Monday, April 27, 2009
#1- Young Love
Pattern: Young Love Dishcloth by Rachel van Schie
Yarn: Lily Sugar'n Cream Cotton in "Sunshine"
Needle: US size 6
Pattern Thoughts: Grandma is going to love this- it's just so adorable! The pattern really pops on this so there are no worries about her seeing what it is. The pattern author was excellent- I would definately make more of her patterns!
#2 & #3 - BALLBANDS! Is there any knitter ot there that doesn't love this pattern?
Ballband Dishcloth as published in Mason Dixon Knitting
Yarn: Lily Sugar'n Cream Cotton in "Sunshine", "Cornflower", "Country Twists" and "Rose Twists"
Needle: US size 7
Pattern Thoughts: I love making these! I love mixing the colors and I'm always pleased with the way they turn out.
Hopefully Grandma will like her little care package I'm sending her. Would you be happy opening this up?
Monday, April 20, 2009
First up, (although last to arrive)- my Knitpicks Comfy yarn has arrived. Oh man is this nice stuff. It's a cotton/acrylic blend- and is destined to be a blanket for a friend expecting in September. I typically knit my baby blankets in acrylic, but I decided to get something that will block out a little- especially since, (fingers crossed), I'll be submitting this blanket as my entry to the Stampede this year.
Loopy Ewe, I got my Knit Kit. This is such a cool little kit!! (Although everyone thought it looked like an old birth control holder from the 70's!) BUT, once you get past the esthetic, (it IS bigger than I thought it would be), it is just downright COOL.
With all this exciting stuff in hand it's hard to stay focused on the current projects on the needles. I started mittens, (why? I don't really know...) to knit while I was in Saskatchewan this weekend and now I'm onto a n even newer project! I noticed Grandma's dishcloths (homemade by her I'm certain) were falling apart- and I thought it might be nice to send her a thank you note and a couple of new dishcloths.
I found my patterns that I wanted to make and decided to raid my dishcloth cotton stash. Um..
... there's a little more cotton yarn there than I remember!!! How did I end up with so much?!! I think I'm going to have to add a little dishcloth knitting to the agenda to "stash down." Hmmm maybe get a foot up on th Christmas knitting this year? I also need to add another pair of socks for Grandpa on the list. It turns out the socks I made him for last Christmas he likes so much he's afraid to wear them out-so he doesn't wear them! Maybe if he had something to alternate he'd wear them a little bit more? :-)
I must run- I have a cotton stash to deplete!!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Firstly- more hats. With this most recent batch of hats, I'm nearly back on pace for the goal... I mostly knit this weekend, and hats were the priority. I made myself knit 2 hats per day off before I got to work on other projects.
So there you have it- we're light on blog posts simply due to the fact that I'm heavy on actual knitting. I'm crossing my fingers that there will be some exciting news around here soon. (I'm expecting not one, but TWO knitting orders to show up in the mail. One from Knitpicks- where I broke my embargo on yarn and bought some baby blanket yarn. Can't wait for that one to get here so I can start it ASAP.)
I'll be back- hopefully with some finished stuff for you next time. Until then- back to the knitting.
**I'd like to thank the Masters tournament for providing the perfect background noise to all my knitting progress. Without the Tiger and Phil showdown I would have floundered on that last hat. :-)