My Knitting List

Friday, January 27, 2017

On My Needles - 1/27/17

Oops, falling behind on blogging again. Since my last post, I completed a hat.  The pattern is The Way You Wear Your Hat and the yarn is Madelinetosh DK in Helen (an ESK exclusive colorway from 2015).

Since then I've started, ripped, re-started, ripped, repeat for My Cryptonite.

Originally I was planning on using these three colors for My Cryptonite, but there was too much contrast between the cream and the grey (in my opinion).  Rip.

After ordering a lighter grey, I cast on again but with a smaller needle. I didn't like how that was knitting so I ripped it again.  I went up a needle size but I'm knitting too tight at the beginning of the rows and it is curling.

There is an option to add a yarnover at the beginning of the row to make the edges more stretchy which I will try. This morning I ripped it out and cast on hopefully for the last time.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Eat.Sleep.Knit 2017 Yarnathon

This year the Eat.Sleep.Knit Yarnathon theme is Candyland. I am on the Gumblebee team. This year they have gone back to quarterly KALs plus a year long colorwork project.  There also are badges that you can earn to win more prizes/yardage.

Even though I resolved to not buy (much) yarn this year, I lasted until January 6.  Not only did I place one order that day, but I placed TWO orders because the exclusive Blue Moon Fiber Arts colorways were posted later in the day.

If you haven't checked out the Eat.Sleep.Knit yarnathon yet, go here and join in the fun.  If you're on Ravelry, check out the group forum.  Each team has a thread, plus many others to help you choose a pattern or choose yarn for KAL or badge, answer FAQs, or just "hang out" to knit and chat.

Friday, December 30, 2016

On the Needles - 12/30/16

I split for the sleeves on Timber.  I've knit 5.5 inches of the 13 inches for the body.  I'm hoping to get the rest of the body knit before the weekend is over, but hubby may have other plans.

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Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!

Monday, December 26, 2016

2017 Knitting Plans

WIPs/UFO Knitting Projects

#1 - Carabe (sew on buttons)

#2 - Purple Baby Cardigan (sleeve #2 & buttonband)

#3 - Blue Sand Cardigan (buttonband & sleeves)

#4 - Heathered Cardigan

#5 - Hitofude (sleeves and body)

#6 - Blue Sand Cardigan (buttonband & sleeves)

#7 - Merewether (complete straps)

#8 - Timber (current project)

New Knitting Projects (in no particular order - all Ravelry Links)

1.  Hollygrove Scarf

2.  Hollygrove Hat

3.  The Way you Wear Your Hat

4.  Woodstack Mittens

5.  Tread Hat

6.  Brickless Shawl

7.  Breezy Skies Shawl

8.  Rays Cardigan

9.  Staring at the Stars Cardigan

10.  My Cryptonite Shawl

11.  Goldfinch Shawl

12. Hot Oatmeal Cowl

13.  Mendia Cowl

This is an ambitious list. I don't have any delusions that I will knit all of these in 2017, but I'm hoping that I can knock a bunch of them off my list.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

On the Needles - 12/16/16

It's been a while since my last post.  I lost my knitting mojo but it's now back. I still don't have as much knitting time as I did a couple years ago, but I'm slowly chugging away when I can.

On December 7, I started Timber which is from the newly published knitting book Within by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook.  I am using Berroco Tuscan Tweed in the colorway Cornflower (#9022). The yarn is delightful and won't be my last. My only con is that the skeins are only 120 yards.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

On the Needles - 2/19/16

My Carson Throw has grown.  I am about to start row 122. I transferred my stitches to my new 47 inch cable.  Hard to believe all of these stitches had been squeezed onto a 24 inch cable before.

Hitofude Update - I unzipped my provisional cast on for the first sleeve but haven't started the bind off for the underseam yet.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

On the Needles - 2/12/16

Hitofude hasn't changed since last week. I'll probably work on it tomorrow since I'll have some quiet time to pay attention to what I'm doing.

Last Friday afternoon I cast on for the Carson Throw (Ravelry link). I ended up knitting the colors in the order of my picture. By Sunday night I had surpassed February's KAL goal of 70 rows. It took me two tries to knit the cast on, but then I was on cruise control. Originally when the KAL was announced, I wasn't that interested in knitting this, but I'm glad I decided to do it because it's been a relaxing and fun knit so far.

76 rows completed

My week was very hectic so by the time I got home from work, I really didn't feel like knitting. Plus, I think I'm coming down with something. So today I decided to take a little "off" time and managed to knit half of row 92. This is an increase row, and I had to stop because I couldn't fit any more stitches on my cable. I have a longer cable ordered but it won't get here until next week, so Carson is on hold until my new needle gets here.

91 -1/2 rows completed

I am knitting mine in Cascade Superwash 220 - Color 1 - 1914 Alaska Sky, Color 2 - 892 Space Needle, Color 3 - Baby Denim, Color 4 - 1944 West Point Blue Heather, Color 5 - 904 Colonial Blue Heather, Color 6 ("Pop" stripe) - 821 Daffodil

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