Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Gloves!

Here"s the latest pattern I came up with. Designed after the medieval gauntlets of knights they go over your coat sleeves. It adds extra warmth and shows off your stitches, of course. And not everybody has them, that's for sure. So here's the pic....let me know what you think.
That's my oldest daughter modeling there, by the way.
If any of you are interested in a test knit...let me know. The pattern should be available for testing by Sunday.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oh boy!

A new glove pattern is being written up as we type, the finished proto-type is drying in the blocking corner and I can't take a picture because it's too dark and the flash washes the color out. Sigh! I have to wait 'til tomorrow. But if it is eye candy you want: here is my latest finished project: The "Happy" sweater from my Elsebeth Lavold book. Started in November of 09, finished two weeks ago. It was one of those on-again-off-again projects. It would get tedious, so I'd put it away for a while and then pull it back out 'til I got bored again.
( I hear you snickering in the corner there! Like you never had a boring project!)
I knitted it for a size 42" bust. Needless to say: now I am a bust size 39"-40" so it has some positive ease. A lot of positive ease.
But it's really comfy.

The gloves should be available for your viewing pleasure this weekend. I will submit the pattern to the Free Pattern Testers on Ravelry (you can find it right here: ).
Also sometime this weekend. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I did not realize it has been 20 days since I posted. Time flies.....Since I started my blogging experience with New Years is a quick update: I exceeded my weight loss goal by 2 pounds so far!!! Yay!!! Today the scale read 142 pounds. When I started it read 164. Not pretty.

I vowed to finish all projects I currently have on the needles, before I start something new. I finished the Elsebeth Lavold sweater I was working on forever and it is currently blocking. I also finished a test knit I did for Galia Lael. A wonderful Tank Top. Ravelry rocks. The group is called Free Pattern Testers. Here's a pic:

It will be available soon on KnitPicks and is called Arabesque. Keep an eye out for this one.
I have a pair of socks I started for a class I was teaching which have to be finished. Also the "Twist and Shout" Jacket....yeah, I know. I've been knitting on that one since September of 09.Way too long.

I also discovered today, that moving your stash should not require rental of a forklift. Sheesh!!!! But I will not vow to buy no more yarn until I made a dent in my stash. I rather rent that forklift.
I shall update pics tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I forgot

I forgot all about the Skacel ware house tour! I wanted to tell you about it! was awesome! Those guys were so nice. We had a blast. Just imagine: 10 foot shelves lined from top to bottom with yarn. Lots of yarn. All those colors and textures. And of course all the addi needles. We were not allowed in that room. A very nice sales person helped us out there; sorry to say I forgot her name. We would have made a mess out of her organized room, I'm sure.  A lot of our knitters showed up and took advantage of the special discount.
About $400 dollars later I was on my way home.
I finally finished the little tank top ( or T-shirt) I was working on for the store to's a pic of my oldest modeling it. It's a little large on her; it's made of sugar cane yarn and very soft, shiny and drapes really nice.

I just realized that I did mention the warehouse tour in my last post. Just not with that much detail. Maybe I should start reading my own blog, lol.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Aiming for 100

Total random thoughts today. I'm working on a pattern for a circular knitting needles storage case, I have a new pattern for gloves in my head......funny when you think my name is "Dyeforsocks1965" everywhere.
The Skacel warehouse tour was AWESOME!!!!!!!! I spend $ 400 on yarn. Recession? What recession?????
Obama is gonna be so proud of us knitters, lol.
I dyed some more yarn yesterday and I have a million ideas in my head. Need to take pictures, post on etsy, because I want to have 100 products online before the end of the month... and I am finally finishing the project for my LYS, .
For the first time in 5 (five!!!!!) years my scale said 143 pounds this morning. I am ecstatic!!!!!!
And I should probably lay off the caffeine for a while, lol.
Now I am off to check if I have the materials in my sewing corner that I would need for one of my ideas. What? I know that it is past midnight. So?