Friday, March 02, 2018

Marching on....

Thank goodness the cold of January has passed and the warmth of Spring has arrived a bit early.  My crocus' are up and the trees are budding--but we all know that Virginia weather can be fickle and we are going to get cold again.  So far March is coming in like a lion, overnight we had 62 mph winds and they're not due to stop till midday tomorrow!

.....but aren't they pretty!

I have a serious case of "Cast-onitis"  
**I'm still working on my Torino Ski Sweater--I have one sleeve 3/4 done and 1 to go.
**Casting on a little skirt for Emmy and using it to enter Ninja Chicken's Knit Your Bottom KAL.
**Casting on a pair of socks for Grocery Girl's March Sock Bash--Cables.  I'm going to design my own very simple cable sock for this one.
**Casting on for Sunset Highway by Caitlin Hunter.        (I'll post pics of these next time)
I need to cast on some Easter projects for all the girls. 
AND...I'm starting to think about dying some yarn.  I played around with it last summer and really enjoyed the process and outcome.  

I made this for little Emmy from my own dyed yarn.  We'll have to see how this goes....

I also have a FO to show....Hubby's Christmas Socks are done.  I gave him the yarn in his stocking and promised socks--

'Til next time......Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Here we are.....

It's now February 2018, 4 months since my last post...I'm trying to get better here!

A lot has happened--The day after my last post my baby girl turned 30 years old!

My baby boy became a father (2 weeks early) to a beautiful baby girl named, Emmeline Mae, I'm in love!

Thanksgiving and Christmas flew by, as usual!

Then January happened....

(This was a "warm" day...)

So, I finished a couple sweaters:

Comfort Fade Cardi
(Madelinetosh DK)

Mon Manet (a test knit for Laine Magazine--yet to be released)

I used Lolodidit yarn in the Hippo for New Years colorway.

....and I picked up a hibernating UFO--

Torino (no longer in print)

I bought the pattern during the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics--started it during the 2012 Sochi Winter Olympics and put it to bed till NOW.  It's well over halfway done but I guess I just got distracted.

This is going to be the year of the garment for me.  I've focused so much on gift and baby knitting, it's time for some sweaters.

Now.....let's see if I can post again within 4 months!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!