Sunday, September 26, 2010

Birthday Arrival

In reading Joan's blog, Wool Free and Lovin Knit I found another sheepless yarn I wanted to try. It was made by the Great Adirondack and called Bamboo Fingering. It is a cotton and bamboo base in some great vivid colors.

Of course, then I searched the internet and found only a few shops online that carried this particular yarn.  One of the places I stumbled onto was Ewe Need Yarn. As luck would have it, the color that I just had to have was out of stock.

A couple of emails back and forth to Terri and yarn was on order. Of course, by then I had found another color that I needed. Terri was great throughout the ordering process, keeping me in the loop of what information she had received from the company through frequent emails.

My order arrived in time for my birthday, so it has become the birthday present to myself. To introduce themselves:

You see the Pansy and the Mixed Berry colorways. Since each of them come in at 990 yards a piece I plan to make a Clapotis with one. The other is to be decided.

So, hop on over to say hi to Terri, but better yet buy some yarn!

In knitting news, I have completed the straps on my Frock Camisole, however I'm still working on the back. I'll have pictures of the progress next time.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Frock Camisole Update

I've been doing my mindless TV knitting lately. I mean there is nothing on TV I'm interested in. Then, again I liked the season premiere of House this week.

Anyway, here is what my camisole currently looks like:

Link to Ravelry Project Page is here.
I hope to be able to finish the other strap tomorrow. I mean it would be nice to wear this before I have to pull out the turtlenecks.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mug Cosy

Somehow during work hours I was double booked by others, thus only being one person I went to interview a potential new hire. Apparently, I chose incorrectly, interviewee was horrible and I missed a good meeting.

You see my old boss, the one that I LOVED working for, was at the meeting I missed and offered up my knitting services. A mug cosy for another manager that travels frequently to a colder climate. We are putting a care package together with tea, mug, mug cosy etc.

So, here is what I had to pull off in one evening:
Pattern: Knit as I went
Yarn: Rowan RYC Cotton Jeans
Colorways: Hemp & Sierra
Needles: Hiya Hiya US 5

The funny thing about this is who it was knit for is a the pink and purple stripes?

Monday, September 20, 2010

CSA Updates

This is our latest CSA share:

I just love these Gala apples! The beans bring back wonderful childhood memories of picking beans with my Grandpa in his garden. In fact I would sneak eating a few raw before they made it to Gram's hands!

I think I also owed you a photo from last week:
There has been knitting. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Finished Cowl

I needed a quick knit. This one fit the bill as I was able to knit it in 2 days.

Pattern: Stacked Eyelet Cowl
Yarn: Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets Canasta
Colorway: Aquatide
Purchased from: Mystic Yarns
Needles: Knit Picks US 5mm
My Ravelry Project Page

Like I said, this was a quick knit. Once the weather turns a bit cooler it will be a nice bright knit to wear!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

CSA Catch-up

I owe you the past couple weeks of CSA pictures.


So much for healthy as we picked up cider donuts one week!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A finish Multnomah

I loved this pattern. In fact I had a hard time stopping.

Here is it blocking. I am going to block it a second time to even the YO's down the center.

Pattern: Multnomah
Yarn: Handmaiden SeaSilk
Colorway: Cosmic Dawn
Purchased from: The Loopy Ewe
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony US 4mm
Link to my Ravelry Project Page

Here is what it looks like on:

See what I mean about need to block it again. The top YO's need to be opened a bit more. I would recommend this pattern to anyone who wanted to try a lace pattern. It was easy to memorize and like I said I wanted to keep going...maybe I should have.