Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Making progress

Well, I've had a pretty productive weekend. Here is the progress on Danica. This is for ISE6. I'm at the halfway point. She's looking good so far. And...
I finished knitting the bag for the Big Bag KAL & Swap. All that's left to do now is the felting.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

March socks are done!!!!

Finally!!! My March socks are done! These took me longer than usual because I was working on other projects. But they are done, just in time for Easter. Which was why I picked this color for March anyway. Here's the stats:
Yarn: Claudia's Handpainted; Color: Jill's Pink; Pattern: a modified version of the Groovy pattern from Sock Pixie; #2 dpn's.
These colors remind me of Peeps. Now I'm off to finished my Big Bag Swap project, then I'll work on my ISE6 pal's scarf. I'm half way done with both. Stay tuned for pic's. Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Monkey Sock Four Questionnaire

Monkey Sock Swap Questionnaire
The Measurements
Shoe size: 7.5
Foot length in inches: 9 inches from back of heel to tip of big toe
Circumference: 8 inches

Yarn Preferences
What are your favorite colors? I like pinks, purples, blues, greens
What color clashes with your wardrobe? Orange, bright yellow
Do you prefer solids or variegated yarns? I like varigated, but am up for anything.
What are your favorite brand sock yarns? Yarn Love, Claudia Hand Painted, Dream in Color Smooshy, Lorna's Laces...I like them all really except for the Noro Sock yarn.
Is there a new sock yarn you really would like to try? Duet Sock Yarn

Cookie A. Patterns
List the patterns you do not have but would like to receive: Mona

Do you have any allergies that your pal needs to know about? (animals, fiber, sensitivity to smoke etc.) None that I know of
Will you knitting be exposed to animals? 1 cat
Will you knitting be exposed to cigarette smoke? No

What country do you live in? USA
Are you willing to ship outside your country? Sure

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Much Ado About Knitting

I've been a very busy girl...here is the start of my ISE6 pal's scarf. It's the Danica Scarf from knitty.com Winter 05 issue. I'm using Noro Silk Garden. So far, so good.

Here is my Math Geek Scarf from the Destination Alchemy book. I started this at my LYS, Crazy for Ewe, on Saturday. I'm using 2 skeins of Alchemy Silk Purse for this one. The color is called Sugar Mountain. This is some really nice yarn. It better be for the price.

I finished my One Skein Wonder. It turned out to be a 2.5 skein wonder. But that's ok because I really like the yarn and it fits great. I used Artyarns Supermerino for this one.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Getting caught up on Friday's Feast

Feast One Hundred and Eighty-Three
March 14, 2008
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how much do you like your own handwriting? 5
Do you prefer baths or showers? Showers
What was the last bad movie you watched? Scream (not sure which one)
Main Course:
Name something you are addicted to and describe how it affects your life. Knitting. It calms me down.
Which instrument is your favorite to listen to? guitar or violin
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Feast One Hundred and Eighty Two
March 7th, 2008
If you could be any current celebrity for one whole week, who would you want to be? Britney Spears (just kidding)
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you enjoy talking on the phone? 5
Name a charitable organization to which you have donated (or would like to). I have made and donated handmade blankets to Project Linus
Main Course:
What is a food you like so much you could eat it every single day for a month? Scrambled eggs
Have you or anyone in your family had the flu this year? No, not yet
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Feast One Hundred & Eighty One
February 29th, 2008
Who was the last person you hugged? My son
Share a beauty or grooming trick or tip with us. I don't know any beauty tricks...trust me
What does the color yellow make you think of? Sunshine
Main Course:
If you were to make your living as a photographer, what subject would your pictures revolve around? Yarn and nature
What was the longest book you ever read? The Gunslinger series by Stephen King
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One Skein Wonder

Here's my One Skein Wonder in progress. This will be a Two Skein Wonder when all is said and done. I'm using Artyarns Supermerino. I bought 3 skeins of this from Crazy for Ewe on Wed. It was on sale. I'm making a few modifications...using #9 needles vs #8. I don't want this to be to snug so I'm making it a little larger. I may make the sleeves a little longer too.
Here's a close up...I love this yarn and the colors are perfect. I'll post more pic's as progress is made.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Montego Bay Scarf...done!

Hi All! Here are a couple of pic's of my finished Montego Bay Scarf. This was a really quick knit and I will be making more. Here's the stats: Pattern is from the Summer 2007 issue of Interweave Knits. Yarn is Handmaiden Sea Silk; colorway is Lily Pond; #8 needle; started 4 Mar; finished 9 Mar. Now I must go work on my March socks....I want to have them completed this week. Bye for now!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Sittin' by the dock of the bay...

Montego Bay Scarf, that is...I decided to retreive this from the frog pond after a rather long hibernation. I wanted something that was mindless, but not too boring. And since this yarn was on the rather expensive side I thought I should at least finish it. Handmaiden Sea Silk...yummy. It will come in handy this summer when my office is 50 degrees and it's 100 degrees outside. I plan on making a couple more of these for presents using other yarns in my stash. Sock yarn...so I guess these would count as sock stash elimination...
A close up...
I also received the yarn for my Clapotis yesterday. I'll post more about that later. I joined the Big Bag KAL & Swap. Pal info goes out on Monday. I can't wait to get started. And the ISE6 info doesn't go out until Mar 17th. So, I'm patiently waiting on that too. Not like I don't have anything else to work on, though. I've kinda set the Market Square bag aside for now...and Lady E. is still waiting in the wings. I'm not sure if I want to frog her and start over on the right size needle...that's what I get for not ready the directions. Oh well....and I need to get into the groove on my Groovy socks for March. More later!

Package from my SITM Twice Pal!

Hey everyone! Lookie what I received from my SITM Twice Pal! Lots of wonderful goodies and beautiful socks that fit perfectly! I even got Knitpicks Harmony #2 dpn's...I can't wait to cast on with these...thanks Jess! You're a great pal!
A close-up of my lovely pink and brown socks...
In other Knitting Knews: I sent my SITM package off last Friday and it has been delivered. I haven't heard anything from my pal yet.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Big Bag KAL & Swap Questionaire

Do you knit, crochet, or do both? For how long? Both...crochet for about 10 years & knit for about 7 years.
What other crafts do you do, if any? Cross-stitch, scrapbooking.
What are your favorite colors? Colors you loathe? Favorites are shades of pink, green, purple. I don't like really bright colors like neon orange or yellow.
Favorite yarn brands? Fiber types? Yarn you can't stand? I don't really have a favorite. I like Noro for felting and most socks yarns. I don't like yarn that sheds too much or is too "fluffy".
What is your favorite type of item to knit/crochet? I like to knit socks, scarves and bags
What kind of needles do you like? (i.e. circular, straight, metal, bamboo, etc.) bamboo dpns for socks, circular's for most everything else...bamboo or metal. I like the Knitpicks interchangeable's.
Any knitting tools you lack but crave? I can't think of anything right now.
Patterns you've been dying to get but haven't yet? I'd like to try some of the Noni bag patterns.
Do you drink coffee, tea, cocoa? Flavors you love/hate? I drink tea. I like mostly all flavors except Earl Grey.
Favorite sweets & snacks? Favorite sweets would be gummy bears. Favorite salty snack would be Cheddar Cheese Combos.
Any pets, kids, spouses? Spouses that act like pets or kids? (j/k) 1 cat, 1 son & a spouse. And yes, he does act like a kid.
Favorite things to knit/crochet for the above, if applicable? I have knit my son a couple of "skull caps".
What kinds of books do you like to read? Favorite authors or genres? I like mystery's and humor. Don't really have a favorite author.
Do you collect anything? (besides yarn! LOL!) I collect Cherished Teddies and other bears in general and magnets.
What, if any, are your non-craft related hobbies? Sudoku. And I like to bake occasionally.
Scents you adore? Scents that make you gag? I like lavender, lilac, and Christmas pine scent. I don't like any smell with vanilla in it.
What is your idea of a relaxing time? Knitting with my stitching friends, listening to music and a good cup of tea.
Oh yeah, are you on Ravelry and if so, care to share your Ravelry ID? My Ravelry ID is magnifiknitz.