Sunday, January 14, 2007

First Update 2007

Its Mid January and I'm just getting back to my blog. There were many occasions that I "meant" to do the blog, but being on dial up internet sometimes I just don't have the time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for high speed sometime in the new year! Then maybe I can update on a more regular basis. (And down load the knitting podcasts faster!)

I won't discuss what I did before Christmas, as I didn't take one picture of one darn thing....what was I thinking? I guess just to get it out the door and into the mail. But, although I don't make new years resolutions I have decided to document all my 2007 projects. So this is a start. I was able to finally make something that my 15 yo son will wear. Its the "we call them pirates" hat from www.helloyarn.com/wecallthempirates.htm


It was a quick and easy knit with telemark yarn from www.knitpicks.com.


I finished my persephone scarf from http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/12/persephone.html. The picture doesn't do it justice. Its very pretty worked from Elann Highland Silk from www.Elann.com . I can't say I'm enamored with the yarn I found it a little splitty when doing the cables. Maybe if I had of used a cable needle instead of doing the cables without one I may not have found the yarn so splitty, but can you imagine putting a cable needle in everyone of those cables? There is lots of 'em. I don't know what I am going to do with this scarf yet. Initially it was intended for my mother, but I think it may be too long for her tastes. Its over 5 feet long. Ok if you are a wrapper, but I'm not sure if mom is. BTW it isn't blocked yet. I just got it off the needles last night and will block it out today. I'll be using the new blocking wires that my mother gave me as a birthday gift. I can hardly wait. I've wanted them for some time now as I do alot of lace work.

Speaking of mom I'm still plugging away on the red cables pullover for her. I am also to the sleeve shaping, but must confess I haven't been working on it alot due to Christmas priorities. Its one of those projects you have to want to work on as it does take thought and concentration. But I'll get to it...and it will be finished sometime this year. (Hopefully before next Christmas)

For just simple things on my needles I have this Everyday cardigan from www.peacefleece.com in worsted weight. Its a simple knit, something I can do and put down when the need arises. I much rather work in the round, but didnt' want to take the time to work out the math, so I am knitting backwards all the purl rows so I don't have to purl. lazy or what? But it is fun and a little challenging so such a simple sweater. I had to get these off the needles "killer tomato" socks from http://www.spunkyhats.com/ off the needles so I could make room for these: Etsy purchases thanks to Lime and Violet


The one on the left is called piness from www.sunshineyarns.etsy.com and the other is Shana from http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=41776 I'll start with the one on the left and do up the Gentleman's Fancy Sock from Nancy Bush's "Knitting Vintage Socks" . I loved those socks since I first saw them, I love them in that color...so I think they'll be gorgeous and fun to knit.

Here is a scary picture. Its just my sock yarn. (It doesn't count the two balls above or the 2 I have coming from Lisa Souza. www.lisaknit.com I joined the Lime and Violet Sock Marathon and am trying to knit at least 3 miles from my 10.19 miles!

So here is one of the reasons I haven't blogged lately. My daughter and dear 1st grandson, Bronson were visiting with us. It was such a pleasure to have him here. Its all John and I can do not to race to Abbotsford and steal him back. Oh well. I hope to get down for a visit every 6 weeks or so in the summer, a little less in the winter as it is a 6 hour drive in (usually) bad weather conditions.

1 comment:

whitney said...

Your persephone scarf is beautiful! I may have to add that pattern to my to-do list.

oh and, You've been tagged! Go to http://wrchili.blogspot.com to see what it's all about! Happy knitting!
Whitney