Thursday, November 5, 2009

Time flies when your knitting.....

Wow where to start? Well I have been in trouble/teased for not posting so will post some.
So I suggest you go grab a cuppa your favorite drink as this will be a while.

The Yarn store I go to got in a new yarn. I fell for it. I wanted so badly to play with it. So I took some home. May I present a new pattern of mine..........This first one is very hard to get the colors correct. It is so much prettier in person. Trust me on this one. Any ways.....I love it so much I went back for a second color.

This one is still not great for colors, but is much better. Yes, they are 2 different colorways.

Start of a scarf. My pattern.
A hat and scarf start. Hat is Tab Hat on Rav. Scarf again my pattern.
Clog progress pictures.

Finished scarves and some clogs. These clogs will be given away unfelted. I love the look on peoples face when they get them and wonder what the they are huge. Pink ones remind me of Bazooka Bubble Gum.

Just a few more of the clogs I have done. Mine are the pretty blue ones in the middle, Ken's new ones are the gray pair beside them. Ours were felted already. I took them from Ken for the photo opt. I made over 24 pairs in about 3 weeks sorry lost track of how many. Doing my part to keep America Warm. lol Mine were made from a yarn I was saving...more on "special" yarns later.

The felted purse all deco'ed out ready for a little girl to take shopping. Shown in 2 pictures I know, but it is cute. Was not as easy as I thought doing the fancy work on a project that had been felted.

Hanna's clogs. These are gone so I can not show a felted picture. But going to a 2 year old. Dang cute I think. Yarn was from her Grandma's stash. These will be a gift from her Grandma.
I test knitted some socks that I can not show yet. So I did the Adrienne photo opt for them.
Don't ya just think they are soooo pretty. Notice the fancy..oh sorry guess I will have to post these later to show the cuffs. These are MINE ALL MINE.
OH just a few of the shawl I did . Top one is Dream in Color Baby. (gonna try this yarn again some day for ME.) This baby is big. This shawl is now owned by Bev and Paula Markham's Mom Caroline. OH yes and Gina, sorry Gina. Friends from High School that through knitting I have renewed friendships with. Fun that Bev and Gina are sock nuts as I am. Paula we will get you there. Some day I may have a picture of the shawl on her.
Noro Silk Garden Yarn. Shawl was made from yarn a friend gave me. But, I thought this friend needed a hug so I made a shawl from the yarn and gave it back to her. She has told me she wears it. I am so thrilled.

I also finished a test knit shawl I started a while ago. First shawl I have made using Zephyr. Zephyr is a mix of wool and silk. I bought this yarn years ago and was saving it for something special. Finally I thought, I could always buy more if I liked it. That I could knit with it. The shawl took just over 2 ounces. Still need to find something for the other 2 colors I bought at the same time. But, now that I have broken that idea of "special" it will be easier to use them.

And then.........Drum roll.....................
Adrienne's mystery socks done "MY WAY". I had problems with my bead holes, they were not uniform. I broke many, hurt my hands a lot trying to get the yarn into the bead hole. I like them. Adrienne is still shaking her head about them. But, it you look close at the lace work at the top there are beads. These also are MINE ALL MINE. I again used a yarn that I was keeping for "special".

I did finally receive a Thank You for the shawl that I had donated. I will say that I will think twice before I donate again. I have learned a wonderful lesson. I can now give away shawls thanks to that experience, I just learned to give them where I know where they are going and that they will be loved. I loved seeing the shawls with the new owners. That was priceless.

I am sorry I have not posted. But, I have been so busy knitting/crocheting. Many items are not here that I have made.

Want to say a big "Thanks" to Jess for the sock blockers. The blue forms the socks are on.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Never had heard.

Just a quick update on the auction. I have been asked how it did. But, I have not heard anything about the shawl since it left here 3 weeks ago.

Kind of makes me leary to donate again. Time will tell.

But, sorry I do not know anything about it or the silk/wool scarf that went along with it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Baby

I was asked to donate to the Para Olympics.

I thought a shawl might bring in some funds so off I went and started one. I did not know how hard it would be to give it up.

I finished this in time to block it and have it dry but sadly it was sunset when she was dry. This is the best I was able to do for pictures. I have been told that before it is auctioned that some pictures will be sent to me.

Here she is Blue Baby. Yarn is Mini Mochi in Neptune colorway. Yarn was donated to me by Susan at Crystal Palace Yarns.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Poof....July is almost gone

Here July is almost over and I have not knitted a pair of socks this month. But I have been knitting.

I will try to go in order of finishing items. First off were a pair of clogs for my DIL's grandma. I so enjoyed her that I just knew I needed to knit her a pair. My dil showed hers off and the family loved them. So I did these as fast as I could. I finished them in 2 days. I can not show pictures of them felted as they are shipped to Wisconsin.

Here they are completed as far as I could do it.

The shawl bug bit me hard this month. I was so very lucky to get to test knit this shawl. I used a cone of yarn that I had had for many many years. I did not know how it would look but thought I would use it anyways. I love it.
Here those beginning rows that go oh so quickly.

Then here is my Sweet Tango Shawl all done and pretty. Have I said I love it. I am so happy with how it turned out.
In here should be 2 more shawls that I have started but later I will show them.

So I went on a road trip this past weekend. I brought some cotton and a crochet hook. I just played and this bag was born. Lucky I remembered to take a picture before I completed it.

I also started this bag. Which if you look closely at the crochet hook. I attended the NW Needle Market this past weekend close to Seattle. Wow many new fall yarns were shown. Oh my what fun. A new lace yarn that is coming out is oh oh oh. My lys did order it as I loved it so much. Visited with Cat Bordhi. Together we chatted about knitting socks and shawls out of the new yarn. She was a lot of fun.

Oh so back to the crochet hook. Rooms and Rooms filled with yarn.. What did I buy? A crochet hook. I have never owned a fancy hook. So this is a new one that Lantern Moon is coming out with. I had to play with it. So I made another bag.

Then the 2 bags together. I finished both of them up today. Then after completing them. I got the chance to test knit a hat. Here is the start on my clivia plant. It had 4 clusters of blooms this year. Was really pretty.
A few hours later and in 90degree weather I finished this hat. I do not care for pompoms so I made this one big. I thought a wool hat needed to have its picture taken by corn stalks. Most fallish I could do. If you look close you can see my Christmas snowflakes that are solar lights. I keep them up year around. When it is not Christmas I call them flowers.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Wow Shawl

I know I suck at blogging as of late. I have been knitting but things seem to be going out before they get their pictures taken.

I did finish this shawl last week but waited for it to be released. Was a test knit that was great. When I get more details I will post them. Right now I am just happy with the shawl. A bonus I used stash yarn.

I purchased the cone of yarn on ebay many years ago. I had walked into a LYS to purchase some lace weight yarn. The gal working told me they did not carry it and that she had never heard of it. I left thinking one had to buy it online so I did. No wonder that lys went out of business.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Baby Hats

I have been busy test knitting. I am turning the heel on the third pair this month. I can not post them until they are released to the public. So even though it seems like I am not doing anything I have been busy.

Some baby hats I have been making. Buddy the cat is not unhappy with the hats. He is in truth happy to get attention. I have always wanted to make the strawberry hat. It was a fun quick knit. The second hat was just winged no pattern, but I used buttons left over from a quilt. The yarn I purchased on the Yarn Crawl.

Below is another test knit that I can post as it has been released. Good Day Sunshine bag. Designer Katherine Vaughan. This bag took me a few starts. I was about to give up when I found out it does not look like much until many rows into it. I am not sure what I will do with this bag. The seaming was not something I really enjoyed.
Since I have been doing the test knitting I keep wondering what the next project to cast on will be. It almost seems sometimes like I an lusting after the next project before the current one is done.

A question for you.

How long after casting on a project are you lusting for the next one?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Bag Lady

I was given some yarn and was challenged to "make something" with it. This is what I came up with. I knitted the bags, crocheted around the handle and then crocheted flower. I enjoyed making it so much I did end up with 3. I will probably make more.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Did I raise her right or what????

My daughter went on part of the South Sound Yarn Crawl. This was sent to me today. Jess does not knit socks yet. The teal tags are hand dyed by the owner of a shop in Shelton.

This was a Thank You and Happy Mom's Day gifts combine.

Yep fun stuff. Her feet only wear mom made socks.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Yarn Crawl Patterns picture heavy

First I have to show my completed passport. Yipppeee. Now because I don't know how to quickly change the order I will go backwards. A few shop patterns I will post later due to ummm I forgot to take the picture and they are coming.

Beach Basket Yarn and Gifts had a knitted cowl and a crocheted scarf. *my sock is blue*
Ana Cross Stitch had the ear flap hat. *my blue sock will appear in almost all pictures it went on the tour with me*
Wild fibers...Mitts
Full Circle...Knitted Octopus and Crocheted Phone Case.
The Fiber Gallery.. Knit and Crocheted Starry Lace Beret
Village Yarn..mitts knitted
Village Yarn Felted crocheted tea cozy
Main Street Knitted Fingerless Gloves
Great Yarns Prayer Shawl Knitted and Crochet something was only allowed to chose one pattern
Churchmouse..Turkish Bed Socks
Seattle Yarns ...Face Cloth. Thanks I won the Thurs Daily Drawing. Yipppeee
The Yarn Stash..Knitted Felted Slipper and a Crocheted Jewelry Bag
Renaissance Evergreen Mitts knitted
The Knittery Hugs and Kisses Socks and the scarf is Lace Sampler Scarf.
Cultured Purls...Fingerless Gloves
Hilltop East...Drop Stitch Market Bag...they had a crochet scarf that I do not have a picture for.
Tricoter yarn for the scarf... Sorry picture did not turn out.
Acorn Street ..Happy Garter Jacket
Weaving Work... Cashmere Lace Hood.
Bad Woman Yarn ...Knit Lacy Cravat, Crochet Lacy Riple Shawlet
I will try and get the other pictures soon.