Friday, January 25, 2008

It Has Begun

I have started on my hoody vest...and I la-la-love it!!! Can't wait to finish it :) This yarn is sooooooo much fun to work with and provides much needed post holiday instant gratification...sigh...


Monday, January 21, 2008

Another holiday knit

Here's another pair of socks that I made for my mama's hubby, using my favorite "quickie knit" pattern, the K2P2 rib. He was a bit shy in posing as a sock model for me, so my mom donated her feet for the cause. Don't they look all comfy-cozy in front of the woodstove?



Yarn: Lornas Laces Shepherd Sport Colorway: Black Watch

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Woo- hoo! I got called a hussy :)))

That's so funny~ I LOVE that word~ makes me grin every time I hear it used! It's so reminiscent of a long ago era...not my era mind you *grin* Well, I'm still trying to bribe people into sending me their pics of the holiday knits I made for them. (For some reason I passed them out before taking pics of them *the sound of me smacking my head*) I did get one back and this is the tank top that I was working on a few months ago, from Interweave Knits...this turned out sooooo awesome and it was a quick/fun knit. I am going to be making one for myself shortly for the summertime. It's so soft and light... love it! Anyway, this went to my bestest buddy in Florida, Misty. I think it looks fabulous on her :)




I'm not sure if you can see the cabling, but you can see close-up's on my Sept. 6th and 16th posts. There's also more info on the yarn used and where to find the pattern in those posts.

Here's a picture of my mom's holiday gift. This has got to be another one of my favorite knits so far. I found the pattern for it in VOGUEknitting's Fall 2005 issue. It was in Nashua Handknits Special Advertising Section on page 38/147. I saw it and instantly fell in love with it, especially for my mom, because she's a big vest wearer. (I'm putting in the zipper for her, which is why I have it back right now). I modified it a bit to fit her tastes, by changing the hoody into a K2P2 collar. This was such a quick knit, due to the Super Bulky weight, and it was fun to work the basketweave pattern. It's such a pleasant little pattern, darnit! The yarn is called Equinox Stripe and the colorway is called Storm, and if you hurry, methinks Ram Wools is having a sale on it right now...a big sale...it's normally 16.00 a skein and it's on sale for 4.95...wow! You would need 6 skeins for size Small (Bust 40), 8 skeins for size Med/Large (Bust 48), 10 skeins for 1X/2X (Bust 56), and 12 skeins for 3X/4X (Bust 64). It's a bah-gain! Don't miss out :) I highly recommend knitting this vest. I just ordered more yarn for my very own~ I'm going to keep the hoody on mine, and am going to use Fiesta (which is the colorway shown in the magazine) :) The yarn is so soft and amazing to work with...what are you waiting for? Go and get yourself some!



xo

Friday, January 11, 2008

...Because i'm a slacker...

...I haven't posted here in ages! I am gathering up all of my holiday knitting photos and will be doing a montage here in a few days :)...really...I am! *grin*

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I've been extremely busy lately...

...was feeling like coming on here to catch up and blog, but I'm not feeling like doing it now. Actually I'm feeling kinda bitchy, and yes I do realize that I have to blog 4 times a month for a certain swap...and yes...there are 10 more days in the month...

Whatever. I hope you have THE most FABULOUS Turkey Day!


Here's a pic from Halloween, with my knight in shining armor :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Thanks Secret Pal!!

Thank you so much to my super special Secret Pal on the other side of the world! I do believe you said you are in Singapore :) I can't wait to find a pattern to turn this pretty purple wool/alpaca blend into a warm pair of mittens and hat for moi :) I'm soooo excited! Thank you also for the patches for Eli, the needles, tape measure (also taken over by Eli :), and the cute cell phone charm which is currently dangling off of my phone as we speak! I had faith your package would arrive- silly faith I still have in the postal service- and it was filled with some great surprises:




Pumpkin carving...Eli's first carving session with the fam...much fun had by all :)


...and...his second pair of mama-knit socks (yes, there is only one in the photo, but I swear, the other one exists!!) The little man is becoming one super spoiled handknit sock wearing little man...and I love it!



Monday, October 15, 2007

Almost there!! Hooray :)

Ravelry update...because it's fun for me to watch the numbers :)

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