Thursday, May 24, 2007

Where did the time go?

Stash-A-Long Gone Wrong

Ok... I see that it's been a while since I've been here. So much has happened in that time that I feel I must confess and will perhaps one day supply the photographic evidence to support my crime.
Y'all know I was successfully SALing all year. That was until the LYS decided to close it's doors and I went out of my head buying yarn. Please keep in mind that Neighbor Knitter tried to stop me but I was a woman on a mission. Who could resist fine yarns, Addi Turbos and patterns at 25, 40 and 50% off? Not me!!! So I bought yarn like the store was closing, not just the LYS, but every store in the continental U.S. and Canada.
I would like to say that I have been SALing still, even with the new yarn now sitting idly by in the closet. But I feel it only fair to say that the SAL with Renee in 07 is likely to become SAL with Renee until the yarn 2017.
Nex time I will post pics of completed projects and let you see what I've been up to.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Another SAL completed.

More details are on my blog but since this wasn't finished I will still consider it stash work. :-)

Easter Girl on the Run!

I purchased yarn last week from my local yarn store that is, sadly, going out of business. I will be buying more in an attempt to support the owner in her final month while at the same time getting a great deal on yarn for future knitting. Currently it's 25% off which is really great and I will pick up some more! It's sad to see the store close.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Still Stashing!

I have some things I've been working on for my Lint for Lent Knit-A-Long and blog. Believe it or not this yarn was also in my stash.

Last Saturday I actually got to purchase yarn with a gift certificate I received for Christmas. I purchased yarn to make Miss K a sweater and the peeps for her Easter basket. Ahhhh... to get to visit a yarn store and leave with fresh new yarn in my bag. Heavenly...

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Another SAL Project, #14 Complete

I've completed the Fly Away Free Jacket and think I may have enough to make another one! Will I ever get rid of this yarn? It is a little larger than I had hoped so I tossed it in the dryer after washing it. It drew up some. It is larger and boxier than I thought it would be but it is a jacket afterall.

Monday, February 26, 2007

SAL #13 Sock it to me!

I finally finished Mr. K's other sock. Boy, oh boy, oh boy! I had a wee bit of trouble closing the toe and I'd dropped a stitch, ARGH! He didn't care about any of it, he was just happy to have the socks. The self-striping yarn didn't even come close to lining up (Whoop! Whoop!: Cheap Yarn Alert!) but Mr. K, again, didn't care about that either. The man is just happy to finally have the pair. And if he is happy then so am I!
The next thing I plan to finish is "The Dress That Never Ends" for Miss K. It's her Easter dress this year. I only need to sew one seam. After that I plan to complete the bolero that does with it. All I have to do to that is sew 2 seams. I'll complete these for the last few day of February is for Finishing. After I've spent 30 minutes finishing an item I then move on to my own Lint for Lent KAL. I'm making a prayer shawl for that. Once that hour is up I'm using that time to work on my Fly Away Free Jacket (see link in previous post), I'm about 50% of the way through that. I'm also crocheting a summer wrap with Waikiki from Crystal Palace.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Second Time Around

Well the massive yarn pile that was to be the Banff sweater will now become the Fly Away Free Jacket! How fun to take what was to be a winter item and turn it into a spring and summer one.

I have to tell you that Jill at Just One More Row was great to deal with! I had a little problem with ordering online so we did a transaction through the mail that was lightening fast! Even with the holiday weekend and coast-to-coast travel I had my patterns in under 7 days. These are great looking and incredibly easy looking. I suggest you check her out. I also ordered the Heartbeat Sweater and the Half Moon Bay Sweater. Looking forward to taking those one with stash yarn.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

SAL Projects # 11 & 12

These are gifts I made for my grandfather and great aunt Clara.

The angel is great little quick and free pattern from Lucy Bug . Since the angel is for my grandfather who is undergoing cancer treatment and thought it would be good for him to tuck in his pocket if he desired. The finished size is about 2 1/2 inches tall. I opted not to give it hair since he will be losing his. The button I used for the halo was from my grandmother's (his wife)button jar that I inherited when she passed away. Just one more angel he has watching over his shoulder.

The scarf is from the Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller. I made it much shorter than the one in the book; just long enough to go around her neck and touch her waistband. It's light and airy and made from Cascade's Pima Silk. The color is more dark pink than my pictures indicate. I think she'll really like it for her style and climate.

Currently on my needles is the mate to Mr. Knotty's sock.