Works in Progress

FINISHED OBJECTS: *Fair Isle Wristlet *Sara-Grace's Shortie Socks *Collin's Socks *Sunshine Squared Sweater *Gramps

WORKS IN PROGRESS:*Bridgewater Shawl *Eidelon *Blue Shortie Socks *Resonation Shawl

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sweater Weather?!

The weather is a little cooler this week - only in the low 90s. That must mean it is time for sweater and cowl knitting!
Started a new design using my Rosebud Trellis lace pattern. A simple lace cowl using a beautifully sage green yarn by Sublime called Bamboo & Pearls dk.  Wonderfully soft yarn and great to knit with even if it is a little splitty.  The first skein yielded a 6 inch cowl. I will decide when I finish the second skein if I will make the cowl longer than 12 inches. Haven’t decided yet if I want just a neckwarmer or a neckwarmer that can be pulled over my head for extra warmth.  
Rosebud Trellis Cowl
I have also started an Elizabeth Zimmerman Baby Surprise Jacket out of “I Love That Cotton” in the Washed Denim colorway.  The yarn is a dream to knit with.  The sweater is for a soon-to-arrive great nephew.  He is due the first week of September. I am trying to get the sweater/jacket finished before he arrives!
Start of Baby Boy Surprise Sweater/Jacket
My “City Blocks” new sock design hasn’t gotten much love since I am to the gusset which I am trying to work a little bit differently than usual. I have to admit the lace and baby sweater are a little more fun right now.
Heard from Kim O’Brien of Indigodragonfly that the August Yarn Club package is in the mail! The pattern looks great.  I am looking forward to opening the package and squishing the lusciousness!  Kim dyes such beautiful colors that I am enjoying being a part of the Nut Free Yarn Club (a Yarn Club for knitters with allergies).
I received my package of Lorna’s Laces Honor in the “He Who Must Not Be Named” colorway.  The yarn is dk weight and yummy!  I think I will knit it up in the “Sepentine Socks” pattern by Wendy D. Johnson.  A super pattern that is fun to knit.
Lorna's Laces "He Who Must Not Be Named" Colorway
My husband and I have been traveling a lot with his state position in a fraternal organization. We have finally had a week with no activities. Well, he went to work and I had a Habitat for Humanity Board Meeting, but those don’t count.  We have decided to take off early and head to the Smoky Mountains for a day of play.  He will drive, so I should have a good bit of knitting time. We hope to get in a short partial day hike on one of our favorite trails. There are also a couple of Blue Grass Festivals going on. We may stop into one of them.  We will play this by ear. (Yeah, pun intended :~p).


  1. Yay! I get to be the first member! I feel so special. I love that rosebud design. One of these days I am gonna get bold enough to let my designs flow like you do. I am working on a pair of socks for my niece who is in the hospital-lime green is her fav color- but I think this solid color needs a zippy pattern. Looked in some books and decided to try the seed stitch on top of foot. It makes it look a little chunky anyway. Maybe i should be really funky and make up a pattern for her other foot :) Beware- I know I'll be calling on you for validation when I turn that heel!

  2. Thank you for becoming the first follower. I keep praying for your niece. Hope the cheerful (and maybe different) socks bring a smile to her face. I'm here to help when you get to the heel.