Friday, August 14, 2009

Tutorial: Picking up a missed YO

Some of you have had problems forgetting a yarn over when knitting my Summer Lovin Sock pattern. Rather than rip back to fix the yarn over I thought I would post a tutorial on how to pick up a missed yarn over.

Just to give you some perspective this missed yarn over is on row 10 of the pattern chart.

Hope this helps. I know I hate ripping back to fix a mistake.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Knit Night

I always forget to bring my camera to our Thursday knit nights but not this time. This picture is a few weeks old and was taken behind one of our LYS (Birds of a Feather).

Starting at the top from left to right (clockwise): Annie, me (bad hair day), Pam, Tina, Michelle, Jeanne, Alison, Jenny and our photographer Andrea. We had a good time and the weather was beautiful. We usually alternate between Java Cafe and Birds. If you live in the Cleveland area or are visiting come and join us. We post where we will be meeting up on Ravelry in the Cleveland Knits West group.

Guess who turned 10? That's right the pup is 10 years old already. I can't believe it. I got him for my birthday from the DH when we bought our first house. He was the best present ever.

Yes I did bake him his very own pumpkin bread. He and the DH enjoyed some. He looks very sad to have to be waiting to get his picture taken. Once he got the OK the cake was gone with one big bite.

I'm going to be having a de-stash sale soon. I just need to get pictures taken of the yarn that will be up for sale and decide on prices. I have lots of gorgeous yarn and bags that I will probably not use and I definitely don't want it to go to waste.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

More socks......

I finished another pair of the Summer Lovin Socks (Ravelry link) for my grandmother. I used Pagewood Farms Yukon in the color Bird of Paradise. This is one of my favorite yarns that I use to have to order online until my LYS started carrying it. If you've never used it you have to give it a try.

I also ordered lots more sock yarn as you can see. The yarn below is Destination Yarn and has been dyed by my friend Jeanne. The green, blue and yellow are from her America the Beautiful collection. The multi is Copenhagen and is dyed to match a beautiful picture of Copenhagen Denmark. The next colors that I want to get are called Tuscany and Vienna.

Next, I ordered some yarn from Knitting Notions. My friend Andrea loves their yarn and has used it for several projects. The variegated rust, colored yarn in the back is Tuscan Grove but everything else is Knitting Notions.

Since, I've been knitting up my sock yarn stash I can justify buying more. LOL!!! Below is proof, these are some socks that I'm knitting up for my mom. Red is her favorite color. The yarn is Zauberball in color Reds 1963.

I didn't have a pattern so I cast on 72 stitches and K3, P1 for the cuff and the top of the foot, I used a different color for the heel because I wanted the color to blend down the top of the foot. I did a wedge toe. They are a little snug on me but they should fit my mom. I really like this yarn it was addicting to knit with. The texture of the yarn is simlar to the Noro sock yarn. It's suppose to be machine washable. Let's hope so because I'm sure my mom will throw them in the washer.