Monday, November 29, 2010

More Ripley

Ok maybe I really will make the week goal on this WIP!
Although, I wonder if my DH will be seen with me while I wear all this color?!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ripley Hat Project

The more color I add to this hat the more I love it!

I highly recommend this hat for easy TV knitting!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Shrek, Macy's Parade, CO

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!

I was able to watch a couple hours of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and thank goodness during that time Shrek came on!

You know my love of that ogre!

DH ended up taping the rest of the parade for me, so I could watch it later, as we had to leave for dinner.
During the parade I was able to CO my next project:

This is the Ripley hat kit from Knit Whits. I found them originally in the vendor flyer for Stitches East 2010. So, in researching my Stitches market day out I was determined to shop there! They had these hat kits in 100% cotton and I was pleasantly surprise that they brought them to Stitches.

I'm currently on the 10th row, which is the ripple row, you can see the difference between the right and left sides in the photo. It is an interesting technique that I am glad to learn, as I can see doing a couple more of these in my future. Although this stitch does make my left ring finger cramp up!

My goal is to finish this within a know how I am with goals.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

For me my annual tradition of watching this has already begun. I love it all, and can't wait to see Santa!

I hope your day is full with all that you are thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

FO Le Petit Pont

 (pre-block photo!)

Pattern: Le Petit Pont by Irishgirlieknits purchased at Stitches East 2010
Yarn: Kollage Creamy purchased at Stitches East 2010
Colorway: Turquoise Sea
Yardage: only 2 grams left from 2 skeins
Needles: Signature Circulars US 5, 24 inch
Ravelry Project page here

I can not say enough about this pattern as I loved it! It is a 8 line repeat, works well for tv knitting! I look forward to making another one!

Now the bigger question, do I keep this for myself, since I'm so in love with it, or give it to someone I could see wearing it? Decisions, decisions...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Life events = slow progress

I imagine a day without having to work crazy long hours so I'm able to knit as I wish. Until then, I really shouldn't make deadlines, like the last one I made, as it was to finish the Le Petit Pont by this weekend.

I failed and I can't stand failing.

So, I'm not telling when I hope to be done by this. Hopefully soon. Until then, I'm enjoying this yarn just gliding over these needles.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

I liked Carole's topic this week. They are in no particular order.

10 Dream Vacations:

1. Alaska. We have tentative plans to go in 2011.
2. Hawaii. I just can't wait to go here...although it is a few years off.
3. Tuscany.
4. San Francisco followed by a trip to wine country.
5. Quebec.
6. Australia.
7. England. I've been before, however I really want to go back with DH.
8. France. Again, I've been before but come on Paris with the love of your life?!
9. Finland. I'd love to visit my roots.
10.Turks & Cacos

I think I could have added another 10, but I'll stop! I hope to be able to look back at this time in the distant future and be able to check the majority of these off.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A better photo of my Le Petit Pont

It really says a lot when I'm knitting a project exclusively! This yarn is just sailing over my Signature needles. I hope to finish this scarf this week. Stay tuned...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Le Petit Pont Progress

I've made some great progress on this beautiful scarf this week. This is after one skein is used up and I've just paused to add the second skein.

Of course, I was not at this stopping point during the best weather of know the nice bright sunshine that adds so much natural color to photos to help make them look not so dark!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Le Petit Pont

This is Carrie's pattern Le Petit Pont. I'll have you know that I purchased this pattern and yarn around 1:30 PM on Friday, my market day at Stitches, I had the skein of yarn in a ball (thank you DH!) and CO by 4:30 PM. (note for next year, bring yarn winder!)

I just LOVE this pattern! It is a 8 pattern row repeat and comes with different options for the sides, and to make a thinner or wider scarf (one skein or two). Carrie makes this pattern not only written out but also in chart form.

With so many options it is a fit for anyone!

I am using the Kollage Creamy yarn, as the pattern suggests, in the colorway Turquoise Sea. It is made from milk protein and cotton...interesting and very smooth on the needles.

You can purchase it here. Go ahead and CO...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Who did I meet at Stitches?

The one and only Debbie Macomber! Not only did she sign my Twenty Wishes book (my favorite!), also my Blossom Street pattern book, she stood for a photo.

She is just so cute in person! She has a wonderful personality and even though I'm standing there in complete awe she was so easy to talk with. She even commented that my husband was a 'good man' in coming to the show with me. Yes, I would have to agree! She jokingly said that her husband wished she had named her book 3 Wishes, as she would have been home sooner.

Next on my list of must meet up with and say hello was Carrie aka IrishgirlieKnits. I hold her personally responsible for getting me hooked on Knit Picks needles from the first Ravelry message back in 2008!
I had never met her in person, however felt like I knew her so well. She is wearing one of her latest designs, Pont Neuf.   Also, if you do not follow her blog, you should! You can find it here.

In fact, I purchase two of hers at the show, Bellingrath & Le Petit Pont. I actually started knitting Le Petit Pont that night. Her patterns are so nice and easy to read. I highly recommend them. However that is another story for another time!

After meeting who I wanted to, and hitting those booths I was tired! Off to the hotel and a solid meal!