Friday, August 28, 2015

On the Needles - 8/28/15

Sock #1 is complete. I have yet to cast on sock #2 as it's been a busy week. There are a couple days left in August so we'll see how far I get to completing this KAL.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

On the Needles - 8/21/15

Sorry I've been MIA, I had lost my knitting mojo. My Camp Loopy Project #2 - baby cardigan did not get finished in time, it still needs sleeves. I cast on Camp Loopy Project #3 (Gideon shawl), but the yarn I chose didn't seem to suit the pattern so I ripped it out. Feeling kind of lost on where to go from there, I decided to take a break. A couple weeks ago I attended the STITCHES Midwest show. I only went to market and managed to keep my purchases to only 5 skeins of yarn and one bag.

Last weekend I decided to try knitting the mini fox to earn the Eat Sleep Knit (ESK) Mini-knit badge. He didn't turn out too bad for my first knitted "animal". He has a big nose but oh well. Since Sonny keeps shedding and because I didn't have any stuffing around, I used some of his fur to stuff the fox. You can tell he's thrilled in the picture.

I decided to focus back on the ESK badges and cast on the Hermione's Sock pattern to satisfy the KAL and also to earn the Fill Your Boots (sock) badge. I'm halfway through the gusset section on sock #1. As you can see, there is a little pooling action.

Once I complete the socks, I only will have the Happy Hooker (crochet project) and Special Delivery (birthday) badges left to complete from the first three quarters. Next month is my birthday so that leaves the Happy Hooker badge. Hopefully I can earn the last two badges before the Q4 badges are announced.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

On the Needles - 7/10/15

The baby cardigan has grown quite a bit this week. I have one more inch to knit before the cabled hem. I'm hoping to have the body finished by this time next week.

Camp Loopy Project 3 requirements were released earlier this week.  I ordered Madelinetosh Vintage in Antique Lace and Black Walnut to knit Gideon (Ravelry link).

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Friday, July 3, 2015

On the Needles - 7/3/15

Now that it's July, I cast on for my Camp Loopy Project #2. I am making a baby cardigan for my nephew's baby. I'm using Universal Bamboo Pop (in Grape) for the first time and love it. The only thing I don't like is that I have to use Size 3 needles to get gauge. Thanks to a 3.5 hour drive yesterday, I made quite a bit of progress.

I did not take a new picture of Merewether, but it's currently 15.5 inches long, so I have about an inch to go before dividing for the front and back. Once I finish my Camp project I will get back to this.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

On the Needles - 6/26/15

The Merewether tube topvest has grown to 12 inches long. I have about 3 repeats to go before dividing for the back and front. I'm hoping to get the 3 repeats completed before the end of the month.

July 1 we can start our second project for Camp Loopy. I bought Universal Bamboo Pop in Grape to make a baby cardigan. This is my first time knitting with this yarn. When I knit the swatch, the yarn felt nice so we'll see how it knits up.

Also July 1 marks the beginning of Q3 for the ESK yarnathon which means new badges and new power boosts. I have a feeling July is going to be very busy!

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Friday, June 19, 2015

On the Needles - 6/19/15

Merewether has grown to 8-1/2 inches. It currently looks more like a tube top than a sweater vest. I decided not to do any waist shaping, so I will keep knitting until I am ready for the arm shaping.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

On the Needles - 6/12/15

Sorry I've been MIA, not much computer time lately between work, walking for hubby's work challenge, and trying to knit all the projects.

After finishing the baby blanket, I cast on for the ESK's No Sleeves KAL. The pattern is Merewether and it's knit bottom-up. I cast on not once, not twice, but THREE times.  The first time I thought the fabric was too loose so I change the needle size and went up one pattern size. The second time I was rolling along and then I saw this.

I twisted my cast on! Two hours of work down the drain. I ripped it out and cast on for the third time. I managed to twist it AGAIN, but I caught it right away and fixed it. So now I've finished the ribbing and have knit 1.5 repeats of the "pod stitch".

In between, I cast on and finished my first project for Camp Loopy. I can't get a good picture of the colors from this yarn (Meadowcroft Rockshelter in Four-Twenty), but trust me, they are gorgeous! It makes me think what a sunset would look like in the Serengeti. The pattern is Copilot and it was so quick and easy. I can definitely see knitting this pattern again since it's perfect for variegated yarn. In the picture, the cowl is doubled up. It's long enough to wrap around my neck twice.

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