Saturday, June 30, 2012


I have been sidetracked...and that doesn't take much effort. My good friend and co-worker Gilllian is coming to work in my office in late August. I have been wanting to knit her something special and this gave me the urge to stash dive. Gillian loves orange. Lots of orange. I think I found the perfect yarn.
This is "River Twist" a light worsted weight from Mountain Colors. I love knitting with this yarn. There are a variety of shades of orange, along with raspberry and some green in this  twist. An interesting but very workable combination. I am making her "The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief" which is an easy-to-knit free pattern on Ravelry. The project is knitting quickly and I hope to be done in a week or so. Then I can get it blocked and dried before folding it away just waiting for Gillian.

I also am using this as a new knitting bag.

It was a Christmas present from Celeste and I LOVE IT! A "Yarn Drum" by ArtBin. In a lovely lavender. It holds a growing shawl shawl. Perfect.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

UFO Finished

Remember these unfinished sport weight wool socks from my December post? They are finally done. I really got tired of knitting them but was determined to finish them last night and did. I am pleased with how well they match. Those who know me well understand that I don't like unmatched socks...but sometimes it just cannot be avoided.

I'm not doing too well with completing projects from the "UFO TO DO" list I posted in December. I have only finished 2 pair of socks and frogged a baby hat. So that still leaves me 9 UFOs. I know  the orange socks will get done as they are a gift for a good friend. Even if they don't get finished, the project helped me organize UFOs.

I actually have started Christmas knitting. But I have a cowl to finish as a gift prior to much work on that other gift. Hopefully more photos soon...hummm...that cowl might be another UFO. Hope so.