Do You Want This?

I finished some new socks. I knit these as part of the Autumn knit along in the Coop Knits group on Ravelry. The pattern is Calamint and the yarn is Tanis Fiber Arts in the color Orange Blossom.

IMG_3893 IMG_3903These socks took about a month. Both socks were knit on a 12 inch needle. I would have to say thats my preferred way to knit socks now. I’m glad that twisted stitches don’t bother me anymore because that seems to be all I’m knitting on socks these days.

I’ve decided to have a little giveaway. As I mentioned in my previous post  I’m not to keen on the latest sock club shipment. I think instead of trying to destash it I will host a little giveaway on my blog here.  The Giveaway is now closed. Thanks! 

IMG_3870 IMG_3873So if this pattern and that yarn appeal to you leave a comment letting me know. I will close the comments on Sept 20th at 8pm CST.

 

 

There’s Nothing Else I Can Say

The Twisted PDX sock club shipment arrived today. It’s not my cup of tea.

IMG_3870 IMG_3871 IMG_3873The yarn feels really soft. It’s by Knitted Wit and the color is called Sky Rocket. I would love to try this yarn in another color. The pattern is perfect for the yarn. I think there is one shipment left in this club and this is the only time I’m putting up the yarn for destash. That’s a high rate of satisfaction if you ask me. If any of you readers are interested in owning this yarn and pattern just let me know.

 

Stuff is getting done

It seems like when you finish one thing others soon follow. This hat should have been done long ago but I had many other exciting things to work on. It got finished this weekend because I am sicker than I’ve been in a long time.  My daughter has been in school two weeks and everyone is sick right now. So it makes sense that this plain stockinette hat was the only thing I could work on.

No pattern in particular and the yarn was fabulous its Squoosh Fiber Arts Merino Cashmere in the color Morning Sky. I seriously love this yarn.

IMG_3856 IMG_3839I made this hat super big because I have super big hair now. I stopped straightening it so the hats must be adjusted. I can’t remember what this ribbing is called but I did it once on a sock and liked it.

I would like to warn you all of the dangers of watching How It’s Made. I was watching a show on orchids and look what happened.

IMG_3831One ebay purchase later and I’m growing orchids. I found out they make good houseplants and they are very beautiful. This is the one from Hawaii.

IMG_3857These other two were purchases from Lowes.

IMG_3858 IMG_3859I’ve been reading about how to care for Orchids all weekend. Its a fun new obsession. I even risked getting lost and drove to a orchid nursery in town to buy some supplies. I have three plants and I hope to not expand that collection. The orchid nursery was beautiful and it had many tempting specimens. Orchids are cool because they don’t grow in dirt. We will see how it goes. If I fail all of you in the blogiverse will know.

IMG_3861They have pretty leaves to. They aren’t  actually potted in the pretty pots they are in clear pots that sit in the decorative pots. Wish me luck!

 

 

 

 

Sweater Knitter I’m Not

Maybe with more  maturity I will have the patience to knit sweaters. Even knitting children’s sweaters challenges my short knitting attention span. I’m so happy that this sweater is finished I’m posting twice in one day. It’s hot off the presses and is not blocked. I’m not really sure about how to block acrylic blends and I figure her body will block it.

The pattern: Sunday Sweater 

The yarn: Garnstudio Drops Cotton Light 60% cotton 40% acrylic. I got this at a great deal. Ravelry now shows it as discontinued.

IMG_3814 IMG_3824This yarn was not very splitty. I was pleasantly surprised. I would definitely use it again for children’s clothing. That’s a good thing because I have about four skeins of it in navy blue. Due to the recipients inability to stand still I was only able to get an iphone photo of it being worn.

DAvis sweater

 

She really likes it. If I had it to do all over again I would have knit the sleeves to the length that the pattern states, but knitting sleeves is such a drag. I’m hoping it will grow a bit with wear. (One of those lies we knitters tell ourselves).