Wednesday, March 12, 2008

FO Wednesday??

OK - I'm going to go ahead and post my FO today instead of waiting until Friday! Mainly because I'll be travelling up to Pittsburgh for the weekend - it's my great-aunt Irene's 90th birthday on Saturday and we gotta have a party!! And on with the knitting!

New Socks!

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Pattern: Southwest Socks by Wendy Johnson (free pattern on the Loopy Ewe website!)
Yarn: Fiesta Boomerang in Plum Pudding
Needles: Addi 2 (40inch)
Mods: Magic loop instead of DPN's - but otherwise no mods.
Notes: Great pattern - well written.... and a SUPER fast knit. I cast these on last week Monday and finished both socks by very late this Monday! I'm going to take them with me up to PGH - as it's supposed to be quite cold up there this weekend...

Also - new YARN!

nummanumma toasty

Yarn: Toasty by Numma Numma
Color: Brunch for Beth
Bought at LYS - Needle Nook in Atlanta.
Notes: Needle Nook is sponsoring a joint sock contest with Numma Numma. Buy a skein of sock yarn AT Needle Nook and design a sock before 7/4/08 - all contestants will win copies of all entered patterns and the grand prize winner also receives 4 skeins of sock yarn! (that's the overview of the contest - I can get you more info if you all are interested!) This means I'm actually diving off the deep end and going to try and design my very first sock! YAY (I'm terrified!) Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Have a great weekend! I hope to post next week and give you all an update on the family - as well as the traveling knitting!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

FO Friday - one day late....

Sorry! I totally meant to do this yesterday and somehow time just kept creeping away from me... and then of course - today there were meetings... and more meetings...

But I do have a couple of new things to show you!!!

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That's right - NEW SOCKS!!
Pattern: Bartholomew's Tantalizing Socks from "New Pathways for Sock Knitters" by Cat Bordhi
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Mediumweight in Fairgrounds (this was part of the BMFA Sock Club 2006 - I didn't care for the pattern and so it marinated in the stash... but funny enough - that pattern ALSO used Linen Stitch to show of the variegations!)
Needle: Size 2 for the cuff - and the rest Size 1 Addi Turbos
Mods: Standard Toe instead of Whirlpool Toe - otherwise no mods
Notes: I am finding the heel a bit strange - with the new "pathways" and all - I am beginning to think I may have knit the length of the foot a teeny bit too short, but I wore them on Wednesday and they are a really great sock!

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And a Calorimetry for you as well...
Pattern: Calorimetry from
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Velvet Grape (leftovers from the sunflower tam)
Needles: Denise 6
Mods: Knit on smaller needles with worsted yarn - haven't put on the button yet...

That's it for the week - had a bit of an off morning this morning, but all seems better now :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

WIP Wednesday

OK - I actually started 2 things on Monday and I've got pictures for you (can you believe it?)

First up:

cabled scarf progress

Double-Knot Cable Scarf by Dawn Brocco - I bought this as a kit off her website in 2005 sometime and decided to drag it out and get working on it as scarf season is almost over! The yarn is from her line and is a Targhee Wool and the color is called "Cyclamen Pink" and yes - it really is that color.... And as you can see, I haven't really gotten that far into it yet.... but I'll drag it around with me until it's done!

The second is...
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These are the "Southwest Socks" pattern by WendyKnits - I found it as a free pattern on the Loopy Ewe website - (fantastic place to buy Sock Yarn - if you go there, let Sheri know I sent you!!!!) and the nice thing about these socks is that they're knit out of Fiesta Boomerang - which is a sport weight.... so they're a pretty quick knit! Maybe I'll have a new pair of socks to take with me to Pittsburgh next week :)

And if I can remember, I'll post a couple of FO pictures on Friday!!!

ETA: new FO pictures - not going to finish these socks by Friday!!