Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Socks and a mini Hotshot

Woohoo, I have two FOs to share with you today. The Purl Ridge Socks are done and the teddy bear mini Hotshots for my boy's stockings. I'm sure the boys will be excited to have matching sweaters for their teddies.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Just keep knitting...

You know that point in a large project when you realize exactly how huge of a project it is? Well, I've hit that point. Twice in one week.

First on this laceweight shawl, Clarus. My original goal was to knit the large size in laceweight, but since I'm on the first repeat of row 53 now, I'm not sure if my patience is going to hold out for that.

Then there's my first knit blanket project.... This is the Hue Shift Afgahan from Knit Picks, and I am really loving how the colors are coming together now that there are a few more squares on the blanket. My original goal was to finish 1-2 squares daily on this, but I think I am really averaging about 4 a week... Oh well, that will still get it finished in less than a year...

In the meantime I've cast on for these socks (no I'm not procrastinating, the yarn was calling to me!)
and have finished up this little beaded necklace.

I still need to finish the last few rows of a teddy bear sweater for my younger son's stocking. Hopefully I get around to that before the 24th.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Purl Ridge Mittens

Thanks to everyone who submitted name ideas for the fingerless gloves, the winner is Emily with "Purl Ridge Fingerless Mittens" The pattern is now available on Ravelry.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday knitting!

Are you ready? Christmas will be here in two weeks!

I just got a little holiday knitting finished over the weekend, a Magnolia Crescent Shawl (not going to say for who just in case she's reading this later) and this lovely beaded bracelet/necklace (Ribband by Laura Nelkin). Both were pretty quick knits, about 12 or so hours for the shawl, and about 3 for Ribband, so they've great for gift giving (but I think I'm a little too attached to the sparkly beads to actually give that one away)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December Craft-a-long

Just in time for your holiday fiber crafting, join our December Craft-a-long, all fiber related crafts are welcome!

What to do:
  • Finish a project in December using any LMSnS yarn, fiber, or pattern,
  • create a Ravelry project (or yarn listing for handspun) with photos,
  • and post a picture to the entry thread in the LMSnS Ravelry group. (Entry thread will be posted to the group on Dec 1st)
You project does not have to be started in December (WIPS count!).
Fine print: Project should contain at least 2 oz of LMSnS yarn or fiber (you may add yarn or fiber from other sources as long as at least 2 oz of what is used is from LMSnS), or be made from a LMSnS pattern (one entry per person per pattern please)
At the end of the craft-a-long at least two prizes will be awarded (based on participation, I may add more prizes to the list as we go…)
  1. $20 gift card for LMSnS.
  2. Choice of any one LMSnS pattern from Ravelry.
Lots of new project bags and stitchmarkers instock today!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fingerless Mittens for the whole family, and a pattern giveaway!

I've been playing with a new design, so I knit four pairs of fingerless mitts last week. It's really interesting how the exact same yarn can look so different when it's knit up into different sizes. But now the problem is, I'm a little bit stuck on the name... So, post your name ideas in the comment section below. I'll pick a name for the pattern on (or near) December 15th, and whoever's name idea I use will recieve their choice of one of my PDF patterns.