Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fair Isle

I'm knitting fair isle! I can't believe it! I'm taking a fair isle class @ my LYS (Cultured Purl ) and the project for the class is a bag knit in the round. I don't have very much of it done but I'm very proud of myself. I also learned that while I thought I was an average knitter, I'm actually a VERY tight knitter. Guess who needs to loosen up a bit? The only issue I'm having is loosing my place in the chart. I'm VERY afraid of charts so this is a big step for me. Maybe I'll be able to do more advanced lace by being able to read charts. Anyways, it's very slow going b/c I tend to drop the color I'm not using and pick it back up later instead of trying to knit with 2 hands which I find VERY hard to do. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Socks, socks, socks!

I've been knitting socks and ordering sock yarn like a mad person. Here's a pic of my newest sock knit out of Noro Kureyon Sock yarn, color # S185 on size 2 needles.
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I'm knitting these socks toe up using Wendy Bernard's sock pattern using the toe patch. I've also finished a pair of sock for my sweetie. These are Knit Picks Essential Tweed on size 2 needles (I knit most socks on 2's) in the color Marina.
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The only thing I have to say about this yarn was, I hate tweed. It's not really the yarns fault; I just didnt realize how much I would hate knitting those itty bitty little flecks of color. I would have liked it more had it been a plain yarn; no tweed. I know this next time I order yarn from Knit Picks.

Here's a few pics of sock yarns I've ordered from Knit Picks. The first one is called Gelato. Pretty!
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Here is Alexandrea...
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and Grass...
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I also order from Duet Sock yarn from The Loopy Ewe. It's called Brownie Girl. I love the colors and the little mini-skien to make cordinating toes and heels. Isn't it cute??

So I think I'm pretty much set for the next few months as far as sock yarn goes. What say you, dear readers?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Secret Pal Revel!

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Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
I got another secret pal box in the mail today! As you can see, I got a beautiful skein of Sox from Berrcco (pretty, pretty, pretty), 2 skeins of Cascade 220 wool, some hello kitty swag, a bath and body kit with scents that smell hevenly(!), and best of all A NEW KNITTING BAG WITH MY NAME RIGHT ON IT!!! Isnt it the cutest thing you've ever seen?