Saturday, October 30, 2010

two fronts and a back

well, part of a back.
This is the must have cardigan from patons. A couple of years ago when the yarn harlot made this, I went in search of the pattern. I found it at joanns for 40percent off, and got the yarn at michaels for the same. It went into hibernation until I got frustrated with bee fields and I decided I needed a larger needle project to keep me sane. It's crusing right along now and looking good.

I also blocked a couple of things today.
Hammelies shawl for +++++'s christmas present

Birch for me. My first experience with entrelac. I love it. It's bugga in rainbow scarab, very soft and a great knit.

I was hoping to show some new yarn, but my mailman is painfully slow. I'm sure I'll have some of it soon, though, but here's what I'm waiting for......
Unique sheep eos gradience shawl kit in bark-n-knit - shipped
sanguine gryphon wicked witch sock kit - purple and black - shipped
woolgirl cheshire cat kit - hopefully shipping today
unique sheep kneehigh christmas kit - green - ship by nov 7
from sandra singh, malabrigio silky merino for cloudchaser ship middle of nov
Loopy ewe nov sock kit - ship middle of nov.
I think I'll stick with the loopy ewe sock club one more year and then move on to something else. I'm looking at the socks are for suckers club from twisted or the year in lace. Something different. We'll see what mood I'm in at the end of next year.

The pupster is doing great and growing like a weed. Check out these feet!
You can hardly tell which is which. He starts obedience classes on dec. 4th. Now if we could only get the whole "no potty in the house" thing.

"I wubs my big sister"

Sunday, October 24, 2010

gimme a........

Ok, it IS getting colder here, and the weather guy said this week that this is supposed to be the worst winter in 50 years! So, when life gives you crappy weather, what do you do? Make sweaters, of course!
This is the must have cardigan. I've had the yarn and the pattern for some time. After bee fields went to hibernate for a while, I decided I needed to make something big. And, since blue moon hasn't gotten the new yarn for moonstruck yet, I'm going for the cardigan. So far, a pretty easy knit.

I also got a couple of books this week that I had pre-ordered from amazon. Sock yarn one-skein wonders and brave new knits. I've only taken a quick look at them, but I think they're going to be great. I love that the brave new knits also has a little article about each designer.

The critters are all doing great. Puppy's growing like a bad weed.
It's a tough life ya know........

baby cinnamon brown

baby yogi.
There's just nothing cuter than a boxer baby.....

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy halloween

new yarn......

I bought this yarn to make a pooling scarf that will match my new coat. I think it's going to be my next project, since the socks I'm working on just aren't feeling the love.......

the puppies are, though, feeling the love, that is.....

I'm expect a LOT of goodies soon, cheshire cat kit, unique sheep shawl gradience set, unique sheep christmas set and the last installment of the loopy ewe sock club should arrive in a couple of weeks. I'll definitely go for another year with this club.
Hopefully some knitting content next week, for now, you'll just have to be satisfied with cute doggies.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

bee fields is kicking my butt!!!!

how much knitting CAN you do with an 8-week old puppy helping you???
Well, they DO sleep a lot!
I've made some progress with bee fields, and I love the pattern. It's incredibly difficult, though, I would consider it super advanced lace. It has lace stitches on both sides. I've been checking, adding lifelines and checking again, but I'll be knitting along, look down, and CRAPPERS! 20 rows down is a stitch that didn't get caught. ARGH!!!!!! See that errant stitch marker, way over there on the left?
I'm NOT tinking back that far. I'll have to figure out how to fix it another way.
ARGH!!!!!!!! I think it's going to take a bit of a time out.

Also, I have to quit reading my email......I've fallen in love with this christmas kit from the unique sheep, just not the $80 price tag. I'm thinking on it, though, because it's cool..........

I've been working on birch too, it's almost finished. Love the bugga, it's so soft.
I'll have to start finishing up my christmas knitting soon. A few odds and ends for some folks, nothing too complicated.
Now, where did that puppy go??????

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Mini Me

watch out, cuteness overload ahead........

On friday, this little guy joined our zoo...

Say hello to Yogi.
He's been a sweet baby, but there's not much knitting happening, you know......

Ozzie (who deserves his ozzie ozzborne name MORE every day) has made it his personal mission to seek out the puppy and bonk him on the head every chance he can get!

Ok, in knitting news, there's been progress on birch, in spite of finding my yarn unwound all over the rec room one morning, and, I'm also working on bee fields again.
There may be a spot of trouble with this one. Last night, ozzie stole my pattern and removed the markers that noted where I was.