Monday, April 30, 2012

Sneak Peak


Here is a sneak peak of May's lace shawl that we will be knitting during the month of May at Wildflower Wool. It is a semi circular shawl knit from the top down.

For the knitters coming to tonight's class we will be working our gauge swatch and learning/reviewing the provisional cast on. You will want at least a 24" circular needle in sizes 3.5 - 4.5mm to swatch with and a solid colour of sock or fingering weight yarn.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Knitting


Day 2 of the Knit and Crochet Blog Week is supposed to challenge us to take a creative picture of our knitting.

Sorry, I came up a bit short on the creative part but here is a picture of one of my new projects while on a walk tonight.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Paying It Forward

When I read about Paying It Forward on Wool Durham's blog I had to join in on the fun!

Here is how it works:

(These points stolen verbatim from the text posted by Eskimimi and Jellidonut)

1. I will send a surprise gift to the first three commenters on this post. The gift will be handmade by me. It will be sent sometime in the next 365 days. It will be a surprise. We all love getting surprises in the mail, right?

2. To sign up and receive a gift, you must play along, too. Pay it Forward on your blog, by promising to make a surprise for the first three people who comment on the post.

3. You must have a blog (that is updated, as I will blog stalk you to find the right gift for you).

4. After commenting here, you must repost this or something similar to your blog in 48 hours. If not, I will chose the next person who comments.

I will send my gifts worldwide so if you are interested in joining in on the fun leave me a comment with your contact info and I will be checking your blog to see that you have started to Pay It Forward with your own post!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Colour-3KCBWDAY1

Today is the start of the 3rd Annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week. Today's topic is colour. I love colour. I love knitting fair isle projects and without a doubt my favourite colours are green, orange and brown.

I took a look in 2 dresser drawers....


I looked at the scarves I wore all winter....


See a trend? Green, orange and brown!

I did a little digging in the stash room to find some sock yarn. Apparently this is where all the other colours are. Someday I am going to have some wonderful, colourful socks!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Finished Friday!

I just realized that I hadn't shown you all a picture of the green Super Simple Summer Sweater since I reknit it. Here it is!!




Pattern - Super Simple Summer Sweater
Yarn - 4 strands of dk cotton
Needle - 15mm straight needles, 15mm circular needle for the neck

This sweater knits up easily in a weekend. It is just simple stocking stitch with a garter st band at the bottom and a bit of waist shaping.

The next version of this sweater is on the needles. It is an all over lace pattern. Not nearly as fast of a knit as it is knit with a single strand of yarn on 4.5mm needles but still very easy.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Flowers and Bobbles

Last night was the Knitting Goddesses Guild meeting. The meeting was all about embellishing. We tried different patterns for knitted flowers and bobbles and experimented with adding beads. Lots of fun!

I am still playing around with bath scrubbies. More pictures, how to instructions and patterns soon!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pot Scrubbies!

We had a fun morning knitting scrubbies with left over bits of dishcloth cotton and netting!


And it made washing my dishes so much more fun! Well, maybe not, but it did work really well!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Finished!!!



Finished! Finished! Finished! Woohoo!

Pattern - February Lady Sweater the pattern is free on Ravelry, I highly recommend this sweater, it has an easy lace pattern and it's lots of fun to knit!
Yarn - Victoria, a cotton/rayon blend
Needle - 5mm circular

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Starting Over


Remember the first Super Simple Summer Sweater that I knit out of the green cotton (the one that ended up way too big)? Well here it is again, unraveled and ready to reknit.

I have the gauge knit and I am ready to cast on. With a little bit of luck, I am hoping to wear this for Monday night's class.

Friday, April 6, 2012

An Almost Finished Project!!



This has been one of those projects that seems endless. Every time I pick it up I am hopeful that tonight will be the night that I can cast it off. Tonight might be that night. I am not going to say that it will be finished to wear to our family Easter tomorrow...but maybe...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Success!

Reknit number two on my super simple, plain jane summer top is finished and it fits!


Again, this top was knit on 15mm needles with 4 strands of Patons Grace cotton. This time, I added in some waist shaping and made the neck opening an inch smaller.

Remember the first sweater I showed you that was knit with the green yarns? I am going to rip it out and reknit it so I can actually wear it. The beauty of knitting with such big needles is that it knits up so quickly. Each piece of this sweater can easily be knit in one day so in two days you have a sweater you can wear! I could knit myself a whole new summer wardrobe at this rate!