Friday, February 22, 2008

FO Friday

Alright - I know I left you with a teaser on the last FO friday - but I remembered I didn't want to spoil the surprise....

But the gift has been given - so I can totally share with you now!

erics socks (1)

(sorry for the bad picture!)
Pattern: Manly Socks
Yarn: Brooks Farm Acero - color MA41 (variegated blues)
For: Eric!
Size: 12ish
Mods - Magic Loop
Started - December 1st-ish and finished Feb. 10th or so, although the bulk of the second sock went by *really* quickly (for once!).

And one more:

dashing (1)

Pattern: Dashing (Knitty)
Yarn: Cascade 220 Quattro (blues again)
For: Eric!
Size: Large
Mods: Size 6 needles and magic loop - also subbed the 220 for the called for yarn and all worked fine - knit both in less than 24 hours! So it's a super quick knit! I may have to make some for me as well!

And a picture I really meant to post last week - but this is a photo of the beautiful flowers I got for Valentine's Day!

vday flowers 2007

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

WIP Wednesday

OK - here it is! I'm working on a pair of 'Bartholomew's Tantalizing Socks' out of the new Cat Bordhi book.... and I really can't wait to put them on for the first time.... garrrr...

barty progress (1)

or perhaps you might want a closer look?? progress (2)

linen stitch is nice - isn't it?

And just to prove I don't knit all the time.... a photo I took of our "Fun Day" - hiking up Kennesaw Mountain on Tuesday....

climbing the mountain (2)

That's Lena, Amber (Linnea right behind her), Jamie (standing) and Tim (sitting).... I took this right before I passed out from not being able to breathe!!!!

More pictures on Friday - I have a FO to show you!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

WIP Wednesday

OK - I do have a few things on the needles this week.

coin purse (2)

I did this on Sunday/Monday - all I need to do is sew the two sides together and felt it (and then put in the zipper) and I'll be done with it! A cute and very quick project! Also - it's my very first fair isle! I highly recommend something feltable as your first, so you can felt out any mistakes - but here's a shot of the back side. Not too bad if I do say so myself!

coin purse (1)

I am also working on a pair of socks (OK - just the first one currently!) out of Cat Bordhi's new sock book - "New Pathways for Sock Knitters". It's the Bartholomew's Tantalizing Sock pattern and it's going along pretty well. I don't have a progress shot, but I do have a shot of the yarn I'm using.... It's 'Fairgrounds' by Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I got it in the sock club from 2006 - and I didn't really like the pattern that came with it - it was basically an ankle sock, and I'm just not a big fan - but the funny thing is that the original pattern uses the linen stitch and so does the pattern from Cat Bordhi!

str peaseblossom

Friday, February 1, 2008

FO Friday

YAY! More Finished Objects! But first off - a photo from last week - Leslye's Hedera's!

hederas on the hoof

Pattern: Hedera by Cookie A. from Knitty
Yarn: Pagewood Farms Sock Yarn in "Meadow" bought at Purl's Emporium in Asheville, NC
For: Leslye of course!
Started November 2007 and Finished January 2008
Mods: Knit by Magic Loop instead of DPN's - otherwise no modifications!

And for this week - my first adult sized sweater!

uneck fo

Pattern: Back to School U-Neck Vest from "Fitted Knits" by Stephanie Japel
Yarn: Cascade 220 Tweed - Pewter
For: Me!
Started October? 2007 (may have been September) and Finished January 2008
Mods: None!

I finished this on Sunday after knitting frantically all afternoon at Knitch. I think I may have actually tried it on 6 times in 4 hours - just to make sure! All in all, this was a very easy knit - even as a first sweater. It's knit in the round up to the armholes - and having no sleeves, the only seams are at the tops of the shoulders.

And - one last photo for you all. Taken a day or two after it snowed last time... I think you may like the..... SNOW CAT!!