Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Project Update

The past few days have been a little crappy. I don't know if its the "back from vacation blues", but I am just so sick of my knitting and seem to have little faith in my blogging. I don't know, maybe I'll snap out of it. So, sorry if this post is a bit blah.

The wrist warmers are coming along. I have 3 out of 6 done and am definitely going to be finishing these up shortly. I don't know who exactly they are going to for the holidays, which is why I am having problems deciding what color I want to do the other pair in... we'll see. They are so comfortable and I am just in love with the Cash Iroha. I think I need to make another hourglass out of this :)




Scott's sweater is also coming along. The body is just about done. I have 6 more rows and that's it! Then I just divide for the yoke and get going on the sleeves. So, I think this project will be finished in under a month! There isn't much to show on this. It looks like a big brown blah and the ribbing makes it even harder to picture. But, you get the idea, right?!




And last but not least, a new project. It looks yummy, doesn't it?! Its the Midwest Moonlight scarf by Ivy Bigelow out of Scarf Style. I cut off one of the repeats, so its about 3 inches narrower than the pictured scarf. I love it so far....



The past few days have been a little nuts over at Sunshine Yarns, since a lot sold and I spent the past two days restocking. I did a few new winter ones and was really happy with how they turned out. The first one below is Candy Cane.. a self-striping red and white sock yarn with 1.5" stripes. The second is called Winter Berry and is just so subtle and warm!

18 Comments:

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Jenn said...

I am so sorry you have been feeling blah. I have been feeling the same way. Probably because of the things going on at home....sickness, surgery, and me taking care of them all :-)

Your new sock yarn is beautiful....all your yarn is.

I love the wrist warmers. They are on my list to knit for myself....That way I will be warm and can still knit :-)

 
At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Amber said...

Ok, at this point I totally want 2 skeins each of candy cane and gryffindor. So if any pop up, bring them to knitsmiths, and I'll take them off your hands!!

 
At 2:09 PM, Anonymous grumperina said...

The candy cane colorway is quite gorgeous! It was nice to meet you this past weekend, thanks for showing me and Paula around!

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger amandamonkey said...

Sorry you're blah. I'm blah, too.

Bah. You should move to Chicago and open a shop with me...

Love the new yarns. I'll try to post my project with your Watermelon yarn sometime this week so you can see it.

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

I just started Midwest Moonlight for a Christmas gift. It's taking me forever to do one repeat (the yarn I'm using is a little tempermental) so I think I'm going to rip it out and start over with one less repeat. Yours looks great so far!

 
At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Colleen said...

Mmm, Candy Cane yarn!

I'm about to start Midwest Moonlight for a Christmas gift. Your version is looking great.

 
At 3:11 PM, Anonymous Zarah said...

I think you are my clone! I just finished the Men's Zipped Raglan and am almost done with Midwest Moonlight. Yours look great -- you are obviously a way faster knitter than me!

 
At 3:42 PM, Blogger Lolly said...

I am planning to make the Raglan cardigan for Kris in December. I just love that. Good work on yours. I look forward to seeing it all knit up.

Beautiful scarf. What a pretty color!

Take care, Dani girl ;)

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger eastern white said...

candy cane yarn! wow!! that is just too cool.

 
At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Ann said...

Sorry you have the blahs...the wrist warmers are great! And I too am starting a midwest moonlight for a christmas gift soon. I have one thing to say about your yarn...more candy cane. I love that idea. And I love my Gryffindor yarn, so I'm up for more Sunshine socks.

 
At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bummer about the blahs... go make yourself a mug of hot chocolate and curl up with the kitties.

Johanna
Jofrog is Knitfrog

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Damn you for dyeing such yummy yarn (ok, not really). I absolutely do not need more sock yarn - I have so many pairs to knit already - and yet you go and dye such fun stuff and I'm so tempted. Where does this creativity come from? The project look great. Does Scott's sweater have any shaping? I'm wondering about that sweater for Travis.

 
At 11:32 AM, Blogger Felicia from sweetgeorgia said...

I understand the BLAH.

It's gift knitting, I know it. It's not having time to knit things selfishly for yourself/myself. I've been sucked in again and I know, I did this last year -- knit, knit, knit for weeks and weeks and then get "oh that's nice" comments from recipients. And I swore I wouldn't do it again!

But those wrist warmers are looking great -- my DH is knitting the "guy's" version of those right now!

I'm with Johanna -- a big mug of hot chocolate sounds perfect right now. =)

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger Tracy said...

It's holidays that do it trust me...I'm exactly the same, it's all blah at the moment. I'd go for a big slab of chocolate along with the mug too, total overload is needed.

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

i know what you mean about blogging, i haven't been as into it too! we will snap out of it sooner or later :) love the candy cane.glad the store needs restocking, you go girl! your knits are all looking very pro.

 
At 7:55 PM, Blogger JustApril said...

Hope you start feeling better soon, I hate getting the blah's =) -- but all your projects look good and the yarn is cool, too, of course. One of these days, I'll get up my nerve and order some as soon as I can justify it $$-wise =D

 
At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Rebecca said...

I just have to say you inspired me and I bought some yarn to make the fingerless mitts :) I'm so excited! I got some Noro and I've NEVER bought "good" yarn for myself before and wee! :)

Keep up the posting we love ya'!

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Ashley said...

Gah! How did I miss this--we are wrist warmer twins! Love love love the cash iroha. What great gifties--and what lucky recipients!

 

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