Friday, March 28, 2008

Fiber Fiber and What's OTN

I have been away looking a colleges with my boys who will be applying this fall,

which explains my blog absence....... This is what's on another set of needles (I thinkI now have 3 different socks OTN)

This is Crusoe, a Knitty pattern. I like the pattern well enough, but maybe I didn't use the right yarn to show it off....

I bought the yarn is Skagway Alaska, and can't recall the name of the yarn shop there. The yarn is Rabbit Ridge Designs in a soft wool/soy blend. The colorway is "Glacier". It is lovely yarn and very soft!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ampersand Update...

Slow and steady -- not a social knitting project - more of a Law-and-Order-Marathon project. I took a chart reading class at Stitches and I this is my first project using charts.

I am also making some cabled mittens, my first cable project as well, and I was on gauge and everything and the pattern is just too big for my hand. So I will be taking it out and reknitting in the "small child" size instead of the "small adult" size.... sheesh!

A Quiz

I am Catherine Morland!

Take the Quiz here!

Now that Masterpiece's Jane Austin Series has ended, every one has her on their minds -- a quiz even! I am not sure about my results though..........

Monday, March 10, 2008

I Got TWO Boxes Today

...but I am only sharing one for now. It is my first shipment of my Seven Deadly S(P)ins Club. The first sin is Gluttony and and is featured by a "gluttony" of color. This club is through the incredible Woolgirl (see link below) and the yarn is from the Unique Sheep. Checkout the pattern.
You use all these yarns for each sock and it makes a gradual rainbow effect --its lovely...
And lets not forget all the goodies as well!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

What's OTN

Here is my version of Ampersand (thanks Renate) and it will be slightly different from the original as my toe-up pattern will be upside down. I did contact the designer and she thought it would be fine and so far, I like it. See the details below for the yarn my MadelineTosh, colorway Umoja.

Here is my mindless knitting project of a standard 2x2 ribbed sock. I can't remember where I got this yarn (Little Knits?) and its just called "Super Socks"

Just trying to use up some of the gorgeous yarn I have been buying....expecting 4 shipments this week --YIKES!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Fiber Friday

A prize came in the mail from The Woolgirl . She has fun contests on her blog and I answered this week's question correctly (shape of a sugar molecule = rings) and she pulled my name! It was a "Peeps" Easter Prize.

The yarn is from White Oak Studio Yarns and it's really soft. I will have to find just the right pattern for this yarn!

I also got my Defeat the Winter Dodrums Swap package from Sarah -- thanks so much!
It's been a fun mail week and I still have fiber to share from Stitches!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

March Socks

Yes, I actually knit some of the yarn I buy! I am on a roll with 3 pairs of socks complete. This time last year I couldn't knit a sock!

This is Lorna's Laces Sock that I bought at the Loppy Ewe. Great yarn and I love the colorway. You may remember that I tried some patterns and then decided to just let the yarn do the talking. I'm already working on my next pair!