Monday, October 03, 2016
I have been slowly making progress on the Transitions Ribbed Boxed T shawl from Trendsetter. It is using the Transitions yarn which is a 52/48 cotton/acrylic blend. The yarn is four strands of yarn that change colors periodically. I am finding it splits very easily since there is no twist to hold it together.
The marker is where I started this evening when I picked it up.
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Monday, August 01, 2016
Since today is August 1st, it means it is time to cast on a new pair of socks for the Desert Vista Dyeworks sock knitalong. I am using my plain 68 stitch vanilla sock pattern with the colorway Bad Romeo. If I finish this pair I will have completed 20 months of the knitalong. Not sure I will participate next year or not but I am hoping to finish out this year.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
I have been watching Legacy Knitz podcast episodes, trying to get caught up and Sue has inspired me to pick up an old cross stitch (Carin from Round the Twist had something to do with it too).
I am not sure how long ago I started this project. The sticker on the chart said July 2004.
The two pictures show my progress over the last week or so.
Friday, July 01, 2016
I finished the first of the handspun socks. I have not cast on the second one yet. These are knit on a US 1 Chiagoo 40 inch circular. I really need to cast on the other sock but just haven't taken the time to do it yet. It is a plain Vanilla sock with 52 stitches and a heel flap.
My setback. I cast on another pair of socks and this is the reason why the handspun sock has not been cast on. This is a plain vanilla sock with 72 stitches and a heel flap. I am using Hiya Hiya dpns size 0. These by far are my favorite needles. The yarn is Lorna's Laces in the Boardwalk colorway.
I am pretty happy that I finished the two pairs and hope to finish the other two pairs this month. I need to cast on my July Desert Vista Dyeworks socks. I might wait a couple of days before I do that. I have picked out my yarn and plan to use my Hiya Hiya dpns to knit them.
Have a great day!!!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
I finished the Epic Brown Baby Blanket that I knit for my niece's little boy. He was born at the end of May and is as cute as all get out. I used the Quadrature for Korrigan Pattern and Berroco Modern Cotton in Richard Williams. I used a size 7 needle and I will probably knit this pattern again. I will admit the border seemed to take forever but I love how it turned out.
Now, I am moving on to Sock Throwdown. I have four pairs of socks on the needles and it is kind of bugging me a little. I really want to get these done so I can cast on more. The top pair is vanilla socks using some handspun yarn. The pair on the left is my June socks for the Desert Vista Dyeworks Second Annual Sock Knitalong. The pair in the middle is Ella Rae Lace Merino using the Zigzagular Pattern. The pair on the right is a vanilla pair using the March sock blank from Gales Art sock blank club. My goal is to have two of these finished by the end of the month.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
I have been on a sock kick lately. I have finished my April Desert Vista Dyeworks socks and I am trying to knit a pair of Rose City Rollers before the end of the month. My April Socks are Zombody It's Cold Outside and I am using Regia Arne and Carlos for my Rose City Rollers.