Saturday, September 7, 2019

This Weekend

I plan on doing a lot of front porch knitting.  This is another holiday gift.

I couldn't resist this Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend. If you like working with cotton you'll love this yarn. I must have stood in the aisle for 10 minutes trying to figure out which color I was going to purchase.  The colorway is Flower Garden which is a nice name but it's more like a tutti fruity.   

The plan is to make the Weekender out of this yarn.  I started the bottom ribbing for my sweater  and I'm loving the way it knits.  Lion Brand has this yarn in the dk 3 category but it's closer to a #4 worsted.

I ordered this skein of Opal in white just for trimmings and smaller projects.  This would be perfect for making crocheted snowflakes.  A girl can dream can't she ?

Have a good one !

Monday, August 19, 2019

Mr. Phillip

This is from the pattern Phillip and Mr. Grumm.  I don't make stuffed toys but after Mr. Phillip here I'm sure I'll be making more.  If I ever make this one again I would change a few things in the pattern.  The arms are sewn into the back.  I would change that so the arms are coming from the inside of Phillip.  I'm still debating with myself over the mouth.  If I change it I will make sure and post his new mouth.

Mr. Phil was done on US 1s.  The body is out of Wollmeise Merino Superwash in the colorway is Orient. The ears and feet are done in Patina Kroy FX in the colorway Clover Colors.

Adding the mouth was a little tedious

Talk to you soon !

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

More Blue for Me !

This blue is about the same shade as the shawl I just completed but that is okay.  It's a happy blue that puts me in a mellow mood.  I purchased the yarn from Fox and Feather Yarn Company. I initially ordered one skein without a clue of what to make but the artist sent both skeins because they were the last two. The pattern is the Old Shale Scarf (everyone has made but me) which had been in my queue for at least a decade (no kidding).  This is a dk so my scarf will be wider than normal.  I'm liking the project so far and a four row repeat you can't go wrong.

Enjoy Your Week !

Friday, July 19, 2019

Steampunk River Shawl

I purchased this yarn is by Fully Spun sometime last year and couldn't wait to use it but did not have a single project in mind.  It's a sock yarn of the thicker type.  If there were a type in between fingering and dk this would be it. It was far too pretty to wear on my feet so no socks for this yarn.  I would pull it out a few times a week trying to figure out what pattern would be good enough for this beauty.  A hat ? No. Gloves ? No. Maybe mittens. No.

The pattern is the Steampunk River shawl done on US 9s.  The colorway is Blue Hole.

Enjoy !

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sooner or Later

I made a choice to begin my holiday projects sooner this year rather than starting in October or even worse November.   I have a few hats to make for my baby cousins (my first cousin's children).  Hats easily get me into the holiday making spirit.   This first hat is the Boardwalk pattern by Elizabeth Pedersen.  It's an easy peasy quick pattern to work done on US 8s with Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn so they can wash and dry it

Like Crazy

I began this shawl a few days ago and not once have I put it down to work on another Wip or even to read a chapter from my book.  The shawl I chose to make is the Steampunk River shawl by Ann Alger.  I will admit that I was inspired by Dee's eyelet shawl that she's been working on.  I love eyelets !

It's a simple shawl but I have not been this excited about a project in a while.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Swoosh !

That's what June did.  It swooshed past us.  It was an enjoyable month, not too hot but went by awfully fast as if a couple of weeks were taken out.  I didn't get much knitting done but that's okay.  I hope to finish at least a couple projects this month.

I purchased this yarn by Vesper from a Raveler.  It's filled with soft yellows and is really pretty.  I noticed recently that the label says this is a yarn that stripes.  I hadn't planned on yellow striped socks but I suppose there's a first for everything.

These skeins I purchased at Hobby Lobby when I went for knitting needles.  The yarn is acrylic and perfect for a person or family that doesn't have time to hang and dry.  The project can go right in the dryer.  Perhaps a project for my Son and Daughter-in-Law ...

This is that tiny Clematis that I purchased a few months ago.  It finally bloomed !

Hopefully my next post will have actual knitting on it.  Have a great week !