A few weeks ago I made a wonderfully squishy baby blanket for a friend and her baby that is due in a month. I was excited how it was turning out until I started having wrist pain. Eeeekkkk!!!! I have … Continue reading
Oh boy has there been things going on in our crazy life, we have some changes coming and they will more than likely be covered here at some point. But today it is all about the knitting. Last weekend I was at a huge craft show and did well thanks to the cold wind, people where cold and hadn’t brought hats. Oh darn, here let me sell you one. There was a down side the crazy wind would pick up every once in while and broke the borrowed canopy that I was using. I just want to make a note that it was already broken and just broke a little more while in my custody.
Today I am taking a break from knitting for others, I sent off three orders this week, and worked on my green linen scarf. It is based on the Cerus Scarf pattern found on Ravelry. I added many more stitches because I like my scarves super long, I wrap and wrap and still like it to hang.I actually don’t remember off hand how many I added but wait let me check…401 so I added about 50 extra stitches. I do believe that I might have lost my mind and will be working on this scarf for awhile because not only is it 400 stitches but it is 400 in fingering weight. I did remember to grab two skeins, I never remember to get enough.
I am using Knit Pick’s Hawthorne Fingering and really do love all the colors that they have to choose from. I narrowed it down to “Forest Park” and when it arrived I loved it. I started the scarf while I was in Washington State for my dad’s retirement party from the National Park service. He has worn the color of the yarn almost every day for the past 30+ years. He had a good laugh when I offered to make it for him, he has sworn that he will never wear gray and green again.
It is slow going with all the slip stitches in the linen pattern, I haven’t had the chance to work on it for a month or so and only finished about half an inch. I worked on it for a couple hours today and have passed the inch mark, it is the small mile stone that get celebrated around here. I will continue to work on it this weekend while at a civil war reenactment/living history event. The circular needles are not period correct but eh, I’m not switching to long strait needles just for the weekend. I don’t even want to think about how many stitches I would drop. I’ll let you know how far I get, I’m shooting for 2 inches.
For Mother’s Day this year for my mother-in-law we gave her a family photo sessions, which will take place this Friday, tomorrow actually. I had figured out what I wanted to wear, that is cute, comfy and not warm, since … Continue reading
I spent this past weekend with family and knitting crowns. I’m pretty sure I now count 1,2,3,5 from all the increases for the points of the crowns. I don’t count the yarn over as 4 and just skip on over … Continue reading
Bucket lists are a big thing these days and since everyone has one for everything in their life I figured I should have one for the knitting part of my life. The requirements I have for my list is they … Continue reading
I’ve got a bit crown crazy the past couple of days, the pile is growing. I hadn’t restocked my supply after the holiday shows and needed to add some new sizes and colors. These are a favorite at the shop … Continue reading
After six years of living in Pennsylvania I am getting my first real winter according to my husband. We are stuck in the house today again, he drove to work to find the power out because of the ice covering … Continue reading
This photo was taken oh four inches ago. It was a great day to stay inside and finish that never ending Doctor Who scarf as my husband helps neighbors dig their cars out. I am now moving along to a … Continue reading
I don’t know about all of you but I have tons of knitting books that I have bought over the years that I swore to myself that I would use. And have I? Not really. That’s not just me right, … Continue reading