Monday, September 29, 2008


My friend Jeannine (link to her Ravelry page) and I went really early Saturday to the Jacksonville QuiltFest. I've always had an idea that I wanted to learn to quilt one day. Knitting has inspired other creative sparks in me. The Quilt Fest sealed the deal! What wonderfully talented people there are out there! Exhibitors were as young as 7!!! Here are a couple of pictures......

The last 2 pics are the front and back sides of the same quilt! Both are equally stunning!
I'll post a couple more pictures later in the week!
I can't thank Jeannine enough for going with me. She is an experienced sewer, knitter, and crafter and has an amazing sense of the details. She taught me a whole lot and pointed out the things I was missing. This will not be my last post about quilting!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Falling Water

My Falling Water Scarf (Ravelry Link) is coming along. It's about half way done. This is the project that I'm working on pretty much in quick spurts. Lunch time. A few rows before work. A few rows just before bed. I'm not working on this for major periods of time.

I just started the second skein of Malbrigio. I know there is a formula for how long a scarf needs to be but I think I'll knit through the entire second skein.

I have no idea who I'm giving this to or if I'm going to keep it for myself. I just knew I wanted to make it. Does anyone else start a project just because they want to make it but not sure who it's going to end up with?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Trouble Makers

These socks are trouble makers. Not because of the pattern. Because G (my husband) Has the strangest feet ever. They're not giving me the "warm fuzzy" feeling I thought I would get from knitting G socks. Not. At. All.

This might be the first as well as the last pair of socks he gets from me.

I know the story about never knitting your boyfriend a sweater. Is there a story about knitting for your husband? Am I stumbling into some kind of territory that someone should warn me about?
In other knitting news, I ripped my Fair Isle project back (to the black line). My tension was just way too tight. I've loosened up quite a bit and things are now going smoothly again!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Day Later

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fair Isle Class

Yesterday was my first Fair Isle class. There were six of us. I started with this:
The picture below shows you where I am now. Not far. It's going to be a slow project.
There are going to be quite a few skills this project is going to teach me. I'll definitely get more comfortable using my left hand in knitting. It also has a 3 needle bind off. A single and double braid. I cord. Plus the Fair Isle itself. None of which I've done before! Lots to learn!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Harlot Coming to Town

I just learned The Yarn Harlot is coming to Jacksonville next month!!! October 16th! Can I say that I am beyond excited?!

More details here from KnitWitz!


Alex's sweater is coming along nicely. I hope she likes it! Last night I picked up stitches for the button band. Not my favorite part of knitting but when it was over with I was VERY happy that the button holes were evenly spaced. Thank you, Kathe (Ravelry Link) for your help with the math!!! Without your help, I would have done this more than once!
Greg's socks are on the back burner while I finish this sweater. His weird foot has presented some problems and I've lost some of my "let's knit husband some socks" mojo. My Falling Water Scarf is mostly a WIP that I've been working on during my lunch hour. I'd post a picture of it but Flickr is busy hiccuping!
I only have the 3 projects on the needles. When I first started knitting in January, I wanted to only have one project going at a time. While I'll never have 41 projects on the needles like Tricia, I find that I'm comfortable (and rather enjoy) having a few things to work on!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Yarnie Goodness

My friend, KnitKimberKnit (her Ravelry page is here) heard me say that I love blue and green together. Look what she spun up for me!!!!

Thank you Kim! I LOVE it!
Check out her Etsy Shop Palm Valley Fibers

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I won!

A few weeks ago I entered a blog contest and I won!

Guess what I won?

Yep, that is a skein of the coveted Wollmeise sock yarn!!!

I feel like I've won the yarn lottery!

Thank you Phyllis!

Small Project Bags

I'm getting a lot of use out of the 3 small project bags I made. The blue contains a sock project, the orange one a scarf and the pink one a childs sweater. Who would have thought? Me? I never finish ANYTHING! Of at least I didn't used to. Joining a knitting group has changed all that!

Meet the Pups

This is Cody. He's a 6 year old Wheaten Cairn Terrier. He's the scardy cat.

This is Kenzie, a 7 year old brindle Cairn Terrier. She is our protector. All 10 pounds of her!

They're a bit shaggy but here are our two pups. They are spoiled rotten, demanding, stubborn, and very,very active! After all, they're terriers!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Pile 'O Cascade

Cascade 220 that is! Here is the yarn I've selected for my upcoming Fair Isle class at KnitWitz.

I'm still having some trouble photographing really intese colors. The colors I've selected are all colors I love! Black, Heather Gray, a deep Indigo Blue, Magenta and Teal.

Is it Fair Isle or Fairisle?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Second Lace Project

I've cast on for my 2nd lace project. This is Falling Water. I think I'm ready for lace with actual laceweight yarn!

Ravelry Link to Pattern

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Sewing

Until recently, I haven't touched my sewing machine in 20+ years. I spent part of Labor Day sewing up my third project bag based on the Yarnmonster tutorial. This bag is a bit bigger than the other 2 I've made in the last couple of weeks. I'm really enjoying the creativity that knitting is inspiring!

A Bit More From Saturday

A few more pictures from the Jax Ravelers gathering on Saturday....

I came home with this!
This photo does not do the colors of this yarn justice.

The Sugarbee Studios mascot.....Macy!
You have to watch your wool around this one....she loves it!