This is school vacation week, so my socks are on hold until the kids start back at school. Simply stated, I need to concentrate on the socks and Miss ME and E don't allow that to happen. A while back, Marly Bird introduced Red Heart SuperSaver Fair Isle yarn. I saw it on sale at … Continue reading Faux Fair Isle
I finally finished my Hitchhiker Shawl! I started this sooooo long ago. While having lunch with my college roommate, she showed me her completed Hitchhiker and I loved it. Never having worked with any yarn thinner than worsted (while knitting), I was nervous to tackle fingering yarn. I chose to use Lion Brand Mandala in … Continue reading Hitchhiker
This year, I decided to make an Olympic project. Although I completed it after the Closing Ceremony, I am still happy I finished it in quick time. I chose a free pattern from Red Heart-American Pride Knit Cowl. This was a fun project. I learned how to make one left, always nice to learn a … Continue reading Olympic Knitting
I have always wanted to do a temperature blanket, but know I don't have the staying power to crochet or knit everyday. Then I saw Fiber Flux post a Temperature Shawl CAL. Each week you will crochet the average temperature for the week. After 52 weeks, you have a sweet shawl! That is do-able! I … Continue reading Temperature Shawl CAL
A long time ago, I saw One Dog Woof's Catalunya Color Block Poncho and loved it. I had been wanting to try Lion Brand Fast Track yarn and this was the perfect project. I ordered the yarn and the 12mm knitting needles from Craftsy.com and started knitting. I really like this pattern, super easy, mindless … Continue reading Color Block Poncho
This weeks project is the super popular Hitchhiker Shawl by Martina Behm (found on Ravely). My roommate from college, Miss Jennifer, told me I had to make it. Hers was so lovely, made in fingering weight yarn. As a newish knitter, fingering weight yarn intimidates me...it would take me FOREVER to finish. So, I had a … Continue reading “Hitchhiking” Through L.A.
Last week I posted that I was working on a free Ravelry pattern, Debut. I have finished! I enjoyed making this very much. A great pattern for a new knitter, not complicated but more advanced than straight garter stitch. I liked working with the Red Heart With Love Stripes yarn. I used approximately 1.5 skeins. … Continue reading Debut