Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Is it May already?

Well, almost. According to my Ravelry notebook, there has been knitting around here.

Bamboo Lacy Scarf: done, old photo though.

Bamboo Lacy Scarf
Pattern: here
Yarn: Madil Yarns Eden, 2 balls (nice yarns, but splits like crazy.)

Oxfam Zigzag Lace Square:

Oxfam Square
Pattern: here
Yarn: Lion Brand Microspun, about 60 yards

Click here to read more about this project.

Another Oxfam Square:

Oxfam Square

Fiery Wrap:

Fiery Wrap
Pattern: Jewel-Tone Wrap by Iris Schreier from Exquisite Little Knits
Yarn: Silken by Color Me

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I have a large number of cousins and cousins' spouses back in Italy (I have 14 cousins, most of them married, do the math.) The girls among us have a mailing list to keep daily in contact and since I talk (yes, even there) mostly about knitting and yarn, my hand-dyed yarn caught their interest. Next thing know, each of them demanded a colorway with their favorite colors in it, hence "Le Cugine" collection.

Here is Emma, one of the latest:

TM Sock and Marinella

The skein on the left is merino/tencel, the one on the right is seacell/silk, both available on Etsy.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


I saw this on Stephanie Japel's blog, and I immediately joined the Ravelry group and casted on for my squares:

Magallanes Square

I made two in Araucania Magallanes, 6x6".

Then I read the instructions: 9x9" superwash.

Uhm. Do you do know if any worthy cause that accept 6x6" non machine washable wool squares?

I am going to look through my stash again .......

Friday, April 11, 2008


My plan is working. Not only I am at 411, but see my stash? I am working on my March yarn, but January and February are gone. But now is April, so here comes the April yarn, Mountain Colors Mountain Goat.

I cast on for My So Called Scarf, a pattern I have tried to make so many times but never found the right yarn:

My So Called Scarf

It works! It is beautiful! It itches!

Really itches. It's the mohair, I am usually not that sensitive to it, but ..... it itches!


Thursday, April 10, 2008


Have you seen my total? 411 balls of yarn. And, since I do not take out yarn from my totat until a project is finished, I know that I have used 8 balls of Karabella for my Back-to-School U-Neck Vest, 4 balls of Color Me Silken for Jewel-Tone Wrap, and 1 ball of Elann Canapone for Everlasting Bagstopper. That means that I am below 400. First time in years. Scary.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

FO's alert

I have been remiss in posting photos of my FO's, so here they are.

Yarn: Reynolds Dover, handpainted by me
Pattern: Children's Poncho #243 by Diane Soucy

I finished this a long time ago, in February. Principessa is very happy with it, so much she wears it to school!

Leftover Shawl
Leftover shawl, 225 gr of DK/light worsted weight yarn.

I stopped when I ran out of yarns, about 50” wide and 26” tall. Principessa got this one too.

Pink Multidirectional Scarf
Yarn: Lisa Souza Superfine Superwash Sport Merino in Miss Violet's Pink Ribbon, 1 skein.
Pattern: Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer

Ty-Dy T-shirt
Yarn: Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy, 2 skeins in 265 Hibiscus
Pattern: The Very Berry T-shirt

After I finished the t-shirt, I decided I wanted to make a cotton top for me, so I got my Katia Jamaica out of my stash and started something from the top down:

Katia Jamaica Top

I do not understand how I could ever think I would wear those colors. Moment of temporary insanity, I guess. The thing was quickly frogged and the yarn returned to storage. After all, according to my plan, I do not have to make a decision about this yarn until November 2010.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Coming out for air

Let's not bore everybody with the usual I haven't had time to breathe, and let's move on to important things like the contest. Thank you to everybody who participate, and gosh, nobody guessed right? You can read the answer on Erica's blog.
So I put the names of the people who guessed at least one fiber in a hat, pick one out, and the winner is ...... Amy
I have already emailed you, so as soon as I have your address, the yarn is on its way.

Now, for the obligatory knitting content, look at this:

Ty-dy T-shirt

Ty-Dy by Knit One Crochet Too [Ravelry link], worsted weight cotton with long color repeats - I do not know you, but I have been waiting a long time for something like this!