann in the free patterns; Harlequin Cap I will post a pic later.

Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tiny Sweater Ornaments

I figured out how to make a tiny sweater ornament! I am using double strands of Baby Cashmere on 2 circs size 3.

I think I'm going to like making these little cuties!

Happy Knitting

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Elann Baby Cashmere

I just love the feel of Baby Cashmere! It's a baby alpaca, merino wool and cashmere blend. I double strand it and use size 6 or 7 needles.

I made this round baby blanket with a modified Pinwheel Sweater Pattern from Elann's free patterns. I just didn't put in sleeves and I added a ruffle.

Then I made the Bunny Blanket Buddy out of 4 strands of the Baby Cashmere knit on Size 11 needles.

Einstein Jacket

I met a wonderful lady last year at a knitting guild weekend get-a-way and she was wearing the Einstein Jacket. The simple construction and great look was inspiring! I finally got around to making one for my boss's daughter.

This picture is the pre-blocked stage... the sleeves looked much better after I blocked it! I was worried about the sleeves and I think I will do them slightly different next time.

I guess my "next time" is here because when my daughter saw this jacket she begged me to make her one! So, being a good mommy, I let her pick out her own yarn and I cast on!

The yarn for both of these is from Mystical Creation Yarns. The small one is a bulky merino and the pink one is wool/silk thick and thin yarn. I wasn't too happy with the thick and thin, but that's what you get for buying online! I do love thier yarns though.

Happy Knitting!

Blogging Again!

Ok, I'm going to try the blogging thing again. I will post pictures and some directions for the things that I knit. I'll share some of my thoughts on knitting books I own and my opinion of different yarns I've used. And I'm sure I'll share some ramblings of my life in general.

Hopefully, I will come across some Swaps, Contests or Knit-a-Long's to get involved with. Pass along links if you have them! I also want to make some tiny sweater ornaments, so if you've made some and you don't mind sharing... feel free to pass along any tips you have for making them! =)

Let's start off with my very first pair of socks. My youngest, Aiden, wanted me to make him some blue socks. Being an adventurous knitter that hadn't attempted socks, I bought some nice blue yarn and cast on. Every day he asked me if the socks were done. We had "try on" times to verify that the size was coming out correct. I even brought sock number 2 to the Red Sox game with me so I could get it done for my adorable anxious son. Finally, with both socks complete and an overpowering sense of pride, I presented my son with his "Blue Socks". He put them on... (they fit perfectly!)... walked 3 steps, thanked me, sat down, removed the socks and tossed them across the room - never to be worn again. Just one of the tragedies of being a Knitting Mom!

Happy Knitting!