Friday, April 28, 2006


Well, here's my contribution to Caps for a Cure. These five hats took about three weeks to make. The first few took awhile, but the last two went really fast. They're so much fun to knit because you get a finished project so quickly! While some turned out smaller than I'd planned, hopefully they'll fit someone!

And I used up more of my stash!

Next project? Hmmmm......

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Feza Hawaii scarf finished!

I also finished this beautiful scarf made from Feza Hawaii yarn. The pattern photo has long fringe attached, but I only bought one skein of it (pricey), and I still think it's long enough without it. The drape is so lovely, and it's as light as air. While this isn't the most fun yarn to knit with (especially on slippery Addis), I still think I'll make more of them for gifts and use bamboo, instead. Another quick knit. (Well, it would have been a quick knit if I wouldn't have dropped so many stitches and had to tink so much.) Again, live knit and learn!

Love this little hat!

This is the Floppy Brim Hat from Heather Spoll's No Hair Day Hat collection. I made it with Red Heart Kids Crayon; love all the primary colors in it! It knits up quickly, and the brim is fun to make. This is my third one for the Caps for a Cure knitalong. I'd like to do a couple more, then get them in the mail.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Here I are...

Haven't posted in awhile. That's because I've been busy trying to get a transcript typed up, host a bridal shower for my son's fiance (wedding in a month!), switch templates, and KNIT in my spare time. No wonder I'm up till 2:00 a.m. every night! That seems to be my only knitting time (sigh).

This is definitely how I've felt these last couple of weeks. Now I look forward to moving our daughter, hosting a rehearsal dinner, enjoying a wonderful wedding, then holding a four-graduate grad party mid June.

Hope my eyes uncross by then! KNIT!!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Feza Hawaii Scarf in progress.

I am really enjoying this pattern and this Feza Hawaii yarn. I did start it on some Addi's, but they're so smooth and this yarn is so silky, it just didn't work out. I kept losing stitches and having to frog. I've learned the value of a lifeline in this open pattern! But I'm sure I'll get more of this yarn and make more of these scarves in different colors. I'm almost done with it, then I have to decide whether to add fringe. We'll see how much is left! The pattern instructions were quite vague and never mentioned finished length, so I suppose it's personal preference. But I LOVE it!

Monday, April 10, 2006


Here's a couple of FO's from my stash. The first one is a felted clutch made with Lion Brand Landscapes, and the second little bag is from the beautiful Lorna's Laces in Shepherd Worsted. I added the little flower just because. These have been fun to knit up quickly, and I'll just save them for presents or something. (I can't bring myself to say I'm working on Christmas just yet.)

I do have to say that I spent my one-day-a-month "buy" on some amazing FEZA Hawaii to make a wonderfully soft scarf from a pattern on their site (see WIP's). I've never felt anything that actually felt like this! It's knitting up quickly now that I've figured out how they dropped a "YO" to make the pattern. I'll get more of this stuff, for sure.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Laughing with Lola! (Thanks, Lionbrand!)

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Joined Project Stashalong!

I'm going to commit to this before I get committed!
This is the plan, Stan. I'm going to try and make all these little purses from Ann Norling's design patterns. Most of them only take 50g of yarn. These should be fun to knit up, fast, and I can use up some stash. They'll make great gifts or I can use them as gift bags. But after seeing some photos from some of my partners-in-stashing, I actually don't think I'm in that bad of shape. In fact, I'm feeling downright short-changed. Here I'm thinking I have way too much yarn. HA! While it's true I have committed one drawer and the space behind my couch to stash caching, I don't have nearly as much as some. They could open their own small store! (That's envy you're hearing in my tone.)

The hope is to use some of this stuff up and really try to refrain from buying more until I do. I'm going to give myself two months, because I just know myself, and I know that it may be more than I can take to pass up what I'm sure will be treasured buys.

I should also say that I already had plans for this orange bag of Twisted Sisters yarn. That's for my summer clappy which I'd love to start pretty soon. Yeah; right.

So there you have it. Things are going to start happening now. I'm generally pretty bad at finishing things I start; that's why knitting is so good for me. I'll try to remember to post my progress, and I know I'm going to need a good shove in the bee-hind every once in awhile. Feel free.