Sunday, July 17, 2011

Some Finishes, New Camp Project & an Acquisition…

I’ve had a busy few weeks in the knitting realm Smile

I finished my Ribbon Candy Socks.  I just love this Knitting Fever Indulgence yarn, it’s super soft and the color are so me!


I also finished and finally photographed my blocked Autumn Denim Shawl.  The entrelac pattern was super fun and easy!  This will be a staple this winter for me!


Campy Loopy Project 2 cast on date was Friday, so I started my second camp project yesterday.  Today I finished my first Bee Busy in the Cherry Blossoms mitten.  These are fun and easy and it actually fits me perfectly!


And a closeup of the cable pattern:


I also decided to finally try out Signature Needle Arts needles and ordered my first pair of their straight needles last week.  You choose your needle size, point style and end style to suit your tastes.  I love super sharp points so I chose stiletto points for my size 1 needles in 7” length with teardrop ends.  The needles are not inexpensive, but will be worth it if they are as good as many have said!


The yarn the needles are propped in is the yarn I’m using for a baby cardigan intended for my niece’s first baby boy due this fall.  If there’s enough yarn leftover I’ll make a matching hat as well.

Monday, July 4, 2011

A Couple New Furbabies!

A few months ago we lost our dog, Max, and we have gone back and forth trying to decide if we wanted to adopt a new puppy, a older dog or just live without a dog for awhile.  Well I found out that there were a couple of older dogs that were in need of a new home.  So please meet Mollie (the black Miniature Schnauzer) and Peaches (the white Bichon Frise).  Both doggie are over 12 years old and are just a couple of bundles of joy!  They are acclimating very well to their new home.