Monday, March 29, 2010

Socks and Spinning

My sock knitting mojo had taken a serious dive, but I seem to have found it possibly. I haven't finished a pair of adult socks since October of last year.

I started this pair of Charade Socks last week and so far they seem to be working out so far.

I had started a pair of Gentleman socks with this yarn but they were way to small so I frogged them yesterday and started a pair of Anniversary Socks with the yarn. I am enjoying knitting this pattern so far. I hope they will continue to work out.

At least my spinning is still going okay. I haven't had a lot of time to spin lately but when I do get a chance it turns out pretty good. This yarn is called Aquarius and it is a three ply. I have over 200 yards of a DK to light worsted weight. I am still trying to figure out what to knit with it.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Did you say Crochet???

Why, yes I did.  I can't believe that I got an urge that I couldn't ignore to pick a crochet hook.  I have not crocheted in years.  I was inspired by Trek when she did her posts about her five dishcloths.  By the way Trek, I loved the color you used.  She used a different pattern than I did but I am trying that pattern now.

Started and Finished March 15, 2010
Yarn is Peaches and Creme but I can't remember the color way
Hook size H

I think I like the crocheted dishcloths better than the knitted ones since they are more solid so I have a feeling I will be crocheting more than I have in the the last fifteen or so years.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March is for Mitts

I seem to be on a Mitts kick lately.  I knit a pair for the Punkinbug's teacher.  She liked them a lot and I was glad that she did.  I knit these out of Patons Classic in Retro.


I have started a pair for Punkin's teacher now.  This pair is out of Malabrigo in Geranio I think. These are so soft I was tempted to keep them for myself but I have now knit past the point of my fingers so to the teacher they shall go.

Knitting has been interrupted a little lately due to a third grade project that I have been helping my Punkin with.  I will try to post pictures of the completed project soon.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I Have Jinxed Yarn

I am not one that believes in superstitions or things being jinxed.  I am really starting to believe that this yarn is jinxed.  Everything I have tried to knit with it just isn't working.  The socks looked okay but I kept having ladders and odd shaped stitches and when I got to the foot I didn't feel that they were going to be "good" socks.  So I ripped them out yesterday.


So today, I started a Multnomah shawl, but I am not liking how it is turning out. My stitches are all wonky and uneven so it is kind of bothering me. I am pondering ripping this out and trying to find something else to knit with this yarn.  The yarn may just need to go in "timeout" for a very long time.