Thursday, May 29, 2008

I did it :)

I bought them. I love them. I just ordered tonight. In order from left to right:
Blue Moonstone - Lightweight
Chapman Springs - Luscious Silk Single (2 skeins for a clapotis)
Knitter's without Borders - Lightweight
Mr. Green Jeans - Lightweight
Peaseblossom - Lightweight

So there you have it, my confession. Well I feel better now.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

In praise of Cobblestone

I am speaking of the Cobblestone sweater pattern from Interweave Knits, Fall 2007 issue. Dude. Seriously. I am loving this pattern. I did add increases and decrease, Hourglass sweater style. The increases and decreases are done on either side of the garter stitch pattern on each side. Okay, I have knit 2 other successful sweaters. The others have been frogged. So my track record...not so good. It is just really hard to get over the fact that this one is really working and looking great. My only worry. Am I going to have enough yarn? I have 16 skeins of Filatura De Crosa "Zara Plus" which is a total of 1232 yards. It seems to be going well, but I still have to do the sleeves and the yoke. Sigh.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cry Baby

You really shouldn't cry over yarn. But, I will admit it, I have. I don't know what it is but the Chapman Springs colorway from BMFA is just my very favorite. A couple of months ago I got 2 skeins and now I am jonesing for more. Really. I haven't even knit the first 2 skeins. They are just sitting in there being randomly fondled. So, I have the lightweight and silkie, what more could I want. I really, really, really want Chapman Springs in Luscious Single Silk. If I were to get 2 skeins it would be plenty to make a Clapotis. sigh. pout. They are in my cart along with the Knitters Without Borders colorway. pout.

I really don't know what it is about this colorway. BMFA just brought it back a few months ago. Back in 2007 when I found out it was no longer going to be for sale I called the BM people and they assured me that it was just temporary. I would hate for this to happen again and not have the yarn I want so much. It could just disappear over night. What would I do. pour me. You know I am going to have to go buy it. It could just disappear. What is an obsessed girl to do?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Wow, losts to update!

I wanted to show off what my Mom and Dad brought back for me from their trip to Alaska. This is Quviuk, lace yarn made from Muckox. Now what do you make with such a special fiber? Dilemma, I want to make something that I am going to use, but at the same time something that is special.
Progress on Woodland shawl. Using BMFA Thraven in medium weight. Cast on one extra pattern repeat and plan to make this pretty long using both skeins. I am really liking how this is turning out. This is such an eay lace pattern. After about the 2nd repeat you don't even have to use the pattern, it just makes sense. I was able to make a lot of progress on Wednesday, being in the car for about 10 hrs on a business trip.
First finished sock using magic loop. Umm, I like the technique but for me 2 circs is still my fav. Partly my fault that I was not so found of using this technique. I bought 47" circs and I think if I had bought 40" it would have been less of a pain. 7" makes a big difference when you are pulling those needles through. I used a pattern from More Sensational Knitted Socks. Also used the short row heel and round toe. I really like the round shape for toes. It is the one pattern that works for my toe shape, my second toe is longer than the "big toe".
WWKIP day (World Wide Knit in Public day) is coming up soon. Go find a city around you and go. You will have lots of fun!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Back in the saddle again

It has been awhile. I guess we all go through periods of funk. Well, now that I am out of that I got all kinds of things to write about. But I won't bore you with that. We went to St. Augustine and had such a great time. I am really going to be pimping the CFS group and we are going to have t-shirts. We are also going to host a WWKIP day in Winter Haven. More to come on all of these things. For now, here are some pics of our trip.