Mission In Progress: Bust This Stash!

01/01/2010 § 1 Comment

Earwarmer Pattern: Super Duper Ribbed Earwarmer by theblondeknitter (coming soon!)
Fiber: Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky in Orange(a D/C’d color) 
Needles: sz15 Boye circulars
I’m on a stash bustin’ mission and these are my first FO’s. It felt so good to use up this yarn that has been patiently waiting to be crafted into something fun and usable. The end result is what I’m calling them the Super Duper Xtra Long Scarf and the Super Duper Ribbed Earwarmer. Because the scarf is so long–a whopping 91 inches with the fringe–it did take a few nights to complete. The earwarmer is a pattern I designed on the fly and there will be a *FREE* PDF up for anyone to download ASAP. (I need to knit up another one and actually write down what I did!)
Well, there’s plenty more stash to get through so I best skidaddle and CO another project…or several…


Imagine That!

23/09/2009 § 5 Comments

Talk About Cowliscious!

13/02/2009 § 5 Comments

I have had the Sherbrooke Cowl pattern in my Ravelry queue for quite some time now and have only recently managed to make it appear, in all it’s yummyness, as an FO. I am in love with this cowl. I truly, seriously am. Lolly, my dear, thank you.

Yes, it probably has a lot to do with the scrumptious fiber I chose to create it with. After all, it IS Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted. It may also have to do with the oh-so-fab shade of aqua that goes surprisingly well with my coloring. It definately has something to do with the simplicity of the pattern that amazingly shows up as a beautiful interweaving of seemingly intricate detail.

For me, this is the ‘whole package’, as far as having all the necessary ingredients in making the ‘perfect’ knit object which are simplistic in and of themselves. The recipe? Pattern ease, great yarn, time needed. Together, they have culminated into such a warm, soft and very, very wearable piece of knitty goodness. (And I was a cowl sceptic~shhhhhh)

Match Maker, Match Maker, Make Me A Match…

26/01/2009 § 5 Comments

I have been really getting into making matching winterwear objects. It just seems right. Think about how lonely a hat would be without a pair of mittens to keep it company. Think about a scarf, all alone, with no hat or mittens to play with. Just think of it! It’s a travesty really. It should not be so! I have resolved to remedy that with my knitwear.

So far, I have made this scarf. It needed a pal, so I made this beret for it.

Great has been the joy of the scarf!

But i cannot stop there, oh no. I am in the process of deciding on a pair of mittens to make that will round out the items to make a sweet trio of handknits. And there will be more joy!
Now, back to the needles!

I Just Have To Say…

22/12/2008 § 3 Comments

Can I just say, I love Ravelry?
Can I just say, I love swaps?
Can I just say, I love BSA yarn?
Can I just say, thank you to Jenna (thelostsock) my spoiler?
Can I just say, I love how Jenna spoiled me during the swap on Ravelry that gave me BSA yarn and all those other perfect goodies?

Thank you. I just had to say that.

Sample, Thy Name Is Aqua

16/12/2008 § 1 Comment

I know I’ve mentioned how much I love knitting for Blue Sky Alpacas, but, it really is very true. These are the BEST yarns I’ve worked with. They have such FABULOUS colors. They keep turning out GREAT patterns. AND, I have yet to meet a yarn I didn’t like from them. I am in deep smit over these fiber purveyors and I am proud to admit it. The only thing that is challenging is trying to choose which yarn to knit with next, and then, what color?! I guess I’ll just have to find a way to get them all. Bummer. 😉

Two Button Hat Set in Worsted Hand Dyes (Aqua 2017) pattern by Sylvia Hager

For You Stash Voyeurs

15/11/2008 § 2 Comments

Q: Isn’t it nice when others share photos of their stash with people who will really appreciate it?
A: YES! so I am. or is it so am I? hmmmm…

these are the latest additions to my ever-growing stash pile (cheshire cat-like grin). meet my BSA worsted *NKOTB in green, purple, cranberry, chocolate, rusty and red. these colors are just fabulous. i had a hard time getting the color just right and i can tell they’re still not perfect. they’re very vibrant and man is this yarn soft! i have big plans for you, my new pretties…big plans…
*extra points if you read this and got it without thinking about it or needing to reread it!

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