Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Happy Happy Club Deliveries!

Hi everyone!  My blog today ha a title with club deliveries because I got two packages this week.  Both the Miss Babs Knitting Tour 2014 package and the Martina Behm Strickmich!Club pacakge were delivered this week....I also had a few other stash enhancements I will explain (is an explanation really needed?) in a little bit.

Here are the two club packages:

1)  Miss Babs Knitting Tour 2014:

2:  Strickmich!Club 2014:

Aren't they awesome!

After making a few dishcloths last week for the KAL with BagsByAwesomegrannie....I decided I wanted to make some more so I ordered some red and brown (colors of my kitchen) here are a couple of stash enhancements:

Then, The Loopy Ewe announced a new 'thing' called Loopy Academy....I was resisting and I was not going to join, but then my friend MK (Mary Kay) started talking about her doing Loopy Academy and before I knew it, items were in my cart and I was checked out.  There is a long detail here for Loopy Academy, but the bottom line is you need to make a Cowl with 2 colors in it in fingering weight, a hat in DK weight and some mittens in Worsted weight by the end of the year.  Here is my yarn:

The cowl will be in the red and beige self striping yarn, and the hat and mittens will both be in black (hey, I am not really sure who these will be for, and black goes with everything!)  I did start the mittens, but I only have like 2 inches done.

I finished my socks for my niece...but I have a small dilemma:  I asked my mom for her favorite colors and she told me red, blue and black....somewhere in my head, it took that to mean red, white and know that these socks are done (and I love them) I give these to her?  OR.....get a skein of blue, red and black yarn and make her a new pair of socks?  There is no deadline for this....just because I love my niece (and nephew) and my mom thought she might like a pair of hand knit socks....

Here are the finished socks

This is the yarn I am thinking of getting for a new pair of socks for her.

What do you think?

I also worked on Paige's sweater a little...can you tell it is growing?

 I also started one sleeve, but Paige is always worried about the arm hole (at the underarm) being too said to pick up and knit 8 stitches at the underarm, and then do 2 decreases every 11 rounds, but I picked up and knit 14 stitches at the underarm and I am doing decreases every 9 rounds.

Then.......on Saturday it was Mystery KAL time....this is my second attempt at a Mystery KAL.....the first one I bombed, and frogged years later...I hope that does not happen this time.  This is a Susanna IC pattern and it is her 6th MKAL....I chose some awesome pearl lace yarn with clear translucent beads....I got my knitters ready, beads, and crochet hook and went at it.....

and at it.....

and at it.....

and at it.....

I am still not done....I have lots more short rows to do....bit I think it is looking pretty lace yarn has a cute little hole thru the middle.....

Oh, and I also knit a little on my scarf swap scarf, but I cannot show you that.....till the recipient has it!

Before I share some great pictures at the end of my blog like I usually do....I want to thank Always Alice of the LSSK group.....I also want to give her credit for finding almost all of these pictures....not all, but almost....thank you Alice!

 (but just as addictive!)

Happy Happy Happy Knitting everyone!  I hope you have a great week!


  1. You are welcome to snag my snags anytime Carrie!

  2. That white shawl is going to be stunning!

    1. Thank you Betsy! I was just thinking of you the other day as I was using my kitchen towels....I LOVE THEM! Thank you!