After much temptation on Ravelry's Stranded group, I am giving in and getting ready to start my cardigan, lol! I dug out my Kauni last night and discovered one of the balls is not the Rainbow, it's yellow and green. So I need to buy another ball next payday to make sure I have enough to knit the sweater on hand. I'm pretty sure I'm going to knit the small size so I don't have too much ease. It's so funny to be considering making a small for me after making large or medium for so long, lol!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
I'm knitting these with Grandpa Walter's steel needles, the ones he used to knit socks for the soldiers in WWI. I've been wanting to use these needles for anothe project and these mitts qualify! They have been on my to-knit list for quite a while and I plan to teach the pattern in an upcoming class.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
I'm knitting blocks for the blanket project that Sharon from Three Irish Girls is doing for the families who lost a loved one in Newtown, CT. I plan to knit as many as I can from one skein of Cascade 220 Superwash. I'll put the blocks into a Large Priority Flat Rate box and pass it around my local Rav group so others can add their blocks. Then I'll pay for the shipping as part of my donation.
Monday, December 03, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
End of first skein of yarn - c. 276 yards knit so far., a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.
Stornoway Sunday progress - first skein finished and second skein started. This is definitely going to be a long term project - the tight gauge is hard on my hands after a while. But it's definitely going to be a wonderful sweater when it's finally done.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
This is what we gathered today at knitting, I'm going to package it up and send it to Staten Island, NY for knitters who were slammed by Sandy. They can knit for themselves and their families while they begin to rebuild their lives. It would be wonderful if knitters all over the country did this!
Monday, November 05, 2012
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Harbour Lights shawl started at knit group last night, almost halfway through set-up charts., a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.
This is going to be a wonderful, gorgeous shawl. I'm looking forward to hours of pleasurable knitting.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
An easy and quick block to knit, just be very careful when you block it to keep the puffy ribs lined up and puffy. Glad I have a 12 inch square marked out on the blocking box I'm using.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Three skeins of Jamieson's Shetland in Dog Rose and two in Foxglove. I love how the two colors work together. You can either buy the single pattern by download or, the better buy, get the Sock Report book for $16.00 and have all the wonderful patterns. There are two sock patterns and another shawl pattern that I want to knit!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Monday, October 08, 2012
Stornoway charts in file folder, a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.
Friday, October 05, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Using my Tina's Choice Mystery Bag yarns bought at OFFF 9-23-12. Looks like it will be a fun knit! Tina's color choices are always interesting to watch as I knit. Oh, they are medium weight so I've moved up to a size 6 circular. If I need to, I have left over STR yarns I can use for the bottom edging so I'm not worried about running out of yarn.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Zauberflote with only natural light, colors are much truer., a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sunday, September 09, 2012
On the Moors shawl won First place and Reserve Champion at 2012 Oregon State Fair., a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.
Had to have a Fair staff member open the cabinet so I could find out what the second blue ribbon was for. Hope they make some changes for next year!
Saturday, September 08, 2012
Tying knots and trimming ends inside right Erin sleeve., a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.
I use a surgeon's knot to tie the yarn ends, cut the ends about a quarter inch long, and let the ends felt into the fabric.
Friday, September 07, 2012
Monday, September 03, 2012
Later today I will do the collar. So close to getting her done now! I found out I need to get a couple more buttons for the front. For some reason I only got ten and it really needs twelve. Hope the fabric shop still has them in stock!
Now I'm going to pick up the body stitches for my St. Enda so I can knit on her while we go visit my Mom at her nursing home. I'm praying she remembers me this time. Have a good holiday everyone!
Saturday, September 01, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
I like to knit the front bands in one piece, with steeks at the top and bottom. I turn the bottom steeks under to form facings to reinforce the bottom edge. That way, when I tug on the sweater to straighten it, the bottom corner doesn't get stretched out of shape. For Erin I will knit the collar band last, to cover the ends of the top steek. Getting close to finishing this sweater!
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Cast on, knit, and cast off Friday night - took about 3 hours to knit. I'm trying to get back on schedule of one block a month. Tour de Fleece and then Ravellenic Games put me behind my schedule, but I made great progress towards my goals! My Erin is on hold right now until the two skeins I need to finish arrive. So yesterday I worked on my St. Enda and got almost four inches done on the second sleeve. That puts me almost halfway on the second sleeve. I might end up with three new Starmores to wear this fall/winter!
Friday, August 17, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
That little end of tan yarn? That's the end of my J & S 32 yarn and I have to find a shop with more before I can knit anymore on Erin. But that's okay, because I'm over my procrastination hump! Personally, I'm a winner because I finished the first sleeve and I'm past the halfway point on the second sleeve. Congratulations to all the Ravellenic Games participants - we're all winners for making the effort.