Sunday, January 11, 2009

Long Time, No Blog..

So it has been a LONG time since I blogged last.. but to my defense, I have been extremely busy! So I thought I'd blog a little about my progress, projects, and yarn.

First off, I have been working on my Entrelac Market Squares Bag, but not too terribly much. Another knitster at Knit One and I vow to work on our Entrelac bags on Fridays in the shop. We WILL complete them!! I'd like to finish knitting mine and get it felted by Valentine's Day, but given my history of KADD, that may be stretching it.

I have CO a Herringbone Neck Warmer. - Not because I need one or even want one, but because I saw someone on a kniting show knitting in Herringbone pattern and I wanted to try it. I had some acrylic yarn (Red Heart Ltd. Soft Yarn Multi in 'Embers' colorway)that I got for the bargain basement price of $1. (I often buy clearance acrylic yarns so that I have 'practice' yarn. I use these cheaper yarns to practice various stitches and techiques.) It just so happens that this yarn is quite attractive. I have some cute buttons to sew on when I'm all done. It's a rather simple pattern that I could probably finish quickly -if I actually work on it.

While home in Ohio over the holidays, roughing it in my house (it's for sale and we've relocated) without furniture, TV, or internet, I stopped in one of my fave LYS, Studio Knit, in Medina. I picked up some ShiBuiKnits Sock Yarn in Zinnia colorway and embarked on another basic magic loop sock. 'Wish I had taken my Alpaca Sox Camo Sock home with me so I could've finished sock #2 of the pair.. but oh well. The sock was a welcome relief when there wasn't much to do. I think roughing it is good for my knitting. I should make trips to my unfurnished house more often! So I'm almost done with sock#1 of this pair. I wasn't sure I liked the pooling of the colorway at first, but it's growing on me. I'm almost ready to do the toe decreases. Don't mind my ugly feet.. I had to try my sock on to see if I was getting close to beginning the toe.

Also while home, I visited the lovelies at Calla Lily in Wooster and bought me some Regia 4-fadig (color 4-ply) in 'Classic Brasil' colorway.

Today I went to the Knit One Customer Appreciation Day! It was so much fun!! Dawne gave a free crochet lesson to the customers. We learned to single crochet a simple washcloth. I had a bit of trouble at first, but picked it up pretty quickly. (With some help from the crochet gurus at the shop.) I made my washcloth out of Mission Falls 1824 Cotton in 'Wheat' colorway. It's a bit smaller than Dawne's sample washcloth, but I crochet (just like I knit) very tightly. I need to practice more. You can also see that I haven't blocked it, so it's curling considerably in the photo. Ms. Connie is going to teach me to crochet granny squares. Hopefully between the two, I'll have a decent grasp on crochet so that I may make something interesting or be able to embellish my knitting with beautiful crocheted edgings. My Oma used to crochet stunning doiles and lace tablecloths. Someday I hope to be able to do the same.

While at Knit One today, I picked up a sock book, a couple of crochet books (more like pamphlets) and some Malabrigo Sock Yarn in 'Eggplant' colorway.. so pretty!

So that's what I've been up to in a nutshell. I am up to my eyeballs in UFOs! I need to knit, knit, knit until I finish something. I'd really like to finish the second sock for both pair I've started so that I can wear them while we still have cold weather! I'd also like to catch up in the Entrelac Market Squares Bag KAL. So many projects, so little time..



  1. Malabrigo sock yarn. Sigh.

    That pooling actually looks quite cool...well, hot... like flames or something.


  2. Hi Knit Purl Gurl
    I see you mention Red Heart, just wondering if you know they have a new site, PS I am from Mentor. Thanks

  3. Thanks for the site info!! No, I didn't know they had a new site! Mentor, huh? You're right in the snowbelt! Are you guys getting much snow?

  4. Cute projects!

    Thanks for visiting me. =)


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