Thursday, March 25, 2010

Malabrigo March

Malabrigo is my favoritist yarn ever. I would knit with nothing but mal if I could afford it. This happens to be Malabrigo March and knitting with my favorite yarn this month might just win me more of it so I went nuts. Just wish I had the funds for a coupld of big projects, too. Sadly, not this year. Maybe next year.

Here are a few of my mal projects from the past month.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fun in the kitchen and other projects

It's a rainy, overcast February vaction here in NH so the kids and I have been experimenting. I let them both try their hands at Kool Aid dyeing and did a large dye project of my own. Mine was 9 skeins of Paons Classic Wool I found on clearance. Started out as a light purple that totally wasn't my color but couldn't be passed by at half off, especially when I had a coupon for 20% off that price. Each skein came out quite different but I think I can use them for a sweater if I alternate skeins as I knit. Then there's the kids' projects. Zoe dyed her yarn bright orange and Fin and I dyed his maroon. Now I just need to figure out what to make them with their yarn.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

ongoing projects and aggravation

I'm currently working on the Hemlock Ring blanket for myself. I've been wanting to knit it for ages and my LYS is having a KAL so I decided now was the time. I'm using Cascade Eco wool in the natural brown color. Last night I was knitting away and my cable came right out of the connector! A bunch of stitches were dropped and I'm now stalled until Knit Picks gets me a replacement cable. Who knows how long that might take. Boo.

I also have an experiment started. I wanted to see how feasible knit curtains would be so I have my first cast on with Fisherman's Wool and I'm a couple inches in. Not sure if they'll be full length drapes or just cafe curtains yet.

While I'm waiting for me new cables so I can work on my Hemlock Ring I'll be working on the curtains and will most likely start Holla for myself, too. Also in Cascade Eco but a heathered green this time. Another sweater for me! Yay for the year of selfishness.

And some not so selfish knitting

Not every thing finished this year has been for me. Here are 2 fishy hats, a cowl and a helmet liner that have been sent out and hopefully received by their new owners already.

2010- the year of selfishness

I haven't updated in ages. Too busy knitting. I've finished a bunch of stuff recently and a lot of it has been for me. Two pairs of mittens, a hat, and even a sweater are all done. I have a few WIP that are for me or my house, too. Here are the mitts and hat. A picture of the sweater will come once my camera's batteries have charged.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

And now for something completely selfish

Socks. For myself. Nevermind the fact that I still have to finish my MIL's afghan and rip out the mitts for Dex and make them bigger. I stopped and knit something for me. It feels pretty good.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Finishing up every thing for Christmas

I haven't posted in a while because I've been too busy knitting. Here are some pics of every thing I've gotten done for Christmas. All that's left is a pair of socks for the man, a mystery square lapghan for MIL and the picture calendars for the grandparents. Every thing else is done! Woohoo!

Monday, November 23, 2009


I recently read some Ravelry posts about dyeing with black beans. Until then I had no idea you could use black beans for dye. So of course I had to dye some yarn with beans. This is what I ended up with. It's a lovely shade of greyish blue. Almost exactly the color of my daughter's eyes. I think she might need a hat knit out of it even though it was supposed to be a pair of socks for Clay.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Test knitting

Every once in a while I volunteer to test knit a new pattern. I just did this for the supercool hat Twisted and I'm in love. It was incredibly quick to knit- only took 3 hours start to finish! And it's cabled and thick and warm and gorgeous. I'm saying to hell with holiday knitting and knitting one up for myself in Malabrigo this weekend.