Friday, May 29, 2009

May Flower Socks

Don't you just love it when you finish up a UFO? I started these socks last July. I even finished the first one in July but then they were set aside for who knows what? When the May sock theme for the Sock-A-Month KAL was flower patterns, I pulled them out and finished them up!

Pattern: Pretty Petals by Jeannie Townsend
Yarn: Noelle's Noodles Merino in Candy Rock
Needles: US 1 1/2 (2.5 mm)dpns

Every time I see the colors of this yarn, I'm reminded of the candy lilies that grow in the front garden. Don't they look similar?

Candy Lily

And here are the last four dishcloths that I made for Ariane.

Modified Fan and Feather in Buttercream

Waffle Knit in Peppermint Twist

Waffle Knit in Strawberry Creme

Garter Rib in American Stripes

I love the Waffle Knit pattern and just finished another one this morning using some Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. It's going to the Friends of the Ilion Library for their fund-raiser table. The library is where my knitting group meets and we donate knitted and crocheted things for them to sell. The money collected goes for improvements to the library. I'm going to make a couple more for them. The one I'm working on right now is Peaches & Creme "Daisy Ombre" which is a bright, cheery yellow/white ombre.

I'm working on a few other things that I hope I will be able to post finished pictures of soon.

Monday, May 04, 2009

The second 1/3

Four more dishcloths for your viewing pleasure.

Garter Rib Dishcloth
Lily Sugar 'n Cream in a black/white tweed

Grandmother's Favorite
Lily Sugar 'n Cream Oriental Ombre for half and Purple for the other half

Garter Rib Dishcloth
Lily Sugar 'n Cream in Lime Stripes with some leftover Hot Green and White

Ballband Dishcloth from Mason-Dixon Knitting
Peaches & Creme Fiesta and White

I know that hundreds of people love knitting the Ballband pattern. Just look it up on Ravelry. I, on the other hand, don't like knitting this pattern so much. I'd rather do the Waffle Knit.

And even though we all know that I can't possibly need more yarn, I bought more yarn. eat.sleep.knit had a sale last week. You had 5 hours to place an order and you would automatically get a random discount when you went to the checkout. The discounts ranged from 10% to 100%. My discount was 15% which was okay by me. Here are the yarns I bought.

Starting in the top left corner we have 3 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted - Dusty Olive, Cosecha, and Stone Chat, then a skein of Malabrigo Sock in Eggplant, and finally a skein of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in the Martha's Vineyard colorway.

And here's a close up of the yarns showing their labels. If you click on the pictures, you can see them even closer.

Pretty, pretty yarns!

Friday, May 01, 2009

1/3 of a Dozen...

Dishcloths, that is. Instead of posting all twelve at once, I thought I'd break it up into thirds. So here are the first four dishcloths.

Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth in Lily Sugar 'n Cream "American Stripes"

Garter Rib Dishcloth in Peaches & Creme "Gumdrops"

Waffle Knit Dishcloth in Peaches & Creme "Salmon Royale"

Martini Cloth in Lily Sugar 'n Cream "Hot Green"

This last cloth is for the full bar that is in the attic of Ariane's new house. The guy who sold them the house redid the third floor and it's a nice space for entertaining. It even has a deck.

And just so you don't get bored looking at dishcloths, here is a baby set I made for my church's Palm Sunday auction. It sold for $25.00 which thrilled me!

Sweater Pattern: Raglan Cardigan with Fully Fashioned Shaping by Debbie Bliss
Bootie Pattern: Buttercup Baby Set by Sherry Graziano in Creative Knitting May 2009
Yarn: Patons Astra in Paint Box Varigated

The sweater is one that I had started several years ago. I had the back and fronts done so it was easy to finish it up. It felt good to get a UFO finished off. The bootie pattern is very easy and will probably be my "go-to" pattern from now on.