Friday, October 3, 2014

On the Needles

I am making slow but steady progress on my first Custom Fit sweater.  The back and right front are done and I casted on the left front last night.
I have put all of my other knitting projects and challenges on hold until I finish this one. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Design Wall Monday

I can't remember ever participating in Design Wall Monday.  Most of my quilts are hand applique and I rarely have much progress to show. 
Our guild had a "petal" swap last year and we have until May 2015 to put it together.
This is the project so far.  I had lots of left over petals--enough for 2 more quilts.
They were put together in a very random fashion.  I haven't done this much machine piecing in a very long time.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Yarn Report Week 39

Last week a few friends and I went on our first yarn crawl!  It was so much fun.  I can't wait to do it again.  I only added 2 skeins of beautiful merino.  Each skein is 500 yards.
I totally surprised myself with my self control.

Yarn in this week:  2 skeins=1000 yards
Yarn out this week:  0 (but I have been working on my V-neck cardigan)
In YTD:  33 skeins=12963 yards
Out YTD:  21 skeins=4948 yards.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stash Report Week 37

There has been very change in my fabric numbers.  I have been obsessed with the knitting bug.  But I have a yearning to pick up the needle and thread.

Fabric in this week:  4.5 yards (background for a Holiday project)
Fabric out this week:  4 yards ( cute little blankets for little Mr. C)
Out YTD:  61.25
In YTD:  16.25

Now my yarn stashing is another story!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

August progess and September goals

Started this post last week and it slipped through the cracks.

  1. Finish Puerperium Sweater--needs buttons
  2. Christmas Stocking for Little Mr. C
  3. BOM Tell it to the Stars and Wayside Embroidery
  4. Complete Camp Loopy #3  Reader's Wrap
  5. Rolled brim hat for Little Mr. C
  1. Complete Little Kate's Christmas Cowl
  2. Wayside Fabulous Flowers BOM
  3. Start Quilt Guild Holiday challenge
  4. Cast on V-neck custom fit cardigan
  5. Applique Petal swap plate designs

Let's see how far I get

Yarn report Week 37

Several finishes made a change in my numbers!

Yarn in this week:  1017 yards (3 skeins)
Yarn out this week: 410 yards (5 skeins)
In YTD:  11,963
Out YTD:  4948

Friday, September 12, 2014

On and (Off) the Needles

I have two finishes and WIP.  Last weekend the Big Guy and I went to DC for our youngest daughter's baby shower.  I finished a rolled brim baby hat on the way down and added it to the box of hand made baby items.
This is what is leftover.  I didn't have an opportunity to take a picture of the hat.  But I was very pleased.
There is another Christmas finish--Gap-tastic Cowl.  I fell in love with the name of the yarn--Madelinetosh ASAP in Dachshund. 
It just needs a little blocking.  The yarn is so soft and plush.  Little Kate (who isn't little but a very beautiful young woman) will be able to wrap this around her neck twice and bring it up as a hood for those cold, snowy Maine days.

And my newest project is a Custom Fit sweater for me!  I think of this as my "big girl" attempt at knitting.  The yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock and the color is Blackbird.  I have never successfully knit a sweater for me.

I love the detail of the hem.  It isn't a traditional ribbing but a little twisted cable.
I must admit I am a bit nervous but very excited about this project.

I am off to visit Judy and see what other's are knitting up.