Friday, February 27, 2015

On the Needles - 2/27/15

Change of plans for my last Loopy Ewe stripe assignment. The other pattern I had planned on knitting wasn't working out so well, so I decided to use my leftover yarn from the felted bag and knit a stripey hat.

The hat didn't use enough yardage to qualify for the assignment, so I cast on for the coordinating stripey cowl. I'm hoping to make a lot of progress on this over the weekend.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Loopy Academy Finish - Felted Bag

My felted bag assignment is complete. The washer partially felted the bag so I stuck it in the dryer where it completely felted.  I filled it up with, what else, yarn as soon as it was dry.

Before taking it's bath. I had to laugh, when I wound my yarn I noticed that my little scissors was the exact same colors as my yarn.

After the bath.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Upcoming Knitting Projects

I'm almost done with my second Loopy Academy assignment and then have to decide what my next project will be.

My third Loopy Academy assignment will be the Double Stripe Cowl using the following yarn. Looking at the variegated yarn just makes me happy, it's so bright and colorful.

For the ESK colorwork KAL, I'm going to knit the Pixelated Pullover in Button Jar Blue, Begonia Leaf and Stovepipe.

Then there is the ESK mitered square KAL, I'm going to knit the Cerys Baby Blanket. My nephew and his fiancee are expecting a baby in August. I emailed them asking what the colors would be for the baby's room and was told it would be camouflage. The dark brown, orange and green will be the main stripe colors. The lighter brown will be a stripe separately each main color. The second picture has the first light brown I ordered, but it seemed a little too dark. The first picture shows the new light brown I ordered, but it may be too light. I haven't decided which one I'll use yet.

The ESK sock KAL, I'm planning on using the yarn I won during last year's yarnathon for Hermione's socks.

So much knitting to do!!!

On the Needles - 2/20/15

Last Saturday I completed my honey cowl and felted the wine carrier. It took two wash cycles, but it finally felted. The honey cowl still needs to be blocked.

After completing those two projects, I cast on the felted bag for the Loopy Academy assignment. I just started the handle so hopefully can finish this today or tomorrow. It's sitting on a box upside down so I could photo it.

I haven't decided what I'll work on once this is done. I should get back to my Blue Sands but I also want to cast on my last Loopy Academy assignment so I can get that done. Decisions, decisions.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

On the Needles - 2/13/15

Happy Friday the 13th! All that is left to do on the Honey Cowl is the bind off which I plan on finishing tomorrow. Although I need the needles that are currently on the wine carrier for the bind off. I always use larger needles to bind off so it's not so tight.

I had a case of startitis and cast on for the wine carrier. I'm over halfway done. Not sure it's going to be wide enough once felted, but practice makes perfect. The yarn is Noro Kureyon and it's single ply. This yarn has not changed my opinion on single ply yarn....still not a fan. I  hope to complete the knitting this weekend....we'll see if I feel like trying to felt it too.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

On the Needles - 2/8/15

I'm still working on my Blue Sand cardigan. It's getting kind of heavy to hold so I've been alternating between working on it and other smaller projects. The hem and pocket linings are complete. Next up is the neckband.

The new Loopy Academy assignments came out last week. Since the yardage requirements are still fairly small, I decided to "attend" second semester. On Wednesday, I cast on for the first assignment - slipped stitches. I'm making another honey cowl. The yarn is Fibrestory CORE DK in the Lagoon colorway. The yarn is very soft but also slippery. I've almost dropped stitches a couple of times.

I'm over halfway with the first skein which would be enough to meet the yardage requirements, but I wanted to make it longer so I still have a ways to go.

Once I finish the honey cowl, I plan on casting on for the ESK felted KAL. (Loopy Academy also has a felted project assignment.) I've never felted anything before so this should be interesting. For the ESK KAL, I'm making a wine carrier bag. For Loopy Academy, I'm going to make Angela's Fabulous Felted Bag to carry groceries, yarn projects, or whatever. That's the plan anyway.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

On the Needles - 1/23/15

Before I show you what's on the needles, I'll show you what's been on and off the needles since last week.

First, I finished the Ariosa cowl. Love the Hosta Blue colorway. This was submitted for the Eat Sleep Knit Yarnathon - Chunky KAL.

Wednesday I cast on and 5 hours later finished the Tyson Hat using the same yarn as the cowl above. This was submitted for the Eat Sleep Knit Yarnathon Headgear KAL.

Blue Sand is still on the needles. I finally finished the short rows. Next up is the pocket openings and hem. I found out last weekend that they discontinued the Bloomsbury (blue) colorway that I'm using, so I ordered 2 skeins just in case I need more.

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