15 September 2007

Karabella Boise Scarf

I finished the cashmere scarf! Yay! It is beautiful. I'm very happy with it. I haven't measured it, but the length is perfect and its super soft. I loved working with Karabella. It was like knitting a cloud. It was interesting that the second skein was more difficult than the first. It had pulls and kept splitting on me. But I still loved it. And the color was fantastic.

My birthday has come and gone. I received a swift and winder from Rich! I went and rewound all of my balls into cakes and all of my skeined yarn as well. What fun. Now I need to buy more yarn to make into cakes. I'll try to get photos in action when I buy more yarn.

Lorie and Dani both sent me beautiful yarn. Dani sent me Lana Pura's Melosa Fingering in Hyacinth. It is already in action becoming a mini-clapotis and I love knitting with it. Its super soft and beautiful.

Lorie sent me Claudia Hand Painted Sock Yarn in Caribbean Blue. I love it. It will become Monkeys. But first, my next pair of socks, to be cast on soon, will be knit toe-up in Scout's Super Swag Hedgehogs. I'll start photos of the project once its started and include updates on the Clapotis.

Next weekend is Oregon Flock and Fiber. I see some money being spent. Although I really want to make this: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTroam.html, so I may start saving my dollars (all $300 of them if I make this in the recommended yarn!) to buy yarn for this (in another acceptable yarn as I don't have any $300.00 garments, let alone ones I'm making myself). Ideas for subsitute yarn would be welcome. I thought of the alpaca I have in my stash but I'm short 1000 yards. Then I thought the alpaca for the body and some contrasting yarn for the sleeves and hood. Thoughts on this? Or other ideas. Let me know. Its pretty high on my list right now!

02 September 2007

summer knitting

I haven't had my usual knitting time with school and all, but I ended up hammering through a few projects. I finished the POW shawl redeux after Missy the wonderdog ate the first one. And to think I used to complain that I didn't have the excuse that the dog ate my homework...

I also finished the Monkey socks previously blogged about. Thanks Aimee, for the great birthday yarn. And I made Charade socks with some yarn I got from my Sockapalooza 4 pal. It's fun yarn to work with I like the way it turned out. I am usually not a pink person but I like these socks a lot.

Finally I made a Clapotis out of Lanas Puras Fingering weight yarn. Feels like buttah! So soft, so smooth, so warm for the CO winter. I can't wait. I know so many people who don't want summer to end but I love the cooler weather. I am sad to say that I won't have a new hand knit sweater for fall, but that's okay. Nursing school wins out this year. This may be all the knitting I successfully complete for quite a while! We have an incredibly busy fall ahead of us.

Happy Fall Knitting and Happy Birthday Aimee!

Sorry for the crap photos. I had okay light and then right as I took the 2nd picture the sun went behind a cloud and the room got very dark. I don't have time or energy to seek out a better spot so this is what I have to live with. Someday I will get better.