Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I Love Yarn Day!

Did you know that last Friday (the 10th) was I Love Yarn Day?  I hope you were extra nice to your yarn that day!

I think I got lots of knitting done last week.  I was out sick with a stomach bug for a couple of days which makes for great knitting time.  I worked a lot on my scarf swap scarf.....I thought I was about 62.5% done, but once I did a full spreadsheet and added one more estimated repeat, I am about 56.59% done.....Yeah, I am over 50% and that is a big Yahoo!  I did have a little of frogging last week....but I cannot ruin the surprise for my swap sister, so I really cannot show you any pics of that till later....just know I am busy working on it!

I started a Monster Cowl for my sister....this is going to be for Loopy Academy....I think she will really like it.

It happens to also match Antonio's Pajamas as he is jumping on Grandma's bed

I got some stash enhancements.....my Barking Dogs Yarn Club...its hard to show the exact color but it is very pretty!

Some "Dark Side of the Moon" colorway yarn from Must Stash...Stephanie Pearl-McPhee knitted some socks with this yarn and I thought the socks were 'white', but when the yarn came it, it appears they are more 'grey'...I still think I will love knitting these socks!  Picture of finished socks, copyright of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

I got some Hiya Hiya needles and point protectors and cable stoppers....and look, Hiya Hiya has an adapter that can take my interchangeable needles and make them a straight needle.....I love the versatility!

I got some striping yarn from Germany.  The dyer's name is Nicole C Mendez.....and it seems so many indy dyers here in USA are charging an arm and a leg for their self striping yarn (Let's just say that Dark Side of the Moon yarn was a pretty penny.....just pennies shy of $40.00) and I know that dying self striping yarn is lots and lots of labor...but I wanted to see how some yarn from overseas compared.....really, this was Darlene's idea...and she ordered the first skein from Nicole...and the yarn feels really great...so I ordered some.  Even with international shipping rates, this yarn was WAY cheaper than USA prices and came out to $24.60...that is a pretty big savings!  And here it is:

I worked a little more on my Susanna IC MKAL shawl....It appears that this MKAL will end with just a little breathing room before Stephen West's 4th MKAL starts.....anyone else thinking of doing it?  #westknitsKAL2014 #westknits....second picture stolen from West Knits Kal Group on Ravelry

I pulled that Spire out again and in order for me to finish in time, I need to do close to 4,000 stitches a day.....I am pretty sure that will not happen....but I hope I keep knitting on it and try for the deadline because I am really loving the way it looks:

And I finished (yes, I said FINISHED...minus the weaving in ends and blocking) the Tan House Brook Shawl!  #DSCPigskinParty #TTSFallKal2014  I really enjoyed this pattern...I even add a few extra rows since I had a bit more yarn.

Remember last week how I said I could not believe it was October?  Well, this morning I could believe it....the news casts all had a different number, but it seemed to be about 53 degrees here in San Antonio...so finally cool enough for me to wear my clapotis I finished a couple of months ago......

Well, that is about all I have.....I hope you knit everything you want to this week and get all the items on your to-do list done!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

1 comment:

  1. Can you bottle up some of that knitting mojo and send it my way? I am so far behind on everything that is yarny, except buying yarn. And I gotta take a break from that.