Friday, February 12, 2016

Finish it Friday!

Well, maybe this focused knitting is not such a bad thing after all!  I started the toe decreases this morning on my boyfriend's socks.  I would love to finish today--already have the next project ready to start.

Yarn is Paton's Kroy Jacquards in Denim.  Pattern is K2P2 rib with Fish Lips Kiss heels.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Blue Socks and Monogamous Knitting Friday

I decided to just finish the blue socks for my boyfriend before starting something new.
I don't think I have EVER had only one knitting project in progress.  Maybe if I focus my attention on this second sock I can knock them out quickly?  Will see how that works out.

I really have WAY too much going on right now to cast on a zillion projects.  Focus.  Maybe my knitting life needs a little focus.  ;)

Monday, February 1, 2016

Allietare Top is Finished!

How did I miss posting this???  The top is finished, and at the quilter's now.  She said she would have it for me this week.  Woohoo!
Not the best pic but you get the idea.  I have seen several with a scalloped border.  I am debating if I am brave enough to attempt it.

These really are not my colors, but when I put it on the bed I realized it looks very nice with the pale yellow walls in the bedroom.

Almost forgot to post the link:

Friday, January 29, 2016

Boxy Sweater is Finished!

Woohoo!!  This is the "preblock" photo, but here it is:
I am hoping after drying the ribbed hem will lie flat and maybe the sleeves will relax a bit--they are a little snug on me.  I did wear it Monday and love it!  I wore a t-shirt underneath.  I think I will get a lot of wear out of it--it is light weight, which is good for our mild coastal winters. The pattern is Boxy, by Joji Locatelli.  Yarn is Wollemeise Pure in Mas Jung color.

While I am debating on the next project, either Drachenfels (shawl) or Vodka Lemonade(cardigan), I am working on Kevin's socks.  I always have socks in progress.  My favorite mindless knitting!
I am about 1" -2" from starting the toe.  he likes his socks a little longer, so I need three skeins of Paton's Kroy (color denim jaquard) to make a pair for him.  Luckily, one of my crafty buddies had purchased extra skeins for a shawl she was crocheting (on big clearance too!) and gave me a third skein.

What is on your needles??

Friday, January 22, 2016

Knitting Progress Friday

Woohoo!!  I am on the second sleeve of the Boxy sweater.  I have knitted the neckline and the first sleeve.

This is a sleeve view!  Laying the sweater out flat made a really strange looking picture, so I just snapped the sleeve pic.  I have about 4.5" left to knit on the second sleeve and I am done!!  If you decide to knit this sweater, the sleeves are very snug (by design) so you really should measure your arm and compare to the pattern measurements before you start knitting.  I did not .  I can still wear it, but the sleeves are snug.

I'm ready to knit the heel of my boyfriend's sock.  The yarn is Paton's Kroy sock in Denim Jaquard.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Needles Report

Woohoo!  I am going to try a three needle bind off for the shoulders of my Boxy sweater.  Fingers crossed!

And here it is:
Next I need to pick up stitches and knit the neck.  Now I wish I had made it a little longer.  It looks just like the picture, but I am 5'8" and probably could have used a little more length.  Also the arm is just barely wide enough.  I'm happy with it though.  Need to get it finished so I can wear it.

I started a new pair of socks for my boyfriend.  Yarn is Paton's Kroy Sock, just using a basic 2x2 rib. I am hoping they knit up quickly--I have some Mardi Gras colored sock yarn that I want to knit up socks for me!  lol.  I felt like I needed to knit his socks first. I usually knit while he drives.  Get a couple of rows done just going back and forth to work.  ;)

What's on your needles?

Friday, January 8, 2016

Off the Needles Friday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's.  I had a bout of the crud earlier this week but think I have kicked it.  Just the horrible sinus pressure and headache - I cannot count the number of friends I have talked to who are battling this.

My boyfriend's sister has been diagnosed with breast cancer and heads to the Mayo Clinic next week for tests.  Please keep Kim in your prayers.  I knitted a quick cap for her--this is the Grey's Anatomy Cap in Jeannie, which is a cotton acrylic blend that is super soft and a great choice for baby blankets.
The pattern is by Knots of Love.  There was great info on their page, including several  caps to knit and crochet, and a list of name brand yarns to use, which was very helpful.

It is a simple cap with a rolled knit brim and 2 x 2 ribbing.

I also knitted more on my Boxy. I'm finished with the front and shoulders, now working on the back and shoulders (I guess).

What are you working on?