Wednesday, July 22, 2009

See you in August

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Time to start packing

This Wednesday I leave for Italy: time to start planning and packing my vacation knitting!

Among my WIPs, coming with me:

White Sparkling Shrug
Yarrow Ribber Socks
Purple Charlotte
Sugar Maple Shawl (my oldest WIP: will I finish it this summer?)

But I definitely need some socks (only one second sock does not cut!) Possible candidates:

Oak Ribbed Sock in Løve Garn Baby og Hosegarn
Jaywalker in Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Canadian Color - it is time for another Jaywalker?
Gentleman's Fancy Sock in Plymouth Yarn Sockin' Sox

Friday, July 17, 2009

Half year

I just realized that more than half of 2009 is gone (where, I don't know): time for a goals check up.

12 patterns for 2009
6 pattern publishes, working on pattern #7

1. Everything But the Kitchen Sink - done
2. Ingenue - needs mods
3. One Skein Wonder - done
4. Summer Cardi - done
5. Karabella Lace Vest - working on it
6. White Sparkling Shrug - working on it
7. Sahara - working on it

stash down 2009:
I realized that I have not made a plan for this, but I had a 2008 plan to try and reduce contain manage my stash that I carried over to 2009:

Scary thing is, I can go until Dec 2010 with one yarn per month and I am only half way through my stash!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hot weather knitting

Lately has been too hot to knit anything else but washcloth:

Pi Washcloth

Acqua Washcloth

and spinning:

Kiwi Green

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer Cardi

Summer Cardi
Pattern: Summer Cardigan #221 with mods
Yarn: 2nd time cotton
Ravelry project page here

My summer cardi is done, it fits and it has the perfect buttons. Happiness is a nice sweater.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

June Marinella Shawl

June Shawl

The pattern (a pdf file) is available for download on Ravelry or here.

Yarn available for sale here.

How is it possible that in 3 minutes it has been queued 7 times and favorited 10 times?

Thursday, July 02, 2009


If you are on Ravelry, you may already know that I am going through a cleansing phase - after all who has time for Spring cleaning in the Spring? In that spirit, last night I decided that I was going to use up all my Cascade 220 leftovers, so here is what I have this morning:

Oven Sets
Pattern: Tropical Stripes Oven Set by Kathleen Taylor
Yarn: Cascade 220 and Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted.
Ravelry project page here.

I think that for oven mittens and potholders I am set for a while.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

July 1st

And half of 2009 is gone, better pay attention because before you know it will be 2010.

Summer Cardi

My Summer Cardi is progressing and I even found the perfect bottoms (sorry, no pic.) But being July, and with the White Sparkling Shrug on hold waiting for more yarn, I felt compelled to start sweater #7. Or actually, re-start because I casted on again for Sahara. Will see how it goes this time.