Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Lovely Shawlette

You may recall
I'm participating in a 
Piper's Journey Shawl knit-along
with Melissa on her blog and Rav Group
Her Blog is Single Handed Knits

Such a fun pattern to knit
and the gorgeous pink yarn just flew off my needle
so here it is:

This pink plucks at my heart strings !

It's more of a shawlette size, don't ya think?
Tucked round my neck on those dark, dank and dreary January and February afternoons,
I know will certainly perk up my winter-time doldrums. 

Hubby took my photos this afternoon when we got home for a couple hours at Barnes & Noble
checking out recently published issues.
Can you believe not one magazine came home with me.
We may or may not have had time for a little something from B&N's Starbucks -
how do you spell frappucinno?
I already know how to spell Rustic Apple Tart.

Busy, busy day between using a Subway Gift Card, my haircut, B&N, photos
I've had no time to sit and knit
on my Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl
designed by Wendy D Johnson.
Wendy issued Clue #2 just before midnight last night and I'm dying to knit with beads.
So, that's exactly what I'm gonna do!

Talk with you later
stay cool,
stay dry,
and please be safe from those wildfires out West.
You are all in My Thoughts


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Monday, June 18, 2012

Vodka Lemonade Sweater

It's that time of year again.
Camp Loopy

We're on the verge of casting on for
Project 2
This month's challenge is to knit any item
800 yds
in any color of Our Flag.
We do not have to stay true to the exact  Red, White or Blue.
Any shade or hue will do.

You can see by my Gauge Swatch
I've decided Blue would be the color I knit.

I'll be knitting a springy sweater

designed by Thea Colman

using this luscious blueberry color yarn.
Top photo true to color.

We start our Project June 27th
must finish by July 27th.

Think I can do it ?
lots o' stitches.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Library Additions

My latest finds at Barnes & Noble

I do believe I've gotten my money's worth with this one.
Ended up with a number of tabbed pages and several more that are just plain lovely.

photo from Knitscene Accessories 2012

Like this "Putney Shawl" 
A cute shawlette 
worked side-to-side with a quick border worked with picked-up stitches.

While the pattern states light fingering weight yarn
with a gauge of 
21sts x 36rws = 4" on Size #6
I can see this worked in any of my fingering weight sock yarn.  
Which I may or may not have in Stash.

Several patterns from this issue have been added to my Queue.

Time, if only  .  .  .  .


As much as the Knitscene mag was a good  buy ~~
 let me tell ya

this magazine 
is loaded with very cool patterns.

As you may have  deduced by the cover,
it's very feminine.
As I browsed the mag displays I passed it by twice, didn't think there'd be a thing I'd want to wear, 
let along knit.
WRONG ! ! ! 

Picked it up and just had to find a seat so I could really look at it. 

Yeah - - - just look at the finger less mitts on the cover.  
Hetty's Sunday Cuffs
How could I not want to knit a pair or two of these loverlies?

But to pair it with this
photo from Jane Austen Knits  Summer 2012

Margaret Dashwood Shawl

will complete the look.


An hour later,
 I brought out my Mother's Day Gift Card.
Both these mags came home with me.

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Let's hear it for the rain
last night.
Our trees and our grass is happy.

hoping you're enjoying fair weather

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Bit More COLOR ! ! !

Molly Weasley
75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon
great for sox and fingerless wrist warmers

Arthur Weasley in Silk
oh, yeah, SILK
70% Merino Wool/30% Silk
definitely not for my feet but won't this silk content feel luxurious wrapped 'round my neck this winter?????

I've made a couple of orders from GnomeAcres and let me tell you
Amanda gives very personal attention with each order I've placed.
Both times Service AND DELIVERY were EXCELLENT.
Arthur was order on a Saturday afternoon
and was in my Mailbox before noon MONDAY ! ! ! 
How's that for instant gratification.

Amanda / GnomeAcres does the magic to her yarns by creating colorways that instantly grab our hearts! 
Swoon, swoon.
Amanda's etsy shop is here:  GnomeAcresEtsy where you can catch her up-dates.
Her blog/podcast can be found here: GnomeAcres
Amanda can also be found on Ravelry 

Progress on a project or two
will be in the next post or so.

It's raining a bit this morning
almost .25"
That's not a record, but at least the driveway is wet.


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Stash Enhancement

Yarn! I have new Yarn!

Meet Franklin.
Franklin is the colorway inspired by Franklin.
Franklin lives with Diane of Knittabulls Podcast
and be seen in the right sidebar at the link above.
Go take a look, I'll be waiting .  .  .  .  .  .

Yep! you've got it, Franklin is a  cockatiel ! ! 
She is a female and such a Colorful gal she is.
that I'll be participating using these gorgeous, gorgeous vibrant colors.

I want to make something wearable and
because the colors are so spectacular
it's hard to make a decision.
You gals have any suggestions?
I'm open and have 'til beginning of July before I cast on.

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Still no rain ( ( (
brown is appearing in many of the lawns 'round town and we've even seen trees dropping leaves.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s to each of you Sweeties.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Spontaneous Sox ! ! ! !

A week or so ago a couple of knitters on Rav womaninashoe and hotazzknitter
introduced me to a wonderful Rav group Itty Bitty Knits
They are having a Patchwork Sockalong hosted by Susan B Anderson
blogger and knit designer
Knitting from my 'Leftovers Stash' was just in the organizational stage
but I just jumped right into the fray.

Just grabbed a yarn and began knitting threw in a bit of Fair Isle knitting
and before I knew it a week later I have this pair of sox!

Not too bad, eh?
But that was last week
this is this week.

The first pair was nice
but not quite what I had in mind.
I pictured something 'hot'!
hmmmmmm .  .  . ? ? ? ?
Ahhhhh, now I know
I want something brighter
wait, wait,
no just brighter
I want, I want >  >  >
spontaneously LOUD bright

So, now we're getting there:

Isn't this a hoot!
More to come, you can bet on that :*)

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There's a new podcaster/blogger.
She's also on Rav  
Melissa has a fresh, positive approach and captured
my attention on her first episode.
Melissa's blog:  SingleHandedKnits
her first podcast:  Alohas for the first time
you'll fall for her

Tell her I sent ya.

wishing you all a great week and lots of progress of your latest projects
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