Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WIP June 29

Well I had knitting for my Chicago trip planned - but that didn't really happen. So here has been my car/rv/home project.

It is the somewhat cowl sweater. It is done except for the cowl part. I swear knitting 6 inches of rib might kill me. I've been working on it for the past two weeks.

My goal - to finish this bad bitch!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

W.I.P Leaf Quilt

I my attempt to finish up WIP and dominate all UFOs in my house I pulled the leaf quilt back out. I finished 99% of the curved parts and started assembling the blocks. Each block is suppose to have a steam near the leaf. The first three I did following the instructions and I hated how it cam out. So, I pulled the steams and am just going with the leafs.

I'm sure I wont finish this up any time soon - but at least I'm making slow progress.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Nearly FO King Quilt.

So I finished the actually quilting of the king quilt this weekend. Methow approves of the quilt (and spent more of her time sleeping on it). Now to find binding that goes, cut the binding, trim the outer quilt and assemble. Sounds fast and easy huh?

Friday, June 17, 2011

F.O. June Mystery 220

Another FO to report. This was June's Mystery 220.

Project Details:
Turns out this is Infinitely Simple Lace Infinity Scarf. I used Jo Sharp alpaca kid luster yarn. I bought 2 skeins of the yarn to see if I liked it. I'm glad I used it for a small project and didn't buy a ton of it, because it really doesn't have a very good feeling to it. I started on June 5th and finished on June 17th. It took 2 skeins, which works out to be 242 yards.

Interesting design - I'm not sure I would have picked up this pattern had it not been a mystery!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Birthday Crafting

This is what I worked on yesterday!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

F.O. Spinning Birthday Update



So I finally finished spinning something again. Go figure right? Well this is 400 yards of what used to be Fingering weight (but after washing it it puffed up again). I did lace/fingering singles and then plyed it. Colorway Sea Side Town from Serenity Stitches. Mix of 75% merino and 25% nylon (superwash). My plan was to design a pair of socks with this - but now with the new poof I'm not sure I want to.

I've decided I'm a bit done with superwash spinning for a while. I need something that keeps it shape!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

W.I.P June 11

Mystery 220 for June. I have no idea what it is - guessing a neck cowl of some kind. That or a steering wheel cover.

Jill and I have decided to knit with a bit of Noro. Neither of us have used it before. We picked a toe up sock pattern as our first.

Friday, June 10, 2011

F.O. Can't Say Though.

Details will follow once the pattern comes out (I think it comes out in July). Happy to have another project off the needles!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

F.O. Stupidly Simple Shawl

I love putting FO in the subject line. Makes me feel like I've done something good!

Project Details:
Started on March 6th and finished on June 5th. Longer than one would think - but this was the car or doctor's office project. Not something I worked on all the time. I used 6 skeins of Bristol Yarn Gallery Buckingham Fingering alpaca yarn held together. Well I held two strands together (not all 6 at one time). This gave me the weight I wanted and it still drapes well I think.

The pattern is really only 2 sentences long. I used size 7 needles and didn't change anything from the pattern. It was really a fun project!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Why I Love Ravelry!

I needed just a part of one skein of yarn to finish a project. I looked on Ravelry. Messages people and had a lovely lady ship me one! Finishing project this week!!!

Hexagon Love.

I posted a few weeks ago about wanting to hexagon this jelly roll (which turned out to be too narrow for the 2" hexagons). So, using my template cutter I cut them out. They are a lot smaller - but all ready to go. Now .... to work a little!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mini Quilt Question

So I was asked how large was the mini quilt. Hopefully this gives you some idea.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Hexagon Swap

Call Me Hexagon Addicted!
A friendly fabric swap for the hexagon addict in you. In a rainbow of colors please feel free to join us.
1. Fill a ziploc bag with ~1/2 yard of fabric in a wide variety of colors
2. Post a photo to the flickr group (
3. For each bag you post you can select a bag from someone else
4. Be prepared to ship anywhere
5. The scraps of fabric can be recycles, reclaimed or new but they all need to be big enough to cut out a 2" hexagon (make sure this is washed fabric)
6. Exchange will start after the Canadian Post Strike
7. All fabric must be 100% cotton

Come join the fun and hexagon quilt with us!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

FO First Mini Quilt!

Well it didn't come out like I wanted or thought - but I'm okay with that.

I learned a lot. I worked on machine quilting and binding (neither of which am I very good at). I'm going to use my mini quilt projects as a way to get better and better (at least I hope).

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June - Birthday Month!

June is my birthday month - and because of that and the fact that I'm going to be 36 - every 6th order from my little shop will get a free box bag (during the month). There is no minimum purchase to count as an order. Also, a bunch of new yarns/rovings and bags will be going up this weekend. Including buffalo! Happy June!!!