Thursday, May 01, 2014

Descending into Madness

I have been participating in Sock Madness for the first time.  I am a member of Team Courageous.  The competition is currently in Round 3, and so far I am still in it!  My husband has co-opted both my round 2 and 3 pairs as they are a bit big for me. 

Gray socks below are round one, Brucies.  Purple socks are round two, Diamond Shreddies. Rainbow cuff socks are around three when they were in progress, Rainbow Pipes and Linen Stitch.

While waiting for the next round to begin, I have been working on a log cabin baby blanket for a friend from work.  Also have a second impending workplace baby to knit for and have no clue what to start.

In a moment of weakness, since the Madness has been so enjoyable, I also signed up for Tour de Sock, and will be knitting along with other members of my Sock Madness team.

Note to self: Self, the entrelac blanket WIP is in the office closet. You will not remember on your own.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tiny Trees

These are too cute: Pint Sized Pines

Have a bag of green and greenlike scraps with me as we travel today to give it a shot.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Run Up Cowl

My husband is riding a cyclocross race tomorrow, and the kids are planning to go watch. It's going to be really cold, so knitterly logic leads me to knit something today. Pulled a skein of Malabrigo Rasta out if the stash and one gymnastics lesson later I have this snugly cowl.

Pattern is LTYC Super Bulky Cowl, free in Ravelry, and perfect for this yarn! Would be an excellent last minute holiday gift.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Love at First Sight

One of the tasks in a current challenge in the Stash Knit Down group that I frequent on Ravelry is to take an impulse buy from the stash and make something with it, which is why you bought it in the first place.  Spent time today swatching and working out a chart for a shawl design.  Have cast on now in some blue-grey Malabrigo Sock that I picked up on our vacation to Cambria last year, in the spirit of using up some of the too-nice-to-use stash. May have overdone the knitting today as my elbow is complaining, but it's hard to stop when I want to see how it's going to turn out.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Knit or Treat

This is how much 2x2 rib I got done walking with my trick or treater, before the cold and dark increased too much.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Second Sleeve Saturday

Have pulled my Vitamin D sweater from the WIP cabinet after a run of making baby gifts. Finished the last bit of the first sleeve last night and picked up stitched for the second before going to bed. This morning the second sleeve and I are watching the girls practice balance beam. 

Why do I have yarn for three more fingering weight sweaters when I haven't ever knit one before this? 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Crafty commuter

Happened to come up behind this cozied spare on a day when husband was driving, so I was able to take a quick pic.