Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Each Friday I will select a particular yarn from my stash and take a quick pic of the fiber (and perhaps the pattern), make notation of the future project for the yarn and comment on such topics as quality of the fiber, place and date of purchase, etc. (I think you get the picture).
My first Fess-Up Fiber Friday is Boku from Plymouth Yarn.
Brand: Plymouth Yarn
Yarn Name: BOKU
Content: 95% Wool/5% Silk
Skein Weight: 50g = 99 yds
Project Plans: Triangle Shawl #1110
Comments: I saw a sample of this shawl while visitng a yarn shop in Virginia(with Jeannie and Laurie) and actually tried the sample on and found the shawl to be ever so comfortable and attractive. How could I resist the Boku when a LYS put the yarn on sale at 50% off!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
This sweater is 100% wool. I think cotton and wool were the only yarn choices in 1957, at least in the Foot Hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Mom purchased the wool from a small five & dime type store and ordered the Angora from Montgomery and Ward! I remember her receiving the little ball of Angora and how "Special" I felt that she actually ordered yarn for "My Sweater"!
It continues to warm my heart each time I pull this sweater from the cotton bag that is always stored on a top shelf in my closet. Over the years, this piece has made every move with me and I consider this truly one of my Treasures.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Please enjoy pics from the evening.....................
Knitters Making Christmas Cheers!
Knitting is a Good Thing!
Jeannie, Laurie and Knit Picky Owner, Jo.
Knitters in the Holiday Spirit.
Birthday Dinner with my two favorite guys....Hubby-Bill, Son-Brack and our Lisa (Brack's Girl Friend).
Some of my Birthday Cards and Goodies.....
Thank you all for making this such a marvelous Birthday. I am truly blessed to have such supportive and loving family and friends.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
This project should be off the needles by New Years...'cause it may take me a while just to put the sweater together once the knitting is complete. You see I am a knitting "Newbie" and much of my time is spent studing the pattern/instructions.
I love cables, but this is my second large cable project and I think my cable needle may be put to rest when Silver Belle is finished...at least for a while. See my cn below (I tried 3 different cable needles before selecting this one as my favorite) and wouldn't you agree she looks overworked??
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I ordered this kit from Cucumberpatch on Ebay and am totally amazed that I received it in 6 days from date of order! Now keep in mind, my kit was shipped from the UK. This Ebay seller had excellent feedback and not only offered excellent pricing on many Hanne Falkenberg kits, but Cucumberpatch also sells many different yarn lines.
This project will possibly be the most challenging project for me yet! After a quick glance at the pattern I realize knitting (all in garter stitch) the garment will not be the issue...the issue will be reading the dang pattern. I will be joining the Hanne Falkenberg KAL over the Thanksgiving Holiday and will pray for some guidance from other KAL members.
The yarn is fabulous and I chose the Khaki and Ivory variation. The Khaki tends to lean more on the green side and the richness of the Khaki and Ivory combination is beautiful.
Yea, this one will test my patience, but in the end I'm sure it will be a cherished jacket for me. I so love a challenge!
Hope you all have a Wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I was sooo excited to start Silver Belle on November 1st and have completed only 4" of the Peplum. (Far too much Raverly and Blog Surfing and far too little productive knitting)
Now let me seeeeeee, at this rate I may finished SB in about 5 to 6 months and that is totally unacceptable! Yes, unacceptable 'cause I have many other "little delightfuls" to knit up. So please excuse me while I pick up needles and yarn and get to it!!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
This jacket was completed in plenty of time to enjoy last winter and enjoy it, I did. The Noro Kochoran yarn is marvelous, the more you wear Lucy the fuzzier she gets.
True Lucy story, last winter I was profiling Lucy at Borders with my DH and a lady actually wanted to "Buy Her"...of course Lucy was not for sale!
Pattern: Noro - Lucy Garter Stitch Jacket
Yarn: Noro - Kochoran
Needles: Pattern calls for #10 (I used #8)
Knitting Date: October - November, 2006
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
This project was started as a Christmas gift, but I'm sooooo into this "Cheerful" Nina I may have a problem parting ways with her. Oh well, we'll see................
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
If you have not seen her bags you can and should check it out here. I continue to watch Martha's site and once I see a sweater bag that speaks to me with a more contemporary fabric...the order will be placed and I will possess another Green Mountain Bag.