Sunday, July 22, 2012

I just can't believe the kindness of knitters!

So, last week, I mentioned how much I wanted to do the queen bee sweater (still do). I even went and joined the KAL group. I'm waiting for the sale, which starts aug. 1, to buy my yarn. Well...over on the group, someone had posted that they had a couple of the skeins that they wanted to let go of. I emailed her, thinking I could get a bit of a discount and feel pretty good about it. She gifted them to me! I was totally shocked, amazed, appreciatave, and humbled. I will certianly pay it forward....... So, here are the 2 skeins of BFL, and another wollemeise, purchased from a stash, to make my sister some custom cabled gloves for christmas. The wollemeise is actually a really, really dark blue.
Thanks to the destasher, and the amazingly generous KT. yogi says thanks too. He just LOVES yarn. (maybe a little too much)
Thjis week, I'll cast on for the third and final round of camp loopy. I've chosen a pattern that's been in my que forever. The bug out socks, nice colorwork knee highs, why not? I'll leave you with a little garden eye candy. This is magnolia "edith bogue". Many years ago, I went on a search for this specific variety after falling in love with its HUGE blooms and wonderful lemony scent. Yes, that flower really IS as big as it looks, almost a foot across.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

knitting away

I've been knitting away on my color affliction, affection and it's done and cast off. Doesn't really seem to need blocking.....this was project 2 for camp loopy and there's one to go.
I've chosen the bug out socks. They've been in my que FOREVER, and I've really wanted to make colorwork knee socks. I know, call me crazy..... I also bought some wollemeise this week in a gorgeous dark blue for some gloves as a chistmas present for my sister. Custom gloves with one short finger. If you read this blog, you'll remember that she had to have a finger amputated due to a dog bite. Terrible tragedy. She's living with it well, but, it's permanent and not very pretty. I think she deserves some nice gloves that fit where she doesn't have to fold up a finger to make it work. I have a couple of patterns in mind, some nice elaborate cables. Why not? I had to have the watermelon socks from the KAL at knitter's brewing co. I'm just a sucker for watermelon socks.
I fell in love with the queen bee sweater over on ravelry, and I'll be joining the KAL come the first of september. I'll leave you with some visitors that came this week. Before you say "how cute", remember that they eat EVERYTHING in sight (even stuff they're not supposed to) and now they're REPRODUCING!!!!! They are cute, though......

Sunday, July 08, 2012

you know you're a knitter when.......

- You go to sears to buy a washer and dryer and pick out the washer with an "old fashioned" agitator because you can felt in it. - You go to the furniture store and fall in love with a leather couch, and the only thing you can think is "wow, my rams and yowes will look great on that!" I know I've been a bad blogger here lately. It's all I can do to keep up with the house stuff. I mean, really, have you THOUGHT much about where you'd like the switch to turn that light on/off? It's a million decisions and totally overwhelming, but in a kind of fun way when you see it all come together. So, knitting-wise, I'm still working on my color affection (affliction?), for the second project of camp loopy. The third project will probably be announced this week. I also fell in love with a couple of things this week. Knitter's Brewing Co. is having a watermelon sock KAL. I'm a sucker for watermelon socks. The kit will be here on Monday. I also fell head over heels for the Queen Bee sweater, just trying to justify the yarn purchase. It IS almost my birthday, right?? This week, I'm planning on finishing the dogwood socks. (they had a little doggie accident, but it's all good now). It's supposed to be HOT, so small knitting is the order of the day. Keep cool, y'all. I'll try to be a better blogger, promise.....