Friday, November 30, 2012

Shawls are blocking

Today is blocking day!  I ran out of time the other day.  I still have one more that I want to block, but the beds are full.  So maybe tomorrow for that guy.  I finished knitting my After Hours last night.  It was a close call, I have maybe a yard of yarn left.  I also have my Boneyard blocking.  I was undecided about whether to block it or not.  I did not stretch it, just smoothed it out while wet and put a few pins in to control the garter curl on the edge.

This is my FO Friday post as well as my Fiber Art Friday.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012




After Hours
I finished knitting my Saroyan!  Now to get it blocked, which is on my agenda for today.  I will also try to get my Boneyard blocked, it has been "finished" for a while. The photo is bad, it is more blue than grey. And that brings me back to After Hours, I was able to get more than half of the border knit last night.  Hopefully it will get done in the next day or so.    

I live in a very small town.  We do have a library, but sometimes it feels like I have read everything there.  A couple of years ago I found out about Paperback swap.  It is an online club where the members trade books. You pay for the postage to mail a book to someone and they pay the postage to mail to you.  It works on credits.  I get credits for mailing books and then I can choose from available books or get on the wait list for unavailable books to use my credits.  It has worked out well for me.  I am reading Charlotte Street right now and I obtained the book from the Paperback swap.

Check out what everyone else is up to at Tami's blog, Frontier dreams and also at the Yarn Along.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On the downhill side

I have been knitting up a storm on my Saroyan!  It is my TV knitting in the evenings.  I have the main section done, but I think that I will add one more repeat and then it is time for the decrease section!

Check out what everyone else is up at at Tami's blog,  Frontier Dreams and Yarn along!

Friday, November 16, 2012

What is On the Needles at my house

I am making good progress on my Saroyan.  I love blue and so this is really appealing to me.  I really would like to get it finished soon so that it can go into the mail to my daughter who lives in England in time for her December birthday.

This is my on the Needles post for this week, check out what everyone else is up to at Judy's blog.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Good Time Mitts

I recently joined a Ravelry group for Knit my Mitts.  Melissa of Spicy Homemaker started the group to do a knit along for her Good Time Mitts Pattern.  It was a fun pattern to knit. Check out her blog to see all the other knitters that finished this week.

I tried to get a  better photograph to show the color better.  Not working for me today.  The bottom photo is closer to the real color.  My project page.

This is my FO Friday post for this week.  And my Fiber Arts Friday post. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WIP Wednesday --- Shawl-o-rama


After Hours

My WIP Wednesday is devoted to a couple of shawls.  I have been working on the After Hours shawl for a while.  It was set aside while I was working on dish cloths for Holiday gifts and while working on some fingerless mitts.  This morning I went back to the shawl.  I am on the border and am using some beads.

I had started the Saroyan a couple of years ago and had failure.  So I frogged and decided it was time to try again.  I have the first leaf finished.  I think that I will enjoy the knitting this time.

Check out what everyone else has in progress at Tami's blog. And also on Frontier Dreams. And a fun  group on Yarn Along.

Friday, November 9, 2012

On the Needles

I am knitting some finger-less mitts for my Dad.  I found this nice pattern on Ravelry that I think will be good for a man.  Here is the link to my project page.  I am still knitting dish cloths like crazy, but I found a shoebox that had about 8 more in there.  So I am farther ahead than I thought.

This is my On the Needles post for the week, check out what everyone else is working on at Patchwork TImes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Vine Lace Shawl

Karen's baby sweater

Karen's tube cowl

Cool wooden tools in a cool wood bowl.

Custom Spin
Close up.

I went over to Karen's house this morning for coffee and knitting. I brought along my Vine Lace Cardigan to see about some wood buttons for it.  We got some blanks picked out and then I realized that I was not happy with the way that the sweater is working up, so we unraveled it. Karen helped me, we wound balls and I will restart it yet again.  Third time's the charm.  One hopes. So that is my WIP Wednesday post. Go to Tami's and see what everyone else is working on.

I love to go to Karen's house.  She has wonderful things arranged all through her restored Pioneer home.  She had just finished spinning a custom spin for a customer and it was drying in front of the wood stove.  I love the colors, it reminds me of Andes mints.  Check out her Esty shop, she has beautiful handspun yarns.

Friday, November 2, 2012

On the Needles

Socks that have been on the needles for about a year.

The old favorite dish cloth.

I need a bunch of these for neighbor gifts.

After Hours shawl.
It seems like the only thing I have been knitting the last couple of weeks are dishcloths.  Most of our little neighborhood give little gifts to everyone and I have been doing dishcloths the last 2 years.  This year I am trying to get ahead of the game and not be having to crank out a dozen of these in mid December. So that is what I have for  FO Fridays!

I really want to finish the socks for Sweetie, but I have forgotten exactly where I left off.  So I will need to take some quiet time to figure it out.

After Hours is very close to being finished.  I just need to knit the border which will have a few beads.

This is my On The Needles post for this week, check out what everyone else is working on at Patchwork Times.

Also check out Fiber Art Fridays.