Friday, May 31, 2013

May's Successes

I never seem to get as much done as I think I can.  Oh well!!!  The Mega hoop and I were having "issues" when I was working on Baltimore Revisited.  I just wasn't able to hoop the fabric snug enough.
My satin stitches were not lining up with my tack down stitches.  There are at least 5 blocks that are unusable.  So I went back to using the large oval hoop and resizing the block and my results are much better.
Hopefully, I will be able to redo the other blocks and get back on track.  Our daughter's wedding shower is this month, so I am not sure how much I will get done.

1. Piece Hocuspocusville top--uh-oh not yet
2. May BOM Mystery medallion
3. Catch up with Baltimore Revisited--not yet
4. Madelinetosh lovers MadMay challenge Cabernet Infinity Scarf
5. Madelinetosh lovers MadMay challenge Goldilocks fingerless mittens

1. June BOM Mystery Medallion
2. Campy Loopy Project June--Kimono Wrap Infant Sweater
3. Catch up with Baltimore revisited
4. Bind PB's Cupcake quilt
5. Piece Hocuspocusville top

On (Off) the Needles Friday

MadMay 2013 was a busy one!  I completed two projects for this knitting challenge.  And I am very pleased with the results.
This is a very cropped picture of the Cabernet Infinity Scarf.  It is pinned to a blocking board.  When it is dry I will take a more flattering picture. 

My second project was a pair of fingerless mittens made with Tosh Merino Light.  It was a fun and easy project.  I think I may make several more pairs for Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Amy Herzog Designs

One of the items on my to do list is to knit a sweater that fits.  Several months ago I discovered Amy Herzog's Fit to Flatter group on Ravelry.  She has a newly published book, Knit to Flatter, as well as a Craftsy class.  I purchased both and have learned alot.

Now is the time to get to work, take my measurements and pictures to identify body type and all that good stuff.

All of the knitting I do is for others.  But it would make me happy to knit something for me to wear. 

Wish me luck!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Camp Loopy Box of Fun

Any day is a little brighter when you get a box of fun from the Loopy Ewe.  Camp Loopy starts June 1st.  the challenge is to use one skein of lace or fingering weight yarn in a yarn we have never used before.

I have chosen Shalimar Zoe Sock yarn in Tamarillo.  The color is lovely and I think it will make sweet little baby girl sweater.
Now i know I can only use one of the skeins--I thought that was all that I ordered. My fingers must have thought I needed an extra one for another project.  I am sure I will find something lovely to knit.

Not only did my Camp Loopy stuff come but I seem to have earned a few bonus points.  I am a member of the Merino Club and I am working my way up to the Alpaca Club!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Loopy Ewe 2nd Quarter challenge

I seem to be knitting up a storm these past few weeks.  Truth be told I little energy to do much of anything else.  This is my entry for the 2nd quarter challenge.  It is Easy Colorwork Headbands by Diana Jordan.  I used Tosh Vintage in Stargazing and Silver Fox.

I am very happy with the results.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hello, again

It seems like a life-time since I last posted.  I mentioned a flu-like virus that I had--well I am still recovering.  Each week is better than the last.  But this has taken it's sweet time.  So far this week I have resumed an almost normal routine without having to spend a day and half resting up!
Have you ever  "been to" Camp Loopy?  Last year was my first time and it was grand.  Knowing that camp is going to start soon helped with my recovery.  I have chosen Shalimar sock yarn in tamarillo.  The pattern I have chosen is Little Princess Kimono.

I hope to post a picture tomorrow of what is currently on my needles.