Monday, February 27, 2006

Catching Up

I finished my Leaf Lace Shawl knit from Kimmet Farm Fairy Hare lace. I bought it last summer at knitting camp.

My Olympic knitting did not go as well as I had hoped. I ran out of yarn. If anyone has any Cash Iroha in color 14 (dark olivey acid green)I'd love to swap you for it.

I'm also working on Sockapaloooza socks in some Wildfoote that's been sitting around for about a year.

I need to finish a sweater for my husband then I'm anxious to start on another sweater from my stash.

My February Stashbuster

doubled up as my Winter Olympic Challenge. I planned to knit a plain cardigan in red Alpaca silk, aran weight, rescued from Lara, but changed my mind at the last minute and went for the dk weight Alpaca Silk and a top down, any size, any yarn pattern from Spincraft.
I love the way the patterns change (which help alleviate the boredom of working on just one thing for 16 days!).


Sunday, February 26, 2006

February Stashbuster

Pattern from Linea Rossa 1
Yarn: Jo Sharp DK Heather - 10 balls

After 7 days home sick, my skin has that shade of green no amount of make-up is going to cover, so, no, I am not modeling. But it is done.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Third January Stashbuster

Back in January I made this poncho for my husband's niece:

Knitting Pure Simple Children's Poncho

The pattern is from Knitting Pure and Simple and I used HPY Merino Wool.

January was a good stashbuster month!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Serendipitous Cardigan finished

Originally uploaded by Maria in Toronto.
I finally assembled the Serendipitous Cardigan that I finished about 3 weeks ago. I need someone to do a single crochet around the edge and I need to get a button and that's it, I have a new cardigan. The sleeves turned out to be a bit long but I can roll them up.

Monday, February 13, 2006

February Stashbuster!

I tried to get rid of some yarn, I really did, but it only took 2/3 of a skein of Paton's Classic to make these socks!

Friday, February 10, 2006

New member signing in

Hi everyone! I just joined up. What a great idea! I'm long overdue for some stash reduction, to put it mildly.

I'm currently using up stash yarn to make Knitty's Ella shawl and, as of today, a stole for the Knitting Olympics challenge.

February Stashbusting - me too!

I have a knitting Olympcs/stashbusting project as well:

Knitting Olympcs 2006

I am making Silana with Jo Sharp DK Wool Heather, even if I will only wear it in the frozen food sections at the local supermarket - there are 25C outside today.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

February stashbusting

It's already the 9th and I haven't started my stashbuster project yet. Fear not! It's a joint Olympic challenge and Stashbuster!
I'll be starting this cardigan tomorrow

(From the UK Women's Weekly annual knitting supplement last year)

in this yarn

Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk (reclaimed from Lara)

This should be do-able for the 16 days of the Olympics. Believe me, it's a challenge! Not so much the amount of knitting as sticking with one main project until it's done - I like flitting between wips. I'll be really pleased to use this up, not because it's really old stash, but because it's reclaimed. I knitted Lara last year, didn't like it at all, and eventually frogged it a few weeks ago.


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Little Reductions, but Going for the Gold!

Woo-hoo! I have finished hats for my 6 year-old niece, my newborn nephew, and my cousin's son Nick. The fingerless mittens (mitaines are what I like calling them) are for my sister. Slowly but surely I am using up my stash. I have another pair of lace mitaines to sew up for my friend Cathy, and Rasha's Namaste will be finished before our lunch date next week.

My big stash busting project? I will be re-knitting my frogged Clapotis for the Olympics! And to make the challenge even more so, I will attempt Picovoli at the same time. I will probably crash and burn, but I really want to see if I can do more than one big project at a time.
Knit on folks!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

I'm finally ready to participate!

So I joined forever ago, but wasn't in a position to really participate in this group until this month. Had some gift knits to finish, and there was that time period where I didn't really knit at all in Nov-Dec due to pregnancy fatigue.

But I'm back now! I finished my Mom's birthday socks last week, and then knit up some dishcloths. Last night I pulled out the oldest ball of sock yarn in my stash, and started a pair of socks for my daughter.

I don't really have any plans to buy any yarn (other than the Trekking Sock yarn I jsut stocked up on!) this year, and I have a huge backlog of projects I want to do with my stash. So pretty much most of my 2006 knitting will stashbusting!

Emily's socks will be my "February" project. I don't think they'll use up the whole ball of yarn though, so I might get 2 pairs out of it (maybe a pair for her, and a pair for baby-to-be to wear next year).