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......