Monday, January 30, 2012

another one off the needles and......

guess what??  It won't be the last! 
The plan is not to knit two Koigu Linen Stitch Scarves, but to knit this pattern in quadruple!!
That would be a first for me...four times the fun :) 
 Another one will be knit in pastel shades of Koigu for me to enjoy love this Spring and the fourth one will be knit with Koigu in shades of greys and blues for "The Twin" for Christmas....'cause I love him so much!
 This is only my opinion, but I think these colors "Rock" in a finished 5" x 65" scarf!  I chose Koigu  KPPPM: P318, P816 and P112. 
There will be a slight break before starting the next Linen Stitch Scarf....but only till I can make the next Koigu purchase.  That's actually part of the fun, I mean what true knitter wouldn't get excited over all those gorgeous Koigu colors!!!  No worry, I'll let you know soon as I have it in hand.
Off now to do a little knitting on my Water's Edge.
Hugs and Purls!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

let's do some catching up

One Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf just isn't enough.

My second one was started soon as the fiber could be purchased and even tho it isn't finished....I know this will be one of my favorite scarves. The elegant feel of the Koigu is already a given and the purples/corals/blue combination is totally scrumptious!! I can't take total credit for the color selections the real pro and shop owner of Yarn Paradise coordinated this beautiful combo. I chose my favorite skein and she took it from there.  
 My Bulky Blanket is ready for gifting to a small boy at The Lilly's Foundation Childhood Cancer Center at Brenner's Childrens Hospital.
The blanket has been blessed and hopefully will touch this child like a big hug of comfort when wrapped around his shoulders and body. It is my prayer this special blanket will feel like a shield of protection for this little boy and will fill a void during his difficult time.
Four skeins of Lion Brand Wool.Ease Thick made this a soft and extremely warm cuddly blanket finished with a crochet border knit with Lions Brand Vanna's Choice Solid (held doubled).
During my mission knitting I completed 5 BallBand Dishcloths!  What Fun! AND how addictive!  I simply couldn't stop.  These will be mated with some nice soap and perhaps a sweet goodie for some special friends and  family members.
I'm considering knitting up a couple of hand towels in cream/white/tan for our bathroom and of course would use Peaches & Cream again.

Hugs & Purls!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

a year end scarf

With the first one finished, I can hardly wait to start the second.
 What I refer to is the Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf!  A knit scarf that mimics a true weaved scarf. 

This is a great pattern to use up all our precious sock yarn leftovers or to select various skeins of multi-color fiber for a fun scarf all your own.  The piece is truly magical and one you just can't get wrong!
 I used a skein each of Koigu KPPM, #105D, #118L and #852 and knit the piece on #6 needles.
 My scarf was knit using "Tips" from Yarn Paradise.  The piece was all knit on the right side.  At the end of a row, I did not turn my work.  Instead, I slide the knitting from the left hand end  of the needle to the right hand end.  Always have the work facing you.
This is a wonderful take along and social project.  I plan to start my next one this week and plan on reds/pinks/oranges! The Brighter The Better!

Happy New Years to my blogging and knitting friends!