Saturday, February 21, 2009

Drum Roll Please

Below are the promised pictures.

The first is of the cropped cardigan from VOGUEknitting Winter 2008/09 issue by Leena Sullivan. I made it out of Sirdar, "big Softie", super chunky, shade 0334. It took about 8 balls and 2.5 days to make. I love it.



Here is a picture of the Tidal Wave socks I knit.I used Noro Kuryeon sock yarn and I knit ribbing at the arch of the foot to make them more snug.



These 2 are of the "Chunky Cabled Tam" in the 2008/09 Winter edition of Knit1 magazine,designer Heather Carlson. I made it with Patons Norspun.Which I am certain I purchased about 10 years ago!




Here are 2 hats I knit by Lopi.The burgundy is from the book "the Best of Lopi" and the green is out of Briggs&Little's "Softspun" from Lopi Accessories.







I am back to work tomorrow for my 2days and 2 nights and then I am at Knit Club Thursday night. So I probably won't be posting again until at least Friday. Know that I am working on my heart socks, they are almost finished. I am also going to be working on a lace scarf, a Berroco pattern Adia.I plan to use Atacama's 100% hand dyed Alpaca #512. As well as getting the pattern ready for my next sock knitting class.

Until then,then. Keep your socks on your feet or sticks.Ha,ha, ha!
Take care

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tomorrow

Well I have been down with a nasty cold and throat infection for 2 weeks.I am happy to say that I did manage to finish my Tidal Waves socks, a cropped cardi from Vogue Knitting Winter'09 magazine and I have a good start on my heart socks. DH is off tomorrow so I will be posting pictures tomorrow after he takes them.

I have been asked by my LYS "Cricket Cove" to once again don my teaching cap and teach another sock class.I will be teaching the Magic Loop/ 2 socks on 1 circular needle sometime this Spring. Personally I enjoy knitting 2 socks on either 2 or 1 circular needle(s) equally but I think the Magic Loop method will be an easy technique for knitters to pick up.So stay tuned for class dates.If you're in the Moncton area and would like to learn this technique go to Cricket Cove at 303Mountain Rd. or call at 384-7920 to sign up.

Until tomorrow.Keep your sticks in your yarn.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Notes from the snowbank

So here I am posting from the snow belt of Canada, the Maritimes.I had to shovel my vehicle out of a thigh high snowbank this morning in order to get to work.Thank goodness it was light snow or I would've had to stay home.
Our little knit group in Riverview is down to just 2 people and for the next week at least we are going to meet with another new group that meets around 7pmish at Chapters in Dieppe.
My Tidal Wave socks are almost complete and I have chosen my February sock pattern.In celebration of St. Valentines Day I am doing heart themed socks.If you do not belong to Ravelry try these magic loop socks on Emileeknits blog called Heart Lace Socks and if you are a ravelry member why not try these A Pair of Heart Socksby Donna Pye.I plan to adapt Donna's pattern for magic loop.Both pairs are quite yummy.
With all the snow blowing around last evening I put up my socks in favor of knitting on an afghan I started last year. It was a good choice to work on because it kept me nice and toasty. I recently purchased 3 new knitting magazines:Vogue,Knit n Style and Simpleknits. All have great projects in them and I am waiting rather impatiently for the new Debbie Bliss magazine.I also purchased a copy of "Socks a la Carte" by Jonelle Raffino & the SWTC staff. What a great book. I have it bad the shopping and knitting bug.
Well what the heck else are you suppose to do in a snowbank?
I am for bed right now to read a few pages of a Debbie Macomber book after a difficult and busy day of a 12 hour shift is my idea of heaven.
Sleep well my lovelies and stay warm