Monday, November 12, 2007

Some Knittin Goin On


So, another week has come and gone...and I have been knitting. Working on old projects, starting new ones.
I finished the mitts I was knitting Mandy the same weekend I started them (I was just to lazy to blog about the them till now). They are a little stiff and scratchy so I will run them through a wash before Christmas. She would like another pair in her school colors, and I do have some yarn that will fit the bill....




I finished the Claudia Handpainted socks too. Monica didn't name them before submitting them to Cherry Tree Hill, but I am calling them Purled Arches. Even though the 2 hanks of yarn came from the same dye lot, they are very different (and I know this is typical of handpainted yarn). Monica gave me this yarn last year for my birthday, and her pattern looks wonderful in it (even if I can't take a decent picture).

I also started a few new things. First up are Croc Socks (this pattern will be available soon at The Loopy Ewe). This is one of Monica's latest designs...I'm knitting it in Lorna's Laces - Sand Ridge colorway. It is a fun pattern to knit up (I know I'm considered bias...she is my sister...but I have loved every single one of her patterns...my only frustration has been not always having the "perfect" yarn to knit them in, but that has nothing to do with the pattern or the designer).


Second... Kyla Mitts. This is such a pretty mitt. I chose not to make the bobbles, but go straight into the twisted rib cuff. The cables really drew in the cuff, I hope I will be able to get them onto my fluffy hands (otherwise Mandy will be getting another pair). Here is the first one almost to the hand. This is Pace Sock Yarn in a buttery yellow colorway.

Third... Another pair of socks, knit in some Perchance To Knit yarn.
Blogger is being a poophead and won't let me add the pictures of the Croc Socks and the Perchance To Knit start. There is a picture on my Flikr of the Croc Socks if you would like to see it and also in my Ravelry projects.
Well, that's all I have for now (stupid Blogger). More later!

13 comments:

monica said...

I was having trouble with blogger earlies itkept eating my pictures. They all look beautiful!!

Diane said...

Very pretty. The knitpicks soften up once they are washed. The claudia handpainted socks look wonderful. Love that color!

Mean, poopy head, non picture loading blogger!

~Tonia~ said...

Wow you have been a busy knitter. Every thing is so pretty.

I am leaving blogger once I get up and going on Typepad. I am so tired of all of blogger's fits.

Shelley said...

Everything is looking great! I'll be starting a couple of MOnica's patterns soon...first up will be the dancing tulips...then the victorian swag...can't wait to start them!

Nan said...

You really have been busy! Everything is beautiful as usual, I hadn't stopped by in awhile so I got to see lots of new stuff!
Do you think you have time to check out my blog contest and see if you have something to add to the entries! I'd love to see something you create by recycling! Tell your friends and come on over for a visit!

monica said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!

Janice said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a good one, full of wonderful knitting time!

Deb said...

hApPy bIrThDay tO yOu!

~Tonia~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jknits said...

Happy Birthday!
I love the half mits - they came out so great in that yarn.

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Karen!! Hope you had a great day!!! Love those Kyla mitts!! And the socks and the fingerless mitts. All are so pretty!! You've been busy!!

Hugzzzzz-Cindy

Helen Knits said...

A very happy belated birthday for Friday Karen! It was my brother's birthday as well and a close friend of ours too. Come to think of it there are a lot of people I know that were born the same day as there were a few at my work also. Hope you had a lovely day.