Friday, August 26, 2011


Here's a pic of My Wish Shawl

This pattern is very easy.
While the first section is Stockinette Stitch
it's going pretty dern fast.
Not at all boring.

I'm into the 'lace' section and find it's moving along much faster than I imagined.

I'm looking forward to cooler weather this autumn.

Yummy ! ! ! ! 


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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Camp Loopy Project 3

My color choices for the last project for Camp Loopy this Summer.

Green Long-legged Fly, hand dyed by
independent dyer The Sanguine Gryphon 
Sunshine Yellow - Solid Series
both purchased online from The Loopy Ewe

Our challenge for this project
is to

use 800 yards of yarn in one project of our choice.

Any of my usual projects would be a pair of sox
which normally uses somewhere 'round 400 yards.

Eight Hundred Yards sounds overwhelming.
Sure, there are cardigan sweaters that would use that much yardage,
but me knitting a sweater??????
I think not.  
No way do I want to deal with having such a garment fit me or anyone.
Not on this gal's schedule.

After spending a week looking at pattern after pattern
- mostly in Ravelry's Pattern Section -
I've chosen
My Wish Shawl
designed my Laura Linneman of La La's Knits

All proceeds from this pattern until August 26 will be going to the wonderful LynnZimm 
and her Make a Wish Fundraiser.

A shawl is something I can handle.
Our cast on date was August 15th  
and the deadline is September 15th.

Photos will be posted when I hit the half-way mark.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Would Two Pair Make a Post

If so,
then I've got a post !
This post is totally LINKED.
Where ever you see the purple-y font there is a link that
will take you to the very website I used.

Here's my
that required the use of CABLES in our project.

I modified Cookie A's pattern Sunshine

I didn't want the cable pattern to continue on the foot portion of the sock so only the leg/cuff have cables.

This pair uses the afterthought heel

It gives a very lovely rounded heel that fits so fine.

under the heading

My second pair for this post
is made with
in the colorway

This pair also uses the afterthought heel, without modification
which allowed me to continue the stripe-y without interruption.

You can learn all about it on
They have posted a wonderfully instructive tutorial !

This is the very first pair of sock which I knit entirely of
Stockinette Stitch using the K2-P2 ribbed cuff.

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It appears the hot weather has relented to more fall-like temps
with lots of humidity.
But, I'll take the change.