Sunday, April 24, 2011


Happy Easter dear blog readers.

This week I have a couple of projects Almost done.

I did manage to finish up the Monkey Bread scarf, and am
currently working on the hat. The Baby Surprise Jacket
is 92.5% done. And, the obnoxious orange hat is 97.6% done.

I will have pictures to share next week.

Ruth took a little break from her vest this week to work on a darling
baby sweater for her new niece who will arrive in this world in a couple
of months.

She has told me the pattern name a couple of times now, but alas,
I have forgotten. Dream in Color Starry Yarn in Happy Forest color.

Happy Spring!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Circuit Knitting

It seems I have a lot of repeat knitting I want to do this year for Christmas
presents. Another pair of Bella mittens, three ruffle scarves, a couple hats.
So I thought I would do circuit knitting so I don't get so bored. I have just a
little bit to finish on the Monkey Bread scarf. I have knit a Baby Surprise
jacket this week, and have one ruffle scarf complete. There is a hat on the
needles for brainless knitting. Next up will be another ruffle scarf, and then
the mittens. In the middle of all of these projects, I have decided to knit a
sweater. What am I thinking! I think the answer is simple:
my brain wants to knit more complex, long term projects, but it knows the
brain power is not quite there at the moment. No pictures this week.
Joe and I went away for the weekend and had a nice time - but too tired
to take blog pictures.

Ruth and Martha are both knitting vests. And oh ! how lovely! they both are!

Ruth's vest:

Martha's vest- there is a story behind the yarn. She had a lot of yarn
left over f rom another project and spliced the ends together, which
was a huge project in itself.

check out these pictures. This is the little dress Martha
knit for their great-niece Parker.

Stay tuned for some FO's next week....Happy Knitting!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Distraction from the Distraction

As you will recall, last week I was distracted from finishing socks
because I started the MonkeyBread scarf by Anne Hanson.
I am three skeins done, and one to go to be finished.

The pattrn is nice and easy, and only have to think on
two rows out of 24....but I stopped working on this
on Wed, because I got distracted by this:


Just Enough Ruffles pattern by Laura Chau.

Yarn: Autunno
Needles: Size 9. 48"

Will use 4 skeins of yarn by the time I'm done.

The pattern uses short rows, which have always been a bit
of a challenge for me. I had to rip out the scarf the first time
I did it, and start over, and think it looks very nice now.

The yarn is very very soft.

I am making three of them for Christmas gifts for my team
at work. I think it will be a nicer present than a candle or

Right now I am at the challenging part of the pattern. Had to
increase from 200 stitches, to 600 stitches on one row.
thank goodness I got the longer needle! It was a very quick knit,
especially considering I cast on Wed, ripped out, and am now almost
done. Casting off 600 stitches in purl will be a bit of a snooze, but
I'll get thru it.

Martha and Ruth are both working on vests from a Harrisville
Pattern and yarn.

Matha's is done:

So so pretty.

Ruth is working on a green version.
Also in Ruth's picture is a sock she just finished up.

Martha is currently working on a felted bed for her
dog. That is quite a project!

I was telling Ruth at dinner on Wed how much I miss having
a nice yarn shop to go to. I have had a few mishaps purchasing
yarn on line. UGH x 1000000000000

This week I think the ruffled scarfs may be distracted by
a Baby Surprise Jacket I can't wait to start for one of Tiffany's
friends who is due in July.

Have a fun "spring" week!