Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Monhegan Island Retreat 2011

Friend Carole arrived at my house on Thurs. 9/8 and we left the next morning for a "sleep-0ver" at my cousin Jean's home on the Maine coast. Left Sat. AM for the island with about 20 more knitters and had a most delightful late summer week-end of knitting and talking into the nights. Everyone had a project to work on - mine was "Portland" from "A Fine Fleece". Made good progress despite all the errors in the pattern and tinking because I was talking instead of
paying attention. The yarn used is Plymouth Galway .
Also managed to finish the September sock from the knit.sock.love KAL on Ravelry. This is "Ins and Outs" by Cookie A, from her book knit.sock.love. This was the ninth month of the KAL and so far I have loved every sock. I used Springtree Road Julep Sock, color Citron.

We had the most wonderful weather all week-end, warm and sunny in the 80's. Great time was had by all. Reservations for next year are already made!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cookie A Sock Club - August Sock

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Here is "Daphne" - the August pattern of Cookie's Sock Club. A very quick knit in "A Verb for Keeping Warm" Metamorphosis 70% superwash merino/30% silk sport weight yarn. Used 2.25 dp needles and whipped through the pattern in no time. The color is "Sugar Jets".

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Oslo Walk Shawl

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Have finished the 34 chart rows, should go pretty quickly now. I know there are some errors in the first rows but I couldn't see them until I was way past that point - so there they will stay. It's a learning experience and if there is a second shawl it will be much better.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August Sock

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"Twisted Flower" socks by Cookie A, the August sock in the knit.sock.love KAL. Knit with Hiya Hiya 2.25mm dps and Grant Creek Cushy Merino/Nylon in "Peachy Pink". This sock was quite easy to knit even though it looks very difficult. It went quickly and the only mod I made was to shorten the heel flap a bit for a better fit.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cookie A Sock Club - June Sock

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"Orange Pekoe" socks knit with Hazel Knits Artisan sock in a color dyed for (and she helped) Cookie called "Oh My Darling". The pattern is tea leaves. These should generate heat just from the glow of the orange yarn and will brighten up many a cold winter day! Fun to make, another wonderful pattern from a great designer.

Asymetrical Cables by Cookie A

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I am really so stuck on socks but having lots of fun using up stash. Seems as though I am buying more faster than I am using it but what the heck - cold weather is coming and I need lots of warm socks. This pattern is new and is published in Sock Knitting Master Class, a great collection of socks by different designers. The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll in Golden Glow and I knit them with my trusty 2.25mm Hiya Hiya dps. Quick and easy!

Friday, July 08, 2011

"BFF" by Cookie A

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"Best Friends Forever" is finished. This sock was a pleasure to knit, went very fast and was very easy. It was a break from the usually more complicated Cookie A socks and I am now looking forward to the August sock - "Twisted Flower" in the knit.sock.love. KAL on Ravelry. The Younger Yarn "Twisty String" was nice and gives great stitch definition. Now I have to find something to keep my busy until August 1st!