Friday, September 14, 2007

Gifts & Green Goblin

A friend of mine just had a birthday. She is also a fellow knitter and has been knitting for many years. I could not decide what to get her until I happened upon Spunky Eclectic. This is the Collegiate Bag. It was very affordable. As you can see in the picture it is a nice size. I am sure she will be able to fit a couple projects in this bag. The bottom of the bag is square and the inside has a contrasting fabric with four pockets. It is nicely constructed.

I was sorting through my stash, which is too big to keep track of but don't tell my DF. I keep telling him you can never have too much yarn. I had completely forgot that I purchased this kit as a Birthday gift to myself last year (or was it the year before that?). It is Kim Hargreaves Fay. The color is Goblin (my favorite) which I believe has been discontinued.

I really want to start this but I am trying to make myself finish at least one project before casting on another. I have way too many unfinished projects as it is. I have made more progress on the Lacy Skirt with Bows. I want to finish it before the Fall/Winter weather kicks in. No pictures of my progress today. I am almost into the stockinette portion of the skirt. Hopefully it will go fast. Back to my stash to see what else I forgot about. :~}

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pumpkin Hat & Lacy Skirt

It seems like everyone is having babies. At least everyone that I work with. I have been wanting to knit something from the itty-bitty hats book since I first saw it on Alison's blog. So many cute things to knit. This is the first time that I have used Debbie Bliss Rialto. The best part it is 100% merino wool superwash, ideal for baby knits. It feels great, kind of reminds me of Karabella Aurora.

Yarn : Debbie Bliss Rialto (color# 9, 17 & 19)
Needles : US 6 double points
Gauge: 5 stitches per
Modifications: None

I am also working on the Lacy skirt with Bows. I started one last year and actually completed all of the lace panels. The only problem, you could see through the skirt. I knew if I finished it I wouldn't wear it so it was frogged. I had no hope for making this skirt again until I saw this. I was so excited I have four skeins of cotton fleece in the same color. I had bought it to make Rusted Root for my grandma. Then she decided that teal would be a better color for her. I can only hope that this skirt will look half as good on me as it does on Elizabeth.

The lace pattern is really easy to memorize so it makes this a quick knit. I can't wait to get to the stockinette. The pattern has a front and back but once I have completed the lace I am going to join in the round and knit, knit, knit. My gauge is a little off. The lace panel should measure 24 inches across and I am about an inch over. I think a little blocking should take care of that. At least I hope it will.

Friday, September 7, 2007


Hello! My name is Dawn, I am from Ohio. I taught myself to knit 5 years ago and have been crocheting since I was five. I spend most of my free time knitting, crocheting or teaching classes at my LYS. This is my first attempt at my own blog so I am sure I will be asking for the help/advice of all of you wonderful knitters/crocheters. I am so inspired by reading about all of your projects I hope I have enough time to post. Stop by and introduce yourself and say Hi!