Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Back to basics

After floundering, trying to find the right pattern for the right yarn and my level of interest. I gave up.  I decided perhaps it was time to return to basics.  So I cast on a Knitring Pure and Aimple summer cardigan out of some yarn that has been hibernating in my stash for years.   
 If I'm feeling inspired I may modify the sweater.   But if not I will at least have a usable finished object in the end rather then a ball of rewound yarn.  

I also knit a quick baby hat using a free pattern from the Purlbee.   Someone at knitting was making a hat for charity. I wanted to try this pattern. I had the yarn. So voila.  
  Looks perfect with the TWINS theme.   

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sometimes things just don't work.

I really like the pattern BRICKLESS.   I like the look it had with my Charleston yarn from Interlacements.   However, it was simply going to be to long to, be wearable.  I didn't want to use just part of the skein.  When you have 795 yards of unbroken yarn it just seems like to shouldn't be cut.   So it had been frogged again.   I will make Brickess out of different yarn and the charleston will have to wait for another day.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The yarn speaks

After knitting with Interlacements Charleston for 5 inches of the Abigal sweater pattern it was very clear that this yarn did not want to be a sweater.   The yarn is dry clean only, so now baby things, no kid things, no lap robes.  Nothing that might be high maintenance.  And only a project that used all of the yarn.

Luckily today when I was wandering on Ravelry I stumbled across the BRICKLESS shawl pattern by Martina Behm.  And the yarn screamed that is what I want to be when I grow up.  So with the miracle of Internet shopping I purchased the pattern.  It was my Masters Golf project.  The yarn and I are both very happy with the results.
  There are 795 yarns of unbroken yarn in a skein of that yarn, so it important that we both are happy.  

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Never a good sign

I got a hair cut today.  Told the stylist that I was feeling frumpy.  She gave me a stacked cut.  Sounded like a good the end after blowing and round brushing..and a little more clipping....she said if I wasn't happy with it call and come back in.......something seems a little wonky with my hair.   

I will give it the weekend. But think I need to go back....not sure how it can be fixed.  Hard to glue hair back on...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

My charmed life

Or my life in charms.  
 A knitting needle/skein, an alligator, palm tree, golf green, dd's birthstones and a small dot that says "live,laugh,love"   

So now I can wear my life around my neck as opposed to my heart on my sleeve