Saturday, February 21, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
First up is the lovely Clapotis. It is made out of one skein of Wollmeise 100% sock yarn. Campari Orange is the colorway. This was the very first project I casted on for the New Year. I casted on Jan 1. It is also the first project that I finished this year.
Next up is Japanese Vines. This I had casted on in December but took a break to knit the Clapotis. The Japanese Vines is made out of Sundara sock yarn in the Mossy colorway. The scarf is absolutely stunning once it was blocked.
Next up is the Chickadee Cowl. This is out of Misti Alpaca Vegan colorway. I completed this cowl in basically one day. It was an extremely quick knit.
Last but not least, a lone sock. This is the Roll Top Sock. It is made out of Handmaiden Casbah in the Flirt colorway. I do have to order another skein. After I finished the Rivolo, I had just enough to knit one sock. This sock fits like a glove and feels like a dream. Yes, the sock is small but that is only because I have small feet. So that is what I have been up to so far this year. All the projects pictured above have been completed in 2009.
Posted by Ana at 8:23 AM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I have finished three projects so far in 2009. I finished the Clapotis, Chickadee Cowl and Japanese Vines. I am in the process of knitting Rivolo right now. Rivolo is by Anne Hanson from Knitspot. I am using Handmaiden's Casbah. It is a very soft yarn. The pattern is very easy but I keep forgetting to do a K2tog or do too many. I don't know how many times I have had to frog back a row or two from not having enough stitches or way too many. Like usual, I have been hanging around Ravelry. I've enjoyed all the people that I have met over there. I am so excited because in April, I get to go The Loopy Ewe for Spring Fling. DH and DD are coming along with. They have all ready been informed that they are going their way and I am going mine. It's a knitting weekend and I can't wait to meet all my fellow Ravelers. The Japanese Vines scarf is for my ISE7 pal along with the Chickadee Cowl. Both were very quick knits. I knitted the Chickadee is just over a 24 hour period. Last night, I blocked the Japanese Vines Scarf using blocking wires. That was the first time I had ever used those. Blocking really opened up the pattern. I've been bowling again this season. My average is higher than last. I also just bought a new bowling ball so I can learn how to throw a hook. I am hoping to increase my average. I did miss a 200 game by 2 pins this season (heartbreaking) The pictures of my projects are on my Ravelry page. I'm wizgirl over there. I will post pictures on here in a couple of days.
Posted by Ana at 4:03 PM
Monday, January 12, 2009
In reading Wendy's blog she did the 5 things quiz so I thought that would be kind of fun. 5 things in my Bag-
- Nail files
5 things in my room
- my namaste laguna bag
- the book that I am currently reading
- the things that I have to send out for two of the swaps that I am in
- shoes under my bed
5 things I've always wanted to do
- Visit my friend in Trinidad
- Go to Europe to see all the wonderful art galleries historical places
- Get back to my goal weight
- Get myself out of debt to where I am not almost living paycheck to paycheck
- Write more in my blog (ok, that's more of a wish)
5 Things that I'm Currently Into
- Maggie Sefton Mysteries (I'm on the last one Fleece Navidad)
- Collecting Knitting Books
- Reading posts on Ravelry
- Collecting yarn.
So there you have it. 5 things about me.
Posted by Ana at 10:00 AM