Friday, April 17, 2015

On and Off the Needles - 4/17/15

There has been a flurry of knitting activity this past week. Quickdraw is finished. I haven't been able to get a modeled pic yet though.

Once I finished Quickdraw, I sewed on the buttons to one of my oldest WIPs, Charleston Tea. This was a project I started 2 years ago. The button-band was wonky so I ripped it out and then it sat. A couple weeks ago I re-knit the button-band and last weekend I finished it by sewing on the buttons. With having finished this, I submitted for the Long Haul and Seamstress ESK badges.

I cast on and bound off my first project for the ESK Selfless KAL - Collina, scarf version. It was a quick knit, except for the last couple inches when I thought the skein would go on forever. I would love to knit this again, but in a bright color.

Currently on the needles is the Abundant Cowl which will also fulfill the Silk Sweetheart badge since I'm using Blue Sky Alpaca. Yum! This is a new to me yarn and it's sooooo soft. It's hard to tell in this picture, but the yarn is such a gorgeous shade of blue (colorway Riviera). (For some reason Blogger decided to turn my picture sideways.)

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Friday, April 10, 2015

On the Needles - 4/10/15

I'm off sleeve island!!! Tonight or tomorrow I will finish the neckband and this sweater will be done. Just in time for the 60 degree weather this weekend. LOL Don't worry, the temps will drop again during the week so maybe I'll get to wear it yet this spring. (Sorry for the dark picture, we've have storms rolling through all day long.)

My next project will be to earn my "Long Haul and Seamstress" badges by completing my oldest WIP - Charleston Tea. I had it almost finished about 2 years ago but the button-band turned out wonky. I ripped it out and then set it aside until a couple weeks ago. All that's left is to sew on the buttons. After that is done, I will probably work on my projects for the Selfless KAL.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

On the Needles - 4/3/15

Quickdraw is getting closer to being finished. I think two days is the quickest I've ever finished a sleeve (full length anyway). We have a busy weekend coming up, but hope to have this finished by next weekend.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Eat Sleep Knit Yarnathon

You've heard me "talk" about Eat Sleep Knit's Black Friday before and the yarnathon. Last year they split all of the customers up into 4 teams. This year's yarnathon teams are....

I'm a Fleecy Fox.

They also kicked it up another notch and added 12 knit-alongs where you can earn yardage (for those who are stashbusting) and a Booster Club (like the Girl Scouts badges) where you can earn points to win prizes. If you're on Ravelry, they even have an Eat.Sleep.Knit group where you can hang out with your respective teammates (or hop over to the other teams to see what they're up to).

If you haven't already visited Eat.Sleep.Knit, what are you waiting for?!?!? They have gorgeous yarn, fast shipping, and terrific customer service. Although beware, it can be harmful to your wallet.

Friday, March 27, 2015

On the Needles - 3/27/15

The other morning I was thinking how good I have been doing with my cables - not messing any of them up. You know where this is going don't you? When I picked this up last night, sure enough I had messed up one of the side cables the last time I worked on it. Luckily I only had to tink back two rows to fix it.

Now I'm back on track. I'm just past the waist decreases, and have about 4 more inches to knit before the hem.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

On the Needles - 3/20/15

At first glance it may look like I made a little bit of progress this week. But the truth is I ended up ripping out what I had done from last week's post. It was just too small in the shoulders. I'm back on track and just split the body from the sleeves.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

On the Needles - 3/13/15

Kinta is finished except for blocking.

I immediately cast on Quickdraw, a cute cabled pullover. The yoke construction is new to me. You knit the back right shoulder, the back left shoulder and then cast on for the right front. Each "part" you are supposed to cut your yarn when you complete that portion. I am a little worried about the fit so I started a new skein for each part rather than cutting the yarn. Once I get to knitting in the round and see if it'll fit, I will cut the yarn from the two skeins not in use. I just started the cables on the front so the picture doesn't look like much yet. This week was pretty crazy at work so I didn't get to knit during the week, but I'm hoping to get some knitting time this weekend.

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