Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Woolly Wednesday

It may be 90+ degrees here,
but that won't stop me from working with wool!

Woolly goodness abounds!

Last night I cast on for this hat.
So cute!
Not for me....but for my daughter in law
up in Nebraska.

I had a few skeins of 
Noro Kureyon
(colorway 308)
and decided to hold the yarn double
and use the 'super bulky'
pattern directions!

Capucine hat - Noro Kureyon color 308
 Talk about a quick knit!
It was fast!  
and fun!
I love this hat!!
I hope Amber will too!

And with the AC cranked up,
I also pulled out some wool threads...

in preparation!

I've had this book forever, 
and decided to finally
get busy on a little kit I've had stored away.

There.  up there!
on the cover.
Yuletide Treasures  I think it's called!

I've got the pieces all glued down.
The plan is to have this done by the time it's
Christmas decorating season!

I best keep that AC blasting
if I plan to handle wool the rest of this week!
I may wait until it's a bit cooler.
Good thing there's 49 days left before I typically 
start the Christmas decorating!


Monday, October 06, 2014

Samplers On Sunday....& Monday, Too!

Another Sunday gone by,
and I put a few more stitches in on Eleanor Harrison!

Here's where I was last week...

So I made a bit of progress yesterday!
Loving the quirky colors!

I even stitched a bit this evening on her!

It really feels nice to be back to stitching!
And since this Sunday's sampler time
spilled over into Monday,
let's just say I'm hopeful my stitching mojo has returned 
in it's full glory!

Good thing!
I'm readying for a stitching retreat in a couple weeks!
Mojo returned at the perfect time!

Did you stitch this weekend?


Saturday, October 04, 2014

Just In Time

Last night, I bound off my

In the sink it went for a quick soak...

Brickless by Martina Behm/Miss Babs Yowza in Deep Sea Jellyfish colorway
 and I laid it out overnight for a light blocking!
I only ended up doing five repeats and called it, because it was already
plenty long enough!
It blocked out to over 100" long!

I was so glad to get this off the needles!
Just in time to wear it today!

I had places to go and people to see,
and, well, it was in the 50s  this morning!
Perfect weather for a scarfy shawl!

The plan for today was to venture in

Just in time! 
I needed to be in among the greater population!

I was meeting up with special friends!
We all live about an hour from each other in different directions, 
and brilliant Lori found a most wonderful huge, inviting Starbucks that
is in a lovely neighborhood and is central to the three of us!

So we all ventured in 30 miles and met, at 
what is now surely 'our place',
 for a day filled with coffee, laughter, 
great conversation, coffee, sushi, more laughter,
Pipers Journey shawl/Tosh Merino Light + Skein Top Draw Sock held double
 tea, and yes...more laughter!

Just in time!
I needed today,
and these girls are just the best!

 Certainly made for a fabulous Saturday!

I'm looking forward to Samplers on Sunday tomorrow!
Will you be stitching?


Greetings, October!


I know I am not alone when I say I love October!
Even though it's still quite warm here in the Dallas area,
October still signals the changing seasons to me!

So while it may be in the 80s here,
all it took was a match,

 and suddenly I felt a bit cooler!
Farmer's Market and Harvest are my old standby Yankee Candle scents
for this time of the year.  
What's your favorite candle right now?

the burning candle made me want to dig in to the wool,
and not of the knittery kind!

I'm going to start working on a project that's been waiting 

Now is the time!

If I start this now, it can be done in time for the Christmas decorating!

It's from the Holly Threads Need'l Love book
that's been collecting dust.

 This should be fun!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Off & On

So goes the knitting!

Off the needles!
and then twice as many things back ON the needles!

Perfectly normal, for an obsessed yarnhead!


Here's what has come off the needles as of late!

This is the Drop Stitch Scarf.  Free pattern!
I used a big ol' hank of Miss Babs Yowza in what was marked and sold as the
Berlin colorway.
But consensus among me and my knitting pals is this is 
probably NOT the Berlin colorway.
No red in this!
Still, it's lovely in it's own right.
While I as knitting this (and it goes very quickly!),
it reminded me of the mean fish in Finding Nemo.
You know..the one with the light dangling above his snarly face!
This thing ended up being freakishly long.
As in, Dr. Who long.
and I LOVE it!  
I went heavy on the fringe!

Also recently off the needles...

This is the Aphelion Cowl.
Another free pattern!
I modified this pattern, and the link above will take you to my 
Ravelry page,
where I noted my changes.
The yarn.  A dream!  DREAM, I say!
I've got more of this base in a different color for a cardigan.
I need to cake that up and get busy!

So now...
what's ON the needles?

Here are a few!

Somehow...someway...the Lollipop Yarn update fell my way last week
and I scored TWO balls of yumminess!

This one is the Beefcase base in the Best Friend colorway!

I had to cast on promptly!

And because I apparently can't get enough color!
or Miss Babs!

I cast on another Brickless shawl out of the
Deep Sea Jellyfish colorway
of Yowza!

This is how I like my pink!
with RED!  and ORANGE!  and BLACK!  and BROWN! and and and...
all the color!
This is my second Brickless, 
and it won't be the last.
Such a versatile pattern and entertaining knit!

And yet another pair of socks
has also been getting some attention.

These are going to be ankle socks,
so shouldn't take too long!
The yarn is Regia in a Kaffe Fassett colorway!
I started the heel flap last night on this first sock.

What's off & on your needles?