Sunday, July 28, 2013

new yarn!!!

there's nothing like some new yarn to inspire......
There's a couple of things going on there......The first is madtosh sock in well water (5 skeins), for my camp loopy project 3. I've changed my mind on that about 100 times and finally settled on Vitamin D since I found directions to make it longer. I think it'll be a fun knit and doable in august.

In this pile is also a skein of lorna's laces solemate, for Christmas present gloves for my sister, and my loopy ewe cotton club goodies. There was also a second purchase of solemate for some man-socks as a Christmas present as well. When camp is done, I'm going to be busy knitting more Christmas gifts.

This week, I worked on girasole a bit, worked on the yard more.....I'm in between projects right now, since the third camp project can't start until thurs. aug. 1. That actually works out great, 'cause I'll be hanging at the county fair that day, so it makes for some good knitting.

In other news, miss ziggy is growing like a bad weed, curious as all getout, and has a skill for climbing up your leg, whether you're wearing jeans or shorts. YOUCH!!!!!

Ozzie is a bit jealous, but still not willing to be a snuggler. He has a reputation to maintain, after all.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

camp loopy, project 3..... coming up~

The camp project 3 was announced this week. The requirements are 800 yds. That's all......
800 yds in one month. Being the overachiever I am, I decided to knit a sweater. I chose the Ink pattern, and hurried up to buy it before I changed my mind. I'm a bit burnt out on shawls right now, so I think this will be a good challenge. I have a couple of knitting days planned, one at the fair, working for the master gardeners, and one at the lacey community market, doing the same. These usually make for good knitting time, since we're just there to answer questions from the public, and mostly they ask me about my knitting. The sweater is a whole lot of stockinette, with some cables in there for interest, so it should make good public knitting.

In the mean time.......I'm working on this girasole....
the yarn isn't as orange as it looks in this pic, more gold. It's dream in color smooshy gold experience. I've had the yarn for this for quite a while (bought it on a trip to the coast one time). When I was looking for 800 yd patterns to do, this one came up. I seriously contemplated doing it for the #3 challenge, but I already had the yarn. (see, you have to buy the yarn from the loopy ewe for your projects if you want to qualify for the free skein at the end), so, the sweater it is. I'm working on this in the meantime while I'm (not so) patiently waiting for my "official" yarn to arrive. As soon as we can cast on for the third project, girasole will rest for a while.....
I added a skein of lornas laces soulemate to my camp order for a pair of Christmas gloves for my sister. I was kind of hoping to incorporate the gloves as project 3, but they'll have to wait until the sweater is done.
I also got a great deal on a couple of other skeins of solemate (half price!) to make a pair of man Christmas gift socks. I guess I have a few projects lined up.
So, next week, some yummy yarn pics.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

camp loopy project 2

This is clockwork, done in Shalimar zoe sock and dream in color smooshy.
It was a really fun knit and I think the color combination is pretty classy.
I can't take credit for picking them, I copied the combo off of someone else on rav, but, I love it!

I've also been working away on my hexipuffs. There's about 219 there and I'm thinking that's about half of what I'll need. They make a great take along project, so there will be plenty of opportunity.....
This week, probably tomorrow, the third and final camp loopy project will be announced. I'm hoping it's something that I can use to make my sister a pair of gloves for Christmas. I already have some yarn on the wish list, lorna's laces soulemate, so we'll see what the parameters are.
If not, I'll probably get some soulemate and make the gloves anyway, just after camp is done.
This week, probably more hexis, and gotta finish that second sock. Depends how hot it gets......

Sunday, July 07, 2013

new baby!

no, not that kind of baby.....
this kind of baby
say hello to miss ziggy. I got her from ravelry, of all places. She's a violet point sorta Siamese (her papa was a rolling stone), and a giant purr monster. She's only been here a couple of days, but she's holding her own quite nicely with the boxers and the other kitties. She'll fit in just fine......
In knitting news...
I've been working on some more hexipuffs and my clockwork for the second camp challenge.

not sure what'll happen this week, planning to finish clockwork, we'll see how that goes.
Hard to knit with a kitten covered in dog spit in your lap...