Posted in Design, Etsy Store, Fingering Weight, KADHD, Knit, KnitPicks.com, Knitting, Lace Weight, Patterns, Random Stitching, Wool, Yarn

Lots of New Goin’ ons

Yes, I know… you may scold me.  It’s been 2 years…….  Continue reading “Lots of New Goin’ ons”

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Posted in Blocking, Design, Fingering Weight, Knit, KnitPicks.com, Knitting, Patterns, Wool, Yarn

Sock Design — Phase 1 Complete! 6/24/11

Yea!!!  Finally I have the INITIAL pattern finished!

Now I need a NAME for these socks!


I was going to name them ‘Blue Day Socks’ — would it still be a fitting name if made in a different color?  Probably not.  Any suggestions?
I wanted to share the news, I’m just ecstatic!  I spent 3 days experimenting with cast off edges— ugg!  I am happy the way it came out!
Sorry if the pictures are a little funny, I really need Sock Blockers.

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Next phase, I must cast on, and test out the pattern myself, and put the final touches on the written pattern.

The Pattern will be for sale on Ravelry.  I’ll post an announcement here for all of you knitters. 🙂

A knitting I shall go!   🙂

Posted in Design, DIP, Fingering Weight, Knit, KnitPicks.com, Knitting, LYS, Uncategorized, Weightloss, Wool, Yarn

Weightloss, Sock update n’ a LYS store visit

I finally broke out of the 200 range!  I’m 7-tenths away from a 20 lb loss! ❤

Yesterday I stopped in at Charlotte’s Web  OH HOW I COULD STAY IN THERE FOR HOURS!  So many different yummy yarns!  It is a small shop, but it is STUFFED with fiber!  It’s like you walk in, jaw drops, and you think, OH. MY. GOD.  ya, like that.

If you live in the Exeter, NH area, you have to check out Charlotte’s Web.

I wanted to take home so many different things, but I was good.  I ended up bringing home a skein of one of my favorite sock yarns
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So far I’ve made two pairs with this brand.  It wears brilliantly.  I don’t know if you can see it, but there is a bit of purple mixed in with the blue, black and white.  The colors remind me of  a comfy pair of jeans and a tee-shirt.

Speaking of socks 🙂

I’m finishing up the DIP (DESIGN IN PROGRESS) —  I started the cuff finally!
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Next step is to test knit with the matching sock. (Yes, I still have to knit the other sock! uggh, I know, right?)

I can’t wait to put it up for sale on Ravelry!  These are a size Large (womans’ 10-11) You must be thinking – damn those are big!  Well, what can I say, I’m a big girl  ;0)

I still have to write-up the medium and small sizes.  Hopefully those won’t give me too much trouble.

Any volunteers for testing the size Large?  When it’s ready of course. 🙂 I’ll be putting it up on Rav – Testing Pool and I’ll put a link here too 🙂  Leave a comment, I would love to hear what you all think of the Socks!

Posted in Blocking, Blocking Mats, Fingering Weight, Knit, KnitPicks.com, Knitting, Knitty.com, Lace Blocking Wires, Lace Weight, NHKnittingMama, Scarf, Steam Blocking, Yarn

Floaty Finished!

Happy St.Patrick’s Day!

I finished it last night!

It took just over a month to complete.  I’ll admit, there were a handful of days I didn’t work on it.  I hate P.O.T.S. days! But I’m so glad it’s done now!  The pattern can be found on Knitty:Flit n Float

The yarn I used is from NH Knitting Mama Farmington Line, color is Philosophy.  it is 100% Superwash Merino.  What is superwash you ask?  It is wool that is treated so it can go in the Washing Machine.  OMG, it came out sooooo soft after I washed it!  I thought it was soft to begin with…wow.

If you clicked the link for the pattern above, and the one for NH Knitting Mama and searched for the yarn I used, you probably noticed that I used a fingering weight instead of a lace weight.  It still came out beautiful!

It’s blocked and dry now.
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It was the first time I used my Lace Blocking Wires and Blocking Mats from Knit Picks.  (Both were X-Mas presents – Thanks Mimi & honey)  Granted, it took a while to run the wire through the edges of the scarf, but sooooo worth it!  It would have took FOREVER to pin and measure TRYING to get a straight line!

I actually had to re-pin, and steam block the ruffles.

But now it is Finished!
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