Saturday, December 13, 2008

Etsy Shop

Ok. It's official. I got my Esty shop up and running. Better late then never. Right now I only have the 5 finished Boxy Bags for sale. I am furiously working on completing the tree skirts and the remaining bags. I'm hoping to get them up by the end of this weekend.

I have also been doing some knitting. I finished another Turn A Square hat and have started another. I am about 5 rows from completing Mary Jane. I will have enough yarn. So yay!! Will have pics soon.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Love Affair

I am so very sad to say that my love affair with one Jamie Fraser came to an end! For those of you who don't know who Jamie is, he is the main male character in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series books. Sigh.

I finished the final installment, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, on Monday evening. What an awesome series. I'm just saddened that there is no more Jamie to fantasize, I mean read, about anymore. Can't discuss the particulars of the book because my sis hasn't finished reading them yet and I don't want to spoil anything for her. But I do want to give a huge thanks to my sis for turning me on to these books. I never imagined I would devour 1,400 page books the way I have these.

I guess it's a good thing I have this to keep me occupied right now....

This is where Mary Jane stood as of last night. I stopped working on the body and decided to knock out the sleeves and collar because I'm afraid of running out of yarn. I tried it on last night and right now the length of the body is good if I have to alter the pattern. Guess we'll see how things turn out with it.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Turn A Square



Or Two!


Okay Maybe Three!


Aren't they all so pretty?


For those of you who may have already knitted this wonderful little hat by Brooklyn Tweed you know he designed it to basically use up leftover yarn. I knitted all three hats from 1 skein of Noro Silk Garden and 1 skein of Cascasde 220 Superwash. I was honestly expecting to only get 2 hats but decided to try and sqeak out a third, because really, what would I have done with the bit that was left. As you can see in the third hat I did run out of the Noro yarn right at the end. I only needed enough for 4 more rows but it wasn't to be. I finished the last few rows in black. Does it look bad? All in all, I love how the coloring worked out in all the hats.

Pattern: Turn A Square by Brooklyn Tweed
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (815); Noro Silk Garden (289)
Needles: 16" circs Sizes 6 & 7; DPNs size 7
Hat 1: Started & Finished November 26th
Hat 2: Started November 26th; Finished November 27th
Hat 3: Started November 27th; Finished November 28th