Thursday, March 3, 2011

catch up

Well haven't posted for a while so thought it was time.

Current wip:
Peasant shawl for shawl swap- malbrigo rios- solis colorway -
Finally done with the st. stitch and ready to start the chart. Am so excited.
tutti frutti socks- crafts meow-popcicle toes- This is my purse project and have been working on them for a really long time.
Valentine lace scarf that I started with the Mystery 220 group on Rav- Malabrigo sock yarn- cordovan colorway. Have a few more repeats till I'm done. I love the way it is turning out, but have to be able to focus while knitting it.

To cast on:
Cynthia mystery shawl by she-knits. I am using Redfish dyeworks 2 ply 50/50 silk/merino blend. It is a beautiful light dusty blue color. Can't wait to work with this yarn. I have been wanting to knit with this yarn for a long time. I just finally purchased thier yarn at Stitches West 2011. I also purchased some beads from stitches for this project. Can't wait to start, but want to complete something first.

I went to stitches West 2 weeks ago. Crazy to drive over the I-80 pass. The weather was ferocious and by the time I got to Auburn, we had to stop so that blood flow could return to my fingers. Mom and I had a fabulous time and just love feeling all the yarn and trying out all the great products and seeing all the knit up patterns.

I have been sewing a bit lately. Made a few knitting bags- one for me with fish on it and a messenger bag for my trip to stitches. I just couldn't seem to find a bag I liked, so I just made my own, besides I love the fabric and it's pretty fun.

I have decided a yarn diet is in order. I will not be buying any yarn until July-(sock summit). I not only have the stash shown, but 2 other drawers full of acrylic and cotton- so enough!