Friday, March 28, 2014

Stripey Awesomeness

I LOVE self striping sock yarn.  One of my favorites is Desert Vista Dyeworks.   I love the colors and they always make me want to keep knitting on them.  I haven't knit much this week so not a ton of progess though most of it was made today.  This morning when I was knitting while drinking coffee I was only on the first white stripe.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Finished Object Friday

I have a finished object on Friday.   The Kroy socks are done.  I used size 1 needles over 64 stitches in my usual Vanilla Ribbed socks.  I think this is the only sock pattern I have knit this year, and this is my third pair in 2014.   These may be a gift.

Monday, March 17, 2014

A New Project

I have three skeins of Malabrigo Lace that I was going to use for a Featherweight Cardi, but I just didn't trust that it would hold up very long.  I decided to use the yarn for a Girasole shawl instead.  I started it this morning and this is up to the beginning of chart B.

Since it is Spring Break, I had more time to knit today.  This picture is at the beginning of chart C.  I am on row 6 of the chart now.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Over the Helix

Last weekend, I finished the Over the Helix Cowl.  I used Poems Silk in Sterling and Magic Carpet.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Let's Try This Again

I had to rip out the Marple dress on Saturday after I realized it was going to be too big for my niece.  This is the progress I have made on the second attempt.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Over the Helix includes Damages

My size 10.5 had a little bit of damage. Somehow it got bent but seems to continue to knit just fine.
I am making progress on the Over the Helix cowl.  I think I have at the most, twenty more rows.   I like the idea of a finished object.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

It Isn't the Marple

I have been blogging a lot about the dress I am making for my niece.  I restarted it yesterday and I have made a little progress, but not enough to show.

This is my current pair of socks.  I am done with the first one and I have started the second.   I am hoping to have them done in the next week or so.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Living in Denial

I have been knitting this dress for my great niece.   I had been denying that it was too big and believing that I had enough yarn.  I think now that I have decided that it was too big, I will have enough yarn.  I ripped it out this morning and I am trying again.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

A Long Work in Progress with a Finished Project

Eleven years ago today,  I completed a project that took nine months.  It also started a project that will take a lifetime.  My middle daughter turned eleven today.   She is wearing a Downtown Cowl that she picked the pattern and the yarn for.  I actually finished the cowl awhile ago, but I waited to share it on this special day.  Happy Birthday Punkinbug!!!!!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Will I Run Out???

I am getting a little worried about running out of yarn for this project.  I guess I will go as far as I can and see what happens.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Just a Little Knitting

Today wasn't the greatest day, but a little bit of knitting can really make the difference. Here is hoping tomorrow is a better day.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Marple for Miss C

My great niece will be a year old next.  I decided she needed something hand knit from her great aunt.  I knit her a blanket before she was born, but I haven't knit for her since.  I started this Marple dress this afternoon.   I have finished the yoke and I am just a couple rows into the body.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Sunday Short Post

This is my current sock project.  I am using Kroy FX to make my usual vanilla sock.  I like a little ribbing on the side of my socks so they stay up a little better.  I am getting close to being done with the first sock.

We were supposed to get 4-8 inches of snow but barely got an inch maybe two at the most.  I was kind of hoping for a snow day but I guess I will be working instead.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

New Project 1.0

This is my newest project that I have cast on.  I have been wanting to make the Over the Helix cowl for a long time.  I queued it almost three years ago.  I finally started it today.  I am using Poem Silk in the solid Sterling and the gradient is Magic Carpet.