Oh, it's a Chevron Scarf. The pattern is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I have to admit, I have had the book awhile and never thought of knitting this scarf. It was so one of those things where I started to see a lot of them out in blogland/Ravelry/etc. and had to have one for myself. My sister called my scarf loud, but I don't care. It's awesome. I have become so totally obsessed with knitting this thing I have knitted little else over the last dew days. :)
The Morning Glory Wrap has been sitting quietly and sadly while I knit the scarf.
And, now onto some sock yarn.
First off, I am very excited to say that Knitting Like Crazy hand-dyed yarn will soon be in a LYS near you (well, it will be in Plainfield, IL, so if that is near to you then it will be in an LYS near you. If you don't live close to Plainfield, IL, then I am sorry for getting you all excited)!! I have been talking to the owner of Strands of Heaven, and I will be dyeing up some yarn for them in a colorway to be sold exclusively at the store. This is very exciting yet totally scary for me at the same time. But mostly exciting! Anyway, I will keep you posted about that little endeavor as it develops.
And, second, here is some yummy sock yarn on my Etsy site: It's Starburst. It's been up on the site for four months. On etsy, your listing expires after that, but I, of course, am going to repost it to my site to try to sell it. It's had to believe that it's already been four months in the whole "I want to dye yarn and sell it" thing. I don't think I will be slowing down anytime soon. I love it too much! :) Anyway, if you want to see more pictures of this can you can do so here.
Well, that's all the knitting/sock yarn goodness I have for today. Tonight there will be ditching of ballroom dancing class so Alex and I can watch The Office and play our BRAND NEW NINTENDO WII!!! (Sorry for the yelling, but I am excited about the Wii. I had been calling Gamestop for weeks and yesterday when I called and they said they had one I bolted out of work so fast I don't think my boss hardly noticed I was gone). :) This weekend should be pretty low key with some decent knitting time planned.
It's the Coupling socks! These are for my mom for Christmas. She bought me the yarn, so I thought I would be nice to knit her some socks with it.
Here are the specs:
The pattern: Coupling from Knitty
The yarn: Creatively Dyed Yarn (purchased by my mom for me at the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Festival)
The needles: Size 2
The modifications: The pattern is for toe-up but I didn't feel like doing that so I knit them from the top down instead. Actually, I am calling these my upside down coupling socks.
The results: Great! I really love the lacy socks so these were just perfect. I think my mom will like them.
Then I have this sock:
This once was my lacy socks that I was knitting. Then I decided I didn't feel like knitting that pattern again. So, I riiiipppped back to the ribbing and started again with just a plain ol' sock. The yarn is some fine Knitting Like Crazy hand dyed yarn. :)
Then, yesterday, after finishing the Coupling socks, I decided that I wanted to start another sock: This one is (obviously) a fine toe up sock that I am knitting for a friend, I think. I think he will like them. He is the kind of guy that could proudly wear socks like this. We will see. The yarn is Steinbach Wolle Strapaz Cotton Effekt (that's what Ravelry tells me anyway). My brother got me this yarn for my birthday and can I just say, he did an awesome job at picking it out. I mean, this stuff is great. I may try to acquire some more soon.
I did also start the Morning Glory Wrap from Knitspot, but I haven't gotten very far. Hopefully this weekend I will have some time to knit on it and then I can get a good WIP picture. This weekend should be full of lots of knitty goodness, including a trip to Plainfield on Sunday to Strands of Heaven!
Finally, I will leave you with a yarn picture: It's some sock yarn name Girl Scout Cookies! Yum! You can see more pictures here.
Hmm, I did get my sock mojo back a little bit last night. I went to Knit Night at Fringe and once again had a super time. Coupling sock #1 is done and I have started #2. That pair of socks might actually be done sometime next week. Hooray!
Anyway, I have some new yarn posted on my Etsy site, and I thought I would share it with you, my dear wonderful faithful readers. Here we have Mars Attacks!:This yarn is quite loud, but, you know, sometimes you need a nice loud pair of socks. I have one skein available. You can see more pictures here.
And, then, back by popular demand (well, no one really demanded it, people just seemed like they really liked it, and who can blame them because it is super awesome, but I digress) is Cherry Garcia:It didn't quite come out the same as the last time, but that is the joy of hand dyed yarn. I still really really like it. And, I still think it looks like Cherry Garcia ice cream! I have two skeins of this stuff. You can see more pictures here.
That Cherry Garcia is making me want ice cream for dinner. Is that bad? :)
And, finally, because I was tagged by Carrie Penny I have this:
The Name Tag
You have to list some things about yourself using each letter of your middle name.
L - Loyola is where I attended college.
Y - Yarn sniffer should be my middle name. :)
N - Never been out of the country (although there is a trip to Canada being planned for next year....yeah!)
N - Not going to quit knitting anytime soon.
Hmm, well I know I should tag some people, but Carrie Penny stole like half my list! :) So, if the mood strikes you, then I tag you! Yeah, you can call me lazy, it's ok!
The Yarn: Elann Sonata
The Cost: $0!!! The yarn was from my SP10, Shelley, and the needles I had from a previous project.
The Verdict: Pretty good. I wish I would have knit it about two inches longer before starting the v-neck. I like my shirts pretty long, and should have considered that while knitting. Oh well. I think it still looks grand!
More Baby Bibs O' Love from Mason Dixon Knitting. I just love them. They are so so easy, but yet just so adorable. I highly recommend if you have a baby to knit for that you knit some of these. I finished one in just a few hours yesterday, so the time commitment is minimal, but the results are huge! I made these out of more Sugar'N Cream that I had in the stash. The buttons once again came from Joann's.
I feel like I have lots of little odds and ends to share.
This weekend involved some yarn dyeing once again. Slowly I am getting better at it. I think I am starting to pick better color combinations and making much less of a mess from when I first started a couple months ago. So that's good.
The other day I was looking through the Herschnerr's Catalog that came to my house and I saw this:
Some of you may be thinking- what an ugly afghan!? I say, "Holy shit. There it is--the afghan that my aunt made for my parents thirty years ago as a wedding gift!" My parents still have it too. And, yes, while it is ugly and the pattern is for crochet, I feel like I have to get the pattern and yarn for it. That blanket was a staple in my childhood and I just have to make one, no matter how ugly. So, anyway, that was kind of crazy.
Well, I guess that is all for now. There has been minimal sock knitting and it's not looking good for this week either. I just want to knit more baby bibs.
I saw this t-shirt on Cafe Press a couple months ago and begged and pleaded with Alex until he finally broke down and bought it for me (nothing like forcing boys to buy you cool presents). I am sure you all want one too, the link is here. I wore it out yesterday. I think some people may have been looking at me funny, but I don't care. :)
Hmm, what else? I reorganized the Knitting Like Crazy yarn this weekend:
And then I made some new labels for my yarn:
And then I put some more yarn on etsy:
This one is called Midnight Garden. I think it is more purple than blue and I just love it. A very nice yarn. Good stuff. Yes, yes, I am trying to tempt you with my yarns.* Is it working? ;)
Tonight the plan is to block Soleil, knit a sock, and perhaps drink one Miller Lite. Sounds like good plan when trying to turn a bad day around.
*I am shipping to Canada now, so, you know, if you are in Canada and want some yarn, I can give you the sweet hook up. :) Just check out my etsy site for details.