Wednesday, October 12, 2016

OTN: Nemesis Socks

Currently OTN:  Nemesis Socks

Pattern from Knitty .  I am knitting these for the Sock Knitters Anonymous September KAL on Ravelry.  These qualify for the literary challenge, as they are inspired by Agatha Christie.

I am using Dream in Color Smooshy in a pretty green ( Go Go Grassy) that I bought in 2007. This yarn has excellent stitch definition, and the pattern shows off the slight color variations beautifully!

I have one sock finished, and the second is nearly at the heel. Whether I finish to qualify for the challenge (which would be great) or not, this pattern is really awesome and I will be knitting them again!





Saturday, April 30, 2016

We have a winner!

We have a winner---Congrats to MobyKnits, who is the winner of the MadTosh Pashmina in Fluoro 
Rose.  Please send me your address info so I can get your prize out to you (I have also messaged you
on Ravelry).


Stay tuned for another fun giveaway in a couple weeks, once I return from running the Colfax Half 
Marathon in Denver, Colorado!








Saturday, April 23, 2016

Project updates and YARN GIVEAWAY!!

It's been awhile since my last post, but here are a couple of the projects that I have completed since my last post:


  • Boredom Socks, knit using KFI Indulgence (since discontinued), which is a smooth 75% merino/25% nylon blend.  It is sock-weight, and created a very interesting design, with very nice striping sections and vivid colors.






  • A sweater for my niece, who is on-the-way and scheduled to make her debut in late August.  I used Encore Dynamo, which has the cutest striping colors and is a soft 75% acrylic/25% wool blend from Plymouth Yarns.  I saw the pattern in my LYS, River Colors Studio in Lakewood, Ohio, and downloaded it from Ravelry.  It is the perfect top-down sweater with very little sewing required!  I found the cutest buttons--little purple/white giraffes--at JoAnn Fabrics.  Can't wait to see my little niece in the sweater!  The pattern can also be customized for boys.  Pattern:  2649 Baby & Toddler Top-Down Cardigan from Plymouth Yarn Design Studio.



Currently OTN:

Springtastic Socks, pattern by Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter and published by Holla Knits.  This is an awesome pattern for a pair of socks that are perfect for spring!  They include some cables and a wonderfully easy-to memorize ribbed back panel.  I am currently on sock #2 and hope to have it finished by the end of the weekend, which will qualify it for the Holla Knits Spring KAL, ending on April 29th.  I am using Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Vishnu color.  This is one of the softest, silkiest yarns I have ever used!  I can't say enough about how much I love it.  What is there not to love about cashmere/silk/wool?
 Next time I make these, which WILL happen because I love the pattern, I will make them longer for the wintertime.  



And now...a YARN GIVEAWAY!

I am giving away a skein of Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Fluoro Rose colorway, which is neon pink awesomeness.
It is hard to accurately capture the vivid neon brightness of this yarn.  It is a sport-weight, but it is perfect for that luxe project you've been waiting to cast on for, or just a great pair of socks.  It is 360 yards and is a blend of cashmere/silk/wool.

To enter to win this yarn, just leave a comment on this blog post or on the Ravelry thread I created for this giveaway. Please leave your email or better yet, Ravelry name, so I can let you know if you won.  The winner will be randomly selected on Friday, April 29th, at 9 PM, so you've got a few days!

Good luck and thank you for reading!

Friday, February 5, 2016

First FO of 2016--Circle Socks

Just completed my first FO of 2016:  Circle Socks, pattern by Anne Campbell.  I knit these for a December 2015 KAL as part of a Ravelry group, Sock Knitters Anonymous.  Their monthly challenges are a great way to try new patterns and techniques.  This particular challenge was to use self-striping yarn and a pattern that enhances the striping.

I used JoAnn Sensations Bamboo & Ewe (sadly, discontinued) in the Purple/Black striping colorway.  I really enjoyed using this yarn- it feels very nice to knit with, and also the finished project looks very nice and mostly matchy-matchy.




Currently OTN:
  • After All This Time (Heidi Nick pattern) Socks--using Hansen Hand Dyes Bounce Sock in Beauregard Blue
  • Springtastic Socks (Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter pattern)--using Madelinetosh Pashmina in Vishnu.
  • Baby mittens (Blue Sky Alpacas pattern) for Pine Ridge Reservation OB ward.