Friday, February 24, 2017

Just knit while you wait!

I hate to wait!  I'm waiting on a delivery for work, it is being delivered to another building up the street.  It is on the truck, but they can't tell me when it is arriving....So, what's a girl to do???
Thank goodness I keep something to knit in the car.  I've knit several inches just waiting.  I was feeling pretty good about it and figured I needed to knit one more row before the decreases----and I dropped a stitch!!!  ;(  I don't have the tool I want to pick it up either.  So I will go to lunch and hopefully the delivery will come and the guy at the main office can get it.

What's on your needles???

Monday, February 20, 2017

Design Wall Monday

Well I have almost too many Splendid Sampler blocks for a picture!  I'm in catch up mode.  I made eight blocks last week.  I'm trying to get up to a nice round number and then I am going to call it done.  I think maybe two more blocks will give me a total of 80 blocks, so I could make a 8x10 block layout.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Needles Report

Some knitting progress: Airplane Scarf is 18" long now!  Just another 7.5 feet to go!  Idk if I will really knit it that long.  Since it is just plain knitting in the round, it will become my mindless knitting project.
I do love feeling that Kidsilk Haze.  ;)

I've been working on Modern Wrapper Fine in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, a fingering weight yarn in "Almanac", which is a beautiful dark blue.  I'm about halfway done with the back:
I'm really fighting the urge to start something else.  I'm enjoying these two knits, but there are so many other things that grab my attention!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Snowy Friday Needles Report

Wow!  I am in Gloucester, MA for a meeting this week.  We finished the main part of our meeting Wednesday--good thing!  The entire state was pretty much shut down on Thursday due to heavy snowfall.  I was able to work from my hotel room.  Tomorrow the snow will be over and hopefully the roads will be plowed so we can drive down to Boston and fly home.  This southern girl is cold!!

But--I did make some progress on Alexandra's Airplane Scarf:
I'm using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe.  So pretty!  It will be a long tube of feathery mohair softness!  Great mindless knitting, as you just knit a long tube in the round.  I do have to pay attention that I get the yarn on the needle and don't split it up.  Not a big problem.  Just keep knitting!!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday Needles Report

I've been on work travel, which means I have had lots of knitting time!
I finished my Simple Skyp Socks.

I started Alexandra's Airplane Scarf in Kidsilk Haze.  I ordered the KSH and the color was lighter than I wanted for a project, so it has been in my stash.  It is just a simple tube of stockinette.  Mindless.  Nine feet of mindless knitting!

I also stated Modern Wrapper Fine in Brooklyn Tweed Loft.  This is not the suggested yarn for the pattern, but my gauge swatch was good so I am going for it.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Splendid Sampler Progress on the Design Wall

I have been trying to catch up with the Splendid Sampler blocks.  I was in Seattle last week for work, so I had a nice long flight to sit and sew.  I have 70 blocks completed out of 96 released.  I'm not stressing over it.  I will just call it done soon and put the top together.

I'm home for a week, then travel the next.  I have two or three blocks kitted up and ready to go.


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Friday, January 20, 2017

Skyp Socks Progress

I'm clicking along on the Simple Skyp socks.  I think I have about 2" on the foot and I am ready to begin the toe.

Hitofude is not happening.  I knitted a swatch and it was all over the place.  I would end up with the wrong number of stitches at the end of the row.  I think I was doing my yarn overs after purl stitches incorrectly.  I watched a video, and will try it again.  I decided if I couldn't get the pattern right on the swatch I wasn't ready to attempt the sweater.  Yet.

What's on your needles??