Saturday, December 8, 2012

CeCe Hoodie

I finally finished the sweater Claudia has been waiting for....her hoodie! I used the EPS yoke sweater pattern from Knitting Workshop, and added the hood from the Tomten Jacket pattern from the Opinionated Knitter. I added an I-cord trim to the hood. I am so proud of this sweater. I think she likes it too! Yeah! The Knit Picks Brava Bulky makes this sweater soft and easy to care for.

 

 

What's next you ask? Who knows! I usually take a small break after finishing a project. Then, I whip up the next goodie! Stay tuned!

 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Rocky Coast........Done

As you can see, my Rocky Coast Cardi is finished! Happy, happy, joy, joy! Just in time to sport it to Vogue Knitting Live at the end of the month! I hop you like it! Oh, here's the back:

Yeah me!
 

 

 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Light at the end of the Tunnel!

Hello! Okay, I know you are wondering, what did she win at the fair? Well.......nothing! Because I missed the cut off date for entries! So, I will just have to keep my knits neat for next year. I was so bummed out, that I thought tears were an option. But, then I thought, hey, I have a whole year to knit, so I will have even more to choose from.

Look at my Rocky Coast Cardi!

The front looks great, but check out the back!

The cables are so memorizing! Can't you hear the Twilight Zone music when you look at them? I hope to finish before October. That way, I can wear it this winter.

My next big project will be a sweater for my daughter. She has been chomping at the bit to get one. I will make the Common Ground Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith of thebrownstitch.com. It is a hooded Cardi, with an easy eyelet near the bottom. I wanted one for me, but, decided to make a smaller version for my daughter to get used to the pattern. I am going to use Knit Picks Brava Bulky in the Cobblestone Heather color way. Once that is started, I will put up photos.

Other than that, I have not really worked on anything else. With all the fall, winter,and holiday editions of mags coming out, I am sure that I will find something else to tickle my fancy!

 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Hello Olympics

Okay, I deleted the first draft, so here we go again.

 

Hello everyone! No, i did not go to the moon and back! It has been a long time, I know. Where have I been? Well, school let out for the summer, and I was wiped out. Plus, I was super busy!

1. I ran in my first 5K in June with Girls On The Run. It was fun, and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much, that I still run about 3-5 miles a week! It feels good, an I think I have lost some weight. I don't own a scale, so, I go by how my clothes fit. They are looser, and fit nicer too! Yeah, me!

 

2. I went to Maryland again this summer. My father-in-law is terrific. He always let's us stay with him. Of course, I had to enhance the stash! I went to Looped Yarnworks in DuPont Circle, D.C., and The Neddle Lady in Charlottesville, VA. I love yarn!

 

3. I will be knitting again for the Ravellenic Games (previously known as the Ravelimpics). I am on Team Mocha Knits, and I will be working on WIP's. This includes this cute green sweater for my son, and the Rocky Coast Cardi for myself.

 

4. Finally, the Will County Fair is coming up, and I am determined to win first place. I will enter five projects: my EPS Sweater, my February Lady Vest, my Greenfield Cardi, my Car Mitts, and my Piper's Journey Shawl. Here they are:

 

 
 

 
 

 

Do you think any of theses are winners? I will keep you posted.

 

By the way, I got myself an iPad for my birthday! I love this thing. I am using it to do this post (that I hope not to delete this time). I am using an app called Blogsy, and it is great! Okay, new iPad, new app= more posts. Really, I will try. I have better tools now! Thanks for reading and love ya!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Nappy Ewe, who?

Yes, I know, where have I been? Well, after the surgery, getting back to work and then the holidays, I feel like time has flown by. However, with the passage of time has come many fiber related events and activities! What kind you ask? Well.....

Stash acquisitions



Works in progress




Finished projects




I even went to Marr Haven Wool Farm located in Allegan, MI this week. Marr Haven is the home of beautiful Merino/Rambouiltte sheep and I scored some of their roving. I cannot wait to spin it up! No photos though. The sheep ran off from the fence! So, as you see, I have been busy knitting along with keeping up with my life. There is always time for fiber and knitting!

This summer, I plan on going to Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair again, as well as adding a new event to the list. Vogue Knitting Live! is coming to Chicago in October. I cannot wait to go. I hope to take some interesting classes and meet some fiber celebrities.

Oh, about my works in progress. I am working on an Elizabeth Zimmermann Seamless Yoke Sweater using her Percentage System. I hope it turns out well.

I have also fallen in love with sock yarn! Who knew! You know, this sounds very familiar. I remember saying that I would never spin and I now have a wheel and I love spinning. Oh, by the way, that Piper's Journey Shawl you see above? See the yarn for the edging? I spun it! But, I digress!

I have said in the past that I would never knit socks with any yarn lighter than worsted weight. Well, once again, crow is on my menu. I am working on a pair of sport weight socks with Felici yarn from Knit Picks in the Recess colorway. It is self striping and so much fun. I cannot wait to finish and wear them.

I guess that is it for now. I will try to write again soon. Unless life gets in the way! But, I will be sure to knit, spin, laugh and have fun!