Sunday, September 30, 2007
Labels: sock love
Saturday, September 22, 2007
I made these beauties as a test knit for Sarah aka The Fabulous Plucky Knitter for her upcoming LYS event. I knit them and then she added these beautiful orange and white vintage buttons. Aren't they adorable? Oy!
Can we talk about this yarn for a moment? It is TO.DIE.FOR. This is her sport weight superwash merino in Tippi Blue (named after Tippi Hedron, of course). I have knit with many a yarn in my day...and let me tell you...this stuff is at the top of my list. I'm not just saying this because Miss Sarah is one of my favorite people in the universe either...this stuff is top notch. So, go buy some. Support an indie dyer. Once you do, you'll be addicted like me. And you won't regret it.
Friday, September 21, 2007Miss Gherkin made for knitting last night. How awesome is she? I lent her my fav cupcake cookbook of all time and she made the vegan vanilla cupcake recipe along with vegan chocolate buttercream frosting and then decorated with the most awesome marzipan evah. I mean EVAH! More details at her blog.
Knitting content soon. I promise!
Saturday, September 8, 2007
I tried to knit a lot during my week in a post-anesthesia haze but everything I started has now been frogged. The Eagles socks just weren't knitting up right and then I cast on for another pair of Charades but didn't like the yarn with the pattern. Urg.
I've cast on for a Christmas gift and I can't talk too much about it because the person it is for sometimes reads...welcome to "pre-holiday I will blog less than I already do because I knit so many gifts and most of the recipients read my blog"
This is the Melody Shawl by Morehouse Farms in HandpaintedYarn Laceweight Coral Rojo. Sarah inspired me to knit this and I have to say, I'm quite enjoying it. It will be my first time trying steaking too! This is my first official lace project so I'm glad it's an easier one. It was a bugger to cast on all those stitches and not twist them on the first row but after a few tries and a few needle changes (I went with Addis) it worked.
And of course, I HAVE to have a pair of socks to work on, I'm going to cast on for a pattern written by one of my fellow SnB knitters, blogless Tristan, called Fall Pinecone Pattern in this gorgeous Sunshine Yarns Superwash in Fall Leaves. I've had this in my stash for over a year and finally found the most perfect pattern to knit it up in.
And just because she is adorable....the Buggernut decided that her Cars needed to look out at the beautiful sunshine the other morning. Bet they didn't think they were getting the lovely view of the cat litter containers on the back patio when they signed up for that one. ;)
I'm hoping to be back this week with some progress pics...especially on the socks!