Saturday, June 23, 2007

Celebration yarn

To celebrate my birthday, I went out and spent a lot of money on yarn, and a frequent buyer's membership to Renaissance Yarns. It will be worth it, I spend so much money there.
All Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn for Monkey socks (I'm addicted!):

I also finished one monkey sock (it's going to be so hard to cast on the second one when all I want to do is cast on with some of my new yarn!):

Monday, June 18, 2007


1. I started the ever-popular Monkey socks, and I love them!! I can see how this pattern is addicting, I've got plans for at least two maore pairs in Lorna's Laces.

2. I bought my Stitch n Pitch ticket! My mom (who also knits) and I get to go this year, how exciting!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Shawl attack!

I am in a shawl knitting mood, I think. I've cast on for the Baltic Sea Stole in Knitpicks Swish Superwash in the Capri colorway. I've also cast on for another Flower Petal Shawl, and this time I'm doing the five-panel version in Knitpicks Swish Superwash in Dublin. I'm going to buy the yarn for the Comfort Shawl pattern soon too. The thing with the Comfort Shawl is I don't care for the way the double yarn overs at the top narrow down to single yarn overs towards the middle, so I'm going to fiddle around with the pattern and change that.

Links to the shawl patterns:

Baltic Sea Stole:

Flower Petal Shawl:

Comfort Shawl:

I also finished my Multidirectional Scarf, in Noro Silk Garden color 225. I love it, but I finished it just in time for summer...

Thursday, June 7, 2007

1/4 down!

I finished one strip of my Lizard Ridge! It's nice and long, but I'm slighly concerned that it won't be wide enough. The pictures suck, but I'll have to wait to get better ones until it gets sunny again, since my camera doesn't photograph well without a bunch of natural light.

The strip:

And two of the squares:

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Noro Scarf

I bought a skein of Silk Garden to use in my Lizard Ridge, but then didn't like the way it looked with the other yarn. So I bought one more skein, and am making the Multidirectional Scarf. I don't know if two skeins will be enough yet, but I'll have to see when I get close to the end of the second skein. I may buy one more.