Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stitch Scarf Progress

We've had a bright morning with the big snowflakes coming down, so I was able to take an accurate color photo.

This is my latest scarf project:
It is a one row repeat so it is flying on my needles.  See how bright that color is? It is going to look stunning with my black dress!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


and more rain and more rain. The weatherman says we will not see the sun until Tuesday! That is like 5 days away, not counting the past 3 days of snow and rain.

So, needless to say I do not have an updated photo of my stitch scarf. I could pull out the photo tent, but instead chose to work out tonight. I got a new W!! dance game. Oh my....I'm going to be sore tomorrow!

Anyway, not to leave you without a photo, I'll leave you with a pic of our cute bunny. This was the first time she ate my left over apple from the core. I'm usually chopping it up for her in little pieces.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

How about another Tuscany photo?

I brought my Tuscany into work with me today. As one of my staff members wanted to see my 'gorgeous' shawl!

My boss told me I should consider using my knitting talent and consignment my finished items.
My reply: "That would take the fun out of it."

Do you feel like that? The feeling that you have put so much of yourself into knitting something that you want to give it to a person that will enjoy it or be selfish and keep it!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A post for the birds

Of all the birds photos I've taking during this storm, this is my favorite showing our cardinal couple. We've named them Booth & Bones! Yes - we really enjoy that show!

I was SO careful walking out the door this morning as to not step on any bird prints and asked my DH to take a photo as I get home after dark. Thank you DH! You can see the tip of a bush on the right hand side the birds have spent many hours in that bush.
I know I need to take some more bunny photos around the house. Hopefully I'll get to that shortly!

Monday, February 22, 2010


Amy Singer just sent out a tweet and the link comes here to my Tuscany Shawl!


Well, pull me off the ceiling!

Cast off again

I can't help it. I am a knitting addict and no I do not want a 12 step program for this! I'm still feeling over the moon with having finished my Tuscany shawl on Saturday!

Since my Chevron Scarf is still in time out I started another scarf.

This is the Handmaiden Sea Three from The Loopy Ewe. The colorway is Sangria.

I have to be honest, I went out on a limb and purchased this colorway, when I originally saw the hank out of the shipping box I was disapointed. However, once I wound the hank into a cake the colorway grew on me.

I really like how it is knitting up in my scarf.

(Grrr...but I'm not liking blogger rotating my photos! Sorry for the head tilt that is required!)

Pattern: Stitch Scarf
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Three
Colorway: Sangria
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony US 9 24" circulars
CO: 20

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Finished Tuscany Photos

I'm so pleased with how the Tuscany came out! I love how Sea Silk shows such stitch definition (considering I had it crammed onto 24" needles!). 

After the last picture you saw of the blocking, I took Amy Singer's advise and blocked it this way:

It really makes the sides equal.

Pattern: Tuscany  (from 'No Sheep for You' book)
Designer: Amy Singer
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk
Colorway: Pumpkin
Yardage: 100 gram hank, 4 grams remaining! Approximately 430 yards used
Needles: Addi Turbo Lace US 6 Circulars

I truly love how it looks and can not wait to wear it!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

How many stitches now...


I am over the moon with happiness that I finished this today.

As you can tell it is still in the first round of blocking:

Once this dries I'm going to be blocking it again in half. I learned this little trick from my favorite idol! This will give me equal length on the sides.

I'll have more photos when it is dry (and the sun is out!).

How many...

That would be 2,128 stitches left to finish my tuscany shawl.....then again WHO is really counting? I'm determined to finish it this weekend and start the blocking process.

Back to knitting....

Sunday, February 14, 2010

February 14th

Happy Valentines Day!