Saturday, August 27, 2011

FO Friday & Happy Yarn Shopping Birthday To Me!

So I've been a bad blogger and an ADD knitter, starting projects left and right and then abandoning them to take care of my children's hectic sports & music schedules. So finally I have an FO to share. I actually finished the sweater part a while ago, but I didn't want to show it until I had the flower done which isn't actually part of the pattern. I think the flower is too big though :( but it will have to suffice for now. And just so you know it's paper clipped on in the pics because I don't have anything better right now. I know crazy that I could not find one single safety pin even.
Here is a pic of the flower alone:

Pattern: Ross's Hat ( just the flower from this pattern)
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran
Needles: size 10 US

I think it looks better here on the bed, cuz I'm a total goofball posing in my closet.

See TOTAL goofball!

Pattern: Antropologie-Inspired capelet by Julia Allen
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Pewter
Needles: size 11 US

 Now for my birthday my hubby didn't get me a present. In his defense he and the kids got me a cake, ice cream and made me a really cute movie. I was pretty mad about the no present thing (a new phone that I hinted at) cuz it just made me feel unimportant. Anywho he said he thought I would just want to go buy yarn (which of course I always do)...I hope he doesn't regret it and I actually think I was pretty thrifty about it. Isn't it pretty?

Here's what I got:
 Cascade Yarns ALpaca Lace (blue-green)
Plymouth Yarns Mulberry Merino (pink)
  Plymouth Yarns Mulberry Merino (purple)
Berroco Inca Gold (blushy red)
Gotta love my LYS Unraveled Sheep in Sandy!
               I am totally loving this last one it is so soft!

I couldn't wait to start gauging for my next project. Normally I hate gauging (neccesary evil) but Inca Gold (a travesty that it's being discontinued) is such a joy to knit with I don't even mind gauging. Belfast Hoodie here        
     we come. See you on WIP Wednesday!                                                                                      

Here is my lovely gauge swatch with Inca Gold:                           

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Christmas in July, er I mean August. I had hoped to start all my Christmas knitting last month, but I came home from Lake Powell in such a funk I didn't get much of anything done really my house was a mess, then football started and that's a whole other story. But now it is August, the kids are back in school, my house is finally tidy most of the time so I can focus a little better. I am really excited that I have gotten this far on these socks because the last time I attempted them my stinky Milo pulled all four DPN's out. GRRR!!! Really can you blame the guy it must be quite an interesting thing for a 2 year old. Anyhow I was very upset and needed a brake before I started again. So my dad did not get a pair of Mr.Pitts socks for Christmas last year, but maybe this year will be different (I hope).

Yarn: 1 skein ONline supersocke 100 in Linetto
Needles: size 1 US

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Another slouchy hat is on the needles this week. It's a different yarn so I hope it turns out. I'm getting faster at the pattern since it's the second time around.
Hopefully I can make a bunch and sell them. Hopefully they are cute enough that people will want to buy them. I'm trying to think of a name for my brand. I thought of Emma Sue but that is too girly, I may want to make stuff for men. Another one could simply be EM with a funky font or something. What do you think?
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