Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Some knitting, more destashing!

See, my birthday was last week, and my husband let me visit three yarn shops!

To compensate for all the yarny goodness I brought home, I did some destashing.

I sent, to various people:

Cascade Quattro (2 skeins) 200g
Knitting Fuzzy Fur (1 skein) 12.4g
Knitting Funky Fringe (2 skeins)58.8g
Peaches & Creme (2 skeins) 113.4g
Caron Perfect Match (2 skeins) 396g
Araucana Nature Wool Chunky (2) 200g
Plymouth Dreambaby DK (1) 50g
Karabella Magic (2 skeins) 100g

Total destashed: 1130.6g

Knitting-wise, I finished the blue afghan squares (total 51.05g of Plymouth Encore):

I made a tuffet with Patons Classic Merino in black and Yarn Bee Dream Girl in Rebekah. Total g: 369.96. Here it is, post-felting, with cat:

I made a dishcloth using LionBrand MicroSpun (which is amazingly soft once washed). Total g: 52.45.

I also made a Forest Canopy Shawl, using 181.44g of worsted weight Malabrigo in Oceanus. I haven't blocked it yet, and I'm waiting to do that before I take pictures. I'm trying to figure out how to block it without the cats getting to it.

Total knitted: 654.9g

Grand total for Chicago: 1785.5g.

Monday, July 30, 2007

BIG RACE, little FO's

Please, click the image to see everything! I think I took advantage of the two weeks and the use of little projects!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Might as well go ahead & post now

I've got 3 things OTN, but none will be finished by the start of the race.

I managed 3 more afghan squares this week (one green, two blue). I sent a skein of Caron Simply Soft with the green squares (not to be used with them, however--might look a bit off). I'd bought another skein of the sage green, not realizing I already had one. Oops. (Shhh! Don't tell my husband! We made a special trip just to get that skein!)

Grand total for the Pepsi 400 was 246.16.


These are the yellow afghan squares I finished a while back:

Here are the green:

I'll post the blue ones when the four are finished.

These are the dishcloths:

The pattern is called "Eagle Attack," and I got it via the Wicket Stitch Yahoo group.

And this is the baby blankie I participated in with others from the Knitting Help forum. Mine portion is the dark green at the top:

I've got some pretty things that I'm hoping to finish soon!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Stolen from my website...

Thanks to Ravelry, I have been a mite busy with reorganizing my stash. Sunday July 1st, was the NASCAR Nextel Cup Loudon race, and as soon as we were seated, I cast on for my buddy Paul. I am calling them Uncle Pauly's Socks, but just realized that maybe they should be called "Checkered Flag Marls" instead! I used 2 cakes of Classic Elite's Inca Alpaca in the Nightingale colorway. They are now awaiting his arrival when he comes to visit his Mother for her birthday. I do hope he likes them.

And for you Tony Stewart fans, I give you this:

I don't know why but I just love that photo!


It's like a see-saw...

So, for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, I did one lil' afghan square in a sort of lime green (Plymouth Encore again). A whopping 25.1g.

For the Lenox Industrial Tools 300, I did 2 more of the lime green squares, which totaled 50.2g. A couple of dishcloths in two different kinds of cotton. One was Peaches & Creme, & weighed 39.69g. The other was in a lighter, thinner cotton (the label's gone, so I'm not sure what it is, other than blue) and weighed 24.1g. I also knit a section of a baby blanket. It's one of those things where someone starts it and sends it to someone else, who knits a bit & sends it on to the next person, etc. I was the last person to knit on it before it sending it back to the original person for finishing, washing & donating. I used Caron Simply Soft in dark sage. I weighed the skein before and after I started knitting (seemed easier than trying to fold up the blankie & put it on the scale). I used 35.44g of yarn for my portion.

I also sent 2 skeins of the Simply Soft to the woman who started the blankie--340.19g.

So the totaly for the Lenox Tools 300 was 490.44g. A bit more respectable. :)

I've got pics, but need to find where I put the cord to the camera. I think it's buried under some yarn!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dreambaby DK Socks!


FINISHED: 6 July 2007

YARN: Plymouth Dreambaby DK - 2 balls = 100 grams
PATTERN: My own generic-toe-up-socks

I finished these late Saturday night while watching Casino Royale with Erik and his roommate. They are a prefect fit!! The pattern is a simple sock with a 2x2 rib leg. Simple.