Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some Finished Objects

What have I been doing with all my Rubber Ducky yarn? Well I made 3 of these and a face cloth. This is from December 2009 and it's called "Frosty". Love this yarn!

This is Misti Alpaca's Baby Me Boo yarn. Its a stockinette pattern, but it looks ribbed because you slip every other stitch. The yarn has various thicknesses so you can't see the detail. This was a gift for my sister for Christmas.

Yes, some socks! Vesper's "Holly and the Ivy"

I have another big project OTN, but it's for my sister's baby shower on the 16th, so I'll post then!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Yarn Club (I can hear your eyes rolling in your head!)

I needed another yarn club like a hole in the head......This is the December shipment (and my first) from Hazel Knits. This is Jubilee, which came with a cowl pattern of the same name, that I'll do when (hope) I get my electric ball winder for Christmas.

This is "It's a Wrap". Holy cow! I adore this!

She included a "jewelry" stitch marker that is truly stunning -- I may to find a way to make it into a necklace.....

And here's the club in it's entirety to include a lip gloss and hot cocoa. I love that she included a newsletter to describe the yarn, how she came up with the colorways, a recipe, odds and ends, and a play list. This was great!

BTW -- I already signed up for next year. I did let go of Woolgirl (it was $375!) Yarntini, and Plucky Classics so I am way ahead of the game!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Stash Updates

I had not realized how much time had passed since I posted last! Here are some club updates: First is the December Rubber Ducky club. The soy candles and soaps smell like Christmas trees! I have made some fun soap sacks and face cloths with this soft cotton yarn --Pima Petite.

This is one of Woolgirl's Holiday Kits. These are in high demand, and there were so many people on her site that we broke it! I was lucky to snag one -- Peanuts. Jen really knows how to put a kit together! The yarn is "Yarn Love" in colorway "Warmth". Look at the darling necklace of the Peanuts gang and Snoopy stitch marker!

I also got one of those triangle bags, adorable stickers, button, hot cocoa, and some Christmas cards!

I had to post this ornament my friend Sohni gave me that she found at Goodwill -- very retro!

I have been working on some Vesper Holly and Ivy socks, a secret gift for my sister, and another for my nephew that is coming in February.

I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

22 Years Ago Today

We haven't change a bit - ha!
I loved my dress -- it was my Mom's

Friday, October 30, 2009

Yet More Club Shipments

This is The Unique Sheep's Rubber Ducky shipment for October -- "Pumpkin Patch". Checkout the pie wedge stitch marker. It also came with pumpkin spice soap, which is being used already.

Here is my last Yarntini Semi-Solid Summer Sock Club Shipment. This is the bonus skein of cashmere that we got for being in the club for the whole 6-months. It will be a cowl of some kind.

This is Concord --lovely!

White Oak Studios TV yarn featuring "The Munster's" The next shipment (Chocolat) will me my last one as well. I am drowning sea of yarn!

I really have to start knitting with this stuff! I have non-so-patiently waiting for my Woolgirl shipment. I have seen the spoilers and I really want it to get here! Maybe today..........

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Some Finished Projects

I have been out-of-commission for 3 weeks with Swine Flue/Bronchitis. Today is the first day I feel somewhat normal and so I am updating my blog.

Here are some socks I finished recently. The colorway, by Yarnlust , is "Oakland Athletics." I am a huge baseball fan and so I love this colorway, but is also my sons' school colors. GO DUCKS!

Toe-up with a 3x2 rib. Easy -peasy!

I knit this up for my sister who is pregnant with a boy! My boys calls my sister "Auntie" and so I will be "A.J" cuz there is only ONE Auntie!

I am doing some secret knitting for my Aunt and my nephew so I can't post those --yet!

Monday, October 12, 2009

August Clubs

This is my Woolgirl August Shipment -- Lady Bugs!

You can't really tell form this picture, but the black yarn has a red undertone to it.

The pattern is adorable and the pen has a tape measure at the end. We got cute stickers, a ladybug container and emery board and a fiber sphere!

This is White Oak Studio TV Sock Yarn Club --"Happy Days" and bellow is Yarntini's Semi-Solid Summer Sock Club shipment called "Summer Sunset" ( selling for $20 BTW)

Lots of fiber fun in my house!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

June Club Shipments

Believe it or not, I have cut down my club shipments. .... This is Yartini's "Lemoncello" which I have to say I am destashing already. Not really my color....

This is My Rubber Ducky in Lilac --includes soap of the same scent with a great scrub.

The Unique Sheep's yarn is soft and lovely!

Woolgirl's shipment, Raining Cats and Dogs", was over the top. Check out all the cat and dog goodies: 2 patterns, assorted charms and stickers, wool wash, note cards, an umbrella tape measure, paw-shaped needle gauge, a darling bone shaped calculator, and pattern tamers (my personal fav!).
The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy and look at those adorable stitch markers!

Other knitting news: I am almost finished with those Primavera Socks I started last June. Only 15 rows of the cuff and I am done! I will have 4 new yarns to show off soon!


Well I am trying to get socks off-the-needles! These were from sKnithces Cinema Club, called "Feed Me Seymour" from Little Shop of Horrors. I call them Lily's socks because my friend's dog, Lily, took them from the table and ran around with them in her mouth whilel they were OTN!

These blue ones are Widdershins that my LYS store had a class on. The yarn is Classic Elite Alpaca Sock. I have 4 more OTN and am working hard to finish those as well!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Yes, a Pair of Socks!

Our Knitting Guild had an early KIP today and I finally finished a pair of socks. These are for my Mom for this past Mother's Day! I have several other single socks finished and am working on getting mates to go with.These are Faceted Rib Socks from "the little box of Socks" book. Yarn is Lorna's Laces in Gold Rush.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Woolgirl Sock Clubl

This was an Ireland theme this time. Hence the sheep -- they are very small, smaller than a quarter.
Of course Jen loads us up with goodies: tape measure, card, note pad, oh the cookie which last about 5 minutes!
The yarn is from Curious Creek and is gorgeous! And look at the darling stitch marker!
To top it all off she sent us this great knitting bag. You can't tell from the pic, but the bottom zips open for extra room and it has tons of pockets to store yarn! Love it! You can click of the photo to more detail.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Out of Commision

Well my boys are "letting" me use their computer......My husband upgraded mine, and now it won't work so I can't upload my pics and share my Finished Friday project --Just Enough Ruffles.

It's blocking now and hopefully it will be dry by the time our next cold front comes in. We are supposed to get rain this weekend and we need it. It has been dry, warm and windy here in Northern California.

Hopefully, I will be up and running next Friday!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Frogging Friday

Remember these?

Well I loved the yarn and the pattern but as soon as got to the lace I started to think: "These are so lovely and lacey, will I ever wear them?" I can see myself on the sidelines at my boy's lacrosse game in these. I am a turtleneck-jeans-clogs-kind-of-a gal.

I then found this pattern that called for the same yarn that is just my style!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

UFO Progress

Joansie had listed all her UFOs in December and I did the same so now 3 months later I have taken stock and here is what I discovered ( in bold) :

Undercover Club -- remember the monthly shipment of yarn to make 12x12 squares into large blanket? 8 down and 2 to go -- why can't I just finish the darn thing? Still no progress

Deep Sweater. Back is all done, just 2 small front panels and the short sleeves . Sheeeesh.......still no progress

Primavera socks - zzzzzzzzz -- Now I have one finished and cast on the second -- yea!

Soctoberfest socks -- snoozin' -- frogged now and another project planned for the yarn

Sprial socks -- in deep hibernation mode -- cast on the second one now

Valentine Socks -- fast asleep -- still

Rings of Fire -- extingused for now -- no change

Holiday Carusos -- next to finish after the next UFO listed -- finished! see previous post

Charlie Brown Fall Socks -- almost done! Finished!

Gloria Cowl -- yikes! -- frogged and cast on a Felicity hat with the yarn

Gust -- may frog and sell kit -- frogged and listed on Raverly to sell- anyone interested?

Not too bad if I do say so. In my defense since I made the list on December 18th I have completed 2 pairs of mittens, baby slippers, and two cowls. I have also cast on another pair of socks, a ruffled scarf, some scuffs and lace wrist warmers.....great -- more UFOS!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Either I am really early, or I didn't finish my Christmas socks for 2008!

I bought the main yarn at an etsy site that was closing and it was labled 462 yards -- no way, and so and I ran out of yarn. I went to Stitches West and found some Miss Babs yarn to do the heels. Thank goodness I do my socks toe-up with an afterthought heel!

I have done this pattern before (Crusoe) and it is wonderful for handpianted yarn to break of any pooling.
I am all ready for December!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Stitches West Yarn Purchases!

OK - Some pics of my stash enhancments from Stitches West. The first one is not from Stitches, but from a great shop in Campbell called Green Planet Yarn. It is Collinette's Jitterbug in "Monet" which I have had on my Loopy Ewe wish list for a while. I saw it in person and had to have it! Pigeon Roof Studios -- "Lady Heather" -- outstanding, and my next to wind up.

Thes next two are from Sweet Grass Wool and are going to be some some scuffs -- this for my Mom in Rain Forest.

And this one for me that has no name.

I love Miss Babs' yarn and this is called Crazy E . I had to get it seeing how its completely different from anything else I have.

This is from Indie Dyer and was featured on Through the Loops for this great beret. Its called "Starry Nights"

I got another Miss Babs yarn, but you'll see it when I show my next FO. I also got a cute knitting bag as well and took a wonderful class on Ergonomics that every knitter should take. We had a great time and can't wait until next year!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Yarn Club Shipments!

First, I got my first Woolgirl Sock Yarn shipment. I love this package! Everything was "Cleopatra" to tie into the theme of "Being a Queen of our Knitting."

TWO patterns, one scarf pattern so we can appreciate other uses for sock yarn, body creme, a lovely pen and note card, Soak, a silk Lantern Moon bag, a magnetic calendar with the dates of the next shipments,

and then there is the yarn: This is so beautiful -- Zen Yarn Garden sock yarn with cashmere and look at the jewel stitch marker!
Look at this pyramid filled with.....

.....queenly chocolate inside. I know I need a steady diet of this to rule my kingdom!
Upon your 7th order with Woolgirl you are in her Wooly Woolgirl Club ( I had no idea until the box came). I received a great tote, pen, SOAK, note pad with another pen for my new bag, a gauge key chain, soap, stitch marker, and
more yarn from the Unique Sheep with a darling anklet sock pattern.
I got all of this when I came back from Stitches West (where I got to meet the Woolgirl herself)-- wait until I post my goodies -- I have to pace myself......