Friday, August 29, 2014

Yarn Report Week 35

I have a few finishes to share with you and a few projects in the making.  I reported in my previous post that I completed Camp Loopy #3.
This photo shows the edging design that I think is pretty.  The wrap is being blocked and will make its way to the nursing home for someone.

Another summer challenge that I have been participating in is as Eat Sleep Knit Yarnathon.  The challenge for this quarter was to choose one of the first patterns we added to a Ravelry queue.  I found two baby sweater patterns that I had saved when I first signed up on Ravelry--Puerperium and Abernathy.  I bought yarn for both but have only finished Puerperium.

The yarn is Madelinetosh Merino DK in Jasper.  I will be taking this to the baby shower next weekend. 

I did add a little more yarn to my stash but I think I know what I am going to do with it!!!

In this week:  1750 yards (5 skeins)
Out this week:  900 yards (6 skeins)
In YTD:  10,946 yards (28 skeins)
Out YTD:  4538 yards (16 skeins)

Camp Loopy Project #3

Camp Loopy 3 is finished and blocking!  The challenge was to knit something in our favorite color and at least 800 yards. Red is at the top of my list.  Since I am not a fast knitter, I needed a pattern without too much detail. I chose the pattern, Reader's Wrap by Lisa Knits.  The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash Aran.  The picture doesn't show off the seed stitch edging very well.  But it is a very pretty design element.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A New Obsession

I have a new obsession--Amy Herzog and Custom Fit.  I have never had any success knitting a sweater for myself.  While I love knitting hats, scarves and cowls for my family,  I am always dreaming of a perfectly fitting sweater.  My measurements are taken and I have signed up for Maker.  A trip via the Internet to The Loopy Ewe and the purchase of some beautiful Blue Moon Fibers yarn.  With any luck, I will be swatching by the end of the week and casting on.  Wish me luck!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

On the Needles

I have been working feverishly on Camp Loopy #3.  The pattern is Lisa Knits Reader Wrap and the yarn is Cascade Aran in Ruby. 
I am hoping to gift this to someone in the nursing home.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Yarn report Week 32

I may have been in Ireland but that didn't stop me from adding to my yarn stash--and none of it was bought in Ireland.
When ordering for a project for Eat Sleep Knit I miscalculated how much I needed of the Dream in Color bluefish.  So I needed to order another skein.  And rather than only order one skein, I found some lovely Madelinetosh ASAP for a Christmas gift cowl.  The color is Dachshund.  I almost chose Whiskey Barrel.  I may have to make two cowls!
That took care of internet yarn shopping.  But there is more.  Youngest daughter is expecting a baby boy in November.  My first night back in the States she calls with a bit of panic in her voice.  This new little cherub doesn't have a Christmas Stocking.  We have a little family tradition of knitted stockings from my trusty needles.  So an emergency visit to the yarn store was in order.
Mom to be chose grey and blue.  I think these will do nicely.  While purchasing this yarn, I saw a Sirdar Crofter which I thought would make a lovely newborn hat.  It jumped into my bag (after I paid for it).
But I did finish two waterfall scarves and Puerperium cardigan.  The sweater is blocking and needs buttons.  The scarves need to have their ends woven in and a little light blocking.

Yarn in this week:  1240 yards
Yarn out this week;  411 yards
Yarn in YTD: 9196 yards
Yarn out YTD:  3638 yards

I have a lot of knitting to do before the end of the year!!!!





On the Needles Friday

I am back and ready to go!!!  We just returned from a trip to Pennsylvania and Ireland.  As much as I hated vacation to end, I am happy to be back.  I love routine and I am more than ready.  It is amazing how much knitting can be done while waiting in airports and sitting on a plane.  Currently on my needles is Camp Loopy #3--knit at least 800 yards in my favorite color.
The pattern is Reader's Wrap from Lisa Knits and the yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash Aran in Ruby.  The wrap is almost half done.  I hope to make the August 31 deadline.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Camp Loopy #3

The Loopy Ewe is one of my favorite go-to sites for yarn.  I am continuing my camping tradition this summer.  Our third challenge for August was to knit or crochet at least 800 yards of our favorite color.  Now, my favorite color is red--because my husband said so!!  I actually do like red.  But he loves it when I wear anything red.  Since I will be in Ireland when the third challenge begins, I want to choose something simple that would be easy to work on while on a bus or plane.  I chose the pattern Reader's Wrap by Lisa Knits.  And I chose Cascade Aran in Ruby.
Unfortunately, I won't be visiting the Aran Islands on this trip.