Saturday, February 24, 2007


Bejeweled is done. I wish I had another skein of the yarn but I didn't and I just folded it in half and guessed when it got time to the decreases. I guessed just right as I had a small amount of yarn left, not enough for one of the longer rows before decreasing.

I also finished the Pirate hat and just have to take a picture of it. I had hidden it away because my nephew was at the house a few of the days around when I finished it.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Secret Pal 9

Here is my package from my secret pal, Liz at I love it. There is the new Koigu book which is very interesting to look through and I hadn't heard of it until last week while blog reading. There is some Fleece Artist sock yarn that I haven't seen before and some gorgeous colors of Cherry Tree Hill yarn. Along with some hot cocoa and a Henna kit. Plus, the cutest card. Now, to figure out what to make first.

I decided on three baby gifts to make for the spring and dug all the yarn and patterns and needles out today and put them in a bag. I finally cast on for my nephew's pirate hat. I finished by Serena shrug from Berocco. I also cast on for a Swing Vest pattern from Oat Couture. Lots of new knitting to keep me busy plus all the planning for the new yarn. I usually don't wish for snow but a snow day would be nice.

Monday, February 05, 2007


These were a fun knit. I made the orangey one first out of Cascade Di Ve Teseo that I had left in the stash. The purple one I bought the yarn for. The Teseo was a thicker yarn but it came out a little smaller than the yarn the pattern calls for. Both are for me but I have one planned for my hairdressor for next year to match her scarf.

I have done a bit of shopping, mostly within my Knit From Your Stash guidelines. I went to the store I had the gift certificate for and bought the yarn that I plan to make a Knitty Sweater out of. I brought along the fiber I plan to spin to go along with it and found a burgandy color I really like. I also bought the above purple Filatura Di Crosa 127 Print to make the Calorimetry (I really was curious if it would come out smaller). I also bought one skein of Koigu to make a pair of mitts. I didn't want to break up one of my sets in my stash. I didn't use my gift certificate so I still have that waiting.

I also went to a Super Bowl sale (41% off, I couldn't not go). I would have put that in my Knit From Your Stash list but the store that usually has one closed and I had no idea this store was going to do it. I am knitting Argosy from Knitty out of some stash yarn but I did buy 2 Noro Silk Garden Lite to make another. I also bought some yarn for my mother from the clearance rack. Plus, some yarn to make another Pirates hat. I plan to follow the pattern exactly with one and then in case it comes out too small, I bought yarn to make another trying to adapt it to the way I did the Bea Ellis hat for my niece. My nephew's birthday is in September and I really want him to have it then for Talk Like a Pirate Day. He has had a tought time since his parents divorce and he will love this hat. My only other yarn purchase was a skein of Cascade 220 to go with 5 skeins in the stash to make a felted bag. So, I really didn't go too far off the Knit From Your Stash, most is to finish gifts. That's how I justify it, anyway.