Sunday Musings


I spent the weekend doing some cleaning and managed to get some knitting.  In fact, I just decided to quit for the night so that I can do a blog entry.  I am still knitting and coming towards the end of finishing my hat with decreasing at the top.

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I am working on my sweater using Vanna’s Choice yarn from Lionbrand.  I just knitted the increase row and beginning to work the sweater in stockinette stitch.

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I purchased the new book “Stitch ‘n Bitch Super Star Knitting – Go Beyond the Basics” by Debbie Stoller.  The book is designed to build a knitter’s knitting skills in colorwork, intarsia, fair isle, cables, lace, knitting with beads, steeks, and how to design your own patterns.  The book also includes 41 original patterns.  Debbie books is one of the few knitting reference books that carries an ample amount of patterns.  There are a few patterns I would like to knit – here are few from the book:

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I love this cardigan sweater and glad that Cascade is the yarn used for this project.

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This is a really cute lace skirt and think it would fun knitting and wearing it.  The belt is from the Urban Outfitters.

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I don’t know if I will knit these lace socks, but they are really cute.  I am going off to bed, and hope that I get a chance to write a post later in the week.  I am going to the Nate Berkus Show taping this week, unfortunately I cannot take photos as it is a rule of the show and most talk shows.  I am going to say ciao for now.

 

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Getting into Fall


I am going write a quick post of what’s on my needles this weekend.  I purchased some Cascade Soft Spun Yarn that’s on sale at 20%.  I am knitting this hat

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Over a month ago, I was fortunate to win a copy of Shannon Okey’s current book “The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design” on Margot Potter’s “The Impatient Blogger” blog.  Shannon autographed the book which was a great touch.  I am going to write a review on the “Knits Men Want” in a blog post later this week.  I admit that I haven’t gotten around to reading Okey’s book, and will write about the book in a future a blog.  I am going to turn off my computer and go to bed.  Ciao for now!

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A Nice Fall Friday – First Fall Knitting Project


The days are getting cooler and shorter, and the time has come to get out those knitting and crochet needles for some projects.  I decided to make a cowl because it’s a great alternative to a scarf.  It’s has been a while since my last post since August 27.  That’s almost two months, I really need to improve on writing a blog entry more often.

I have Photobucket on my phone, and found out that you can add thought bubbles and other nice things.  Unfortunately, it isn’t very readable what’s inside of the bubble, but in essence I will be making more cowls than scarves this season.  My next project is knitting a hat and fingerless gloves or wristlets.

I almost forget to describe this cowl.  I used Cascade Eco-wool on size 9 24-in circular needles.  I knitted the ends in a 2×2 rib stitch and stockinette.  I knitted the cowl in 12in in length and 12 1/2in  in width.  It was really an easy project.  This all I have for the moment.  Ciao for now!