Sunday, December 31, 2006

Auld Lang Syne

Yes, the days of long ago, well of 2006 at least. We had a wonderful year...

The following pictures are from Vermont, Ireland, Cape Cod, Fenway and Colorado. Happy New Year to all of you!

And, go check out my now complete 2006 Gallery on the right hand tool bar! I looked back at all my knits last night, and man, I knit alot this year! My favorite project you ask???? It had to be this!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Quick Fix

I felt that Scott needed a bit of knitting love this week... so while visiting one of my favorite knitting stores, Black Sheep, we picked up a few skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky. I have never knit with the superchunky before, and loved it.. super quick, super easy, super soft and super loved.

Its not the widest man scarf out there (only about 6" wide), but its long enough to wrap around his head a few times. Perfect. Now all we need is some cold weather here in Boston.. Are those snow flakes I see today?!

Pattern: Just a basic garter stitch scarf knit the long way.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky in colors 25, 15, and 22
Measurements: 6" wide and around 75" long.
Started: December 28, 2006
Finished: December 30, 2006
Other Details: CO 205 sts on a US11. Knit every row and change colors when desired!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Holidays

It just happens that these are the two projects I have been working on the past few days...

Happy holidays!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Lucy In the Sky

Lucy has had buttons for over a week, but I just haven't had a chance to take decent pictures.. These dorky ass dining room and attempted self pictures will just have to do! I love this cardigan and have already worn it twice.. its super soft and provides just enough warmth for this mild New England winter we are having so far.

Pattern: Lucy in the Sky Cardigan by Cosmicpluto Knits
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran #13 (10 balls was all I needed!)
Measurements: As per the patterns recommendations, I knit a size smaller than I normally would. I knit the 35" chest to fit a 37" chest.
Started: September 23, 2006
Finished: December 12, 2006
Other Details: I added some length to the body and to the arms, but other than that, I changed nothing! Since there is no waist shaping, I highly recommend knitting down a size for a flattering fit.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!! Best wishes to all of you..

Monday, December 18, 2006

Sock Club

Let’s give it a go! The first Sunshine Yarns sock club will take place for 6 months from January through June! You can either sign up to receive yarn each month (6 packages total), or you can just do every other month (3 packages total).

Mailing Dates: The last week of the month, or every other month

Your package: Each package will include a skein of sock yarn in a new color never seen before as well as some other fun stuff

Cost: Within the U.S. and Canada the cost is $85 for 3 months and $170 for 6 months. Outside the U.S. and Canada, the cost is $95 or $190.

To Sign Up: Please email me your full name, mailing address and email address. Also let me know whether you are going to do 3 packages or 6 and if you are going to pay via Paypal or with a check or money order!

Questions: Feel free to email me at

Hopefully sweater pictures will be coming tomorrow :)

Friday, December 15, 2006


Its just a teaser, but the Lucy in the Sky Cardigan is done! Its even been washed and blocked and freed from the piles of cat hair that were knit into it. Hopefully I'll have some more photos of this on Monday!

I dyed a crap ton of yarn earlier this week. I had more special orders, another batch for Black Sheep, and of course, plenty for the store's post on Tuesday!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Who Needs Tupperware

These things are addictive. You can't make just one...

I made three sets of bowls so far (I was going to try to make 6 sets) for the holidays. I found that 3 different colors of Lamb's Pride bulky could get 8 bowls of various sizes. You have to just switch around the colors and sizes for each set! These were fun and Scott was able to help out a bit. We have one more set in progress, but then I might be skipping out on the last 2 sets since I overdosed myself I think :)

Pattern: Felted Bowls from the One Skein book
Yarn: Some Lamb's Pride Bulky and Ellae Rae Classic (the Ellae was doubled)
Measurements: I made the large and small bowl size and then made two that were smaller.
Started: November 27, 2006
Finished: December 8, 2006
Other Details: I didn't knit the largest bowl as tall as it was supposed to be (I knit to a touch over 8" rather than 9.5"). These were fun and quick and I highly recommend doing sets! Follow the instructions for the largest bowl (CO 55 sts), the smaller bowl (45 sts) and then do one with 35 sts and one with 25sts. Just make sure you adjust the height too as you go along :) In terms of felting.. make sure you shape these on bowls where the fit is snug. I found that if the felted bowl sat on there tightly, the end product came out way more stiff!

I also knit a quick little something out of some leftover Blue Sky Alpaca Silk. I made this cowl from Last Minute Knitted Gifts! Its soooo soft!

Pattern: Cowl from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Silk in natural
Measurements: About 13" long and 20" wide
Started: November 28, 2006
Finished: December 6, 2006
Other Details: This was another nice easy knit, but will make a fabulous holiday present :)

Monday, December 11, 2006

Rachel's First Sweater

This post is long overdue, but I've had a rough last week or so and need to regroup. In the meantime, here is a picture of my cousin Rachel's first sweater! She knit this for her first nephew, baby Kenny. The pattern is from Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss and the yarn is DB cashmerino aran in this wonderful leafy green color! Her seams came out perfect too! Way to go Rachel!