Friday, October 31, 2014

On the Needles - 10/31/14

Happy Halloween everyone!!! Formerly on the needles was my hat (Windschief) for the Eat.Sleep.Knit Stephen West challenge. This was my first time using this yarn, Yarn Love, Anne Shirley (worsted weight). It's super soft and knits up really nice. The only thing I'm a little concerned about is the fibers are twisted pretty loosely so this may pill a lot. We'll see hat happens after it's worn and washed a couple times.


Next up will be Carabe. Judy and I are both knitting this and having an informal Carabe Knit Along. Feel free to join us.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Yarn Report - Week Ending 10/24/14

As I mentioned last week, I ordered more of the Knitted Wit Victory DK yarn, but this time directly from the dyer. I'm planning on using it on the pattern Raspberry Tart (Ravelry link), but mine will be called Key Lime Pie.


No other orders have been placed, so next week's post should be boring.

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used/Destashed To Date: 8,112 yards

Added this Week: 1,400 yards
Added To Date: 33,693 yards

Net Used/Destashed: (25,581) yards


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On the Needles - 10/24/14

Not too much knitting progress this week. I finished mitten #1 and started on mitten #2 but I had to rip the hand part out. The pattern is K2, P2, and I forgot at the beginning of each side I started with a K2 so the edge would be all knit stitches. After I took the picture last night, I managed to get all but the last gusset increase done. I'm hoping I can finish mitten #2 by the weekend.


I don't know why, but some blog comments aren't being forwarded to my email. The pattern I'm using for the mittens is Little Garter Checks and it's free.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Yarn Report - Week Ending 10/17/14

I squirreled away some more yarn this week. The other week I saw a blog post about a DK weight yarn from a designer that I'd never heard of before, Knitted Wit. The up-close pictures of the yarn looked gorgeous so I decided to order some for Carabe. I bought some Victory DK from the online store Twisted. Let me tell you, I think this is going to be one of my favorite yarns. Right after it arrived I swatched to see if I could get gauge. The stitch definition was beautiful and it has a nice twist and it is "sproing-alicious" (that's how the designer describes it).


After the yarn above came, I also may have gone directly to the designer's Etsy site and ordered more for some other sweater patterns. (Yahoo, it shipped today!) What I love about her Etsy site is that you choose the colorway and then you can choose the weight and quantity. Otherwise you know how it goes, they have the right color but in the wrong weight or the right color and weight but then not enough skeins available.

My other purchase was a sweater quantity of Madelinetosh DK Twist in a new colorway, Resin. I can't decide if I like it or not. One minute it looks too brown (for me), then when I look at it again, it's a nice brownish-orange. It doesn't help that it's difficult to photo either. This is what the shop's picture looked like.


Used this Week: 0 yards
Used/Destashed To Date: 8,112 yards

Added this Week: 3,180 yards
Added To Date: 32,293 yards

Net Used/Destashed: (24,181) yards


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On the Needles - 10/17/14

Technically it's not on any needles at the moment. Heathered has one sleeve complete!


Then I decided to cast on my last Loopy Academy project - mittens since this has a deadline and Heathered doesn't. Let me tell you, always trust your instincts! I was thinking I should knit a couple more rows before the decreases but I followed the pattern instead and it's a little short. I had to add a couple extra decrease rows to make it a little longer.


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Yarn Report - Week Ending 10/10/14

I think the cooler weather is stirring up my hibernating instincts. I'm like a squirrel gathering all of his/her acorns/nuts in preparation for the cold winter, except for me I'm stocking up on yarn. This week I received a one time 15% discount at Eat.Sleep.Knit from one of their Yarnathon challenge.

Upper left is Malabrigo Rios in Feathered Teal, Madelinetosh Pashmina in Dahlia (it's really supposed to be purple, not red), Yarn Love Anne Shirley in Ochre, and Malabrigo Sock in Lettuce.


On a positive note, I'm way behind compared to the amount of yarn that I bought last year.

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used/Destashed To Date: 8,112 yards

Added this Week: 3,810 yards
Added To Date: 29,113 yards

Net Used/Destashed: (21,001) yards


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On the Needles - 10/10/14

I finally have some progress to show on Heathered. The pockets are finished. I have about 5 inches knit on sleeve #1. (It's nice to know that hubby's telescope is being used......for something.)


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