Sunday, June 18, 2006

What a weekend!

I may have found my way out of my knitting slump!

It all started on Friday evening. I noticed a voicemail on my phone...It was Two Crazy Ladies yarn shop! They were letting me know about the sale that was going on this Saturday...



So I went. I brought hubby along to keep me from spending our savings...and I didn't mean to, but I left with a big bag full!

Are you ready to drool?

This is the softest yarn! It was inexpensive to begin with, but at 50% OFF, it was downright cheap! I'm going to make a sweater of my own design I think. A top-down raglan with a very deep V neck...we'll see.

I have always admired this SAMOA...not sure what I'll do with it, but I think that I will pick up a couple more balls, so that will have enough for something good!

This is a Cotton/acrylic blend from Reynolds called OLE OLE! I love the color. Its a very pretty orangy red. There wasn't much good light when I snapped these pictures. I want to make a vest with this stuff. I thought about Fad-Classic...maybe something similar. Any suggestions?

Last, but not least, my Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky! Wow! This stuff is sooo soft and nice. Its hard to tell, but its a beautiful pale blue. I saw it and thought, that would be perfect for the Anthropologie-inspired capelet that floating around on, thats what I did!

If was SUPER FAST to knit. I modified the pattern a bit...I used reg stockinette instead of reverse, I added ribbing in the front and lengthened the body ane the sleeves quite a bit. I really like it. So soft and comfy. Perfect for this yarn. I think it would be too much to have a whole sweater knit with it!

My Woolease for the Cropped Cardi from knit1 will be here tomorrow (gotta love UPS tracking!), and then I am going out of town for a week. I think that maybe I will bring Orangina on the plane and wait until I get back to start the cardi...we'll see if I can restrain myself!

Friday, June 16, 2006


Don'tcha hate it when life gets in the way? I have neglected my blog. I could give a million excuses, and many of them would be true, but I'll just go with laziness as my main reason.

Things are looking up! I have lost about ten pounds...about 20 to go...and I am on my very last summer vacation for the forseeable future (the school that I teach at is going to a year-round schedule...blech!)

Knitting has been going pretty well too...

here is my Something Red:

Its ok...I don't love it. I used KnitPicks Shine (thanks knittingmama!) My increases in the ribbing are too visible and I think that there is a better pattern for the yarn.


My Razor Cami...I like this one, but am having a little issue with the strap placement. I already frogged the straps and am in the process of devising a way to move them out from under my armpits!

Otherwise, it is super cute and soft. I used Microspun about two skeins and I cast on the extra twelve stitches for a little extra room.

The pattern can be found here.

I'm still working on Oragina...slow but steady. My next project is the the Green Cropped Cardi from knit1.