Sunday, January 29, 2012

Exception to the rule!  

Yea, yea, yea.  I know I SAID I was going to knit from my stash, but I hate to waste a good discount.  The Cookie A Sock Club offered a few discounts on yarn over the year and this one was expiring it is.  A Verb For Keeping Warm.  I liked the skein I got for the club, so I had to add this one to the stash.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Epitome of Squoosh

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Medium weight (not usually my favorite sock yarn), but boy are they squooshy.  This is the first pair of socks I am knitting from my Christmas books.  This is from The Knitters' Book of Socks. These are Stepping Stones.  I am imagining my eldest boy is going to want these for his chilly feet.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Pattern:  My Vampire Boyfriend by Kate Atherley   Yarn:  Araucania Ranco Solid Color:  105 Orange  Needles:  US 1 1/2 - 2.5 mm  Started:  December 1, 2011  Completed: January 6, 2012  Note: Cabley and twisty goodness here.

Friday, January 20, 2012


 remember when I showed you my Coraline WIP?  Yea, well, riiiiip!  I didn't knit a swatch, and I probably should have on this one.  I had to bump up the needles a few sizes and here is my NEW Coraline WIP.  Sheesh.  This one is desk knitting - it's getting a couple rows a day.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Yarn!

So January is my month to add a little to the stash.  I wanted some cashmere so I ordered some Smooshy Dream from the Loopy Ewe.  Yum:

To my dismay, this shipment qualified me for a $25 Loopy Ewe GC, so I had to order some sock yarn, but I don't have that yet.

This was my last shipment from The Plucky Knitter.  The color strikes me as very retro.  This will go in my stash with my other Primo to be doled out in an appropriate manner!  (No one actually believes this is wool when it is all knitted up!)

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I received a couple of sock pattern books for Christmas this year, and I decided to add some socks right into the queue.  This is not one of them.  This color is so decidedly for my husband, that I had to dig out a pattern acceptable to the male species in my house.  This one is from Cookie A's Sock Innovations.  This is Cauchy, perhaps one of the easiest patterns Cookie A has ever produced.  The yarn is Fleece Artist Sea Wool and it was in a Cookie A Yarn Club shipment.  As I've said before, it was most obviously made for my husband, so I will be knitting the Yarn Club pattern with something from my stash.  Did I mention that I joined the Cookie A Sock Club for a second year?  (My only club for 2012.) The patterns for 2011 are here.  Of the twelve patterns, I have only knit four so far.  I plan on burning through a lot of stash with these!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Seriously, I have NOT deserted the internet quite yet!

Pattern:  Sweetgrass by Sarah Fama   Yarn:  The YoYo Sock String  Color:  Berry Pickin Needles:  US 1 1/2 - 2.5 mm  Started:  December 7, 2011  Completed: December 25, 2011 Note:  This was a fast, easy-to-remember pattern.  The yarn has a great soft feel to it, however, her Etsy shop is no longer in operation.  The Sweet Sheep still carries her yarn.
School and Winter Lacrosse have started again, so that means my daytime hours are once again my own!  I would love to make a collage of all of my 2011 FO's like I've seen on some of the other blogs, but I have not inkled out the how.  In the meantime I can at least make a count of 2011's finished knitting projects! 
Five hats, three sweaters, 27 pair(s) of socks, two shawlettes and one scarf! 
I'm not big on resolutions, however, I like to set myself goals.  
  • I want to keep working from my stash, more than I add to it. 
  • Two pair of socks a month, again!
  • Four sweaters instead of three.
  • Continue to use up the spare individual skeins on hats.

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