Monday, August 3, 2015

Two Finished Shawls

I recently finished two shawls. One is my Shades of Purple shawl that I was working on recently, and the other is a scrap sock yarn shawl that I had been working on right before we moved. It got put aside in the shuffle, and even though it was basically finished (just needed a wash and block), it took me 2 months to get it photographed.
 

Sock Yarn Shawl:
Yarn: Leftover yarn from my Business Casual and Buffy socks
Needle Size: US 7 (4.5mm)
Pattern Source: Scrap Shawl by Lakshmi Juneja

Shades of Purple:
Yarn: Malabrigo's Arroyo in Borraja
Needle Size: US 8 (5mm)
Pattern Source: Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn (Free Ravelry download)

I love knitting shawls that do not require a lot of thinking, or following a pattern too closely. That way I can knit and watch TV and not worry about making any mistakes. I would highly recommend both patterns, and I am excited to add these shawls to my collection!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Summer knitting

Current WIP - Waving socks
 
I am making some progress on my socks, since they are the perfect project for these hot summer days, I have been knitting them a lot. I have finished the first sock and I will be starting the second.

My tomato plant has started yielding some great tasting tomatoes and I love munching on them between rows.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Shades of Purple Shawl WIP

Work in progress - Shades of Purple

 
My shawl knitting and coffee - a perfect start to my day. 

Working on my Age of Brass and Steam Shawl and contemplating how many more rows of stockinette I should do before starting the last section. I am really enjoying this easy knit and the yarn is wonderful (Malabrigo's Arroyo in Borraja)!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Number 12 Finished!


This is my twelfth pair of socks that I have finished already this year! 12! That is a lot and I am going to have to find a place to keep them all. My basket just won't cut it anymore!


Enid:
Needle Size: US 1 1/2 (2.5mm) 9" circular needles
Pattern Source:  Enid from A Knitted Sock Society by Rachel Coopey 

I loved making these socks, and the pattern was easy to follow and kept me interested through both socks. I would highly recommend this book to any sock knitters , it has so many enjoyable knits!


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Working on Some Socks

My current WIP: Waving socks
This is another pattern from A Knitted Sock Society by Rachel Coopey. This time I am using the pattern Reginald. The yarn is Berroco's Comfort Sock in Hari Hari. I am loving the combination of pattern and yarn, and I am making good progress on this project.

This book has some great patterns in it, and they are great for variegated yarns.

 
 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Simple Crochet Project for the House


I recently planted some succulents in two clay pots that I decorated. Sometimes they are outside, but when it is raining I like to bring them in the house.
I made two crochet coasters for them to sit on so they won't damage the wood of the table. 

 

Plant Coasters
Yarn: Wool and the Gang's Shiny Happy Cotton in Jog Grey (leftovers from another project)
Hook Size: 5mm (H)
Pattern Source: Citrus Coaster by Dona Knits (free Ravelry download!)

I do love the way they turned out. They were a fast project even for me (I do not crochet a lot) and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

His and Hers Socks Pattern



I put the finishing touches on my His and Hers Socks pattern, and it is now available for free on Ravelry! 

Get it HERE

If you do decide to knit these socks, don't forget to post pictures. I love looking at all your gorgeous finished socks.