Category Archives: Knit-Alongs

We interrupt this program…

lacy-scarf-3lacy-scarf-2Last Thursday I realized that today was the last day of school and I still had Li’l Rosi’s teacher to make a scarf for! YIKES!!! I quickly grabbed some yarn and dedicated my knitting time solely to a cute little lacey scarf pattern free from Knitty City. It has no name so I have called it: The Lacey Scarf From Knitty City. Appropriate, doncha think??

lacy-scarf-1I cast on 17 sts only and used 2 on each side for border and then followed the pattern as written. It worked out beautifully. The yarn is Valley Yarns Cotton something or other in the Opal colorway that I got from Webs some time ago (the cone had eleventybilliontrillion yards for like $3!!!). I dunno how much yardage I used. I know that I did 25 pattern repeats and called it a day! It was fast, easy ad cute.

branching-out-2For Esmie’s teacher, a while back I made the Branching Out scarf, heavily modified! HA! I used some Italian lace merino I got from School Products. I couldn’t seem to get into that Branching Out pattern AT ALL!!! So, I did it part of the way and then gartered myself over to the other side and then did Branching Out again to match the first end! VI-OLA! A scarf! HEH!

Waddya guys think? Think they’ll like them?

I put them each in a little box with a note and 2 bars of soap chosen by the girls and the girls drew and wrote all over the boxes. I hope the teachers enjoy their gift.

I also finished my Sangria skirt. MAAAN is this thing KAH-YUTE!!! Wait til ya’ll see it! I won’t take pictures of it until I wear it for it’s intended use and venue so it will have a special unveiling hopefully next week.  (I just have to knit 8 feet of I-cord for the drawstring and it’s ALL SET!)  :D

I finished a sock yesterday as I waited all day in EFFIN Family Court again – literally, 9 am to 5:45 pm all for NOTHING as we didn’t see the Judge cuz of my stupid a$$ attorney and we have been adjourned to October 23rd. I’m so pissed. I eventually cried myself a river later that evening when I felt I was gonna burst and then Tano came in and almost cried too cuz he finally saw me and we are just all so sick of this shit and just want it to be over. :( We composed ourselves and continued to present a brave, strong front to the kids. Poor kids. I feel so bad that they are in the middle of all this bullshit. We do try to not mention TWFKAM or the whole case in front of them or to them and it’s been working somewhat. But behind closed doors…. :(

Enough of that.

Malabrigo Lace (2)Mystery Stole 3 - Swatch (1)This Friday is the release of Clue #1 in the Mystery Stole KAL and I can’t WAIT!! It seems that I’ll have enough of the Pale Khaki Malabrigo to do the entire stole in that one yarn. I still haven’t chosen the beads for it, tho.

What color beads do you guys recommend for that color yarn?

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Now for those of you that actually read my blog outside of Bloglines or Google Reader you will know that I’ve had Malabrigo Lace on my wishlist for some time now. As I mentioned in my last post, someone kindly convinced me to buy it on Tuesday at The Point when I went to meet her to deliver soap after work.

This yarn, people….this thing is UNDESCRIBABLY soft. I mean, it IS Malabrigo and what more do you expect from them but exquisite, squishy softness? I purchased two skeins of Pale Khaki and one of Paris Night. Each skein has a generous 470 yds for it’s 50g. 100% Baby Merino Wool. $12 each. GO GET SOME!! HURRY! You know you want it!

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What plans do I have for it? Well, I’ve joined the Mystery Stole 3 KAL! This sounds like it’s going to be so much fun! Basically you knit along on a bunch of clues that are given out every week but you don’t know what the end result will be like until you finish. :D I can’t wait to get started. I’m swatching now!

TTFN!

 

 

Wicked

A few weeks ago, I finished Wicked.  This pattern was an absolute breeze to knit being mostly stockinette in the round.  It’s my first top-down knit and I LOVED it!  I will definitely knit more tops this way and more tops from this designer, too. 

This counts as yet another project for the Knit From Your Stash 2007 KALas I used Karabella Majestic from my stash.  I used all of 8 balls.  This yarn is super soft and feels so nice against the skin.  Even though it has mohair, it’s not scratchy at all. 

As always, click on each pic for a larger view and even more pictures.  :D

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 Pattern Source: Zephyr Style
Yarn: Karabella Majestic in Navy
Cost: $3.75 per skein (used a total of 8 skeins, total project cost: $30)
Needles: Size 7 Addis
Started: March 31, 2007
Finished: April 28, 2007