Thursday, July 31, 2008

Olympics of Summer

Been MIA from the blog, but not from knitting. Gearing up for Ravelry's version of the knitting olympics. I'm officially signed up for the Bag-N-Tote Backstroke for Team Virginia Stars.......Revving up to start & finish (in 17 days) the Everything Bag by Suss Cousins.

In the meantime, found a great book at Tuesday Morning called Handknit Style by Linden Ward and Beryl Hiatt. Several sweaters jumped onto the gotta-make-it list but this one got my immediate attention.
It's called Summer In The City. Using Cotton Patiné in a creme color that I recently purchased from Little Knits. My plan is to have it finished before the Ravelympics so I'm knitting like a fiend. The yarn is kinda "splitty" (if that's a real word) by I love it's soft texture. Pictures coming soon!

Next week is vacation. Roadtrip to visit daughter. Planning to hit every yarn shop between here and Roanoke.......... Knit on my friends, knit on.

Monday, July 21, 2008

So So Socks

Started these top-down socks using the Double Moss pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. One word - blah! Love the pattern & love the yarn but the 2 together just don't mesh. The Sockotta yarn will probably work much better in a rib or stockinette stitch so off we go to the frogging pond (RIP IT!)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summer FO

Cream of Spinach Wrap
Pattern by Larissa Brown
Bamboo Splash Yarn (6 skeins)
Started - June 16: Finished - July 6

Loved the pattern. When blocked, it has a much more lacy look but I really like the unblocked version. The bamboo yarn was very nice to work with. I was disappointed a couple of times when the colorway disappeared. It occurred in a couple of areas so it appears to be part of the design. I plan to do another one - in the blocked, more lacy version.