Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Another post?

I've been making steady progress on my Embossed Leaves socks. This is a fun and easy pattern. I'm loving this yarn with this pattern.

Here's a close up of the leaf pattern. It'll be easier to see once I block the socks.

Progress on these socks may slow down a little. I'm participating in Through the Loops' Mystery sock knit-a-long. Every Wednesday in October she'll release a piece of the pattern. Should be fun! I'm going to use my Zen Garden KFO yarn.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Goodbye summer, hello fall

You know it's fall when you're spending a lovely afternoon outside and you look down in your glass and see a leaf that's already changed color.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I finally have some photos to share. First my Dad's serviceman's socks. This is the yarn from my Red Cross "Knit Your Bit" kit. I was going to follow the pattern that came with the kit but it was too boring. Instead I'm doing the stitch pattern from the Thuja socks again. I've stopped because I need some help. One of the edges where I picked up stitches looks awful and has some gaping holes.

I have no idea when I'll be able to get some help on my Dad's socks. In the meantime I cast on Embossed Leaves Socks. I'm using one of my skeins of Sunshine Yarn in Meadow. This photo is no longer accurate. Last night I was able to get the first pattern repeat finished.

Last week The Little Guy and I participated in the Race for the Cure with the ladies from Zephyr Style. They gave out goody bags to everyone on the team. There was a Zephyr style cloth bag but best of all there were boob stitch holders! I love them.

Friday, September 26, 2008

When I buy...

I buy big. This usually happens to me. I'm really good for a long time and don't buy any yarn and then I binge.

First I got some yarn from Abundant Yarn and Dyeworks that I've had my eye on since I first started going to the shop. Unfortunately the label is buried inside the ball but once I cast on The Little Guy's sweater I'll share the yarns info.

The second yarn was a big splurge but I've been wanting it ever since I heard about it. It's Louet's Mooi and it is 70% bamboo, 15% cashmere and 15% bison. It's lace weight so I won't be using this right away. I need to make a practice shawl or two before I can use this stuff.

The last item is more practical. I got the Knit Picks interchangeable needles in their Harmony wood. I actually think they're rather ugly but I prefer knitting with wood needles to metal. I can't say I'll never need to buy needles again but hopefully it'll be a little while.

Tomorrow... Work in progress photos.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Class Cowl

On Friday I took Cat Borhdi's Magical Moebious Knitting class at the Knitting and Crochet Show at the Expo. What an experience! I had a great time, I learned a new way to cast on and I started a great project.

This is Cat's Moebius Cowl in Handmaiden 4-ply Cashmere. I really love this yarn (what's not too love?) and pattern. I'm already planning a second one out of my Malabrigo yarn. I have to use the cast on again soon or I'll forget how to do it.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

It ain't pretty

But hopefully it tastes okay. I'm still waiting for it to cool.

It's my first pie. I really messed up on the crust so it'll be interesting to see if it even stays together. Fingers crossed.

In knitting news: I've stalled on the February Lady Sweater. I have one too many stitches. I'm hoping to make it to a drop-in knitting class so I can get some help. There's too many stitches to undo another row. In the meantime I've been working on socks, socks and more socks. Pictures soon.

On Friday I'm attending the Fall Knit and Crochet Show at the Oregon Convention Center. I'm taking a all day class with Cat Bordhi on moebious knitting. I am so excited! I need to print out my pattern and ball up my yarn tomorrow night.

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