Saturday, December 29, 2007

Another $3.00 Scarf

This is another three dollars scarf made of peacock courtesy of the dollar bin at my local yarn shop. I used a random strip generator to do the stripes. And decided to know and not weave in ends. It makes me smile everytime I touch it.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Yesterday I went to the LYS which as having a sale. In the dollar bin I found three balls of Peacock (color 04) which resulted in this $3.00 scarf. Three Balls. Two hours. Size 17 needles. Garter stitch. 13 Stitches.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Fingerless Mitts

I finish my projects after everybody else on KALS has moved onto other things. At least I get the benefit of being inspired by all the postings. These are only four days late, so that is s record for me.

These are Fetching fingerless gloves by Cheryl Niamath, published in the Summer 06 issue of They are made in Debbie Bliss cashmerino aron in color 300610, deep red. I used two circular size five needles because my hand is small and I wanted them extra dense for warmth. Two cable repeats were added at the wrist, four extra rows in the body, another cable repeat by the fingers, and an additional four rounds at the thumb. They are warm and toasty and I am very pleased.

With warm regards to all,


Monday, December 24, 2007

New Years Resolution: Use Stash, Use Stash, Use Stash

I have not taken an inventory. I don't really want to know. Maybe my New Years Resolution should be to have less in my stash then when I started. Maybe it should be to buy no new yarn and knit, knit, knit what I have until the Maryland Sheep Festival in May.

Although I plan to use my sock stash...I also intend to concentrate on the rest of my stash. Usually when I get sweater yarn, I have a pattern in mind. However, I am sure that I am not the only person who can't remember what she intended to do with some yarn...not a clue...nada...when she finally was ready to knit....This year I began putting a copy of the pattern with newly acquired yarn.

Another plan is to convince my daughters to adopt and knit some of my stash....a win win situation.

I have been going through books, my patterns stash, and the internet pulling out sock patterns I like. My next plan is to pair yarns with patterns. I like the idea of making my own kits.

Right now I am trying to finish 5 projects before beginning another.....and hopefully begin and finish my January socks by the end of the month......

Ready to begin.