Monday, November 30, 2009

Progress is Being Made

Multnomah Shawl - I am on the 3rd feather and fan repeat. Five more to go.

Feather & Fan Atomic #6 - I have mixed reviews on this one, I think it may end up being a Christmas prezzie for someone.

Lapis Sock - as usual I love all of the colors in this Blue Moon Fiber Arts colorway. I would buy solids in all of them - just gorgeous. I turned the heel and finished the gusset decreases last night. Then I put the sock away and started turning the heel on the Gingerbread Dude sock. I finished that one too late for photos.

I am starting to miss my sweaters. I signed up for the 2010 Ravelympics Starmore team, but if I finish the sweaters I have three other kits to choose from for the Olympics: the Leo Scarf, Seaweed Wrap and Lismore. I think I am going to work on H8 tonight for about 5 rows. I am on the neck decreases on Glenesk. I want to finish that off this weekend and "cut" the armhole steeks to start the sleeves. Not sure I have the nerve yet. We will see.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Replacement Project

The Feather and Fan pattern is a great fall back option. I love the Luscious Single Silk yarn and there are some amazing colors running through the Atomic #6 colorway. So I am making a scarf instead of the cowl.
LSS Feather and Fan Atomic 6 Shawl

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Current WIPS

The Lenore is knitting up into a beautiful Multnomah.

It's so wonderful to have socks on the needles again. They seem to be going super fast too. I am already turning the heel on the Lapis sock.

I ran into two problems with the Eyelet Cowl. The circumference was too small and the eyelets were too large for maximum warmth. I would only want a cowl for warmth and the holes were so large that a lot of air would undoubtedly get in. I frogged it. The yarn is wonderful though and I love the way it knits up. I am going to knit a feather and fan scarf instead. Depending on the length I end up with I might run a seam at the half way point to make a hood.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blue Moon Cast On Crazy

I am doing a little Blue Moon Fiber Arts (BMFA), Socks That Rocks (STR) stash busting. I am up to two plastic totes of yarn from BMFA so . . .without further ado. Today I am casting on the following:
1. Socks - Gingerbread Dude colorway STR Medium weight
2. Socks - Lapis colorway STR Medium weight
3. Multnomah Shawl designed by Kate Flagg at - Lenore STR Light/Fingering Weight
4. The Eyelet Cowl in Vogue Knitting Holiday 2009 ed.; Pages 58, 95 - Atomic #6 Luscious Single Silk (LSS)

I needed a break from Henry 8, I want a transportable project for the Thanksgiving week. It should be quiet at work and then there is the 4 day weekend. I needed some instant gratification projects, although the projects list on my sidebar looks ridiculously long now - whew.

I have received the following DVD collections to keep me company, now and during my recovery from surgery the first two weeks of December.
Rome - the complete series

Millennium - the complete series

Ironside - Season 1

Bones - Season 4

Dead Zone - Final Season

Pretender - Season 4

I have pre-ordered:
Tudors Season 3

Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince

Angels & Demons

Lost Seasons 4 & 5

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

H8 Moving Along

I have finished the first 88 rounds of the H8 Sweater. Very pretty. All done with 24 Season 7 and Dexter Season 3 as well. Both good TV series. Looking forward to the next season of each. I really need to cast on some socks. I need some instant knitting gratification!!! I bought some new books today, Knits for Barbie Doll by Nicky Epstein, The Knitted Rug by Donna Druchunas, More Big Girl Knits by Jillian Moreno and Amy Singer; and Zen and The Art of Knitting by Bernadette Murphy. There is one thing about getting new books, it makes for a very heavily italicized post 8-} cheers!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Lost It

I have lost my knitting mojo. I knit on my black merino dimple shale scarf all weekend, but I have not picked up the needles since Sunday. Have I lost my knitting mojo? Now is really not a good time for it. I am having another cyst removed from my right hand in a few short weeks - now is the time I need to be putting some stitches on the needles. Heavy sigh - hoping it comes back this weekend!!!!