My Knitting List

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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Friday, February 5, 2016

On the Needles - 2/5/16

The sleeve is ready to be seamed together, but I have to wait until I have some quiet time. I've never taken a provisional chain apart before, and it sounds like a lot of people dropped stitches at this part of the pattern.


I'm also hoping to cast on for the Carson Throw KAL this weekend. below are the colors that I chose for my blanket. I think I may take out the darker grey (second color) and start with yellow and then go to the light grey and blues. What do you think - keep the dark grey in or start with yellow????


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Friday, January 29, 2016

On the Needles - 1/29/16

Some progress has been made on Hitofude this week. There are 8 repeats knit, and 6 more to go for the sleeve section.



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Friday, January 22, 2016

On the Needles - 1/22/16

I started my Hitofude last weekend because with my work schedule, I don't know how much knitting I'll be doing during the week. Two of 14 repeats have been completed for the arms.  The yarn I'm using is Madelinetosh (big surprise right) Pashmina in the colorway Dahlia.  The pink yarn is my provisional cast on and will be removed later.


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Friday, January 8, 2016

On the Needles - 1/8/2016

Happy New Year!  On January 1, I cast on the Spiral Cowl for the ESK Yarnathon KAL. Yesterday I completed it and earned several badges for the ESK Yarnathon.  The yarn is Madelinetosh Merino/Silk DK in Heartbeat. This was my first time knitting with this base, and I absolutely LOVED it. There definitely will be more projects using this yarn in my future.


Last night I cast on the Collina Hat which was published earlier this week. Last year I knit a Collina Scarf, and I had one skein left of the yarn I used so this will be a nice set now.  Sorry, no picture of that just yet.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

On the Needles - 12/4/15

I have earned all of my ESK Yarnathon badges, so now I can get back to knitting whatever I want. Progress is being made on my Maya hat. I have half of a repeat to knit and then I can start the decreases. Once I complete this hat, I am going to work on finishing up some of the half finished projects.

The pattern is Maya (Ravelry link) and it also has instructions for a cowl.  The yarn is Yarn Love - Anne Shirley (discontinued) in Bolivian Chili. The photo makes the color look bright red, but it's more red-orange.


I'll be joining Judy next year with knitting the stash!  (At least that's my current plan.)

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