Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Episode 25 - Where Spinning is Accomplished

On the Needles
-Kitri sock #2
-6 rows left before the toe
-Socks for Sarah
-haven't touched them
-Hat for a Patient
-2x2 rib over 88 stitches in the round
-size US 7 (4.5 mm)
-Cascade 220 superwash in 815

On the Wheel
-Dyak Craft batt 101 S is plied!! Just needs a quick soak to set the twist.
-CMF superwash merino in Atlantis is up next
-It's been divided by weight into thirds and will be going to Des Moines with me

In the Mail
-Spoilers for members of The Unique Sheep's Sip 'N Stitch Coffee club
-Sign-ups for the tea version of the club are open now!

This Weekend!
-Traveling to Des Moines for the Metro Knitters Knit-In
-Full report next week!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Episode 24 - At Loose Ends

On the Needles
-Socks for Sarah
-stalled while I've been workin on....
-Mom's second Kitri sock
-Between a Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition marathon and a 4-hour mandatory work meeting, I'm done with the cuff, the heel flap and turn, and I'm working my way out the gusset.

-The hedgehogs are felted!!
-Still need to dry and I've got to get smaller eyes and noses.

On the Wheel
-Nothing new, but I'm planning to ply the Dyak Craft singles tonight.
-Next up is CMF superwash merino in Atlantis

Currently stalled
-Tangled Yoke...needs the math done
-Aztec Mazes...waiting for cables to come from Knitpicks

The Plan (it sounds sinister so it needs italics)
-I decided not to join the Rockin' Sock Club this year. Instead I've made my own plan!
-Knit through Sock Innovation by Cookie A.
-Plan to use my Wollmeise and Sanguine Gryphon Bugga and Skinny Bugga
-I know I won't finish in a year, but I want to use some of the fabulous yarns I've got in my stash for the amazing patterns in the book.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Episode 23 - a slight case of startitis

On the Needles
-Socks for Sarah
-using the leftovers from my Twist & Shout handspun
-working on the gussets

-Tangled Yoke cardigan
-Started, but currently on hold until some math can be done. Got stitch gauge, but not row gauge.
-Rowan Felted Tweed in colorway 173, Duck Egg

-Mom's 2nd Kitri sock
-Ribbing and set-up rows complete!
-Ready to work the lace pattern

Soon to be On the Needles
-Aztec Mazes by Anne Hanson
-Cascade Lana d'Oro from the failed cable sweater that has been overdyed by Sandy from Bunky Bobo's.
-will be swatching soon...probably tonight

FO of the Week
-Ombre Alpaca Blanket by Joelle Hoverson
-from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
-My alpaca blanket
-Cindi's Green Blanket of Doooom!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Episode 22 - Snowbound!

On the Needles
-Socks for Sarah
-using the leftovers from my Twist & Shout handspun
-starting the heel flaps

-Tangled Yoke cardigan
-first swatch has been knit, but needs a wash
-Rowan Felted Tweed in colorway 173, Duck Egg
-bought at Personal Threads...they have a 20% off sale until January 20!

-Mom's 2nd Kitri sock
-I really need to start this soon

FO of the Week
-Baby Mine sweater by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
-6-month size in STR mediumweight KMBFLA
-size 4 (3.5 mm) needles
-27 grams of yarn left over

*NOT* a personal FO
-Sample sale sweater from String of Purls
-Noro Cash Iroha in a drunken cable pattern
-bought it during a silent auction for either twenty or thirty dollars

Upcoming Events
-Des Moines Metro Knitters Knit-In
-January 29-31
-Mom and I will be attending for the 3rd year

-The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling 2010
-I got in!!
-April 22-25