Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My Ears are Warm (for the Moment)

Well, I finished my Foliage hat. I love this hat. I love this yarn and I absolutely adore the little model. He likes to "borrow" it and wear it around the house. "Hat" he says. I hope he lets me wear in when I go outside.

I used the Malabrigo merino worsted in the Curacao colorway. I started it on November 24, and finished it up November 27, 2007. It was a very easy knit and quick too. I am thinking of making some for gifts.

I did promise so yarn in the last post. Well this is Socks That Rock in the Sugar Plum colorway. I think Linda would like this one.

This one is Grinchy. Both are my preferred Lightweight sock yarn. I think this yarn is awesome and I love to knit with it. If I ever win the lottery (which I don't play so that isn't happening) I would order every color.

Last and probably least, is my current sock project. I think this yarn is jinxed. I can not motivate myself to work with it. I am hoping to plug through and maybe give them to my sister in law. I want to finish them to get this yarn out of my stash but at this point I am tempted to frog them. Maybe it would make a pretty scarf I don't know. It is KnitPicks Memories in the Fly Fishing colorway that is now discontinued.

Hey, I might dig out my lace scarf and work on it instead, I never know.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

More Hats

I promised more hats in my last post. Well, I don't want to disappoint my fan base so here are the hats that I have made since last week. All three were made out of KnitPicks Swish Worsted. I love this yarn. It washes up well and is pretty soft. The blue hat has already been washed and hardly any pilling at all. I even washed it with a load of jeans to test it out. I am considering using this yarn for a sweater I want to make. The three colors are Dark Navy, Sunshine, and Ballerina. I used the Fiber Trends Pattern for Easy Mittens and Hats.

Here are the little "angels" and their hats. I have no idea about the funny face on Punkinbug.

Since the children are having warm heads this winter, I think it is my chance to have a warm head too. I have just cast on the Foliage hat for me. I am using this Malabrigo in the Curacao colorway. I hope it turns out okay. I am not much of a lace knitter but I am going to give it a go. I will probably use the other hank for a scarf because my head isn't that big.

Go Kansas Jayhawks!!! I hope they beat Mizzou tonight.
Next post, yarn?????

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It Was On the Needles, I Promise!!!!

I know I said I would show you what was on the needles today, but it has escaped the needles for some reason. I guess because I finished it Yippee!!!!!!!!!! I started this yesterday for Marshmallow Thief. I used Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Dark Navy.
It was the Fiber Trends Pattern for Easy Hat and Mittens.

Here is the finished product being modeled by one super duper cute Marshmallow Thief. I think it will fit him for a couple of years I think, that is if he doesn't lose it somewhere which it totally possible.

With this project, I have started my adventure to be a real Knitter with a capital K. I will admit that I am only a knitter with a small k at this point. I can make socks, scarves, mittens, and hats but I am usually too chicken to try something out of my comfort zone. I am determined to try some new things. I used the Magic Loop method of circular knitting to make this hat. It was not as hard or as confusing as I thought it would be. I am going to make myself a sweater too. I know I made one for the Punkin but I need one for me.

More hats are on the way!!!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

I Made My Goal!!!!

Have you been wondering where I have been? I have been knitting. I made myself a goal last week to get three of my projects completed. I made it. I finished the last one yesterday. It feels so good to get these projects completed.

The first one is a scarf that I made for my sister in law. She is totally awesome. The socks from the last post were originally supposed to be for her but I liked the color way too much to give them away. Sorry Denise, please forgive me. I think she will since I made her an alpaca scarf. This stuff is so soft and squishy I am sure I will make myself one soon. I used two hanks of Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande in the burgundy color. I almost kept this one for myself again but I decided I would let her have it.

This one I am so happy that it is done. This was a baby blanket made for the Punkinbug's teacher. It was gifted this morning. She said it is so soft. I am really glad that she liked it. She is an amazing teacher and really goes above and beyond for these kids that she works with. I am really glad to give her something like this. The pattern was Sunny Cables and Crowns. I used Caron Simply Soft in the Lemonade color. This stuff is great for little baby blankets. I made it smaller than the pattern recommended because some of them are so big and the baby is so small that it makes them hard to use. I usually make them about the size of a receiving blanket so they are more manageable.

I thought it was time for a new picture of the Marshmallow Thief. I am thinking I need to change his name but I will have to think about it for a while.

What replaced those finished objects???? Stay tuned.

Friday, November 02, 2007

FO Friday and a Visitor

Hey, well it is Friday and I finished something. I set myself a goal to try to have three finished objects by the end of next week, Sunday, November 11. One down and two to go. I think one is doable the third will be iffy. The third is the baby blanket we shall see.

This is my finished object or actually two since it is a pair of socks. I started this pair at the beginning of October. I finished them earlier today. I got a little side tracked by the baby blanket and a pair of "lippers" for the Punkinbug. The yarn is STR Lightweight in Gingerbread Dude. The pattern was Seeded Ribbing from the More Sensational Knitted Socks book. I think they turned out pretty good. I am learning not to be such a perfectionist and to quit looking at every little mistake. I am trying to remember that knitting is supposed to be fun.

I mentioned a visitor. This morning I walked outside to take the girls to school and this was in my breezeway. My visitor snuck in sometime last night and has hung out all day with us. I did a bad thing and fed the poor thing this afternoon. I thought it had to be hungry since it hadn't eaten all day. I have no idea where our visitor came from but the visitor seems to be happy right where it is.

Tomorrow, I am going on a trip up to Minnetonka to see my aunt and might get to check out some spinning wheels while I am there. We shall see.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

What I Have Been Doing

I can't believe that it has been almost two weeks since I posted. Time sure does fly sometimes.

I have been devoting most of my knitting time to a long overdue baby gift. The recepient of this gift is about 3 1/2 months old already. I am hoping to have it finished and gifted before she makes the four month mark. Her mother is Punkinbug's preschool teacher. She is an amazing person. I hope she likes it.

Here is a close up of the pattern. It is called Sunny Cables and Crowns I think. I really like the pattern but my cable skills are a little unsmooth. I have no problems making them I just wish I was a little quicker and smoother with them since they tend to mess with the "flow" of my knitting. I am just over halfway done so I am on the downhill slide. Woo Hoo!!!!

There was a mysterious occurance at our house last night. Our Punkin and Punkinbug turned into little princesses. I am not quite sure how it happened, must have had something to do with candy. The Marshmallow Thief stayed home with my wonderful husband to pass out candy to other trick or treaters. When we got home I was able to watch how excited he was about passing it out. When the doorbell rang he would run to the door. I think he had a good time hanging out with dad.

Next time, maybe a finished object. (no it won't be the baby blanket unless a miracle happens or I just don't get around to posting for another two weeks LOL)