Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Win A Box Bag and Spinning Fiber!

A great contest over at Into The Whirled where you can win a lovely box bag and a 4oz Falkland Wool batt. Go check it out!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"Back" it up


Yesterday, I finished the back to my Tempest. I really, really love the way Wollmeise knits up. For real.

I'm now working on the left front. It'll probably only take me a day or two if I don't procrastinate. I can't wait til I can wear this thing!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Let's get to work!

I've had a fun few days; with a party on Saturday, shopping on Friday, and plenty of quality time with my husband the last two days, today I'm trying to get back into my stride.

First up! I finished some socks that I lovingly dub "Leftovers". Made from leftover Mal sock (Velvet Grapes) and CTH Supersock Select Semi-solids (Blossom), just a simple toe-up st st with a fold-over cuff. Scraps be gone!

Right now, I'm working on a super secret project for my husband. So secret that I cannot tell you what it is, since it's possible that he could read this. Just know that I'll post pictures after I've given it to him.

My Lavendel arrived last Thursday, but I didn't start swatching til Saturday because I was working on the super secret stuff. On Monday night, I started knitting the back and got half-way through the second stripe before I decided to concentrate on knitting the socks. With those out of the way, I'm all clear!

I'm also working hard on getting my act together to start my own business. Things are coming along slowly but surely. I finally have something to be excited about, now that I've actually settled on a name. Supa secert, though. Will divulge more later.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Feeling kind of "blah"

All my most exciting projects are just waiting for an opportunity to do them at this point. I wanted to start a Trellis and Vine Pullover, but I'm using the needles I need for my Moderne Log Cabin blanket. I got the black WM for my Tempest but the Lavendel won't get here until later this week so I don't want to start that yet. I finished the scarf for my husband, but realized it was entirely too short for him (and I don't like the yarn). I knit a hat for myself (no pics yet), but it was just okay. I want a project to get excited about, like my Pioneer! Ho hum.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

After much deliberation...

...I decided that I actually want to do my Tempest in Lavendel (purple) and Schwarz (black). To achieve this, I ended up selling my Skandal um Rosi (I decided it had too much of the lightest color to go well with my skin tone) and trading my Lavendel for Lavendel in 100% (mine was Twin). I also traded my Pfefferminz Prinz for a Schwarz. I think it's gonna be an awesome sweater!

Right now OTN are my knee socks that I'm waiting for the cuff yarn to get here. Also, I'm working on a scarf for my husband.

Additionally, I've started a Moderne Log Cabin Blanket. I'm doing it in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in colorways Cashew, Ivory, Black, and Jalapeno. I found out a couple days ago that Cashew was being (gasp) DISCONTINUED! So I went ahead and bought all that I hope I'll need for the project. I was wanting to just buy a few balls here and there as I went but that was not meant to be. I'm working on the first block right now and I love it for it being so simple!

Friday, September 4, 2009

I ♥ Wollmeise

The colors. THE COLORS!!!! I got my order early yesterday afternoon. Oh. my. goodness.







I'm in love. Especially with Lavendel (the last one).