This was the picture uploaded for Loopy Academy....it still needed blocking!
I will see my sister this Thursday, so I will give it to her then!
I ordered some Miss Babs Yarn with her graditude sale she does every year. This is a skein of Yowza in the Volcanic Eruption Colorway......I really love it!
KAL in her Ravelry group for the Yowza Weigh It Shawl or the Yowza Weigh It Shawl 2! Both patterns are by Susan B Anderson. You should really come join us...You do not have to have Yowza....any yarn is fine! First, I weighed my skein and it is a VERY GENEROUS skein. It is supposed to be 8 ounces, but mine is 9.14...YOWZA!
Then I swatched (can you believe it?)! I liked the look on size 10's (the bottom one..I think):
Then, I cast on with the girls at SNB on Saturday!
It is SUPER easy....it has ONE row you repeat over and over and over again....then one other row...then knit....then bind off.....Come and join us here!
I did get some other knitting done.....Jaime was hunting again this weekend....so I was at home all weekend to do nothing but knit! To explain to you why I knit what I did....there is a small story behind it.....There was a contest on FB to win a free yarn bowl......so I shared this picture and liked the page in hopes to win.....well, a friend of mine commented on the photo that she could make me a yarn bowl. I had no clue she did pottery. She said she does not have a wheel, but she has a kiln. So, I asked her how much a yarn bowl would cost.....she wanted to trade...she sent me a picture of a headband she wanted some more of. She said some 'fuzzy' and some solids in black, grey and red.....I sent her pictures of my 'fuzzy' yarn and she picked some.....I got one pattern from an LSSK friend and one pattern from Ravelry.....then I started knitting......and made nine....yes, nine.....headbands!
I sent them out in the mail to her today. I know she will not get to my yarn bowl for a few weeks...but I am glad I got these out of the way....they were fun to make, but now I am tired of making them....ha, ha! The great news is that she did not need me to make any flowers for them, and she also said she has buttons, so there was no need for me to put buttons on them....double win!
I also finished a pair of socks from July....yup, these were some Tour de Sock socks.....and I really wanted to finish them in 2014...but I was a few days late.....but they are DONE! My first big FO of 2015 (not counting the tiny headbands)!
Immediately after delivery:
Wearing them with my favorite Jammies!
Okay.....now to take you back to a post a few weeks ago about some knit cable wax warmers....Apparently, great minds think alike.....My sister got my mom a wax warmer set (this was from both of us, but my sister does the shopping and I just giver her money....correction, my sister's husband does the shopping, and I give the money)....well I loved this set and so did my daughter. There was a pine garland and pomegranate champagne scent that were both heavenly......so I asked my BIL where he got them.....Lowes! Yup, Lowes.....so I found some online and ordered them. I gave my daughter both of the wax holders (because I have my cable ones) but, I did steal the 3 wax scents. I also have several scentsy waxes that she took from me.....I wish this pine garland and pomegranate champagne were sold by themselves!
A few last (random) things to finish out my week.....
One of my hand knit socks came undone in the wash....has this happened to anyone else? I usually wash my socks, but then take them out before they go in the dryer:
I bought a few new 'knitters' during the Miss Babs Sale:
Who knew that Harley Davidson was getting into the food business (it was not bad!).....
Jaime's oldest son, Jacob, shot a buck.....
I hope everyone has a fabulous 2015! Happy Happy New Year and Happy Happy Happy Knitting!