Friday, February 20, 2009


Crazy is because I just added my three hundred and oneth project to my Ravelry queue!

OK so if I can knit a small project in a week and a larger project takes 3 weeks and say half of my queue is small and th'other half is larger how long do I have to live to knit everything

And add in my 3 or 4 days each month to work up my sock of the month

I think that makes me 152 when I am done.

How crazy is that!

This is my current project:

Winter Branches by Chrissy Gardiner (bought it on Patternfish)

Knitting it in Cascade 220 Heathers in colour Irelande (because my nephew is leaving for Ireland on Monday) and am onto my 4th ball - love it! Great colour and great texture - an easy to remember pattern that looks fantastic in this yarn

Ooooh - texture.... ooooh

And the obligatory depth of field shot ...ooooh

Started this last Friday and knit like a demon all weekend and a few inches each day so should be done the body and start the sleeves this weekend and be done by next

1 down 301 to go - this one wasn't even in my queue

Darn that Patternfish and double darn that Ravelry!!

Have a great weekend everyone


Monday, February 09, 2009

New sock

Loved working with this yarn

Malabrigo Sock is more like silk or a silk blend than a regular sock yarn.

It is 100% wool, nicely twisted and the subtle colour variations are quite pleasing.

It has been a while since I have done a sock with a cuff - something I love to do - knit the cuff sideways and then pick up and knit the stitches and continue on down the ankle.

This one meanders back and forth and brought a stream to mind - thus "River"

Colour is Lettuce.

And a Photoshopped version that is very close to Impressionist Sky:

I started out with quite a different pattern and even changed colours but the pattern I was using just wasn't showing up and although I liked it a lot and will use it for a later sock, it just wasn't working in this yarn - too fine and just enough colour variation that it blurred the pattern.

If at first...

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


There are a couple of fibres that really turn my crank


Cormo wool

Wensleydale Longwool

Blue faced Leicester


Mohair and silk

and the greatest of these is...


Cashmere makes me drool

Cashmere makes me want to do nothing but fondle it

Cashmere can be pretty darned expensive

But now and then along comes a deal - got a bunch from my supplier who gave me a bit of a discount

Lang Cashmere is delicious and I now have a bunch of colours and just ordered more!

A friend of mine is knitting a camisole from Knitting Lingerie Style in a beautiful ice blue (1 of the colours I have re-ordered) and I am going to knit a hat for my daughter (allergic to wool but happily can wear cashmere)

I drool!