Saturday, July 28, 2012

Actually finished FOs

I finally blocked and put buttons on the Baby Yours sweater that I made for Ella's baby, (whose shower is this afternoon) and put buttons on the Cria sweater I made for myself (and finished  in April). Go me!

Here is an updated photograph of the Baby Yours (my rav link):

And and updated photograph of the Cria (again, my rav link):

And me modeling it today. The shoulders are a little weird, and it sheds like crazy, but it is soft and I love it:

Also, it took me a while to post again because I strained my hand pretty badly (knitted too much) and couldn't type, or knit for about two weeks. Bleh.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

For my birthday, we took a trip up to Webs (America's biggest yarn store) in Northampton, MA, which also happens to be in one of my favorite places in the US (which would be Western Massachusetts).

We spent the night in a horrible little fleabag motel in Pownal, VT, which only added to the adventure, and we bounced around in Williamstown, North Adams (MassMoCA!), Shelburne Falls, Charlemont, among other towns in the area. I LOVE it up there. Love. Would move there in a hot second if I thought we could get decent jobs in the area.

Anyway, at Webs, I bought all the yarn.

I got a bunch of (the now discontinued) Berroco Campus in Coffee Run:

To make Alderbrook by Cecily Glowik MacDonald for me:

I got some Valley Yarns (Webs' house brand) Superwash DK in Grape:

To make Saffron by Elena Nodel for Georgia:

I got some Berroco Vintage DK in Delphinium:

To make the Limestone jumper for Bruce (and yes, he looks AMAZING in that shade of purple/lavender):

I got some more Berroco Vintage DK in Sloe Berry (one of my favoritest shades of theirs EVER):

To make the Slanting Gretel Tee by Petra Manis for me:

I got some Berroco Vintage Chunky to make a Hap Blanket for Ella's baby. I'm not going to bother with a picture, because I've already made approximately 500 of these blankets, and I'm sure y'all are tired of looking at it by now. Here are the colors Ella picked out:

I got a ball of Zauerball Crazy for a September Circle for me (again, have made a billion of these, so no pic):

Some Lang Jawoll Magic Degrade in Rainbow for some socks for Bruce. He loved the colors, and so do I. This stuff looks like a blast to knit with:

Some Jojoland Melody Superwash in Teal:

To make a Swirl Shawl by Lijuan Jing for me:

And some Cascade Pastaza (discontinued, apparently) in Chrysanthemum:

To make a Summer Flies shawl by Donna Griffin for Georgia at her request. She wanted a shawl, and loved this pattern.

And that is all. I wanted to get some madelinetosh pashmina in Tart to make a cardigan for me, however they didn't have enough on hand. This yarn has been eluding me for quite some time. Really irritating.

I had a wonderful time in Webs, really enjoyed hanging out in Massachusetts, and loved that we have Georgia's total number of states visited up to 14 now (with the addition of Vermont). I'm at 41, and Bruce, I think, was in the high 20s, low 30s.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

FO: Baby Yours

I haven't blocked it yet, but it sure is cute.

Pattern: Baby Yours
Yarn: madelinetosh pashmina in filigree
Needle: US 4 (3.5mm)

My one complaint is that it was knit in pieces and then seamed together. That is an AWFUL lot of seaming for one tiny little sweater. It definitely needs a little blocking, but I'm pretty happy with this one.

It is for my yet-to-be-named unborn nephew, who is due in September or October, so it'll be a while before we get modelled pix.

Next up: Chandial. For me. Because I'm tired of knitting for other people.

Also, I'm dragging my family up to Webs next week for my birthday. I've been prepping my shopping list for two weeks.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Finished Object: Lacy Scarf

Finished it!

Pattern: Silky Alpaca Lace Scarf (my rav link)
Yarn: Knit Picks Shadow Tonal in Queen Anne
Needle: US 6 (4mm)

Here's a picture that shows off the lace pattern:

And here's two that show off the color my daughter:

I'll be shipping this one off to me Ma shortly.

On the needles right now is a baby sweater for my SIL.

Longer blog post later on, I promise.