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Wraps and Catalogues

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Today I have been making progress on a couple of my WIP’s. I got the cuff of the second sock that I am knitting up using Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn half way done. 

Once I got the cuff half way done, I switched to working on the wrap I have in progress. The wrap I am working on, I am using Cascade Eco+ Yarn. I am using a K3P1 pattern.


It is a really pretty dark sea blue, it is heathered navy blue and forest green. While working at the studio we had a lace weight Todd and Duncan cashmere yarn that was a similar color. 

The Cascade Eco+ Yarn is an Aran weight yarn. It is a bulkier yarn. I am using size 9 bamboo circular needles. With this combination it is warm, thick and cozy,  yet not super bulky. 

Today, I also got a new KnitPicks catalogue in the mail. I love looking through the catalogues, and getting ideas for what I want to knit, in the future. I have a long wish list of yarns and knitting books. 

KnitPicks, Knitting, Personal Projects, Socks, Wool, Wraps/shawls, Yarn

Third Times the Charm

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After spending close to a month working on, and reknitting this sock, it is finally done. 


The third time starting this sock, was the reknit that worked. Here is hoping that the second sock won’t take as long to knit up as the first sock. 

The socks I am working on, are being knit from KnitPicks Palette Yarn in Regal. 

While I have spent a fair amount of time working on this sock, I have also been working on other projects I have going. 

I had been working on a scarf that I decided to pull off the needles and restart it as a wrap. I have plenty of scarves, and realized that I have a lot fewer wraps. I am not a huge jacket person, and prefer wearing hand knits. The yarn I am using is another one that I have started a project, then have kept deciding to do something different with the yarn. I have enough of the yarn that I decided to make a wrap from it.

Jackets just aren’t as cozy as a hand knit wrap that is made from bulky wool. For the wrap I am working on, I am using Cascade Eco+ Yarn in Aporto. It’s a really dark bluish green. 

Knitting, Wool, Wraps/shawls, Yarn

Working on Other Projects 

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I have spent a lot of time lately working on knitting socks, so I have spent part of yesterday and all of today working on two of the three scarves I have in the works. 


I decided to measure both of these scarves earlier so I would have an idea of how long each is. The blue scarf is roughly 1/3 of the way done, and the pink and grey scarf is roughly 2/3 of the way done. 

The blue scarf with bits of red I being knit up with two strands of Malabrigo Lace weight Yarn. It is 100% baby Merino Wool, and is so soft, and warm yet not overly heavy or bulky. Like I said I am knitting it two ply, and I am using size 3 needles. I also love that this yarn is not stiff at all, nor is it scratchy. For this particular scarf, I am using a knit 3 purl 1 pattern. I am hoping that once I get it blocked, the pattern will be a bit more visible on the right side. As it is, it looks like I knit all the way across the right side and purled back on the wrong side. The pattern kind of shows up in the pictures. 

The pink and grey yarns are berroco by folio, and they are 65% superfine alpaca and 35% rayon. I am knitting two strands together and using size 4 needles. This scarf is also very soft, and lightweight, yet still warm. The berroco yarn is a dk yarn that is not at all stiff. I am using the seed stitch (also known as the British Moss Stitch) for this scarf.  It is working up into a scarf I am sure I will enjoy. 

Knitting, Knitting Projects, Personal Projects, Scarves, Sweaters, Wool, World Vision Knit for Kids, Wraps/shawls, Yarn

Winter Time Projects

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This is my favorite time of year to be working on knitting projects, when the weather is cold, and it gets dark early. There is something about  curling up with a good movie or tv show, a cup of hot tea and my knitting that I just love. 

I know I am crazy since I have four projects going, three of which are scarves and one is a knit for kids Sweater, which I am trying to get done before the end of the year. 

Even crazier, well to non needle crafters is having a knitpicks order on its way, which I will blog about when I get it in. 

One of the scarves I am working on, I am using acrylic yarn. I honestly don’t know why I am using acrylic other than that I had it, and I plan to use the scarf as more of a utility / work scarf when I go outside to work or am going to be doing something where I don’t want to wear one of my nice woolen ones, as I tend to do more elaborate designs in them. Yes I am fully aware that back in the olden days people made everything out of wool and when it wore out they made another one. I guess my generation is showing a bit, but at the same time it’s not. I was taught that when you have something nice you take extra care of it to help make it last longer since nice things cost money and money doesn’t grow on trees. 

I am also trying to spend less time attached to my phone and computer and spend more time knitting or reading books. I love reading, but the last few months I have spent way to much time wasting time on my phone and computer. Due to that waste of time I am now trying to spend more time doing what I love, getting projects completed and working through my plastic tubs of yarn. I would love to be able to use up all the yarn I have in my acrylic – for sweaters tub. All the kids that could get a nice warm sweater from the yarn would be amazing. 

While I was looking for work a few years ago, there was a year in which I had knit up 17 sweaters. I am still amazed that I made that many, yet at the same time I am not. I was bored, jobs were (and still are) scarce, and needed something productive to do. I really enjoy working on projects for kids in need. 

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Yarn Shopping at the Beach

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Earlier in the week (Sunday and Monday) I was at the beach, crashing my Best Friend’s family vacay for the night. Well I didn’t exactly crash it, as I was invited and I have become a part of the family (what’s one more girl when my friend’s mom has 5, not to mention I am friends with most of them anyway). 

Monday, after spending a little time on the beach, having breakfast, playing with babies, and putting one down for a nap, my best friend and I drive from Rockaway Beach to Cannon Beach to go to the yarn store (coastal knits) there, so I could buy some yarn. 

There I bought four hanks of Folio yarn. Two in the Charcoal and two in the pink, which I am planning on using for a shawl. 

As some of you know by now, I like visiting yarn stores in towns I visit. I like seeing what other brands they carry, and bring home souvenirs. 

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Spring yarn shopping

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Happy Saturday!

Today I had gone out and about, which included yarn shopping, it just happened that way. I had gone to my favorite yarn store – happy knits, as well as Yarnia. 

At happy knits I bought more canopy fingering yarn by the fiber company.  In this really pretty sea blue (official color name: tanager). I plan to make a second Petit Pont scarf (pattern by: The Irish Girlies)

 I also bought some lace yarn, which is made of 100% baby merino wool. Brand: Malabrigo, color: Tuareg. I am not sure about what I am going to use it for yet.  

 
I ended up at Yarnia which isn’t super far from Happy Knits where I bought a ten ounce merino cone of pale purple and grey to make a shawl out of. I being in Yarnia around all the cones of yarn reminded me of when I worked at the studio, and being around all the cones of Cashmere.  

 I hate a lot in the way of natural colors, blues and pinks, but I really don’t have much on purple or grey and the two together went together so well. I am planning on making a shawl with some of it. 

I have a lot of winter garments, and have plans (and yarn) for a few more, but I am trying to add some lighter weight stuff for when the weather is a bit warmer but still want a little something. 

Knitting, Knitting Projects, Projects for Myself, Scarves, Wool, Wraps/shawls, Yarn, Yarn, Yarn Store

Spring yarn shopping

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday!

Today I had gone out and about, which included yarn shopping, it just happened that way. I had gone to my favorite yarn store – happy knits, as well as Yarnia. 

At happy knits I bought more canopy fingering yarn by the fiber company.  In this really pretty sea blue (official color name: tanager). I plan to make a second Petit Pont scarf (pattern by: The Irish Girlies)

 I also bought some lace yarn, which is made of 100% baby merino wool. Brand: Malabrigo, color: Tuareg. I am not sure about what I am going to use it for yet.  

 
I ended up at Yarnia which isn’t super far from Happy Knits where I bought a ten ounce merino cone of pale purple and grey to make a shawl out of. I being in Yarnia around all the cones of yarn reminded me of when I worked at the studio, and being around all the cones of Cashmere.  

 I hate a lot in the way of natural colors, blues and pinks, but I really don’t have much on purple or grey and the two together went together so well. I am planning on making a shawl with some of it.