Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Don't even think about it. Just dive in!

Have you ever done that?

You see a beautiful knitted item and say to yourself, "I have to make that!" And once you say that out loud, you can't think of anything else until you purchase the yarn and then cast on and then ... "Oh boy, what have I gotten myself into?"

Well even though this
#22 Graphic Wrap by Brandon Mably from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2010/11 was much more than I anticipated I am so glad I ...

# 1. Knit it, # 2. Finished it.





And if it keeps snowing like it has this Winter ...

I may not be taking it off until Spring!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Just one more and then it's back to WIPs

I've gotta be ready for this weather right?



It was just the fingerless mitts that I knit [details on Ravelry]. The scarf was crocheted a long time ago. But as you see the mitts go with it perfectly and also with this jacket.

Now it's time to get down to business and finish my Graphic Wrap for January.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Small projects sometime take over ...

The knitting basket can seem to overflow with some of the instant gratification types this past week. One or two day projects just jump off the needles in between the major WIPs.

And something like these can be fun ...


To go along with this fun Holiday scarf ...


Of course I had to knit another pair ...


I think I'll give those to a friend for a Birthday gift and make another pair for me. Yarn already bought! Are they part of my Stash if I cast on right away? For all the details, check out my projects page on Ravelry.

But I did knit up a quick project also using yarn from my Stash ...


So what's next?


How about those projects already on the needles huh?

Or the many other MIAs stashed in my closets.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

10 Shawls in 2010 is complete.

I finished two of the shawls started last year just in time to be included and posted on the Ravelry Group. Only one shawl started last year didn't get done. But I did complete 21 shawls!!

[note: you need to be a Ravelry member in order to follow some of these links.]

BTW, this year it's called 11 Shawls in 2011 and I cast-on very early this morning for the 1st one for the new year. No moss going under my knitting needles so to speak, huh?

Here are the two for last year.

Project info
: Dragonfly Shawl
: Dragonfly Shawl by Kristin Omdahl
: Crochet
: 3.5 mm (E)

6 skeins = 900.0 yards (823.0m)

Dragonfly will be perfect for my youngest sister who lives in Florida. Her eyes are the prettiest of blue and when she wears blue they look even more blue. I also think she would like the dragonfly design since she loves to garden. This means I have completed the first gift for next Christmas already!

And my last shawl? Here it is ...

Project info
: Boneyard Fall Garden Shawl
: Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West

I made one modification by putting on a leaf fringe along the edge. The fringe pattern is from the book Knitting on the Edge by Nicky Epstein on pg. 118.




I've already decided that this one is for me. It's going to be a fun one to wear.
That's because it's an ego booster ... oh ya.

Not that I need my ego boosted or anything, but I do love the compliments.