Saturday, May 23, 2009


Two posts in the same month and within a week of each must be a miracle.

Last year sometime (and I'm just guessing here) between January and March, I started a scarf that I never blogged about. I decided to work on a UFO today and pulled this out of the basket (it's really a plastic container). I'm using a sock yarn I bought at a local wool festival many years ago. No ballband, I just know that it is 100% Merino Wool that needs to be hand washed. I'm using a US 4 Addi Turbo. This is the Mead Scarf by Elizabeth Morrison (linked to Ravelry). I put a couple more repeats on it today, so it's growing!
I did a count today; I have 24 UFOs. I must work on this.

I also started a hat this week. This pattern can be found in the Fons and Porter Love of Knitting Summer 2009 magazine. The Petal Tam: Trekking XXL (I lost the ballband so I don't know the color #), on US 2 needle. I have started this yarn in about 4 or 5 sock patterns over the last few years and never liked any of them, I think it's making a very pretty "tam".
I hope everyone is having a safe and fun holiday weekend. I love that I still have two more days off!!!! Happy Knitting!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Oh, Well.....

It seems I blog even less than I knit these days, and that's saying a lot.

Last month, on Mandy's birthday, Monica's family and mine finally had our Christmas. Monica gave me some beautiful Fleece Artist and Knit One Crochet Too sock yarn. Love the colors!!

I did finish the baby blanket - well, except for the border. Mandy did find out that her friend is having a baby girl, so I will need to see what girly color yarn I have in my stash that will go with the yarn I've used. I think it turned out quite nice.

I also started a shawl for myself. I have 7 skeins of Patons Rumor in color 9742-Moonstone. It looks like stained glass and has alpaca in it, so it should keep me warm. I'm using an online pattern from the Prayer Shawl Ministry . Very simple pattern that is knitting up nicely. I'm using my Denise Needles for this with the size 13 needles. I started this on the 9th...we'll see how long it takes to get it done. Hopefully before I need it.
I think that's all I have for now. Take care and happy knitting!