Saturday, July 14, 2007

Stash Builders, Finished Knitting Projects and Progress

Let's just say this post will be fairly picture heavy. I should have just thrown all of my new yarn into one photo, but what fun would that have been? :-) First up.....the long awaited photo of Liberty wearing the never-ending Girlfriend Shrug:I tried to get a cute frontal shot of her, but she wasn't cooperating. She didn't even want to model the shrug tonight. I had to make her. :-) Please disregard the clothes that don't match. Sometimes you've just got to let them dress themselves.
Knit Picks Pallette, KP size 2 needles....or was it size 1? I can't remember right now. I'm sure I speficified that detail on another post. I totally love this shrug. I can't believe how much different the yarn feels after it's blocked. I started this shrug in March, and wove the ends in right after I got here. We'll just say it was sometime at the end of June. I wanted a shrug that she could wear over her sleeveless church dresses, and this fits the bill perfectly. I would totally knit another Girlfriend Shrug, but on say.....size 9 needles? :-) Up next....finished socks.....
These socks feel awesome on my feet. Please forgive the nasty white legs....who has time to sun bathe with five kids? :-)
Knit toe-up, magic loop on KP size 1s.
Yarn is from Crash Into Ewe. Yummy, yummy yarn. I have a couple of more color-ways at home. This particular color-way is Brown Eyed Blues, but I don't see it on her site right now.
I did a basic foot, with a K3P2 rib leg. For the heel, I used a heel from I'll have to check my notes and see which one. :-) Next....

Jaywalkers. Oh, the beloved Jaywalkers. OK....I love the pattern. They're so easy to knit, and oh so pretty. I should know....I've knit the same stinkin' sock oh.....atleast 4 times? I started out using KP size 2s with Socks that Rock. I LOVE the STR.....but, the Jaywalker didn't love STR. I'm using Natalia Knits toe-up Jaywalker pattern. Honestly, after much thought, I think it's the heel. It takes about 4" to complete the heel. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, I dunno. But, they socks end up HUGE! First off, here's the STR Jaywalkers. I just can't bring myself to rip 'em out again, but I think I have no other choice. I should have put them side-by-side with the new pair I'm making, but I didn't think of it until just now. Sorry. :-) The yarn is so pretty,
isn't it? I just love it. The new Jaywalkers are in Lorna's Laces. Very nice yarn to knit with. I'm knitting these with size 1s. I started out making them for Katie, then thought maybe Mikayla. But, since I didn't realize it takes 4" for the heel, they're long enough for me. I'm not sure they'll be wide enough to go around my ankle though, as I knit them with only 64 stitches. At this point, I just want to finish the stupid things. I figure Katie will someday wear a size 11 shoe too, so I'll just save them for her if need be. HA! Here it is....I'm almot finished with one.....

Last but not least (as far as progress pictures go), Hip in Hemp. I totally love this skirt. Katie asked me to knit it for her as soon as she saw the pattern. I'll put in my disclaimer though....she picked out the colors. :-) I must admit, I'm liking the colors more than I thought I would. I had to order a longer cable from KP, so I haven't worked on it in a little over a week. I've been working on the blasted Jaywalkers. :-) As soon as I finish the Lorna's Laces sock, I'll pick the skirt back up again. I'm nearly at the feather and fan part....I think one more repeat.

Stash Builders.......
Fleece Artist. Mom and Dad brought this back for me when they went to Lake Placid the other night. I cannot for the life of me find the colorway name on the labels. They must be hidden somewhere. I just love this yarn though, and I cannot wait to knit with it.

Claudia's Hand-Painted Yarn. Color Passion Fruit. I had planned to order this yarn from the Loopy Ewe. Maybe not this exact color-way, but it turns out they're out of stock in the color I wanted. So, Passion Fruit is the next best thing. I cannot believe they had it in the yarn store we went to!

Last but not least, Cherry Tree Hill in Earth. The lady at the yarn shop was nice enough to wind this for me. I don't think the colors show up as well once it's wound into a cake though. This is fairly manly, but I still love it. :-)
I bought some Sockotta in purple too, but there's nothing overly exciting about Sockotta. I plan to use it to make Mikayla a pair of socks. I figured it wouldn't do any good to spend a bunch of $$ on her socks, since the sock monster would probably eat one of them. Until next time.........

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