Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What Now ? ? ? ?

Sasha ....... T H E S K I R T!

A fun ruffled skirt with a knit-in waistband casing. The construction of this piece is quite interesting with the underskirt knit as one piece and divided in sections by a purl row. The underskirt is knit using one colorway. Ruffles are added by picking up stitches in the purl rows!! Sasha is a Louet pattern and knit with Eurolax - 100% Wet Spun Linen.

My Sasha will be knit to a 30" length using Autumn Maple for the underskirt, Soft Coral for the top ruffle, Caribou for the middle ruffle and Berry Red for the 3rd ruffle!

So far - So good and I'm ready to start the final section of the underskirt, this section involves lots of stitches! But once the underskirt is finished, the real fun will begin and the lace ruffles will be worked.

Underskirt...............I love the Autumn Maple Colorway!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Style with a Capital "S"

You gotta love her...Carrie Bradshaw blogs in a Nina Ricci Ostrich feather sweater....while I blog in Hanes flannel PJ's and white cotton socks! The girl (Carrie) has real style with a capital "S".

Friday, July 18, 2008

Fess Up Fiber Friday #29

Yarn Details

Brand: Blue Sky
Yarn Name: Suri Merino
Color 422
Content: 79% BABY Suri/40% Merino
Skein Weight 100 g/164 yds

Project Plans: Julie Tam
My Dear Friend, Laurie, made the Julie Tam and I knew I had to have one!

Word is, you can knit this in one evening! Maybe there will be two or three of these in my future.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Progress - Ohhhhhh Happy Day!

To start off.....there is Sophia. I can't tell you how ecstatic I am with her. Look here, and here for details.

Next is my Lace Sampler Scarf. This is just another Fun Fun knit that will be loved for years!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Fess Up Fiber Friday #28

Sorry you can't touch this one, NO FEAR.....I'm Lovingly Caressing it enough for us both!

Yarn Details
Brand: Schaefer
Yarn Name: Anne
Color: One-of-a-Kind
Content: 60% Merino Wool, 25% Mohair, 15% Nylon
Skein Weight: 4 oz/560 yds

Project Plans: Something Beautiful

Comments: My hank of Schaefer is a One-of-a-Kind colorway of marvelous purple and incredible blues! Just an Exquisite Fiber!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

A Monogamous Knitter

Yeah, that's what I USE to be!

I wonder what happened to my faithfulness to a project? What happened to the fidelity? Where is the Knitting Diva that immersed herself in one knit at a time? In the old days, I liked how that one special project captured my imagination, how the fiber of a project attached itself to my fingers like Velcro! I was definitely a one project at a time gal.

Now I constantly toy with the idea of starting a Fair Isle hat OR a Fair Isle sweater OR maybe those socks I day dreamed about for months and what about one of the many shawls in my queue. While being drawn to the latest knitting book or magazine, I discover a gorgeous sweater calling my name! In all fairness to myself, I certainly don't start everything (I Love); but, let's just say I do purchase many yarns and patterns for numerous future projects.

My issues with fidelity are not usually from boredom or the difficulty of a project...No Siree....it's the thrill, that kindle of emotions, the simple HIGH from starting the perfect knit.

With all that said, these days it is the norm for me to have three or four projects active at a time.

So..... I'm not a Monogamous Knitter, I'm happy and more addicted to knitting than ever!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Fess Up Fiber Friday #27 - On The 4th Of July

Happy 4th of July !!

Fess Up Fiber Friday #27

Yarn Details

Brand: Jojoland
Yarn Name: Melody
Color: MS26
Content: 100% wool (superwash)
Skein Weight: 50g/220 yards

Project Plans: Dragon Melody Shawl

Comments: Jojoland is a beautiful yarn and the Dragon Melody Shawl is a beautiful lace knit! The red, blue, gold and purple really caught my eye, but when I tried on the actual shop display I was a goner! Love, Love the drape of this shawl and the back is......Awesome!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Knitting Knuts Unplugged

You know...the hype leading up to any party....well it's darn true when a group of Knitting Knuts get together for a Pool Deck Party!! I had the best time! Weatherwise it was a beautiful evening, the food was yummy, the wine cheerful and the fellowship was priceless.

Thank you Donna and Wendy for your hospitality and a special Thanks to Tony for grilling for a group of hungry, happy and chatty Knitting Knuts! I love you girls!