Thursday, December 31, 2015

Border Section!

Yes! I am knitting the last few rows of the border section!  I made this much larger than pattern called for since I had 300 + yards of Jitterbug sock yarn and the pattern calls for 200 yards of DK weight yarn.  I will use up as much of the yarn as possible!  Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

More Orbit!

Still finding time to knit on the Orbit Shawl by Janina Kallio with this great Jitterbug yarn. Can I finish this by the end of this year?

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Road Trip Knitting!

More time to knit on one of my projects!  My hand spun yarn for socks, and almost to the heels!  Could I possibly get to the heel turns before the new year????

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Cowls!

Girls are so cute in two of their Christmas cowls! We went on a special outing to see the new Star Wars movie, and they look great!  Plus, they are cozy warm!  So glad they like them!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Waist Decreases!

Working on my custom fit sweater, and already to the waist decreases on the back section. Very exciting to have some time over vacation to be knitting on projects for me!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Knitting Notions!

Wow! My family gave me a laptop for Christmas!  This has been on my wish list for many years, and I am so excited to have it now!  My youngest set up the screen with these adorable alpacas, plus my identification picture is Bad Alice, the sheep from Trenary. Yes, my family gets me!!! :)  So, now I'm knitting my custom fit sweater and using my laptop for blogging, Ravelry and all those important knitting activities.  Thanks Family!!!!!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Sweater knitting on Christmas!

Back to my custom fit sweater knitting, feels so good to be knitting on a project for me! Long way to go on this sweater, yet every row gets me closer to being finished!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve Orbit!

Back to knitting for me!  Holiday knitting is complete so I am knitting on my Orbit Shawl by Janina Kallio. Knitting for me feels very good, indeed!!  A great way to celebrate Christmas Eve!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

50th Project of 2015!

Wow!  This hat is my 50th completed project for 2015!  Well Done Me!!  There have been many charity projects for bears and for teen hats, yet I still feel that 50 is a great many completed projects!  Plus one sweater!!!!!  Hurrah! Hurrah!!!

Holiday Helix Hat!

The tree is decorated and we are closer to being ready for Christmas!  So excited for our holiday!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Knitting with Charlie!

Our Christmas Miracle, Charlie the lovely rescue cat that we adopted today! He is a beautiful grey with a "tuxedo" white marking on his chest, plus white paws. So far, we think he likes us, and we think he is adorable!  He is sitting with us while I knit on a Christmas cowl.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Helix Done!

love this hat with the super soft yarn!!! So far, one of my very favorite Helix Hats!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Deja vu!

It is great to be knitting again at a coffee shop while waiting for my youngest to do her off season weight lifting for distance track. Over an hour of uninterrupted knitting time, and yummy coffee too!  Another helix hat almost done!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cast Off at Pageant!

Done with another Christmas cowl!  Feels good to finish on time!!!  Hurrah!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Teen hats set free!

So excited to deliver all my knitted charity Teen Hats to the Gift Barn so that families can choose them for their teens. This year's theme for my knitted hats was Seahawks colors, so hopefully the area teen boys will like them!  Here are rock stars Cori and Liz modeling these fabulous hats! Next year I hope to knit more for this wonderful and worthy cause!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Knitting minutes!

Especially this time of year, we need more knitting minutes to complete our holiday projects! Here is another helix hat for daughter, I love how the Malabrigo is working with the Mountain Colors and Highlander yarns!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Knitting during pageant practice!

Another holiday cowl on the needles!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Neon Helix Done!

This was a fun knitting project, and I am excited to cast on another neon helix hat!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Neon Helix!

Cast on another helix hat for charity, with the neon yarn I found for FREE at Ft. Worden. Love the brightness of this one!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Brother's Helix Done!

My daughter looks great in this hat!  (of course, she looks great in everything!!) Will she give it up so I can give to my brother for Christmas?! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Road trip helix hat!

Working on brother's helix hat for shoveling snow in Michigan. I love this yarn and it should be warm enough for him in the snow!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Finally Knitting Today!

Almost time for bed, and I am finally getting time on my day off for some knitting. Where does the time go???  Pulled out this lovely Jitterbug yarn and "Orbit" shawl by Janina Kallio, as I cast on for my birthday and have not knit on it since then - abandoned for holiday knitting!  So, today I chose this for my fifteen minutes of knitting.  Love this yarn, love the pattern and love the pattern designer!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Spinning Again!

I have not found the time to spin since our great Fort Worden weekend, so I had fun pulling out my Pocket Wheel to see where I had left off with this Abundant Earth Fiber.  Still a bit bumpy to spin, yet I think if I ply this loosely it will be lofty and squishy for a soft knit!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A lot of Blanket Knitting!

Still knitting along on this blanket, and I will continue knitting until the June deadline!  Love the bright colors, plus it is warm to knit with this blanket on my lap now that cold and wet fall has arrived!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Blanket knitting!

Working on the Celebration Blanket for my youngest as she's graduating high school next June and asked for a knit blanket as her graduation gift...So I need to make more blanket knitting time so I can finish it by June!   Since she was running in her last Cross Country Race this weekend, I dedicated my knitting time to her blanket!  Love these colors!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sweater knitting!

Working on my custom fit sweater today, still on the ribbing!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cowl Progress!

Making progress on this lovely cowl!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cast Off Yarn Chicken!

Yes, I lost in the Yarn Chicken duel, so I have to finish with a similar colored yarn. No way am I trying to rip back the entire cast off of one sock......oh, well.....

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Our State XC Champ!

So proud of our Cross Country Runner at State!  She bested her Personal Record (PR) by 17 seconds!  Hurrah!!!!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Cast On!

Love these cowls!  Knit Knit Knit for Christmas!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Road trip knitting!

Working on the socks on the way back to college, so happy to have some knitting time today!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Ferry Sock Knitting

So sad to be leaving Ft. Worden for another year... so much fun with friends, and so much new yarn coming home with us!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Boutique Chic

Scary yarn left over in the stash sale at Ft. Worden, so Jessica decided we needed to knit with it after our Show & Tell event.... scary scarf with furry balls......Major Eeew!

Long-tail Cast On!

Yes, Jessica taught me (again) how to do the Long Tail Cast On.  I believe she also taught me last year when I cast on my Elsa Wool sweater....thanks to Jessica that she is such a good teacher, so sorry that my memory is not that great.....How exciting to cast on for a new Custom Fit Sweater!

Spinning Merino/Alpaca/Bamboo

Ft. Worden adventure would not be complete without some spinning time with my Pocket Wheel!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Cast Off!

Third day at Ft. Worden and another finished project!  Hurrah!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sweater Swatching!

Another Ft. Worden adventure into a Custom Fit sweater.  Here is my second swatch with smaller needles.  I love the green yarn with the purple Signature Needles!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hat Done!

First day at Ft. Worden and first finished project!  Hurrah!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Bye Bye WIPs ~

The day has come when one needs to review one's Works In Progress and ask The Clash question, "Should I stay or should I go?"  Say Bye Bye to Bonnie, my ribbon tank top that was cast on a long time ago, perhaps in 2008?
Say Bye Bye to my baby blue lacey top that had hidden armpits that I could never locate in the pattern notes....
Both projects were listed on the blog as "On The Needles" items #1 and #2, yet both predate Ravelry. Now I can cast on more projects!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Hat Knitting!

This one is for my brother, in the colors of his swim team. I hope it is warm enough for snow shoveling in Michigan!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Back to the Blanket!

This is such a relaxing knit, and yet I need to keep plugging away so that it is complete by next June for graduation!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Silkie Cowl!

Using the yarn from Dye Day at the Barn, knitting this Encompass Cowl using the yarn doubled. Nice and squishy and soft!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Another Hat!

This hat is for my brother, to fight off the cold as he shovels snow in Michigan this winter!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fiber Fusion!

Look at that face!!!!  We had a blast at Fiber Fusion!  I didn't win any door prizes this year but had tons of fun - lots of inspiration!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Heel Turn!

Love this yarn!  Love Queen Kahuna's sock methods!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

285 yards of Crazy!

Wow - this yarn turned out to be so beautiful, yet not as crazy as I imagined!  Can't wait to cast on something fun and adventurous! 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Strong Finish ~ Amazing Girl!

Great race at last home xc meet!  Way to Go Champion!!!  I'm so proud!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cast On!

Doubling the Blue Moon Silky yarn for this cowl and love the squishy yarn it is making!  Hope to have enough to finish this cowl!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Crazy Ply!

This is looking amazing!!!!  How many yards will we get??