Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012

I am going to try to come here and say something, A LOT more of the time.

I have been very busy and time more and more valuable.

I have started working on Cocoon by Carol Sunday, mostly so I am super sure of the path to create it when Sharry’s specially spun yarn arrives for me to create the project for her.

I also need to cast on for her Cranberry Mohair shell. The Cranberry was the right color/shade  the for Cable & Lace Stole, but it was not the right yarn. With a lot of detail in Cable & Lace, I need a less fuzzy yarn…..Palette will be good, just have to get a color ordered.

Butt-ass cold and has been for this whole year so far. I have thought of someplace that only gets freezing, not -50 and 50MPH winds.  Brutal.

Good time to cuddle with yarn every chance I get!

Eureka! I did it!

Well, I was working a row and realized that, as I came upon the next stitch, that in the row below, I had purled when I should have knitted.
Prior to this i was not able to see the path to take to fix this issue…..well, I DID IT!!!! so pleased, sooo jazzed!!
happy Dance!!

Lots have happened and gladly I have time now to get to learn a bit more about blogging. I have been working on Estelle’s Shawl, the Irish Diamond Shawl. It is an easy, fun pattern, forgiving and interesting. I am almost to the edging. It is a bit of a long haul at times, but coming along. The yarn, Nuna

JULY 3 knit update

Well, I am working the raglan increases in Chickadee By Ysolda Teague and I am using Yarn suggested By a U.S. spinnery, Green Mountain.

going good.

got to start the lace duster, got the yarn.

thinking of other knitting.

had to scrap Purple Reign, for now, as Knit Picks Palette, gave good stitch definition, but the fabric was not what I wanted, I dont know.

Still plan to make it, just dont have the right yarn, yet.

There is a Entraloc cardi that came out in this Edition of Knitter’s, it was shown when I was at Stitches, finally, finally, it came.

I have the yarn for this , pinks as in the pattern shown at the show.

The pattern created in the magazine is Lettuce, maybe I will think if a lettuce/pink version….will see, got tho think about it and knit some of the techniques in waste yarn, before I get my good Malibrigo Lace involved:)

got plans for remix Berrocco and married a yarn with a  great pattern, got to take on Kate Davies, Paper Dolls swatching soon.

 

happy july 4 to everyone.

kat

Swatches

Well, there will be a pile of them, all in white, worsted….swatches in all shapes and sizes designed to test my knitting skills and help me become a better knitter.

One down, maybe 20 to go for this lesson segment.

The yarn comes from KnitPicks and it is just their plain natural worsted, nice maybe even could be next to the skin.

Sock Blanket Mania has Hit

I have long wanted to make my wonderful husband something hand knit. Everytime I find a pattern that I think he may like or would wear I would check and see if he would indeed want this or that……Finally he has agreed to the idea of the sock blanket. He likes the yarns I have…STR and Hacho mostly.

I am very pleased that he will have a blanket that wont slip off in the middle of the night……..hopefully     :o

So in addition to the other items I will challenge myself to accomplish, knit wise……I really want to make him something that will be a snuggly, happy hug from me.

He is the most special person I have ever know and my very best friend ever. I am so lucky!

A Year in Knitting

So, I am rather excited about the year ahead and challenging myself and watching what others create in their challenges for themselves as we knit on our committed~to hand knit patterns of choice.

There are two patterns that I want to make during this challenge…..

Both patterns are from Knitter’s magazine winter, I think as it was current Feb.2011.

1. Daydreams in Lace

2. Purple Reign

For 1, I have the yarn in stash from STR BMFA  and for the second pattern I just ordered yarn from KP.

There are a number of classes I have committed to to further my knitting…..some have started NOW and others coming soon.

I am working through the classes before taking the Big ones I want to take, which is Ultimately going to be the Masters in Knitting. So I will be working on this goal throughout the year of knitting.

There are a number of unfinished knitting projects that I want to complete as well.

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