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's normally 16.00 a skein and it's on sale for! 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!


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*