Sunday, April 28, 2013

queen bee sweater.....

so, the sleeves are done and the body is cast on.
There wasn't too much knitting this week. The weather was nice and there were other priorities to be done.

Here's the body so far.....

I'm a little frustrated because I'm pretty sure I'm going to run out of the brown yarn. This isn't the first time this has happened from this designer. She seems to have a bit of an issue with estimating yardage. I shoulda known. I'm going to go as far as I can, and then plead on ravelry to see if anyone has a partial skein. These are huge, over 500 yds, and expensive, and I won't need a whole one.
Don't you have a hard time working on something that you know is probably doomed?
just sayin'

Camp loopy will be coming up soon, and I'm starting to look for patterns that will work and be fun. I've singled out a couple of fun shawls. That leftie is on the top of my list. And my sister could use another pair of gloves for christmas. It's going to depend what the "rules" are for each month, but I'm thinking of using this opportunity for gift knitting.

I can't promise there will be much knitting over the next week. It is planting season ya know, even though my landscapers are stalled now until the 14th of may. Still plenty to be done.
I'll be plugging away at the bee sweater.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

VKL, some fo's, and a new project.....

ok, I know I was mia last week.......

Last saturday, we boogied up to vogue knitting live to do some shopping. A good time was had by all.......I really didn't buy much,  just some needles I needed. There's something about having to move your stash to make your realize just how much you have......We did have a good time there, though, and I saw some really cute things I'll be coming back for. The first was black trillium fiber's gradient kit....I'm a sucker for a good gradient kit and she had a really cute little shawl/scarf made up.

Next was leftie. SOMEONE kept trying to talk me into getting one of the kits that were made up there to make this cutie....I couldn't make up my mind, but I'm SURE there's something in that giant stash that will work pretty well......

We also ran into a designer who was wearing the COOLEST circular sweater. I love circular sweaters, but can never seem to find one that has just the right stuff. This one did, good butt covering qualities, enough circle to cover "things", a very interesting construction with cables around the circle. It had it all. As soon as the pattern is available, I'm ON it.

I have to keep in mind that camp loopy starts soon, so most of these would make great camp projects.

I did finish a little something snowflake doubleknit scarf.

And started something else.....queen bee sweater.
It's much further along now, since it's been raining all week. The sleeves are almost done.
I AM worried about running out of yarn on the body, but, onward!
not sure what next week will bring.....depends on the weather and the landscapers.
If it's crummy and the landscapers don't show up, I'll probably have a whole sweater done. If it's  nice, I'm going outside to play. Right now, it's raining buckets.....welcome to spring.

Monday, April 01, 2013

thistle and vogue

well, made some progress on thistle this week. I finished the body of it, sewed it up and whacked the center out with my sharp scizzors. It always scares me to cut my knitting, ya know......
Now I just have to finish the ends and sew them down.

This weekend, I'll be off to vogue knitting live. I got my shopping wristband on friday, so I'm ready to go......they'll be a full report next week.

That's all the knitting news for now, and really, no pics. Too much gardening happening here while the weather is good.