Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mystery Shawlette KAL Part 2

Well, I finished part 2 this morning.

Here is what it looks like on the needles:

Then, with a few pins to show the design:
Since part 3 (which includes 70+ rows!) was already released on Thursday, I'm going to be knitting quite a bit this weekend. Well, after the chores are done. You know the weed maintenance, house cleaning, grocery shopping, planting the window boxes & front pots....

Good thing I have 4 days off in a row!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mystery Shawlette KAL Part 1

I just completed Part 1. This is what it currently looks like:
 The following photo is a much more accurate color representation. The Sea Silk is going to make the stitches look fabulous when I block it out...

Wendy already released Part 2 this morning. You can find it here.

So far I'm liking what I see.

Passing Exam Stash Enhancements

Of course it was bound to happen, I needed a prize for passing my exam! (or whatever excuse I can use to buy more yarn!!) So, off to The Loopy Ewe I go.

I had these three skeins of yarn among my wish list.

They are all Handmaiden Sea Silk. The colorways from left to right are: Nova Scotia, Salt Spray,  Bronze.

I already have plans for the Nova Scotia colorway. I would like to knit the Ocean City Shawlette.

However, I need to finish my Mystery Shawlette first by WendyKnits. I'm just about halfway through the first clue - although, I need to step it up today as the next one is being released in a couple of hours.

So...I'm off to knit...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mystery Shawlette KAL

I decided to join my first KAL. It is called the Summer Mystery Shawlette by Wendyknits.

This is what it currently looks like after my CO and 2 set up rows. The next 12 rows (part 1/chart A) were issued yesterday, however I am going to start those tomorrow night.

Pattern: Summer Mystery Shawlette
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk
Colorway: Ocean
Needles: Signature US 6 - 24" (US 8 to CO)

Come join us here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my sister! 
What a wonderful year you have had!

From celebrating life's moments with those closest to you...

 ...including your ever present personal touches... creating your Fairy Tale....

...marrying the man of your dreams...

May the memories you created this year stay close to your heart.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Where have I been?

Studying. In the industry I work in we are required to obtain licenses and some of us have gone on to acquire designations. With those, we are required to get 45 continuing education credits every 3 years.

Well for the past 10 weeks I've been studying for a measly 16 credits. This included a $800 course fee, 20 hours of webinars, 70+ hours of self studying a 898 page book. It ended today with a 100 question proctored exam that I passed!

Life can now resume.

Having dealt with so much of that studying I only had a limited amount of time for knitting.

So, quick knits with minimal thinking were required. Thank goodness I have my The Great American Afghan Book....
I have since finished it today after my exam. However it is pouring rain outside and my completed photo looks awful. So, I will post that when it stop raining (which unfortunately appears to be at least 7 days away per the weather forecasts)


Pattern: Great American Afghan Square #14
Yarn: Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted
Colorway: Haze Heather
Needles: Knit Picks Circulars US 8
I also just CO on my third square. It is from the Sampler Afghan and the pattern is Elm Seed.

Now rain rain go away....