Saturday, May 08, 2010
Do you ever have one of those days where you just want to buy a big swak of yarn? Just a nice pile to wind up and cast on? I think if I just go digging through my stash and pull out my next project's worth I can hold it all off...
In the meantime I'm mid-sock on two pair for May. Hmm. I guess I only have a picture of one. My knitting group thinks this color is Autumnal, but it made me feel sunny and warm. The pattern is stretchy and squooshy so it may go into the Christmas Sock Basket.
A while back Lolly showed off an afghan she knit and I admired it. I also thought it was an appropriate use for the Noro she used. Then Webs put a big bunch of Noro on clearance so I picked out a color that I thought would appeal to my college- bound son. I plan on casting it on and finishing it before we ship him off to Vancouver. I have a feeling I didn't order enough yarn! Pics to come soon!
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Pattern: Child's Striped Raglan by Green Mountain Spinnery Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style and Valley Yarns Berkshire Color: Storm and Oatmeal Needles: US 4 and 6 Started: April 15, 2010 Completed: May 1, 2010
Note: This pattern was fun, easy and fast. I dug the yarn out of my stash and now this sweater is on its way to Afghanistan.
I'm in the process of watching the last six episodes of Dollhouse. I'm a little sad that there will be no more episodes because the story just started to get really interesting. That seem sto happen more often than not to Mr. Whedon's shows.
Teen turns 18 next week and I am in the middle of researching his big gift. The whole family is chipping in to buy him a Tuba. He's played for 8 years and he's never owned his own Tuba. He'd like to continue playing at University - it's almost like buying a car - I had no idea how expensive they could be. Transporting it will be a whole 'nother issue.
My next project is going to be a pretty blankie for the college boy. (You know, like a knitted afghan.)
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Argh. I hate posting without a pretty picture to add. In case you didn't know it, the new Knitcircus magazine is up and there is a lovely interview of the sock design superstar, Cookie A. The interview was conducted by the mysterious Miss T! There is a scad of sock patterns in this issue. I plan to knit at least three of them.
Oh! Wait a minute, here you go:
Have I mentioned that I am waiting patiently for this book to hit the shelves?