Monday, February 25, 2008


Name: Joy
For: My Hunny's Mom
Start: 2/9/2008
Finished: 2/25/2008
Needle: US size 13
Yarn: Lion Brand Landscapes, Color: Country Sunset (3 Skeins)
Lion Brand Suede, Color: Eggplant (1.5 Skeins)
Pattern: variation on on that is in inside of label of Country Sunset Yarn

I finally finished this scarf, and the more i look at it the more I love it matches the skirt I have on today and i really would like to keep it, but it will make its way to it's intended recipient today. It's nice and warm, fluffy and colorful...what more could a girl want. I didn't measure it, but it's long enough to wrap around once and still have long ends hanging.

I'm still working on redoing the cast off edge on my hunny's boyfriends socks that I cast off to tightly for....yeah I'll get them done sometime this week....I need to finishe them before I finish another project of else he'll be upset with me since he has one sock and not the other.

Here is the start of the leslouch hat for my aunt, I'm using malabrigo worsted and its my first time knitting with it and i absolutely adore's so freaking soft its crazy. Yes, behind it is the hank of yarn laid out. I have yet to buy a ball winder :-( and I didn't have the time when i bought it to ask the store to do it for me, but i doesn't matter because the yarn makes me happy. I can't wait to make my hat with the chunky malabrigo that i bought for myself. The beautiful thing about living in Michigan is that I have plenty of winter left to make myself a hat and get some good wear out of it.

Monday, February 18, 2008


I purchased my first Malabrigo this Saturday at The Wool and The Floss and it is so yummy.
This is Malabrigo Worsted in Pagoda, I plan on using it for a Le Slouch for my Aunt. (My aunt requested a burgundy hat to match her "Sunday" coat, I sent her 10 different styles of hat and she told me that she liked the one I made myself and the Le Slouch...but then she said I could make whatever i thought was best....then she said she liked the Le Slouch again. Don't you love it when people ask you to make something for them, but then can't make up their minds.)

And below is Malabrigo Chunky in Saphire Magenta, I plan on making an Unoriginal hat for myself. I just couldn't buy some for my aunt and none for me, what kind of knitter would I be if I passed up on buying yarn for myself.

(I keep on petting the malabrigo, is that a sign that I have issues?)

It was my first time visiting this LYS and they have a wonderful selection of yarns and the ladies were very nice too. I will definitely be frequenting there again.

As for progress on my other knitting, I had to go back to Jo Ann's and pick up another ball of the landscapes country sunset and the suede, both by lion brand, to complete the scarf for my hunny's mom. My hunny's sister saw that i was making her mother a scarf and has now requested a scarf for I'll have to think about what scarf I want to make her and out of what yarn and this is yarn i can convience my hunny to buy which which makes it even better. While I was at Jo Ann's I also grabbed two skeins of Patons in brown and orange, I plan on making my first felted item out of them so we will see how it goes. I also have been working on my hunny's socks, I'm on the leg of the second sock now and plan on finishing this week. I think they are really nice, and besides being a little long in the toe, they fit really well too. It was hard to find a pattern that fit a size mens 13 wide foot, but the boyfriend socks do.

As for other things that have happened, for valentines day my hunny cooked me a wonderful wonderful dinner. He is an excellent cook and enjoys cooking all the time anyway but he got shrimps for me for V-Day and that made me very very happy. I adore my hunny's cooking, last night he made some Jambalaya that was excellent, i would post picks but as of lunch today it has all been eaten.

While I have been looking to get more into the fiber arts career wise, I do love working downtown and the fact that right now their is a man playing his saxophone on the street that I can hear from my window and it's beautiful music....sometimes you gotta love working downtown.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sunshine and Socks

The sun is shining and it makes me happy. Last night the snow was falling so thick I could barely see down the streets as i drove home from work. I stopped at CVS and by the time I came out I had to brush off my car, but I saw some kids being kids and playing in the snow and it warmed my heart to see that some kids are still just kids.

On the Knitting front I've finished one of my boyfriend socks, I bound off too tightly so i have to fix it, but I plan on fixing it when I finish the second sock (which I've started already).

I've also started a scraf for my hunny's mom. I didn't get a chance to make her anything for Christmas due to my time management skills being off.
For this scarf I'm using Lion Brand Landscapes in Country Sunset and Lion Suede in Eggplant.

Pretty Colors

I'm knitting with both yarns together...i think it calms down the landscapes yarn a bit, but still pretty.

For Christmas I gave my g-ma a scarf and now she's requesting fringe for the edges so i'll have to go get more yarn today and do that for her tomorrow. My aunt is also requesting a burgundy hat, she wants the Le Slouch. I think I want to try some Malabrigo worsted in burgundy, On all the knitting blogs I read Malabrigo seems to be a great yarn and so soft. A lot of knitters on Ravelry have already made this hat and a few in the Malabrigo and it looks sooo yummy...I might have to grab some for myself while I'm at my LYS.

Since I haven't posted the glories of Ravelry I will now, If for some reason you are a knitter, crocheter, yarn dyer, spinner and aren't on Ravelry or haven't signed up you REALLY REALLY REALLY need to sign up. Ravelry is the greatest site EVER!!!! To be able to see people handwork form locally to globally is a wonderful thing. I get inspired everytime I login and I sometimes trick myself into believing that I can too knit as well as some of the people on Ravelry.